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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Paddock bobbin / Slider installed

Just installed a new set of locally made Paddock bobbin / Slider. Looks good with a clean gold anodized finishing.Comes with a nice transparent box packaging. Easy to install with a M10 X 75mm bolt. Product is value for money and with a quality CNC finishing.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Racing Rearsets with DIY Carbon Heel Guard

Just installed a racing rearset which I manage to obtain a used set for a very attractive price. Decide to make it a dual tone color scheme and customize the heel plate/guard from a piece of 3mm thick Carbon Fiber panel. The CF panel is quite tedious to cut as it is very stiff. Stiffer then most of the plastics I have handled on my rotary tool. Had to add a 2 mm washer to the heel plate before I bolt it on so that it will clear the Versys swingarm.

The following is the Right side

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Decal graphic for Single Seat Cowl

Grew tired of the old graphics for the single seat cowl and decided to DIY a new scheme following the side shroud grahics.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ninja 650R Side Caps

Got my Ninja 650R side caps installed (thanks tony-hope everything is OK in BKK with the flood and all). Looks quite sick, like the clean look of the back end minus the grab rails plus the rails are freakin heavy. Was contemplating of using it in my car as an anti road bully device instead of the steering lock i currently wield. Any way here are the pictures.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ZX10R hugger mod

Fancy having the ZX10R hugger for your ER6n ?....
IMHO the ZX10R has one of the nicest hugger on a sportsbike. Been wanting to include the hugger on my ride for quite a while now since the ZX7R actually. So finnaly got the chance to get one off the bay for a reasonable price. The trick was to mount the 10R hugger onto the Versys swingarm which has a different dimension & mounting points. Finally the most feasable route was to splice the Versys hugger to the ZX10R hugger..literally. Went about getting a Versys hugger (locally manufactured) mounted and subsequently placing the 10R hugger to identify the best way of splicing the two together. Discovered that there are a few mountable point that the 10R hugger could be joined to the versys unit this was done by placing the 10R hugger on top of the Versys hugger. Tried using a 2 Part fast setting epoxy resin initially but an accidental drop test proved that this method alone was not strong enough for the mod. The two parts immediately separated upon contact with the concrete floor from a 3 feet drop. I eventually went with a Rivet & epoxy method eventually. The 10R hugger is now joined to the Versys hugger by 8 reivets at 4 important stress points ( 3 at the swingarm mount points and one at the tip of the hugger). Did another drop test and to my relieve it survived this time around. Dremmeled the joint areas to smooth it out and will eventually cover the entire unit with a layer of 3K Carbon Fiber cloth to hide the imperfection. Will use the time waiting for the arrival of the CF cloth to road test the hugger for weaknesses.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Versys swingarm FAQ

- The OEM foot pegs clears the Versys swingarm quite nicely with the 1 cm spacer installed, the pegs seem to be in line with the swingarm and evenly spaced out (looks as though its been made to fit (with spacer installed.