Besides the FI.. which I am really liking. Same idle speed all the time no adjustment. No choke, just turn the key. My wife has a lot better time with the 2009. Hey!! I rhymed!! hahaha
I have questioned and I have seen many people question the differences between the two year models. I tried today to shoot a video that shows what I have found so far. I hope this helps you guys get a better idea of what the 09 has that you can benefit from to retrofit to your 2008. I will try to make time to figure out what parts need to be bought, and I guess I am just going to order a 2009 service manual from Mr. Motorcycle.
Thank you for watching the video, I hope you like it.
OK More. I can see now why it is cooler and quieter. Rubber membrane surrounding engine, extra steel on hot side of engine below factory plastic, and stick on insulation all over the place. Here are some photos.
The first two show both sides of the engine with the center hump plastic removed. No wonder it is cooler with this and the insulation!!
In this one, you can see where the steel plate I remove in the video fits. You have to take out the plate to check your oil. Notice it extends back and under the plastic in that hot exhaust side of the engine.
Now for the new crank case return setup. You can see there is a tank of sorts. So far no oil in my airbox, but the exhaust is not installed yet either.
Next thing to notice is how open the rear of the machine is under the bed with the bed heat shield attached to the underside of the bed instead of the frame of the machine. The machine's bed seems to stay cooler with this setup as more air can circulate around the muffler now and escape between the frames and bed instead of the heat being trapped between the frame.
New 09 Teryx rear CVT Snorkel. I do not see why this would not fit the 08 with no modification.