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Old 07-18-2017, 11:22 PM
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On a diet

I got my hawk about two weeks ago... I have deleted pair valve added block offs and also got rid of everything else that goes with the smog system. I got rid of the frame sliders rear plate light also put a 4+ advancer on it ditched the anti rattle gear and springs engine ice in it shimmed the carbs to hawk8541s specs thread. filled in some holes that the previous owner had drilled in the air box and fixed a few oil leaks changed oil checked valves and cam timing since I removed the mccts and fixed a few oil leaks I think its good about to take it out in the morning and see how it goes.... hope I am on the right track let me know any input would be appreciated... ohh I also removed the baffles in the delk slipons
seems like she lost about 10 pounds
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:53 AM
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You have been a busy boy.

Like you when I first got the VTR I did a heap of things all at once.

Over a period of time I have worked it out that it is best to do one thing at a time and experienced the difference.

One of the biggest regrets I have with this bike is the fact that I modded the motor heavily in one go.

Nearly 5 years and lots of money later ( Don't tell the Wife ) I have a great bike . I feel qualified to say that the VTR is a keeper as a host of bikes have been through the Man Cave since I have owned her. An 07 Tuono, an 848 Duc , a Tuono RSV4, a Bimota DB1 , an 012 Zx10, a TLS 1000S heavily modded with a decent back shock conversion and a couple of others that didn't compare.

Be careful mate, you are on a slippery slope !

Good luck ! let us know what it rides like .
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I hacked a HUNDRED pounds of crap (yes I weighed it) off an old Electraglide I had Lol Harleys...
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:12 AM
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Where did you find a +4 advancer?
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:40 AM
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last one

i ordered it directly from factory pro he said it was the very last one. i have a couple issues with my mods. i replaced the rear mcct gasket and it leaks **** so i will remove while my wife holds the crank in position and i think i will be ok with a little honda bond on it. i place a case breather filter directly on to the cover of the valve cover and its dumping oil all over the motor what have you guys done in the past? i cannot connect it to the air box because its blowing by and getting into the fuel system any ideas?
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:05 AM
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correction

the oil is coming from both case breathers that i installed directly on top of the valve cover i have the oil level under the second notch on the clutch cover so **** so its not coming off the rear tensioner at all. so what do you guys suggest should i put a hose on it then mount and raise them. or should i go with an oil catch can i wouldnt think this problem would be from removing the reed flap or am i wrong about that????
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:16 AM
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?

That's how I have them currently
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:02 PM
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That's how I have them currently
Run em to the airbox as standard.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:08 PM
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???

i was thinking that myself. when i bought the bike it started to smoke after a hard run of about 100miles. i opened up the air box to find that there is a table spoon or so of oiled pooled in the box. left side because of the kickstand but i was trying to avoid this.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:59 PM
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Good or bad idea
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Good job on doing the mods and, like me, having a wife that will hold engine parts and help

Wait you removed the baffle and all insulation from the pipes? Just looking at pic

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Old 07-20-2017, 08:11 AM
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baffles

no i did not remove the resonators or packing. i removed the baffles only or db killers whatever term you prefer. loudness has not changed much. the sound signature on the other hand has changed greatly b4 it just sound like a terd. i added a .5 mm shim to the rear needle stock air box and it seems happier im running about 96 octane in it now i know this effects my power curve in a negative way i just do it every once in a while then go back to just pump gas and stiffened up the suspension i am only about 170.
thanks for responding i love this atmosphere
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So is bare insulation now exposed to exhaust shock waves? Not familiar with stock stuff but if its exposed it will be gone in a week. If you care.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:34 AM
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exhaust

they are delkevic slip on long cans they have a baffle that comes in from the front inlet side kinda different. they have packing with what is called a resonator. a resonator is the perferated steel tube which holds basically all after market packings in that in turn is held in by rivets at each end. so now its just a basic after market can. wish i could send pictures of what i mean but i am at work i will post them when i get home.
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this was the only thing i removed
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:06 PM
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Left exhaust has a lighter color than the right. I added a .5 mil shim to the rear needle... That's all I have done besides turning the air fuel mix to 2.75 turns out stock filter delkavic slip ons
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