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2018 Candy Plasma Blue ABS

Shoulda started this thread long ago.

Just some of the random goodies to throw on the bike. And my thoughts about each part denoted by a pro (+) for positive or con (-) negative.


Added a Motion Pro Rev 2 Variable Throttle Kit. First impressions: + adjustability is so quick and easy. + Includes 5 throttle reels. - Throttle cables are somewhat thinner or have fewer strands than OEM. Only time will tell how long the cables will last. Motion Pro sells a handlebar start/stop switch as well part# 11-0103; plugnplay, no splicing or cutting, actually manufactured by Domino from Italy.

The throttle housing is secured via clamp (2 screws). For added security or to prevent slippage, I will add a locating dowel screw. M4 x 0.7 x 16mm.


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Sprint Filter

P08 Air Filter by Sprint Filter p# 402805.

Cleaning only requires air pressure. No oiling, solvents or washing. Score!

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Edit: 08/08/2020. Added this filter to the Norton Power Package Deal with modified air-box.

Fitment at the seals seemed OK. Butt, the screw mount tab does not sit flush on the screw joint base. Had to place a plastic washer between the mounting tab and screw mount base.
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And had to safety-wire the screw in place.
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Performance wise, I could here the engine roar through the modified air-box. Sounds exhilarating!
 

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I really want to get that motion pro rev 2 throttle. That’s good to know they offer a plug and play kill switch as I wasn’t looking forward to wiring one in.
 

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I really want to get that motion pro rev 2 throttle. That’s good to know they offer a plug and play kill switch as I wasn’t looking forward to wiring one in.
It's a good kit, too bad the cables cannot be routed under the clip-on only prevented by the bulky cockpit fairing (no clearance, thanks Kawasaki).

When I was installing it, I noticed the return cable has no real use? Since the return spring on the throttle body is the mechanism doing the returning. I dunno, just an observation.
 

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Agras rear caliper bracket with Brembo caliper (120A44140)

1039 grams.

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Well the brembos fit. Gotta get longer brake lines...

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Rear brakes plumbed. Already feels a heck of a lot stiffer now. Too cold outside to test ride.


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FRONT BRAKE

Brembo P4-30/34, 40 mm caliper, p/n: 20516589.
SSR caliper bracket. (repackaged by Spears Racing)
Pads: Brembo 07BB15SA (sintered street).
Brembo supersport rotor 08A64234, 5.5 mm thick. Full floating rotor.
Spiegler steel braided lines. Stock configuration.
Magura HC1 12mm radial master cylinder EDIT: 20-July-2021, Now running Brembo 15 RCS master cylinder
Motul RBF600 brake juice
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- The caliper bracket would not clear the thick rotor because it was off center. Had to add 1.00~1.04 mm shims between the bracket and caliper. I simply shaved stainless steel washers down to size in order to center the caliper into the thick 5.5 mm rotor.

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Thread sealant from STG. So no seepage at the bleeder valve.

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Nice upgrade, looks very trick. Guessing you wont have a had a chance to test yet?
That thread sealant is just what i need at present. I have a weeping bleeder valve on my SV rear caliper. I never knew there was such a product.
 

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Brakes Testing Review- ABS deleted

Today, I almost completed the initial bed-in procedure of about 150 km of street riding. The front brake felt solid. The brake pad instructions calls for a soft bed-in procedure, so I didn't really want to heat the pads and rotor up too much. First impressions well, I likey a lot! The feel of the lever is a lot more sensitive. It has a soft feel requiring less force to pull. Easily a one-finger pull operation. While initial bite is very good, I'm sure it will feel a lot more solid when fully bedded in. With every millimeter incremental pull at the first 20 mm of travel, there is a very progressive force of bite given to the rotor and at this range the bike comes to a stop very linearly. After about 20 mm of travel the bite gets aggresive enough to get very close to lockup. When I ride more miles and complete the bed-in, I'll be able to test lockup and endos and get a better read from initial bite and witness the worth of the brake pads. So far the biggest difference assessed here is the awesome feedback you get from the radial M/C, which was lacking in the stock setup. On a side note, the caliper and rotor was cool to the touch after stopping the test run.

EDIT 25-July-2021. Have removed the Magura 12mm HC1 master cylinder in place for a Brembo 15 RCS radial master cylinder. With all other brake components being equal. My findings.. well, the larger diameter pump was able to push more fluid through the system. This would allow for more clamping force upon the the caliper pistons. In turn, more bite pressure means stronger brake force. I think the larger pump is more ideal for a 4 piston caliper in this application. Hence, lever feel is easier, meaning not needing to pull as hard to stop quicker.
Now about the same brake pads, SA model is a sintered street version. It's a good modulating pad, with very little brake dust. But not a great initial bite. If you're a more sporty or track/race rider, definitely have to upgrade to their track or race sintered pads for better initial bite.



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Spears Racing Straight Clutch Cable

Not really sure about this mod. The ideal routing is through the right side of the triple-tree outside the right fork leg. Because this routing has the least bend angles. But, without cutting the cockpit fairing it will bind and snag. Therefore I routed the cable through the inside of the right fork leg. Slightly more tighter bends. Have only tried fitment with woodcraft clip-ons, and the cable could be a couple inches shorter, but doable.

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The wire is almost as thick as the stock clutch. Casting burrs galore, had to polish it down.
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Spears Straight Clutch Cable continued,


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- Blocks partial cluster gauge, cable a bit long, rough finish

+ Lever pull feel is smoother, with no hint of binding, better feel than stock, with the gnarly L bend.

Is it worth 50 bones? Well if you're OCD then yes, it is.
 
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Nice. That Dremel tool can be a hazard around plastics, metal, and teeth in the wrong hands. My spouse hid mine after my last mishap, never to be seen again. :oops:
 

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Norton Motorsports Titanium Axle Nuts and Washer, Kurvey Girl Spring Clips


Chain adjustments are so much easier now. A flipped rear axle makes it easier to torque the nut.
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