We ended up getting a yellow one. We will be going to a full carbon body soon, so it really did not matter. The mat titanium finish would go good with the new paint scheme we have in mind.
Spoiled with the easy pull of the Surflex slipper clutch, the first thing we had to do was change the slave cylinder with a 30mm STM ( the easiest pull on the market). We will be putting in a Surflex slipper clutch on the bike as soon as we can get the right clutch nut...
. In the meantime we will probably run a Speedymoto pressure plate and 10 spoke clutch cover to match the wheels ( until the BST wheels go on..
Note the shift linkage is swapped over 180 degrees for reverse shift. A Speedymoto water pump cover will go on next week. we want to run the bike this week some more to see if we get any temperature differences with the Speedymoto water pump cover and Engine Ice. It should be in the mid 90's all week here in the Valley.
We are taking our time with this bike because I want to try out all the mods as we build the bike.
We are going to try a few different exhaust systems to see what we like the best. We started with a Quat-D slip-on since it did not need a PC3. We tried it with and with out the DB killers (click on picture for sound file):
With the db killer in place, we could probably run it at Laguna Seca with no additional tuning. The magnesium end pieces come off in minutes to remove the DB killers. This exhaust also comes with two removable cats...
The next thing was an easy to remove and lightweight billet fuel cap. We chose the quick release 1098 cap:
The Carbon fender was good for about a pound weight loss...
For a little added insurance we added Speedymoto underbody frame sliders to protect the battery, water pump and radiator on the left:
and the radiator and clutch on the right:
notice the missing carbon canister...
We replaced the bar ends with some weighted Rhinomoto bar ends since we want to run bar end mirrors instead of the OEM mirrors:
We may end up sliding the controls up on the bar and run these bar end turn signals instead--since we will lose the turn signals by removing the mirrors:
We have a stack of more parts ready to go on this week. I'll take some more pictures of what we do this week and give some feedback on the mods after the weekend.