Originally Posted by b.miller123
Congrats on the little one. That exhaust is going to be loud as ****. Good luck with getting her up and running.
Any reason for the swap to gsxr calipers?
Well I have a 97CBR1100XX with a CB1300 Ohlins front end, which runs the same calipers as the RC51/900/929/954/ every other honda just about.. and I read somewhere over seas that this was a popular mod for these bikes for better breaking to swap with stock 01/02 GSXR1000 calipers so I bought a set off ebay and put them on and WOW immediate huge difference in breaking. I also swapped out my master cylinders on the XX to RC51 masters. After talking with a few other guys they say its not an improvement but I tell you I noticed the difference on my XX. So when I got my RC51 I decided to do the same thing. I have been told stock brakes are sufficient but for 100 bucks ill say its the best upgrade you can do for braking on the bike. Maybe its a placebo since I love them on my XX I dont know but either way it was 100 bucks and it was noticeable different for me!
Originally Posted by SP2rider
Congratulations on your new born baby.
Just curious what's involved with the gutted std airbox ? What is ripped out / modified ? What gains are to be had, power, weight saving or both ?
AS far as gutted std air box... I havent ripped it apart yet but I may be doing that. The big controversy I have seen is the larger air box such as moriwaki/thorsten/turnone/squidskins all boast a larger air box increases HP and lowers weight. Since I am running the ETI fuel cell endurance tank I cannot use the thorsten/turn one air box. The moriwaki/squidskins box for me seems too complicated since there are no instructions. I am sure with time I could figure it out, but it may be easier to gut my stock box which will give me more air box volume and save some weight. The weight savings would be minimal I am sure but the RC51 does need a diet. I have already dropped probably 50+ lbs between replacing the wheels with BST 5 spoke CF's with ABM rotors, and removing the entire stock exhaust and replacing it with a full ti yamamoto exhaust and ladybird canister. Ok maybe not 50 but definitly 30lbs. Then the gas tank drops 6.5 lbs and everything else ive cut off, like the coils, going to a 520 chain and sprocket kit yadda yadda yadda i probably have shanked 50lbs off this girl.
Big thanks to everyone on the congrats! We were very fortunate with the pregnancy, wife only gained minimum weight which she shed as soon as her last push was done. No cravings, sickness, moodiness, and baby is healthy breast feeding and sleeping 5 hours each night. Couldnt ask for much more!!