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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Feb 23, 2010.
Glad the petcock thing came up. Turns out mine were BOTH closed from the factory. :huh
Ordered my set of Wings from Gorazd Sunday night and they were here yesterday (wednesday) afternoon!!!!! 3 days!!!!
The guy is amazing to deal with. Very responsive.
They look the shizz!
they also sound just as good as they look!
Yes. Open counter clockwise.
So how did everyone install their wings, specifically the one bolt on the brake side that mounts the exhaust to the midpipe? It seems the midpipe curves too sharply to fit any tool into the Allen head bolt provided.
Here's a few pics of install
How I got the front cylinder SAS plate off
Bye bye charcoal canister
And the goods http://flic.kr/p/os8pvL
I snugged that bolt up first with the silencer turned where i could get to it.... then rotated the silencer into final position to tighten the other two bolts.
400 miles over 10 hrs today. Got to my dad's house and just happened to look at the engine and noticed the steel braided oil line was a light color of brown and dusty. Upon closer inspection I noticed there is no oil in the window of oil tank. But there is no residue or anything on the skid plate bottom. Where did my oil go? If the valves are out of adjustment will it burn oil?
Valves wont burn oil unless your valve seats are worn. Then after you turn the bike off, the oil in the head will seep down past the valve seals into the combustion chamber and you will get a nice healthy black PUFF when you start.
Check your oil line, maybe it loosened up and leaked out while riding! If your tank is empty that means you leaked around 3 liters. That doesn't "vanish" or burn off LOL that LEAKS.
Good idea. I also forgot to place the steel spacer in the exhaust hangers... oh well, they are solid and I really dont want to strip the bike down again.
A couple observations for what it's worth:
The box of stock parts I removed weighs almost 30lbs.
The engine is 100x smoother now, no more shakes below 3000. Not sure if it is related to the SAS system or stock exhaust.
I turned the O2 sensor back on while still using Map #15 Kev's Performance map. The Jerky throttle has returned, but I will run it for a hundred miles or so and see how it feels.
The charcoal canister is surprisingly heavy! Lots of room in the tail now for tire repair kit, etc.
Instead of plugging the SAS system throttle bodies separately, I used the existing route to the charcoal canister and just trimmed it short and placed a SS bolt in the line to plug it up, tucked neatly under the front seat/tank area.
Overall very satisfied!
But where will it leak to? There is no residue on my skid plate.
Good question. I'm assuming you checked all drain bolts and screen doors for leaks?
Let the bike sit over night and start it. You will know right away if oil is leaking past the valve seats! Poof!
were you doing a lot of high RPM running?
what does the inside of the tail pipe look like? .... sooty and black?
Check your coolant too - head gasket or water pump seal could have oil escaping into the coolant system. Coolant will look like an off white milkshake
no oil visible in the window with warm engine?
engine on or off?
how much added to bring it back up?
BTW, all I can say is WOW. Wings are amazing. Bike is 2 bars cooler while riding, power is better. I'm running map 15, with +2% fuel from 2000 up, and another +2% from 0-3% TPS at 3300-4000. O2 sensor ON, SAS off, epc off.
Bike runs great.
Well it took a whole liter, and I got scolded for not checking after my track day or before my trip. I'll monitor it on the way back to see about a leak but exhaust looks fine. A little black residue from running rich but that's it. And no poof of smoke.
Lou, do your legs cook when stopped with the wings exhaust?
Nope. But I haven't ridden in real bumper to bumper traffic. The bike is 2-3 bars cooler than stock.
My normal highway commute at 65mph at 85 degrees I would show 7-8 bars on temp gauge. Now I show 5-6.
Wings cans are hot after a ride but I can touch them without getting scalded. I only have 40 miles on them... I understand they cool down a lot after breaking in (250km according to Wings)