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New KruZ Drive

I would like to take this opportunity to Introduce the New KruZ Drive. After a bunch of work with some help from M50Dave, I have removed all the problems with the use of the GV1400 Cavalcade drive and made it a viable option for a Modded Drive. So we have decided to name it...The KruZ Drive after the Cavalcade which was Suzuki's version of the Honda Gold Wing. This drive option takes a lot more machine work than the previous drives and as of yet not able to use the fake swingarm but I am working on that as we speak. These drives will still be of the price range of the DJ drives with all the extra work involved but these drives are now offering us a few more options of finding them. With the 1400 and 1500 becoming harder and harder to find, these give us more attempts to provide our Members the chance to own a Modded Drive.

I have had the Prototype on my bike for almost 3K miles to date and most of those miles at 80mph and up. This new drive is being used with a BB Modified U-joint and a Stock C90 driveshaft. (How's that for modification?) I try my very best to break anything I build to ensure its usability. This prototype was taken on a 507mi trip using speeds of 80-95mph the second day of it's existence. It performed above it's expectancy with wonderful performance and has taken all I could put it through. I have the first two production models SOLD and have a third in production. I expect to have the same report of performance from these drive owners. However, these drives will also have the 200mi "Test Drive" that all my drives have gotten because I use my bike to test them before they become ready for the public.

This is some great news because we can make even more drives available for our members...Thanks for giving Us the opportunity to do this...

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I'm quite interested - is it good for euro/aust/cn spec M50s?

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It's good for any C/M50...

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I was seriously surprised with the drive. I have owned a genuine Dan Hillis Drive (and no disrespect to Dan) but this actually had more power in the upper gears. I was KruZ-ing at 90mph indicated with throttle left, so I gun the throttle and the bike shot up to 110mph indicated within a 1/10 of a mile. My DJ didn't do that...

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It would cost somewhere around $700 shipped to Australia but it would arrive in 3 days...I guess that's worse than shipping to Canada...sorry.

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That's alright BB. I run an import/export business and have a FedEx account. I could arrange a FedEx pick up. What is the price ex works, that is, without freight. What are the dimensions of the package?

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I can attest to the vigors BB has gone thru to make this combination work! He has worked out all the previous bugs in using this drive and in fact I will be swapping my VS1400 out to a Kruz Drive as soon as mine arrives for modification.
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I was seriously surprised with the drive. I have owned a genuine Dan Hillis Drive (and no disrespect to Dan) but this actually had more power in the upper gears. I was KruZ-ing at 90mph indicated with throttle left, so I gun the throttle and the bike shot up to 110mph indicated within a 1/10 of a mile. My DJ didn't do that...

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So what do you think your running for gear ratio in relation to the DJ drive?

Dan claims the C90 drive at 14% higher gear ratio, what do you think the Cavalcade comes in at?

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I will be installing a drive on my M50 Once I get one in.. and will report on the differences (hopefully I have enough warmish weather left)

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So what do you think your running for gear ratio in relation to the DJ drive?

Dan claims the C90 drive at 14% higher gear ratio, what do you think the Cavalcade comes in at?
According to some thread here where some dude wanted to trike his C50...
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C50= 3.09
C90=2.666
hybrid drive (c50 secondary drive/c90 final drive): 1.133*2.666= 3.02
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Specifications and facts about the Suzuki Cavalcade
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Final Drive Shaft and bevel gear; 19/19, 32/12, 2.6
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