'13 season racebike prepare progress.

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'13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby YZFRob » Thu May 02, 2013 2:47 am

Its close to completion for the 13 season opener may 19 here.

New Penske 8783 rear shock installed.
Bodywork installed (got rid of the old skool cafe look finally)
Fixed the previous owners wiring fiasco so I can mount stock gauges (I wanted a tach, didnt come with one originally)


Still have a few things to do.
Paint and decal (hopefully this weekend if it doesnt rain)
Put in a new choke cable (again a previous owner fiasco)
fix frame sliders (my fiasco :roflmao )
change oil
charge battery and fire the bitch up.

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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby YZFRob » Mon May 06, 2013 12:18 am

Finished

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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby spook » Mon May 06, 2013 2:49 am

Nice :thumbup:

May 13th, weather must be on the improve over there. Getting colder and darker by the day here. Keep us posted with your progress this year...

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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby Big Jon » Mon May 06, 2013 10:55 pm

One tip, this is a lever saving hint from my dirt bike friends. Remove the clutch and brake perches, wrap a couple layers of (plumbers) Teflon tape and re-clamp. Usually it will tighten up enough to not move until an impact, bit not be so tight as to prevent a couple of hits with the heel of your hand from putting them back into place after a crash. See if it works for you as well as it did for me.

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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby sickle44 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:40 am

Love the 999 fairing, very cool looking.
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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby FZRDude » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:30 pm

Hey Rob, what stand is that, where'd you get it, how much, and most of all..... do you like it?
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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby YZFRob » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:56 am

FZRDude wrote:Hey Rob, what stand is that, where'd you get it, how much, and most of all..... do you like it?



Its from MJ Moto Gear. $85. Works good. Now its mounted to my trailer (comes with 2 bosses that mount to a trailer). Will come off for winter. Probably get a 2nd one either to use at the track or to fit a 2nd bike mount.
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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby YZFRob » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:34 pm

Ended up with a 3rd in the region LWF40 (lightweight formula 40). Track champion for am LWF40 at Blackhawk Farms. Could had got 1st in region if I went to Road America and the sat sprint race 2 weeks later.

Some mid season mods I had to do were wrap the mid-pipe with thermal tape to stop the buringin of the fiberglass. Will need a new battery. This one is um, dead. had to borrow one for the last weekend. Going to get some plow style quick battery connectors (so I dont have to remove the seat every time to start it) and a jump pack for those days when its cold enough to drain the battery. Never found the correct tach trigger. Going to be a spring project. Maybe buy some more dzus fasteners to replace the the other mount bolts. New set of sliders. Looking for 2nd gen SV intake cams. And new tires for 2014. Last race it was sliding too much for comfort while trying to hold off a Duc 748.
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Re: '13 season racebike prepare progress.

Postby spook » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:28 pm

Hey Rob, congratulations! A great result considering you missed a couple of races. Have a look at those lithium ion Ballistic batteries. .7kg and all the starting power you could wish for. I reckon you could go a day at the track without a problem, though I always stick a charger on between sessions. Can be easily done without pulling bodywork if you have a connector for the charger that exits the bodywork at a convenient place.


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