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Old 05-07-2008, 01:36 PM
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Pics are in my gallery

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https://www.superhawkforum.com/galle...to=752&cat=500

New items:
- 2-1 exhaust
- PVM magnesium wheels (powder coated red)
- 1996 CBR 900RR forks (with RT Gold Valve kit and Ohlins 0.90 kg/mm springs)
- All ***** tapered roller bearings (steering stem)
- 1998 CBR900RR brake calipers with HRC hard bite pads
- Triumph 955 Daytona 955 front fender with mounting hardware
- Helibars for Daytona 955 (modded: welded 1.5" rise to them)

Still waiting on:
- ZX636 radial front brake cylinder

The result:

Simply awesome!!!!!! First of all, I LOVE the look!!!! The front end feels much more solid and planted. The damping and spring rates and perfect and wheels (shock is a RT-modded stock unit with Hyperpro progressive spring) are glued to the ground. The bike feels much more composed than before. I rode through some of Quebec`s finest "paved over cowtrails" yesterday and even in big bumps the suspension settings are perfect (no pogoing,...). The brakes are awesome: the combination of larger pistons in the calipers and HRC pads are stunningly powerful with amazing progression and modulation.

The light wheels make the bike much more "flickable" and the reduced rotating weight also makes the engine respond better. Although I did not weigh the wheels, myself and the mechanic did do a quick check with the frotn and it is SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than stock. Togehter with the strenghtened mid-range provided by the 2-1 pipe, the bike is a roll-on monster

I am VERY happy
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:41 PM
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That is one sweet ride mikstr.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:42 PM
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Thanks Trust me, it goes even better than it looks
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:44 PM
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How do you like the yosh cams? I have the mori stage 1's.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:47 PM
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Hard to tell exactly what they are responsible for as I had the heads ported and milled (0.015") at the same time but it sure runs strong in the mids now
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:55 PM
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Micky, that is one sweet ride
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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Thanks Rick... looking forward to seeing your finished product too
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:42 PM
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Yeah that's sweet. Original look and I like it alot. Here's a sneak at mine maybe I'll finish it in this lifetime
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Looking good Captain. The add-ons look really sharp
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
Yeah that's sweet. Original look and I like it alot. Here's a sneak at mine maybe I'll finish it in this lifetime

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can you show what you did with the steering stops?
this area is getting better of me.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:02 AM
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Just got my radial front brake MC (finally!!!!!!!!!!) and it'll be going on this afternoon... then it's all done for now
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Just got my radial front brake MC (finally!!!!!!!!!!) and it'll be going on this afternoon... then it's all done for now
Micky, I'm glad to hear you finally got it

I'm interested to know once you've tested it there's a noticeable difference with the radial vs. the horizontal MCs?

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:21 AM
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Thanks Rick,

I am somewhat curious too (mind you it works pretty darn well now to be honest). The good thing is that they are both 11/16" diameter pistons (and the same manufacturer) so the comparison won't be clouded by other issues such as size difference.

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