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This winter`s mods/upgrades

Old 01-27-2012, 07:08 AM
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This winter`s mods/upgrades

So here is what will be done to my trusty old VTR before it rolls out this spring:
- replace stock ignition module with HRC unit (30 second job, I know)
- install Krankvent crankcase (vacuum) breather system
- install deceleration intake vacuum relief system (reduce engine breaking and prevent rear wheel lock up)
- replace air filter (diffuser) on Flo-Commander
- re-pack my Akrapovic cans (have two Akra re-packing kits waiting to go in)
- replace rear brake reservoir tube (with one more resistant to brake fluid)
- try to get my RC51 tach working
- replace the VFR800 R/R with a Shindengen MOSFET unit
-replace OEM sidestand with 2004 CBR1000R unit
- install titanium front axle
- fix taillight (is moving around on the clutch side, have to get in there and see what the problem is)

On the aesthetic front:
- remove Ohlins stickers and re-paint rear hugger satin black (is currently flat black)
-paint fork lowers satin black
- touch up Akra headers pipes (with flat black high-temp exhaust paint)
- install MBLS carbon tank protector
- replace clutch and front brake reservoir cover with Carbon World carbon units

I will also start working away on a spare set of carbs I picked up with an eye to eventually replacing the ones that are in there now (have 100,000 miles on them).....

I plan on getting it dynoed again the spring (re-installed a BMC street filter). I have not had it tested since I had the cams re-timed and added DLC coated tappets (though it seems to have picked up significant steam in the process, based on my seat-of-the-pants impressions). These changes, together with the HRC ignition (and Krankvent?) will hopefully catapult me over the 130 bhp and 80 lb-ft targets I had set for the bike when I decided to proceed with the rebuild.

I have to get around to weighing the damn thing too (shooting for 400 lb wet)......

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:19 AM
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So the Arrow exhaust is going to get sold??
That's a hell of a list! My off season mods will be new fork springs (on the way!) and a new front tire. I wanted to trim a few inches off my D&D's, but that may wait.
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For me it's trying to make enough $$ to score to cool parts I have a line on..... which might be a hint to the answer the last post......
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
For me it's trying to make enough $$ to score to cool parts I have a line on..... which might be a hint to the answer the last post......
Very subtle, that....

FYI, Mike (8541Hawk) was first to ask for dibs on the Arrow system so, he has first dibs on it......
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Originally Posted by mikstr View Post
Very subtle, that....

FYI, Mike (8541Hawk) was first to ask for dibs on the Arrow system so, he has first dibs on it......
Yeah got to get Markus paid off and then.... damn got to get moved and find some work before I lose my spot......

Oh and you guys are getting slow..... I asked about it the day he posted that he bought it......
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Quite a few lads from the vtr1000.org site lined up right after you....
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Just curious why the 04 CBR1000 side stand?
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CBR stand is @ 1" longer, stronger and lighter (this topic was discussed on the forum about two weeks ago, hence my decision to buy one)
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CBR stand is @ 1" longer, stronger and lighter (this topic was discussed on the forum about two weeks ago, hence my decision to buy one)
Thanks Mikstr sounds like a good idea.
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Here are the details I put in about the CBR1000RR side stand:

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...kstands-24151/

Works really well and easy to do!
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