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2008 vs. 2009 Teryx - All the differences

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Kawasaki Teryx Sport press intro this week. The first night, Kawasaki gave a presentation will all the improvements for 2009. I was pretty familiar with everything mentioned from their press release a few months ago, but they also covered lots of other changes that I did not know about.

Here are a few:
  • CVT Intake duct size increased from 53mm to 65mm
  • CVT Exhaust duct is 7.7" higher than 2008 models.
  • New aluminum CVT cover acts as heat sink for better CVT cooling
  • Torsion bar has been revised for 2009 for better tracking through rough terrain. Inner and outer pipe diameters have been changed.
  • CV boots are now plastic for increased durabilty.
  • Drive shafts, U joints and axles - shaft diameters have been increased and splined area hardened.
  • Fuel capacity has decreased from 7.9 gallons to 7.4 gallons (due to sending unit and pump).
  • An additional disc has been added for additional braking power.
  • Rear mud guards have been revised to reduce the amount of water and mud that enter the area under the seats that house electronics and fuel tank.
  • Sport shocks have step-less preload adjustment.
More details and pictures: 2009 Kawasaki Teryx Sport Review
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Its hard to see how kawi got an extra 7.7" out of that CVT exhaust,I havent seen one yet.. could someone post up a pic?

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Its hard to see how kawi got an extra 7.7" out of that CVT exhaust,I havent seen one yet.. could someone post up a pic?
Hard to see where the 2009 CVT exhaust routes without tearing stuff apart. I have a CAD drawing at the link above though.

Basically, the exhaust comes out and makes a hard turn towards the driver's side and up and over the rear exhaust.
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Ah, they just re-routed it a bit. You could actually even argue for the sake of water entering that it's more than 7.7" because water won't really flow in until you get to the apex of that tube.
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Ah, they just re-routed it a bit. You could actually even argue for the sake of water entering that it's more than 7.7" because water won't really flow in until you get to the apex of that tube.

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awesome information, thanks for posting it Crowdog! I'm impressed with how much Kawi did to improve the Teryx in just its second model year.
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cool, now how much can we transfer over to the 08s???
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The 08 had a aluminum CVT cover too.



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cool, now how much can we transfer over to the 08s???
The lid on the airbox.
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The 08 had a aluminum CVT cover too.
For some reason, I thought it was new for 2009. Sorry guys.
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