Sunday, October 21, 2012

Radiator Work

While I have been waiting for the ram air scoop to get here, I've done some work on the R6 radiator.  I really want to be sure and do it right, so the stock inlet and outlets have been removed, as they are too large to use with the stock or samco rad hoses.  Once I get things into position, I can figure out the angles each of these spigot needs to go.

I also mounted the cafe front number plate.  Simple and clean, and a lot easier to set up than some aftermarket bodywork from another bike.

Not bothering putting on the front fender, as I will just have to remove it when the forks get shipped off to Racetech.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Proper Kit

Some fortunate internet surfing has turned up some rare parts I have been looking for, for some time.
This is a z1000 gauge.  Similar to the 636 that is sometimes used, except this has the 11,000 redline that the 650 engine is spec'd at.  All the idiot lights work as well, but apparently the speedo is inaccurate... shouldn't be looking at the speed anyway!
I fabricated a custom mount which also includes a provision for the lap timer.

Not the clearest photo, but this is a proper thumb brake from gptech.  Bought it off a shop in Ontario, which used to prepare the Yamaha Superbikes for the Canadian National team from a few years ago.  Who knows, maybe Pascal Picotte used this at one time.  This one mounts to the clip on, not the fork tube, and works a heck of a lot better than the old one!

The ram air intake should be here shortly, so I will get to work figuring the radiator mounting system...