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  1. 16 points
    I had some emergency surgeries this spring and summer so I was not able to get on the bike all year until a track day weekend Oct 30 & 31 at NCM Motorsports Park. I'm definitely getting more comfortable riding as a paraplegic and the bike is working great. Here's a few pics.
  2. 15 points
    I did a track day yesterday at my local track. A rider I know showed up with a New R7,which by the way is a very nice machine. We compared bikes in the pits, looking for differences and trying to determine what components could be interchanged. He was very interested in my Hord Airbox, Hord Tune and Akrapovic Ti exhaust. This guy is a talented rider and when I was following him, I noticed how much the R7 is a true sportbike. The R7 allows the rider get low on the bike, hang off and tuck in easier. The R7 seat and tail allow for a lot of front to back movement as well. Again they did a nice job. I was wondering how much of a difference there would be between my modified FZ and a stock engined FZ or in this case an R7. In the clip below, you can see me follow him onto the front straight, close in and pass. I knew my bike made more power and pulled longer than it did stock, however this shows a real world difference. Money well spent in my opinion. The R7 will have a Hord Airbox, Hord Tune and Akra Ti VERY soon. My GoPro Adventure - 10/1/21 Shared using GoPro Ed
  3. 15 points
    Health issues have prevented me from getting on the track thus far this year but it's looking like I'll be able to race this fall. With the down time I got a sweet paint job and cleaned up a few other details. She's ready to roll.
  4. 13 points
    The dealer says October. I have 86 acres of farm land with 15 acres of woods so this is long overdue.
  5. 12 points
    I finally made it to New York Safety Track. I was invited to a private track day. This track is amazing with elevation changes, off camber turns and as many left as right turns. Beautiful location at the top of a mountain in NY State. The people were great and super friendly. This was one of the best track days that I’ve ever had. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend it. also, I absolutely F%ckin’ Love My FZ07 Ed
  6. 12 points
    Went for a quick ride today and all is good so far. Bike tracked perfectly with hands off the bars at 70 mph. The bike feels just as nimble with 7 inches added to the swingarm. I deleted the rear ABS. It was just easier since I needed a longer line. The stock shock is on until the custom valved Penske comes in. Probably another week.
  7. 11 points
    Speedometer Scratch Fix – Cheap & Quick – Safe for Plastics By the photo below you can see how badly my speedometer/instrument cluster was scratched. I’ve always tried to clean it with a microfiber towel, but it’s taken it’s beating over 4 years and 30,000km. I wanted to post this because in my search travels I couldn’t find any solution that was detailed for a motorcycle. Hopefully people find this from now on. This combined with the reverse LCD screen made it appear much worse in the sunlight. So, I went to my local hardware store (Canadian Tire) and picked up a container of Maguire’s PLASTX. Other than that, we’ll need an applicator pad and soft cloth. I used some cotton cosmetic pads because they were closest to me. After working the product in until it was almost gone, I let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. Then wiped off with the cloth. Below is the result. Although not perfect because 2-3 of the deeper scratches couldn’t come out, I’m happy enough. It looks way better and not such a mess. I’ll post some closeup pictures below to further illustrate the effects.
  8. 11 points
  9. 11 points
    Hi All, I am fairly new to the forum, been around on the T700 one and I thought I join this one as well as there is a lot of things to learn from people who have used the cp2 engine for years now. My bike is a 2019 tenere 700, which I've converted to a supermoto since 2k miles and have been riding and improving the bike since then... Most fun I've had on two wheels to be fair and I don't plant on selling but keep looking of ways to improve the bike.... Wheels : Excel Takasaga 5.0 and 3.0 inch with 160 60 and 120 70 tyres.... Front mt10 mudguard, front mt07 sprocket, I can't remember the size... Suspension : front and back upgraded springs. Brakes : stock for now... I am waiting for the Beringer calliper to arrive any day now, it has been 5 weeks... All the other parts to convert a single disc have been purchased. And I will do an abs pump bypass as well. Engine is stock apart from the end can and this is where I will be starting to look at once the brakes are fitted and I'm happy with them. Looking to do some intake mods thanks to @AP996 for his help into guiding me towards his solution for the intake. Once the engine breads better and the tuning has been done with software I will get some cams and headers. Plan for the engine is to have a healthy power band and around 80 85hp to the wheel. Things I have added that make the bike nicer to ride : 1 finger clutch from camel adv, healtech quickshifter which is addictive and makes so much sense coming out of turns... Different levers, rally seat for 910mm height.. Heated grips, shorter Sport screen... For me this bike is perfect as I am very tall 196cm and long legs so there isn't a lot of options out there that can be as comfortable and as nimble as the t7. Would like to reduce the weight of the bike to 180kg wet but that is a long term goal and it should be achievable with some nice titanium mods, battery and abs pump removal once a module comes a long like on the r6 or r1. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Aleks
  10. 11 points
    Thanks to our friend @klx678 for some great efforts during the research of this front brake mod, and some more wisdom from @mossrider along the way. This is a front brake only mod, nothing is changed about the rear brake. And best to our friend @D.A. who continues recovering from a nasty highside practicing knee dragging Stock bike OEM master cylinder is 15mm and caliper pistons are 27/30mm for a hydraulic area ratio of about 29:1 (an entry level brake). This Brembo 17RCS mod pushes that ratio to about 22:1. Before going there I want to say please do the background work for yourself and just know what you are about for this one. I cover the controls at all times, and use two finger clutch and one finger braking - everything I say in this mod is from that perspective. This mod has been tested with the ABS disabled and enabled by fuse pulling (without loss of speedo). I run without the ABS most of the time. Prerequisite EBC HH Brake Pads Front: EBC FA252HH Key parts as reviewed 110.C740.40 | Brembo 17RCS Corsa Corta Standard (long lever) | kurveygirl.com for all things Brembo 110.A263.85-1 | Brembo RCS reservoir kit in smoke | kurveygirl.com for all things Brembo Spieglerusa.com Phase 1 - connect brembo to abs "IN" port with new line, use bike's existing rubber brake lines from abs "OUT" port down to calipers 1 x braided stainless steel brake line 560mm long and has a straight banjo fitting (type 000) on one end and a 20 degree banjo fitting (type 002) on the other end. 1 x 20-00001-11 (single banjo bolt M10x1.0 in silver anodized for Brembo connection) 6 x 09-29001-00 crush washer aluminum Phase 2 - replace brake lines from abs "out" port to calipers with braided stainless steel 1 x braided stainless steel brake line 736mm long and has a straight banjo fitting (type 000) on one end and a 20 degree banjo fitting (type 002) on the other end. 1 x braided stainless steel brake line 515mm long and has a straight banjo fitting (type 000) on both ends. 10 x 09-29001-00 crush washer aluminum 1 x 20-00102-15 , double banjo bolt M10x1.25 1 x 20-00002-15 , banjo bolt M10x1.25 Support parts/extra replacements 6219613 | copper crush washers | Qty 15 | kurveygirl.com 105.1502.10 | Brembo bleed screw rubber cap | Qty 3 | kurveygirl.com 110.A263.89 | Brembo replacement RCS cap and flag | Qty 2 | kurveygirl.com 90464-18002 | Qty 2 Genuine Yamaha Grommet Tab Locator | Yamaha Wire-M187-F110 | Male .187" to Female .110" Conversion wire (brake switch wire-up w/no cutting of bike harness | Qty 2 | T-Molding.com Spiegler created a kit S-YA0324 from my brake line parts list - thank you! After I finished this mod and was confident in the lengths and materials was good to go, Spiegler was great and asked if they could create a "kit" by part number called the "Yamaha XSR700 ABS Front Brake Line Kit" for Brembo RCS master cylinders, so anyone who wants to do this mod can have a single Spiegler part number that takes you to the Spiegler ordering page for this kit, where you choose the color of lines and fittings and Spiegler will make sure you get all the other brake line parts you need to do this mod using my line dimensions, including extras like new grommets on the lines (so you don't have to re-use the Yamaha grommets like I did). Go to the Spiegler home page and search for this part number "S-YA0324", you will find some pics of my bike there to reference for how to route lines and stuff. You choose the colors for the brake line & fittings, Spiegler sends you the right brake lines, fittings/angles, with grommets ready to go. Thank you Spiegler and Matthias Schaub http://mschaub@spieglerusa.com, he was a great help. Installation You can install the 17RCS with only one new brake line from Speigler, that's the "Phase 1" mod with only 1 new braided ss brake line connecting the Brembo 17RCS to the abs "IN" port (and leave the rest of the front brake lines the stock OEM rubber). I prototype tested the bike in this Phase 1 configuration, then pulled it down and did the Phase 2 where all OEM front brake lines are pulled and replaced by Spiegler braided stainless steel lines. You can install this brake in a conventional handlebar/control location, or if you are like me you may want to locate the 17RCS exactly in a certain position relative to the grip, and move the starter/harzard lights control housing up the handler bar to make room for what matters. Brake light switch included is good quality, and using the "Wire-M187-F110" spade flag connector wires you can attach it to the bikes harness without cutting the harness at all, the two "flag" type connectors for the existing brake can be plugged into these "Wire-M187-F110" wires and then that short piece of adapter wire can be "clamped" onto the Brembo brake light switch wires from the RCS17 switch. Brake light function is flawless, just do a good job of waterproofing, I used a "jacket" of heat shrink tubing shrunk "partially" to make a more snug & watertight .187 flag connections for these handlebar brake wires. Line Routing Let's stop dragging that abs sensor wire down the left fork leg to the left caliper, back up and over the fender, and down to the right caliper where the wheel sensor is located. In this mod, the Spiegler line from the abs "out" port travels down the right fork leg to the right caliper together with the abs sensor cable to the double banjo bolt connection, then the brake line jumps over the fender to connect to the left brake caliper via single banjo bolt. The brake line passes thru the bike's grommet locator (rigid metal bracket under the triple tree). It "skips" passing thru the 90464-18002 Yamaha grommet locator at the bottom of the triple tree, only the abs sensor wire is passed thru this locator. If you try to pass the braided stainless steel brake line thru both of these locators at the bottom of the triple tree like OEM did with the rubber brake lines, it would create a totally unnecessary and unwanted sharp bend in the Spiegler line. The brake line is secured in the bike's rigid metal bracket grommet locator under the triple tree by "reusing" the grommet from the OEM original rubber line (I removed it and reused it, but if you order from Spiegler they will slide this rubber grommet on the line for you, no need to reuse). I increased the "grip" that this grommet has on the Spiegler line, by cutting a small piece of rubber from an old inner tube (about 1/4" wide and long enough to go around the Spiegler brake line one time) and then wrapped the "reused" original grommet around that inner tube wrap. The important thing is that the Spiegler line is secured at this point so it can not slide up or down - that ensures the proper length down to the caliper that will flex with the suspension is always maintained. Also the "over the fender" brake line does not scuff or touch the plastic fender, and the brake line coming down the fork leg is nicely supported and "stout" enough so it does not flap around in the airstream at speed. The abs sensor wire is "zip tied" to the Spiegler brake line traveling down the right fork to the right caliper. The abs sensor wire has a grommet that was originally used to hold the sensor wire in place as it passed thru a metal locator bracket at the left caliper. This abs grommet on the sensor wire is in just the right place to now be moved up to the rigid metal locator bracket under the triple tree and clamped along with the brake line at this securing point. The abs wire then travels on up thru the Yamaha 90464-18002 Yamaha grommet locator and on up the triple tree to the abs. At the abs, this sensor wire now will have a surplus of length before it plugs into the wiring harness next to the abs unit under the right fuel tank panel. You can nicely protect this extra length by wrapping two loops around the wire retaining bracket at the frame yoke that is used to keep the bike's electrical harness from rubbing the frame when turning the bike. Also before I plugged this abs sensor wire back into the wiring harness, I took about 3" of large "shrink wrap" and placed it over this abs sensor wire connector end with a zip tie (but do not shrink it), to create a more waterproof "boot" around the connector. After plugging the connector into the harness, this extra boot makes a much better waterproof cover for that abs connection. Also, at this same location at the yoke of the triple tree/frame, I used a wrap of inner tube to add extra protection for the bike's wiring harness that passes thru this location (where the Speigler brake lines are moving and flexing when the bike is steered). One nice wrap around the wiring harness with the rubber inner tube piece, zip tie it in place, and the harness is protected from those flexing brake lines that might chaffe away at the harness without protection. Banjos at the ABS I think reusing the stock banjo bolts is best approach, the allen heads are easier to get a wrench on because close clearance with fuel tank above abs and they are steel so no worries reusing. I used (always new) copper crush washers (aluminum is fine too), and I picked some that were .5mm thick, because Spiegler banjo fittings are a little "taller" than the oem fittings, using a .5mm washer gives some length back to the banjo bolt threads screwing into the abs unit. Finger tighten both IN and OUT line banjos at abs and check all your routing (my pics will help) and clearance behind the air scoop (put scoop on and check the banjo positions) before you commit and tighten down on the crush washers. 17RCS Corsa Corta Review Quality, fit, and finish is of course the "cat's meow". It is in a way, like Brembo likes to suggest, a work of art - but I don't give squat for looks I want results. 17RCS delivers. You could order the 17RCS standard version, or the 17RCS Corsa Corta. I changed my mind at the last minute and ordered the Corsa Corta, you pick up an adjustable "free play" adjuster. Damn it turned out to be my favorite thing among everything that is a favorite on the Brembo 17RCS Corsa Corta. You can go look at features of this front brake master cylinder all over the web, please do, I will not repeat any of it here except to say what I like about the 17RCS. Expect to have more time and effort involved in brake bleeding and testing for weeping banjos & tightening to seal those crush washers. I used a reverse brake bleeder "V5 DIY 2104-B Brake Bleeder" available from Pheonix Systems or from NAPA sold under "Carlyle Tools" banner, or on the web everywhere car parts are sold. Test your brakes every night for a week after bleeding by doing this (to remove additional air from system AND show any "weeping" from banjo crush washers). At night you can use a couple zip ties (cable ties) to hold the lever under moderate braking pressure all night like you were squeezing the lever firmly - firmly but no need for crushing force pulling the lever. In the morning, hold the lever at this squeezed location and cut the zip tie, then slowly release the lever. It can "suck" any accumulated air bubbles at the top of the system back into the master cylinder where they travel up into the brake reservoir. It helps get air out of the system AND you can go look closely at all the banjos, if they are leaking go slow but tighten them a very little amount until they stop leaking each time you check and find weeping. You know what to do. I also repeatedly bleed the 17RCS first every day after releasing the zip tie (yes, the 17RCS has it's own bleeder screw on the master cylinder body), and then bleed off the top of the right caliper where the new "double" banjo bolt is, and then the left caliper where the "single" banjo bolt is. Pump off the left caliper to force any air in the line that jumps over the fender (and is trapped in the line over the fender) out of the system. Enough about bleeding, you know. Initial Bite You control how much free play there is in the lever before hydraulic brake pressure begins (only on the Corsa Corta). I really like running it with very little free play, as soon as I begin to pull with my finger I'm into the initial bite, you may hate that but hey, that's why it's adjustable. Brake character It's linear. I mean completely linear, the initial bite all the way to howling tire (I run with the ABS disabled much of the time). The stock lever, you begin pulling, and pulling, and pulling and still not getting anywhere keep pulling then it starts to build but not enough, you keep pulling, pulling until you are really standing on it and finally you get the serious increasing brake pressure needed for serious stopping or emergency. Not that way at all with the 17RCS. From the initial first bite, there is much less additional lever movement. As the lever moves, the braking force builds rapidly but at the same increasing rate as a function of lever movement. And there is no softness, anywhere. It feels firm all the time, even when only applying a small braking force. Firm does not mean "hard" to pull. It means every increase in lever movement must be intentional by the rider and you feel the result, even though it gives the impression that you are not pulling any harder, you simply are intentionally braking. With the ABS disabled, one finger braking can make that wheel howl, but it is not in any way a "touchy" or "grabby" brake. I have to squeeze with conscious intention to stop, but I can achieve even emergency stops with my index finger. And the feel is superb - it's interesting how a firm purposeful master cylinder also provides so much more confidence and feedback while still being linear and firm when compared to the entry level OEM brake feel. I know what is going on at the tire, I feel it thru my finger as well as all my other riding senses. I can really feel what's happening, that's what it's like. This brake and you You could hate everything about this brake that I like. It's how I brake and what I have always preferred in brakes, I go to lengths to make front brakes on previous bikes work somewhat like this one. But this is the easy way to get everything I want, I don't have to keep trying out my options to see how close I am to what I like. This brake puts me there, and you may hate that place. There, that is my disclaimer, don't do this because it will kill you and like all my mods, they all cause athletes foot fungus. My hand strength is diminishing because reasons, this 17RCS with adjustable lever leverage will keep me riding for some time to come. @klx678 did me a great favor jumping into my design with both feet early on and taking it to Brembo to get them to "sign off" on this ABS bike application & fitment, thank you amigo. I'm expecting there will be things I remember need said to help explain, so I will edit post as needed to keep it straight
  11. 11 points
    R1m LED turnsignal mirrors Sharkskinz upper fairing (modified) Eagle lights daymaker LED headlight / housing Ermax rear cowling Ermax belly pan Yoshimura y-series full system Rear sets Woodcraft clip ons with 3" drop So far Hand painted by yours truly
  12. 10 points
    A video of my first stoppie and it wasn't planned The practice I've done saved me from what could have been a very bad day. When I realized I needed to stop as quickly as possible, I didn't underbrake or panic and lock up the brakes. Instead I was able to rely purely on my muscle memory of emergency braking. When the car was in my path it wasn't scary and it felt like another braking exercise. I simply gradually but quickly applied more and more brake pressure until I felt the rear wheel lift up. Next time you go for a ride, find an empty road in good condition and practice fast progressive braking. You don't want the first time you have to use your maximum braking potential to be a trial by fire.
  13. 10 points
    Going to NJMP tomorrow for the first track day of the year. Any of you Hosers going? Can't wait to feel the new Hord Airbox and Tune. Ed
  14. 10 points
    Things went great yesterday. The weather held out, mid 70s and sunny. They over $300k in track repairs over the winter. Fixed cracks, patched bad sections and most importantly fixed drainage issues. They also paved the parking areas (used to be grass/dirt/mud) so parking and set up was good. It was a light day for the first event. Instead of 4 15-minute session, they gave us 3 20-minute sessions by combining the 2 fastest groups. So 8 run sessions for the day. The track improvements were noticeable. Completely dry and no rough sections. Grip on the new patches was good. I had set up my sag settings with my new Slacker Tool. I also played with compression settings, went a little softer front and rear. The bike felt good and rear tire pattern looked good and consistent across the rear tire. The Q4's felt great too. The new Hord Airbox and Tune were noticeable, especially on the long main straight, the engine just kept pulling. There is a noticeable intake growl above half throttle. That combined with the Akra Ti sounds great. I rode well and felt good for the first event after the winter layover. My son rode well on his SV 650. Making noticeable improvements with body position and the right line. He spent the afternoon working with a coach and had a really good day too. At lunch, a rider with a very well set up 3rd gen SV 650 came over to talk to me. He asked what was done to my FZ. I thought this seemed odd, because he had a well set up SV and all of the mods on my FZ are visible and obvious. Then he said no, what did you do internally to the engine, I said nothing and he looked more puzzled. He said that he could get right up to my rear wheel in the tight areas, but I would walk him on every straight. He said his SV was dynoed at 74 RWP. He asked what mine was. My bike has never been dynoed, so I said" I dunno, more than 74?" He just seemed puzzled that my bike appeared to be that much faster. It made me feel good about my set up and helped validate my butt dyno results. The rider was a cool guy, we made friends and talked quite a bit. Got to ride with my 75 year old track buddy and made a few new friends. All in all a good day. Ed
  15. 9 points
    So now that my 07 is my dedicated track-only bike, I thought I should add an oil-containment belly pan for 2021. I found a manufacture called "Airtech" that builds generic body parts. I pulled some measurements, and ordered one. They make one called the "OCP1" that fit nearly perfect. They make an OCP1L (long), and a OCP1S (short) as well. I went with the standard length, and I only had to trim about 3/8" to make room for the exhaust. I made my own brackets out of aluminum flat stock from my local hardware store. It comes standard in white. As per Airtech, they suggested I use a spray-on bed liner for paint. Seems like a pretty good option so far? I never wanted a belly pan, and prefer the naked-bike look.... What do you guys think?
  16. 9 points
    Hi i take my bike to test again this past Sunday and we make new numbers and new Personal Record 10.70@119 in 93 oct. I want to make 10.5 in 93 oct then use Mr12 again. I use Mr12 before and make 10.86@119 now with use 93 oct https://instagram.com/arturomt07?igshid=aoi4qkef5cnm
  17. 9 points
    Well P1 was cut short by a red flag incident but we got a good idea of what's what in the 3 laps we got. Q1 was good, we put it on the outside of row 3 in 9th. We have another swing at the pinatas tomorrow so we'll see if we can improve. Greetings from Road America!
  18. 8 points
    Now I'm at BIR for a Zars track day Tuesday and Wednesday. Split time deal with Attack Yamaha and Westby Racing in the house. Attack has a new R7 in the truck with some of their parts on it. I'm trying my best to behave and maybe get a run on it after Jake Gagne and Josh Herrin are done hoonin around on it. Of course they have their respective race bikes here as well. Gonna be some fun. Oh and then we're here for a club race Fri thru Sunday. I should find a job. Nah.
  19. 8 points
    P11 in Q2 so we dropped to the 4th row for the race. When the start lights went out Brett went to work and got it done. Finished in 7th even after blowing Canada corner and dropping 4.5 seconds that he clawed back to make a beautiful last lap pass to rectify! My best finish to date, thank you team!
  20. 8 points
    Kudos to our friend @D.A. who continues recovery from nasty high side practicing knee dragging, he modified his existing vacuum lines on an MT-07 and I'm just repeating his success. This mod will build an entirely new vacuum setup for XSR700 / MT-07 instead of modifying the existing parts, so you can keep the OEM parts for a backup or a dog chew toy or whatever. Working this mod I was throwing "check engine" light, suspected vacuum leaks but unfortunately it simply is the Yamaha sensor begins to behave abnormally if the vacuum lines are modified too long. Air pressure sensor starts sending unexpected responses to ECU during engine braking/closed throttle decel, flashes the "check engine" light for a second or so around 3K rpms. If you're thinking to extend the lines all the way to under your seat, best give it up. So this mod is as all mods should be, simple, mildly invasive, and delivers a "plug and play" hookup to synchronize the throttle bodies with a manometer (like CarbTune). Nothing has to be perfect, but it does have to be correct. To see how @D.A. did it modifying the existing vacuum line, read this thread. Read what he did, check what I did, and then just do it your way, it will work out. Disclaimer - Like all my mods, this will kill you and it causes athletes foot fungus, and you don't want that Why this mod? - You would not ask, if you have tried to synch your throttle bodies (hookup CarbTune or other manometer). Stock vacuum lines are tough to get at. Best to just make easy access vacuum lines with rubber caps - so you can pull the caps off and slip on your manometer lines and get those throttle bodies in synch without removing the fuel tank or turning sideways, backwards, upside down, or whatever is in the book. Parts for this mod HPS vacuum hose 3.5mm here Vacuum hose clamps 8mm here Straight barbs 4mm here Tee barbs 4mm here Wire spring hose clamps here Bung caps 4mm here MotionPropilot screwdriver here small wire ties (cable ties) 3/8" (or similar) thin wall automotive rubber hose (to make a heat protective jacket around new vacuum line) 2' of 5/32" cheap Autozone vacuum hose, so you can make a "test loop" for your manometer accuracy check Get the bike ready for the mod (XSR700) Remove the side covers and the side cover "backing plates". Also to get some room to remove the old vacuum line and plug in the new vacuum line part we build, disconnect the acceleration throttle cable at the throttle body. It will give your fingers some room to get in there on Intake #1 (left side of the bike). Building the new vacuum hose for Intake #1 We will replace Yamaha's vacuum hose that runs from the air pressure sensor (above cylinder #1 valve cover) to the throttle body #1 manifold nipple (left side of bike). Here's the part we will build It's all made from the hps vacuum hose. Vacuum hose clamps are used to connect assembly to the air pressure sensor at the top of pic, and to the throttle body nipple at the bottom of pic. The "Tee" is our modification, that let's us add a new line for connecting throttle body synchronization tool to Intake #1. Note the "Tee" uses small wire ties (cable ties), because they tell the mechanic to "leave this connection alone!". We provide clamps where technicians can connect/disconnect, but we don't want anyone to disassemble our mod. That 70mm manometer hose That worked for me, on my XSR700. But you may want to be smart and make it twice as long (temporarily) and then cut the exact length you want after you locate both cylinder # 1 & 2 hoses you make on the bike (but remember, too long and you will toss an ECU "check engine light" on decel/engine braking). Do this for sure though - mark the outside of the hose (ball point ink pen works) at the base length I show. Hose marks become reference marks on your longer hoses until you are ready to make the final "cut", and use the rule if you extend one you extend both same length beyond reference marks. Keeps total vacuum draw equal on both pieces, to prevent "skewing" the manometer readings between throttle bodies. Add a heat jacket Take a piece of 3/8" thin walled rubber hose, cut it 90mm length, then slit it all the way so you can open it up like a jacket and wrap it around the hps vacuum setup That's enough to protect hps from cylinder heat, hps doesn't really need it but let's do this the correct way. If the jacket is loose, you can put a zip tie around the whole thing just under the "Tee", and don't make it tight - you don't want to restrict the hps vacuum line inside in any way. You are ready to install just as it appears in the pic, the top plugs into the air pressure sensor, the bottom into intake #1 manifold nipple, and once installed you will see the easy access tube is sitting nicely hidden behind your side cover so nobody will jerk with it, but you know it's there when you need it. To remove the OEM vacuum hose, and to install the new part, use some needle nose pliers, but be kind to your product, don't do any damage to your part or the bike nipple and sensor when you plug it all together. Here is what it looks like once installed, (the side cover (and backing plate) were removed to do the install of the vacuum hose). The hose is nicely waiting for you to remove the bung cap, and plug into your manometer. And once you put the side cover and backing plate on, nobody will know it's there and mess with your bike. Next step, build a new vacuum hose for Intake #2 (right side of bike), and it's just a simple line with a bung cap on the end. Building the new vacuum hose for Intake #2 Let's work cylinder #2 on the right side of bike, and build a line to give it the same kind of easy access. Just follow the pic below. Like the cylinder #1 hose, if you want leave the hose longer than needed for the moment but be sure to make a reference mark at the 160 mm, so you know where I cut (and you can make both hoses longer, but the same amount of length longer than my hoses). Ya, that was tough work, I know. This is all you need for #2 intake vacuum hose. On the #2 intake manifold there is a nipple just like the nipple on #1 intake, only it just has a simple blanking cap and wire clamp closing it off. Remove that stock OEM blanking cap from the #2 intake manifold and plug your new 160 mm hps hose (you built from the pic above) into the manifold nipple (it's tough, tight to get in there, but you only have to do this once, that's the whole point of this mod). Bring the other end of the new vacuum line with the bung for connecting synchronizing tools up and out where the right side cover will hide it from folks you don't want messing with it. Very easy to just tuck up under the side cover mounting bracket. This right side vacuum hose is 160mm for a reason - that's the length of the vacuum draw on the Intake #1 hose, we want the lengths to be essentially the same. That's it. Now let's test our manometer to see if it is accurate, and then hook it up to synchronize throttle bodies. Build a test loop for manometer Assemble the loop you see below We use this setup to connect the single line at top to the Intake #2 easy access bung, and then the "two" lines below can be connected to two of your manometer tubes. If the manometer is accurate, the two tubes will have the exact same reading when you start the bike for a test. Go ahead and plug it into the bike Intake #2 easy access and to your manometer (I have a CarbTune shown below). Start your bike and you can check the manometer, are the readings the same? They better be, because both the manometer tubes are connected to a single vacuum source, our Intake #2 easy access bung. If your manometer is good, you are ready to check if the throttle bodies are in synch. From here on in, just follow the instructions on your manometer for how to set it up. You have an easy access vacuum bung on each side of the bike for Intake #1 and Intake #2. Here is my CarbTune hooked up to both intakes and a synch test underway And that's why we do this stuff. To make it easy, to check and know that the bike is correct, not perfect, but correct. If you have to adjust, MotionPro has a 110 degree "air/pilot screw driver" that makes it real easy to adjust Intake #2 to match #1. No removing the gas tank, we made this too easy. Remember this, we always adjust Intake #2 to match Intake #1 (don't mess/change Intake #1 for synching). Changing the idle rpms on the bike is a different banana. All for now, I will update if anybody needs more details of what we are about on this mod.
  21. 8 points
    My son 796 on his SV And the rider with the blue and yellow 3rd gen SV behind me.
  22. 8 points
    I finished the bellcrank bracket. I have a Penske double adjustable on order. It will be valved for street/strip use. Penske and M2 shocks are the two big names in drag racing. M2 is mostly drag racing and while assembled in the U.S., uses Nitron parts. So they are "Nitron" drag shocks, pretty cool. I went with Penske simply because they are familiar with XSR700 packaging. M2 mostly does the popular drag bikes.
  23. 8 points
    Finally got the fairing stay 2.0 done! Eliminated contact with front fender, and made provision for a steering damper (required for many racing orgs).
  24. 8 points
    The main swingarm tubes are tacked and tested fitted well. I wanted to confirm I took measurements correctly and it looks like I did. I still can shim the swingarm left and right up to .08" if needed, but looks good. The bends look to clear the foot control components fine. There will be a 1" tube trestle structure that I need to add once it goes back into the jig. The mount for the shock bellcrank will be bolt-on. That is what the 3/8" hole in the cross member is for. This will allow changes to motion ratio and ride height by changing location of the bellcrank pivot. Swingarm is at 7.5 inches over as shown.
  25. 8 points
    The new swingarm slowly coming along in the jig.
  26. 7 points
    Hi. I was hoping to build a new bike from scratch for the 2022 season (and I still may in a few months), but in the light of long lead times and parts availability, I decided to rebuild my existing bike, just to make sure that I'll have a bike ready for the start of pre-season. It's a 2017 Yamaha FZ-07, and it's what I rode last year in various club series (CCS, CMRA, CRA, ASRA, FMRRA, WERA). A good bike, but way ready for a rebuild. For 2022, I'm doing a season-entry MotoAmerica Twins cup, as well as some club races here and there. This will be my first season in MotoAmerica. To start, here's some pics of when it was pretty and powerful throughout 2021. (Next post will be a catalogue of its demise...) (A little history: I'm the third owner of this bike. Jim Whitten had it built, then Ryan Max Johnson raced it next. I picked it up at the end of 2020. People loved and recognized this paint scheme , but I'm excited to have one that's distinctively "mine" for 2022...)
  27. 7 points
    Still have my FZ07 of course. I sold my Ninja 250 and Royal Enfield Himalayan to buy the CRF250 rally and so far I'm more than impressed and having a great time! Sorry for the long absence, been a lot going on in my little world.
  28. 7 points
    SOLD!!! The Tarmac Faction Yamaha FZ-07 Racing Prototype is for sale! . A unique opportunity to race another class awaits, and there isn’t room in the workshop (or our budget) to do both concurrently at the level we want. With our third streetbike project kicking off this winter and keeping us busy until the next road racing season starts, now is a good time to say goodbye to the FZ-07 RP. . The bike is in MINT condition, clean title, with only a half dozen race weekends on it, never finishing off the podium in a Twins race except once - on its first outing during its shakedown on a track I’ve never been to, with a 5th place finish at Fontana. . . Cliff’s Notes on the bike itself: . - Fully Legal, Certified and Tech’d for MotoAmerica w/ Frame sticker (safety wired, etc) - Motor Build by Gary Dean of Speed Demon Motorcycles (average 92hp on 4 different dynos) - Bored Throttle Bodies by TWF Racing - Web Cams - Liqui Moly 5W-40 Street/Race motor oil (same as used in Moto2 and Moto2) - Samco Custom Radiator Hose set w/clamps - Carbonsmith Custom Velocity Stacks (Short Version) w/ custom MWR race filters - Tarmac Faction Custom MotoAmerica legal Ram Airbox - Tarmac Faction Full Custom Titanium Exhaust by Competition Werkes - Suter Slipper Clutch - Factory Pro Shift Arm w/ceramic bearing - Full electronics suite by Rapid Bike (RapidBike Racing, My Tuning Bike, Shift Assist, and You Tune with Traction control, Launch control, Adjustable Engine Braking and real-time AFR adjustment and monitoring via onboard display/control unit) - Current tune by Eric Dorn of EDR Performance - K-Tech Fully Adjustable Fork Cartridges and Razor RR Rear Shock set up by Lenny Albin - Robem Engineering Adjustable Offset Triples, Rear Suspension Link, Rearset Risers, Chain Guide, Shark Fin with misc. Titanium hardware throughout. - Ohlins Steering Damper on custom mount - Gilles Tooling Rearsets w/ Carbon Heal Guards, GP-LIGHT clip-ons, Chain adjusters w/built in spools, Sprocket Cover, Titanium Axle Nut - EBC VEE Rotors all around, EPFA brake pads up front, HH out back, BF307+ brake fluid - Proti Forged Titanium Rotor Bolts, Sprocket nuts, and misc hardware throughout. - Spiegler custom Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines - Galespeed 17-17 VRC adjustable Master Cylinder and Clutch Perch with Reservoirs - Dymag UP7X Forged Aluminum wheels with Ceramic Bearings - R&G Racing Case covers, Radiator guard, Frame Sliders - Carbonsmith Lever guards - Domino XM2 quick throttle, A450 Road Race Grips - Apex Racing Development Custom Switchgear - Woodcraft keyswitch elimination harness - AIM Sports Solo 2 Lap timer - Custom bodywork: Altus Motorsports Tail and Tank Cover, and Tarmac Faction Upper w/ windscreen and Lower with side panels and custom fairing stay - TechSpec Xline Tank Grips, road race seat - Yamaha UK Radiator side guards . . I may have forgot some items, but that’s the majority of it. . . Bike will come with the following EXTRA items: . - Pit Bull Front and Rear Stands - Spare set of Bodywork – Upper w/Windscreen, Lower, Tail, and Tank Cover - Spare upper with short windscreen - Spare Tarmac Faction Full Custom Titanium Exhaust by Competition Werkes – Black Ceramic Coated - Second set of Dymag wheels ready to bolt on w/Ceramic Bearings, EBC Rotors and Proti Forged Titanium Rotor bolts/sprocket nuts, NEW - Two (2) sets of Capit MAXIMA VISION PRO (Variable temp) Tire Warmers - Capit Wind Stop Covers - Capit Bike Cover - Three (3) sets of Dunlop MotoAmerica Slick Tires with one session each on them - A number of Talon aluminum rear sprockets, 44T, 45T, and 46T, NEW - Second set of Gilles Rearsets , NEW - Spare MWR Race Filters - Carbonsmith custom Velocity stacks, Long Version, NEW - Spare Tarmac Faction Tarmac Faction Custom MotoAmerica legal Ram Airbox, NEW - Spare Gilles footpegs, NEW - Spare Gilles clip-on bars x 4, NEW - Spare Domino XM2 Quick Turn Throttle, NEW - Spare Domino XM2 Grips, NEW - Robem Engineering Underslung rear brake caliper mount w/ Brembo rear caliper, NEW (didn't have time to install it before my first Pro race at Laguna) . . $16,750 or best offer.
  29. 7 points
    Use one of these cheap Chinese super turbo sport power air pump wedge things and you can comfortably move the wheel up/down until you see all things are in perfect alignment, without the need to hold the wheel up with tiny arms, shoes or other inappropriate things
  30. 7 points
    Been a while since I posted...life events have got me busy, haha. I did fulfill a lifelong dream though... Here was the set up at MotoAmerica for Laguna Seca: - Paul
  31. 7 points
    I got to test ride a R7 on track at R/world trackday at njmp so I figured I give those who are interested a brief review of the bike. first thing I noticed when sitting on the bike was the forks are just as bouncy as the FZ. It’s fully adjustable but I didn’t get to mess around with that so perhaps it could be made better. The riding position isn’t very aggressive for a sport bike at all but a lot more aggressive then an fz07. I would say it’s a relaxed sport bike position. Like an old gsxr 600. Pulling onto pit lane the bike power seems muted. Not as twitchy or punchy as a stock mt07. Blipping the throttle in first gear didn’t bring the front wheel off the ground as easy. Once the control rider waved me pass and I got to ride at my pace I noticed a few things. Firstly the throttle is much smoother. Secondly The bike seems a lot slower coming out of corners and that was true in all corners in any gear comparatively. One major improvement was the brakes. The stock brakes on this bike is much better then my fz07 with the same master cylinder and braided brake lines. Overall it was a lot of fun. The bike is very nimble like an fz07. Euro 5 made the bike slower I guess. Suspension still feels terrible. Much stronger brakes
  32. 7 points
    Command central, Forgot to mention my crew this weekend is Andy Palmer. Dude seems to know a thing or two about racing. And running the show is Brett's lovely wife Patty. If we come up short now I suck.
  33. 7 points
    Below is a tutorial for my high-beam flasher button garage opener mod (anyone have a better name for this thing?). Basically, this mod turns your high-beam flasher into a button that will open/close your garage. Sorry for missing a few photos, I did not take any while first putting this together and went back afterwards to take some. I hope everything is clear enough! First off, here are the parts that you'll need: - Garage door remote opener - This universal remote is the one I used, but really any opener that will work with your garage will do - Approx. 8 ft. of 24 AWG stranded wire - This length may be overestimated, but it is far easier to trim off excess wire than it is to add it when you need it - Electrical tape / Heat shrink - Soldering iron / solder - Connectors - I used this connector and its mating part because I had some laying around. Any connector will do, and you can get by with no connector if you'd rather do that, it will just make servicing the remote later more difficult. Step 1: Remove left-hand controls assembly (I am not 100% sure what this is called, but the thing that houses the button itself) by removing 2x Phillips head screws. Step 2: Un-solder the two wires that connect to the button, they are yellow and red. To do this, lightly pull on the wire and touch the tip with the soldering iron. It should come up after a second or two. Wrap each exposed tip in electrical tape, then wrap them together. Doing it this way will also allow you to return the bike to stock later if you want to. Step 3: Solder new wires to each pad. I started with approx. 2x pieces of 4ft 24 AWG wire and ended up cutting off maybe a foot or so at the end. You might be able to get away with a shorter length to start, just approximate it by running the wire along however you plan to route it. Again, it is better to have the wires be too long than too short. Edit: I want to add that it does not matter which wire goes on which pad as this is a simple open/closed circuit. There is no need to worry about the pin-out for the button here! Step 4: Run the wire out of the controls assembly following the existing wiring harness. I wrapped the lines together in electrical tape, then taped them to the existing harness. Step 5: Remove the left fairing and the plastic cover that surrounds that gas cap. Note, it would probably be possible to get by without taking the fairing off, but I think it'll make it a lot easier to route the wiring. Step 6: Run the wires to under the seat. I followed the existing harness and basically went from the controls assembly into the headlight to under the tank to under the seat. I wrapped the entire length of the new wires in electrical tape, and anywhere they could be visible from the outside I taped them to the existing harness. In places where you couldn't see them (like under the tank), I just zip-tied them to the existing harness every so often. Step 7: Terminate the wires into a connector somewhere under the seat, at whatever length it makes sense to do so. The connector I used is not waterproof or anything, so after it was connected I placed a large piece of heat shrink over the connectors and then wrapped it in electrical tape for good measure. Step 8: Program your garage door opener remote to your garage. Step 9: Open up the remote and find the button that controls the garage. Solder 6" or so of wire to each end of the button. To test that it is working, strip the ends of each of the new wires and touch them together. The garage door should open/close. Step 10: Drill a hole/remove the plastic button/allow the wires to leave the enclosure of the remote in some way. I ended up removing the plastic buttons and running the wire out of the hole where the buttons would sit. Wrap the remote in electrical tape to help waterproof it. Attach the mating connector to the ends of the remote wires. Note, if you choose to not use connectors, you will just need to connect the wires to the ones from the flasher button in another way, or just use one set of wires and run them all the way from the button to the remote. Step 11: Connect the two connectors together and hide the remote somewhere. I found the remote fit perfectly on top of the battery under the strap that holds the battery down. After the remote is installed, just tidy everything up and put the fairings and controls assembly back together and you should be good to go!
  34. 7 points
    Bought this last weekend and putt about 200 miles on it so far. Looking to get off road next week with an experienced friend and hopefully learn a thing or two. So far it's everything thing I thought it would be. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not fast but it has nice flat torque curve and handles surprisingly good. I'm a pretty happy camper so far! Let me know if any of y'all are interested in one of these. I'm happy to answer any questions I can!
  35. 7 points
    I bought a 1978 XS1100 brand new back in November of '77 that I still have. Probably 10 or 15 years ago I did frame up restoration. Powdercoated the frame, wheels, forks, etc. Repainted, stainless steel button-head bolts everywhere. Replaced the big old tail light with tail light from a 250 Virago. Anyhow,. I was going through a box of pictures and found a few. I still have the bike. It's covered up in the garage now, resting peacefully. Just thought I would share some pics from days gone by.
  36. 7 points
    Finally rode it!!! The main objective was to test the new aero, break in my new suit, and just find my fun-zone. I don’t have any data for Buttonwillow, so I left the lap timer off and just spun some laps for my first two sessions. The new front fairing/windscreen combo worked flawlessly, and I was able to ride without worry. The new gen.3 suit by Mithos fit like second skin, and looked incredible! Matches my bike perfectly! For the next sessions it was game on and I was able to work my way up to speed and started to find my mojo again. Thank goodness!
  37. 6 points
    SUSPENSION....... Front and rear. You can pick up a decent entry-level aftermarket shock for about $500. I personally run K-Tech on all my bikes. Up front- at a minimum, get some "straight rate "springs for your body weight (about $110- $140). I went to the next level and did a Traxxion Dynamics AR-25 kit for $379 (which includes springs). You most like won't realize how bad the OEM/stock suspension is until you upgrade it.
  38. 6 points
    I'm going to try to be brief , but don't take this as being condescending or rude. Everybody has a different budget, and sometimes you ain't got the budget you used to have last year. I build tons of my own stuff because I'm cheap, and also because I'm not rich. That's aside, I've tried all sorts of bandaids on suspension stuff. The guy on the internet who spent $28 on fork oil and eBay preload caps and "completely transformed!!!!" his bike is lying to you. Perhaps not out of malice, maybe he really thinks it's better. IMO Dave Moss's "fix" for our "DANGEROUS" forks lands firmly in that category. Look at your own post. #2 Add preload. #3 Remove preload. Which is right? They can't both be right. There's no harm in tinkering. Go for it and have fun. 99% of the time the improvement you were looking for will cost you something on the other side of the coin. If you want it right, you know what you've got to do. It doesn't have to costs thousands to be real good, but it's not gonna be free. And when it's right, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. I spent ages band-aid'ing bikes. I bit the bullet and did it right a while back. It's eye opening. Now, I just bought a new bike recently and immediately went out and ordered proper suspension for it. When you know the difference, you'll not have the patience for fiddling with internet fixes anymore. Good luck on your journey
  39. 6 points
    Amazon has tons of automotive 12V USB power ports – with and without lights, with and without built-in volt meter displays. I added a simple USB power port to my 2015 FZ-07 by connecting it to the stock under-tank aux D/C connector. I drilled a hole in the front tank cover which, on the right side, covers a surprisingly large empty void between the ECU and the frame (this space is pretty full on the left side) . All I needed was two male pins and two wire seals for the Sumitomo .090 (MT090-2) connector from CycleTerminal.com. Some forum posts refer to the “MT090-2b” connector but that is incorrect. The right connector is “MT090-2” which has two alignment grooves in the connector body.
  40. 6 points
    Thanks! Out of 20, LoL. Actually, it was out of 28 I think tbh. I'm pretty happy. I improved every session on a track I've only been to twice before. I didn't finish last, and I didn't finish lower than where I started - and I beat a rival of mine from the club racing days haha.
  41. 6 points
    @Fz07Tyler yup went to Gimli Had a great first ever track day on my motorcycle and I hit all my goals. The bike and I made it home in perfect working order (about 375km including 125km each way to toget to/from the track), I think I learned a bit and I had fun. I was by far the slowest person on the track (novice group of course) and it upset some of the other riders as there was a rule that you only pass on the front straight so a number of them would have a lap ruined having to follow me. I always made sure to start at the back of the pack. I ended up having people passing my at other points on the track though. At one point one of the other riders came to have a chat with me because I would keep looking behind. He told me to stop doing that and just pay attention to the track ahead as it is the rider behind who has to pass when safe that the rider ahead has the line. Where that caught me out though was if I got off line a couple riders would take the opportunity to pass (again not on the front straight) so I became hesitant to get back on line without a shoulder check as I didn't want to collide with someone. It is tough to trust that the other rider will do the right thing but in my final session I really tried to put that advice to use. I did have a couple little offs into the grass. For those that do not know the track, it is built on an old runway in a field so all the run off areas are just grass fields. Both times I know I had under committed to the corner so I just straightened up the bike to exit the track as gracefully as I coule, got slowed enough to eventually rejoin the track safely. Sadly my GoPro mounting wasn't the best and of the 6 sessions it is only the last one where I got the camera locked in so that it didn't either flip forward or flip backward. I mounted to the front fender which was a neat perspective. I now understand the desire for a quicker ratio throttle. In particular on this track coming out of turn 9 (final turn heading to the front straight), I have to wait until on the front straight to adjust my grip so that I can properly go full throttle. So of that is my comfort level adjusting my hand position, and or poor technique. Here is the video of my final session. Please keep in mind that this is the first time I have ever been to a track and I have only had a motorcycle license for a year...I know my lines are terrible, that I am not getting on the throttle early enough and that I am on the brakes too early, but I rode just outside of my comfort level, trying to push myself in a controlled manner. But I am open to any suggestions on how to progress. Sorry I did not trim the video so you need to skip in a bit to get to the actual riding part...at about 2:30 is when I get out to start my lapping. You will also see that parts of the track are really bumpy.
  42. 6 points
    What about it? This bike has been getting it's ass kicked around race tracks for 22 years. It's current shape is an amalgam of all those who shared it's history. Much of it's appeal is it's many mysteries and scars which give it character and create it's story. The previous owner is but a tile in this bikes mosaic as he ran it the way he found it for a year before I got holt of it. I hope to return it to it's once majestic place as arguably the best middleweight sport bike of all time. That engine cover is no longer available from Yamaha (damnit). It looks to be a solid repair but if it gives me trouble I'll pull that cover and weld it up instead of the old trackside J.B. weld repair. This bike and I are going to have another crack at going fast before we end up in the bone pile. And btw I'm calling it dun.
  43. 6 points
    It's not an RS660 (not that great after all anyway) but it is totally cool. It followed me home from the racetrack last weekend... It's a 1999 R6. I'll be in the 90's Cup class now instead of Lightweight. An antique racer for a race fossil I guess. It came with a new set of bodywork that I dropped off at the painter. And the set that's on there was kinda a mess so I started in on it, When it's done I'll paint this set and keep it for a rain or spare set. The chain pic in the Master Link thread is from this bad boy. The brakes were shot too so I'll remedy that as well as go through the suspension and spring for my substantial self while I'm messing around. More to come.
  44. 6 points
    We're not fools! Everyone reading this thread understands you disobeyed your dad and don't want to get punished for it and that is your primary motivation for covering up your mistake. I suspect most of us found ourselves in similar situations when we were teenagers. I know I did! We also understand how getting a motorcycle but not being able to ride it would be like torture. Any normal person would be fighting the temptation to take it out for a quick test drive. Your dad should understand that too. It's not my place to lecture you but part of being an adult is taking responsibility for your actions. If my son disobeyed me the way you did, I would be pissed. But if he lied to me, went to great lengths to hide it and I later found out – if he betrayed the trust I had placed in him – I would not just be pissed, I would be deeply hurt. I would feel like I had done a lousy job as a father. It might simply be time for you to man-up, show your dad some respect and accept the consequences of your actions. (Or woman-up if that be the case!)
  45. 6 points
    Not sure what your budget is, but you should consider the Traxxion Dynamics AR-25 kit. I did the Racetech emulator route a few years ago. They make a decent product, but don't really support it much. Racetech sells you a bunch of generic parts, and then they give you a "baseline" to start from. They give you a "one-time access code" to set it up, after that- your kind of on your own. I was reasonably happy with my Racetech set set up, but I recently upgraded the Traxxion Dynamics AR-25 kit. I could tell right away, it was a much better set-up (in terms of quality parts)... I haven't hit the track with it yet, but I'm VERY optimistic!!! Also, You can lower the front end 10mm, without upsetting the chassis. I did mine, and I've taken corners @ 130 mph on-track, and never upset the high speed stability- EVER.... As far as Dave Moss tuning videos, take them with a grain of salt. I think he's great a marketing his services on YouTube. My suspension tuner has debunked nearly everything Dave Moss suggests about the front end on the FZ/MT-07. I'm not a fan of Dave Moss. He seems to have a cult-like following, which I don't really understand? BTW: if you do go the Racetech route, do NOT forget to order the "Emulator Adapters" for the dampener rods... I had my forks completely disassembled, before I realized I needed the adapters.... Good luck-
  46. 6 points
    Hey people, ive been lurking around in these forum for some time, gathering information to build my bike the way i wanted. Iam really grateful to a lot of people in these foruns. I will try to update with new mods pictures and so on regularly. Anything you all want to ask iam pleased to help as all helped me before. From here iam thinking of upgrading suspesion although for now it doesnt feel bad, the rear 18 damper feels fine after some fine tuning and the front after the preload caps, made the bike feel more planted. My Bike: MT07 2018 Night Fluo Mods: Akrapovic TI euro3 Power commander V - tuned ignition timing and fuel for my setup DNA air filter + DNA Lid + shortened intake tracts + velocity stacks Quickshifer from PCV Oem Yamaha R6 thottle Gearing: 16/45 (rear sprocket OEM yamaha R6) Oem Yamaha sports screen Oem yamaha led blinkers Led lamp on headlight + led drl Puig tidy tail Front fork caps for preload Radiator cover guard Shorty levers
  47. 6 points
    A picture of my NightFluo on my country Portugal, testing a support i made myself for the smarthphone
  48. 6 points
  49. 6 points
    Hey guys! I finally made a little more progress on the bike today after too long of a hiatus. I spent about 3 hours roughly removing the motor today. I know its not much, but it's honest work Once I got the radiator and exhaust out of the way, it was pretty straight forward from there: Out the with the last little bit of Motul 300V to lighten the load: And voila! Now I can get to tidying up the frame a bit more since the engine isn't in the way: Since I got my quick fix in over the last few months and was able to sell my Ducati recently, those proceeds are going directly to this project. I figured since the motor is out, I can now begin the tear down and acquiring all the go-fast goodies needed to make this the bonkers machine it's intended to be! There should be some more updates coming down the pipeline here before too long, so thanks for following and I hope you guys enjoy! -Austin
  50. 6 points
    I'm on board with you. I started riding in 1969 and saw more riding trails closed up by the land owners because of noise from riders who think loud pipes were faster and better. Same has happened with ATVs. Farmers are tired of the noise as well as the damage from unthinking riders, usually the same ones. Everyone take this for what it is, not some rant, but a warning of what the future could hold... A number of countries around the world have outlawed anything but OEM exhausts and I think California is enforcing the requirement for DOT approved exhausts. This is what happens when riders have no consideration for other people who are in the majority and vote. They get laws enacted. We are affected. Now getting a bit louder and having good tone usually isn't obnoxious, it is going to excess that is causing problems. Going up around 96 dB is still reasonable, good volume and tone. The near open pipes going upward of 120 dB will eventually force states to consider enforcing the DOT law. Vance-Hines had to pay a huge fine for selling "closed course only" exhausts while knowing they were being used on street bikes. Others have run into the same situation. Eventually it is possible we will not be able to modify the stock pipes or install aftermarket unless they meet DOT. We have ourselves to blame and that forces us to police ourselves. If you must run open, do it at a track... although some tracks require meeting sound limits too, due to neighbor complaints. AMA Motocross has sound limits too. Take the hint and don't go totally crazy on noise and think it makes one "bad ass", it makes you an "enemy" that needs to be taken off the streets by that person rolling up the window.
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