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08-23-2006 03:04 PM
Capt.Enzo I'm still very curious about this 'link' thing and what exactly it does for feel and ride. If anybody has feedback on that, I would appreciate it.

I also saw from Rogue that you can simply disconnect some hose for the 'flapper' mod. Does this really make a noticable difference? Seems like something even I could do. Do you have to take the tank off or something to reach it?
08-23-2006 01:15 PM
nemo963 I think you'll like the gearing change, it was the cheapest thing that I felt made the most difference. I picked up the speedo recal (Ahlman's) and it has worked real well. I picked up some 2/1 Jardines, they were super cheap ($350 at the time) and dropped a lot of weight (like 20lbs according to the advertisment) but not the most powerful by far (and they blow packing out like crazy needing repacked every 3k miles). As far as rideability I think the Powercommander made a nice difference, loaded a good map and alot of the "On-Off" throttle stuff went away but it was also fairly expensive. I have yet to do the battery mod, when the snow starts flying I will probably do that. I would LOVE to get some new rims, but I'm going to have to fall into some good money to do that. I got my second RC in race shape, thats were the rims would probably go anyhow.
08-23-2006 12:57 PM
ARAImissle phukaduc is on to the goods, just exercise yourself! Dont be bias on just one forearm though, spread the love to both. Cheaper than clutch work.
08-22-2006 11:30 PM
Capt.Enzo My people will be contacting your people very soon.
08-22-2006 09:25 PM
CBR400RR To solve the clutch problem I installed a Brembo 16X18 billet radial clutch master cylinder and it makes using the clutch super easy even with 1 finger and I can get a great deal on them too.
08-22-2006 09:14 PM
Capt.Enzo Thanks 'Scott?' I'll be calling you soon about slip ons. So, for now, these are the mods I've settled on:

link - although I'm not quite sure what this will do for the bike etc. but everybody thinks it is a positive change.

15/41 change over

slip ons

wheels

I also have to solve my heavy clutch problem with maybe new springs, new fluids and new lines (galfer).

Basically, I was riding a 916 last week and loved the tight, light comfortable feeling I got from it. We have more power, but I have to change the 'feel' characteristics of my bike.....and, maybe add some more easy grunt.
08-22-2006 05:12 PM
CBR400RR
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Originally Posted by Capt.Enzo
Varium,

I saw your link ad in the classifieds. Could you tell me a little more about what I would notice as a difference in riding the bike with a new link? I don't go to the track, but I do like the twisties. I'm wondering if this would load up the front wheel more than it was designed for - safety-wise. Does the changed geometry make the bike feel lighter and more flickable? Again, is this safe?
Just give me a call (619) 444-9325 I can get you a discount on anything you need for your bike and also offer tec help too.
08-22-2006 05:02 PM
MVRC51 https://www.speedzilla.com/forums/sho...ght=shock+link
08-22-2006 04:39 PM
Capt.Enzo Varium,

I saw your link ad in the classifieds. Could you tell me a little more about what I would notice as a difference in riding the bike with a new link? I don't go to the track, but I do like the twisties. I'm wondering if this would load up the front wheel more than it was designed for - safety-wise. Does the changed geometry make the bike feel lighter and more flickable? Again, is this safe?
08-22-2006 04:19 PM
Capt.Enzo OK, thanks. I put a bid for the chain set on ebay. Now I will wait to hear about wheels, and also, if anyone has a set of slip-ons, I am looking for a pair.
08-22-2006 03:15 PM
varium
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Originally Posted by Capt.Enzo
If you have a friend who is going to sell some rims that will work on this bike and save weight, count me in right away. Thanks.

Is there a member here who deals in slip ons and these other mods, or do I just hunt in the classified section or ebay?

priority now is - 520 mod, wheels, link, slip ons


You should really browse the classifieds as most of your questions above would have been answered already. Check ebay for the 520 conversion, as i posted the auction number for you. I rarely see a package deal like that, so jump on it. I'll put you in touch with the guy about the rims. I sent him an email to confirm if he was selling or keeping. Slip ons can be found here or ebay. If you want new i'd suggest supporting out site sponsors and contact cbr400rr for prices. He's a great guy and usually has the best prices. For the link i'm a little biased....go to the classified and you will see why.
08-22-2006 06:14 AM
Capt.Enzo If you have a friend who is going to sell some rims that will work on this bike and save weight, count me in right away. Thanks.

Is there a member here who deals in slip ons and these other mods, or do I just hunt in the classified section or ebay?

priority now is - 520 mod, wheels, link, slip ons
08-22-2006 03:35 AM
varium
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Originally Posted by Capt.Enzo
Man, great responses!

Couple questions:

1. What is a rear 'link'? Do you mean a new swingarm?

2. You mention shock shims - is this to jack up the back end and increase the geometry? This means even MORE weight on the wrists? I don't know if I can dig that - I don't go to the track.


The shims will increase your rear ride height, and yes it makes a little difference. The rear link would be a better choice though. The only time you would feel the whole pressure on your wrists is if you do mainly striaght highway commuting. There are bar risers for that if you find it uncomfortable.


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3. I have heard that a simple set of slip ons will not require a PC111. I have heard Moriwakis that sounded very nice. I can't believe there is THAT much weight savings. How much weight savings?

Yes, there will be a major weight savings over the stock cans. You will realize this when you pull them off to exchange.



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4. Is our stock primary sprocket a 14?

I believe the stock count is 16.





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5. I have Dunlop Qualifiers on my Guzzi V11. It seems sort of LOW profile. I love the tires, though. Do I need higher profile than this? The bike came with Dunlop 207s - sort of cheap, but they are new.

The higher profile tire will give you a better turn in feel, but will make you work slightly harder if you are trying to do quick transitions from full tilt to the opposite side. Ride out on the ones you have until you get some miles on the bike and then decide if you should throw i different set on.





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OK, here is what I need if any of you would like to sell me stuff:

slip ons
41-43 sprocket
chain modification?
speedo corrector?
rear link
a 'good' deal on wheels
battery relocator stuff and info

thanks!!!!

Enzo



Chain mod is called a 520 conversion. The stock chain and sprockets are 530. Its a beefier chain, but does weigh more thus adding reciprocating mass that the conversion will reduce. Try putting 200018607628 in the ebay search box for a complete kit.

Speedo healer is not that important because speedos are notoriously inaccurate. But if you have a heavy wrist and cops that are unforgiving then you may want to look into it. Or if you plan on putting 10's of thousands of miles on the bike.


The link can be found in the classifieds section.


A good deal on wheels is all relative to what you consider a good deal and what kind of rim you go with(i.e. magnesium or aluminum/ OZ-Marchesini-etc.) I do know a fella that just may be planning on selling a nice set of rims though.
08-22-2006 03:13 AM
BLU-BY-U http://www.rc51.org/ Look here in mods.
08-22-2006 03:00 AM
heavyzee https://www.speedzilla.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25261

these are only $180, and are said to be better...
08-22-2006 02:57 AM
Capt.Enzo What about that Kyle link?
08-22-2006 02:01 AM
Fiddy1 YEa it seems overwhelming but well worth the effort. The smaller YTZ7 battery makes a huge difference. 4lbs of weight your trying to muscle left and right. And if you lower the battery it feels like more.
08-22-2006 01:58 AM
Capt.Enzo Good god, that Kyle link is $285!! Would it make a noticable difference besides putting even more weight on my hands?
08-22-2006 01:50 AM
Capt.Enzo After seeing that battery mod, I think I'll hold off on that one.
08-22-2006 01:42 AM
Fiddy1 The link is the lower pivot point on the bottom of rear shock. A Kyle link will raise the rear a few mm and make the shock work more linear.
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