Adjusting the CCT worked for me, perfectly. I HAVE VIDEO BELOW THAT PROVES IT. Every Kawi owner should learn how to do this.
However, I did things differently because Slammd Sol's method didn't work for me. Try both methods and you're bound to get the same results. Don't hold me responsible if anything goes wrong, though. However, if you follow the directions, everything should be fine.
After taking off the right fairing, seat, and propping the tank up, the following tools were need for my CCT adjustment:
* 1/4" ratchet
* 6" extension (used on both bolts)
* universal joint (used on both bolts)
* 8 mm socket (less than 1" in length, 1" was too long)
* 2" extension (used ONLY on TOP bolt)
The connection of the tools was in this order:
For the top bolt:
ratchet > 6" extension > 2" extension > universal joint > 8 mm socket
For the bottom bolt:
ratchet > 6" extension > universal joint > 8 mm socket
I did not need an open 8 mm wrench (i tried using it on the bottom bolt, but it would just strip it)
Everything else was the same as Slammd Sol said. Mind you, this was a pain in the ass, but totally worth it.
Videos of Before and After:
(Ignore the rough starts. The choke was low and they were both cold starts)
(i got too excited in this one and left the camera on a little too long
You can obviously notice a HUGE improvement. The bike purrs again, finally.
Btw, I can't login, (I'm NinjaForLife), I followed all the directions and then sent messages to the admins, and nothing. I can't even upload pictures to show you the tools and method I used. Whatever though, I just wanted to help out with this because I don't want anyone else to go through the trouble of figuring out how to do this or if it even works. God Speed. - Tony