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Thanks for the comments! I always seem to move much slower than I want. It’s definitely a balancing act between working on other people’s projects to fund mine and getting the time to work on mine.
I ordered up a fully custom rear shock from Daugherty Motorsports. I had the Works shock rebuilt but it’s not perfect and the reservoir line is too short. I checked with 4-5 shops and all said they would have completely disassemble the shock to replace the line. :shock: I went ahead and said screw it and ponied up for a shock setup for my riding style, bike (Vfr750), weight etc.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to pick back up on this project in a couple weeks.
Still been too busy wrenching on other people’s bikes to do much on any of mine. But I’ve gathered a couple parts, namely a pair of newer Duc 5-spoke rims to replace the older 3-spoke versions I have now.
I also been thinking of the paint scheme all the while. I’m leaning toward a blue Zrx paint job with gold rims.
I finally addressed an issue that’s been bugging me since I adapted the Zx12 Gilles rearsets to the bike: remote reservoir hose routing and mounting the reservoir. The master cylinder sits outside the side cover so the hose would have to had to a couple bends down and around the frame to behind the cover somewhere.
Until…I saw a James Compton’s Zrx. He used a Brembo master cylinder with an integral reservoir. Compton wants $160+ for a new one so I started looking around eBay. I found a used M/C from a KTM for about 2/3 the price.
Of course being a Brembo unit, the 40mm spacing is less than Nissin and Tokico items. So some 1/4x 2” flat bar was used to make a new mount.
thanks for the info. I have a project i may use that on.
Brembo laser etches the size. 4M16+13 tells you its a 13mm bore. I think the 4M16 is the seal assembly. Every modern Brembo MC i have seen is marked this way. sometimes it will say "X" instead of "+"
Good info! I’ll be running a CR85 front caliper on the rear. I can’t remember the CR’s M/C bore but I think it was smaller than 13mm. I guess I’ll have to get it on the road and see what it feels like.
No, it’s only for showing readings like a normal dash. But it is highly configurable and has 4 inputs in addition to speed and RPM. It also can be set up to indicate gears based on speed, rpm, and gearing inputs.
Found a cool billet goodie from a place in South Africa called ACC Billet.
I’ll be using this as a donor for the filler area as the billet piece is designed for a Slingshot tank.
I’ve been wanting a single seat and tail piece for a few years now. I found this on eBay UK and the maker/seller ships to the US. The price seemed very reasonable considering what I paid for an Airtech front fender a couple months ago. I’m going to cut off the tank and use just the side panels back.
So….there was a HUGE snag with getting the Gpz body from eBay. Their Global Shipping Program wouldn’t ship the body as it was too big!!! So I got a full refund but I still wanted the body. I found the seller’s e-mail addy on another forum and went around eBay. All I can say is the seller is EXCELLENT to work with! I’m having him only mold a small portion of the tank past the side panels so I can still use my stock tank.