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Old 03-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #91
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I'm picking up masterlinks and some extra chain tonight after work. I need to bolt on an extension for the anti-rotate bracket for the rear caliper hanger.

Yesterday I didn't have much that I could do. I put some spacers in to keep the shock from moving side to side. Which raises a question, the lower shock eyelet has zero side to side movement. I have one 12mm waster on the righthand side. The top mount he eyelet is able to move side to side on the bushing, I have 2 12mm washers on the righthand side. I'm wondering if any lateral movement is okay. I would have put one washer on each side but a bolt on the right hand side of the eyelet contacted the frame. I installed the ninja front master cylinder with the YZ brake setup, I'm anxious to see what kind of stopping power it has, it has the best feel of any brake I've ever used.

I spent a little while standing/sitting on the bike, determining if I needed to move the pegs. It seems like if I move them forward that the seated position is a little funky, I may leave them stock and see how it rides.

My biggest hurdles now are the exhaust, skideplate, crash bars, and my main focus, the headlight

I'm thinking of doing either a 7" or 8" baja style headlight, I want to maintain the hi/lo function. I'm not a wiring guru by any means, how difficult will it be to convert the dual H7 to a single H4 or similar setup?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #92
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Yesterday I didn't have much that I could do. I put some spacers in to keep the shock from moving side to side. Which raises a question, the lower shock eyelet has zero side to side movement. I have one 12mm waster on the righthand side. The top mount he eyelet is able to move side to side on the bushing, I have 2 12mm washers on the righthand side.
the reason for the two washers at the top shock bushing is to prevent the shock from contacting the mount. a little lateral movement is no problem.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #93
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the reason for the two washers at the top shock bushing is to prevent the shock from contacting the mount. a little lateral movement is no problem.
Perfect, that's the answer I was hoping for. I'll have to see how this R1 shock treats me, I'm only 160 pounds. Any chance I won't need a stiffer spring? I can't wait to ride this bike.

What's the preferred method for "extending" the brake bracket, bolt or weld?
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:08 AM   #94
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Just ordered a Weapon R catch can for my coolant reservoir. Not this weekend but the one after I will be working on headlights/exhaust/crash bars/etc.This will involve riding the bike roughly 80 miles so I need to get a chain or add links, and drill/tap the caliper anti-rotate.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #95
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... and drill/tap the caliper anti-rotate.
can't add a spacer for the caliper?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:01 AM   #96
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can't add a spacer for the caliper?
With my wheel aligned and spaced out, the anti rotate doesn't catch on the bung on the frame so I need to extend the bung. Eventually I may weld on an extension but right now I just plan to put in 2 bolts.

a few questions:

1) what is the thread for the mirrors?
2) Any decent dual round headlights that are already wired for the H7 and not crazy expensive?
3) Does anyone have any extra links for the stock EK chain? Mine is one link too short for the 48 tooth rear sprocket.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #97
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With my wheel aligned and spaced out, the anti rotate doesn't catch on the bung on the frame so I need to extend the bung. Eventually I may weld on an extension but right now I just plan to put in 2 bolts.
that's one way to do it, but it's easy to do with a caliper spacer in combination with your axle spacer(s). like this, then you caliper bracket has full engagement with the antirotation lug.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #98
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At this point I'd need to machine 2 new axle spacers and the caliper spacer...probably the better way to do it, but I think at this point it is easier for me to extend the lug. I'll use bolts for now and then will weld the extension in the near future.

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that's one way to do it, but it's easy to do with a caliper spacer in combination with your axle spacer(s). like this, then you caliper bracket has full engagement with the antirotation lug.

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Old 03-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #99
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Perfect, that's the answer I was hoping for. I'll have to see how this R1 shock treats me, I'm only 160 pounds. Any chance I won't need a stiffer spring? I can't wait to ride this bike.

What's the preferred method for "extending" the brake bracket, bolt or weld?
If you do not plan on any off road you may get by with the R1 spring. I weigh 165 and found the R1 spring way to soft.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:49 PM   #100
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If you do not plan on any off road you may get by with the R1 spring. I weigh 165 and found the R1 spring way to soft.

HAHAHA...I plan to beat the piss out of this bike off road. I'm hoping to do the Pine Barrens 300 and Rally West Virginia on it. So I will look into a beefier spring for it since you and I are roughly the same weight
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #101
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So I just threw a tube in the rear tire and mounted it up. It looks like with the adjusters all the way out, I have about an inch before I hit the front of the swingarm, maybe slightly less. It will contact the muffler much sooner than that. Has anyone else noticed this with the 18" rear?
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:28 AM   #102
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So I just threw a tube in the rear tire and mounted it up. It looks like with the adjusters all the way out, I have about an inch before I hit the front of the swingarm, maybe slightly less. It will contact the muffler much sooner than that. Has anyone else noticed this with the 18" rear?
Can you fab up a custom exhaust? I thought it was pretty fun, I used prebent stainless sections and attached to a carbon arrow can. Way lighter than stock too.

I can't remember what the swingarm looks like,,pics dude cmon now, but possible to modify? Or see how the bike runs offroad and decide if a better swingarm and shock combo would work better
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:24 AM   #103
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Can you fab up a custom exhaust? I thought it was pretty fun, I used prebent stainless sections and attached to a carbon arrow can. Way lighter than stock too.

I can't remember what the swingarm looks like,,pics dude cmon now, but possible to modify? Or see how the bike runs offroad and decide if a better swingarm and shock combo would work better
The muffler and headers are getting scrapped. I'm sure the swingarm could be modified for more clearance. I haven't determined if it is an issue yet. It was late last night when I got the tire mounted up. All in all, I need a chain and I can ride it. I'll be riding it to the workshop my friend works at next weekend to do the headlight...I'm also hoping to at least start on the headers. Where is a good place to get the bends?

Oil pan mod in progress







Rear wheel spacers



Rear wheel mocked up....chain line looks pretty good



Pic with the tank off. I was drilling out the bolts for the ignition which went surprisingly smoothly.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:02 AM   #104
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Depending on the diameter, check cone engineering, they have lots of bends in all types. I needed the exhaust pipe size which was 60mm . Totally weird size forget but I found tuner stores sell tubing by a company called vibrant. Wasn't cheap but you don't need too much. Def buy more than you think you need, tack it up on the bike and back purge with argon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #105
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Depending on the diameter, check cone engineering, they have lots of bends in all types. I needed the exhaust pipe size which was 60mm . Totally weird size forget but I found tuner stores sell tubing by a company called vibrant. Wasn't cheap but you don't need too much. Def buy more than you think you need, tack it up on the bike and back purge with argon.

I've decided to buy a second set of ninja headers on ebay. After pricing it out on ebay I think this is the most cost effective solution. I have an extra z750s muffler or 2 I might cut up and use.
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