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My rapid bike evo (plus up/down shift assist) comes Monday... from looking at your pics, I'm not really looking forward to installing it, lol
 

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Take your time, document the steps. I took the gas tank cover off without disconnecting the cap. The cap stayed on the tank, and I disconnected it later. The 1st time I broke one of the cap plastic nipples (breather)

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New owner here. Any suggestion on gearing? Stock is 40/15. What are most of you doing ? I need to change the chain and sprockets so now is the right time to change if desired.

I do about 75% of my riding on twisty mtn roads. Mostly in gears 2-4, some 5th gear.

TIA

Ken
 

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I installed new front rotors rear caliper and rear slave cylinder
I have brakes again. The front was badly pulsating and now amount of cleaning scuffing helped
The rear was non existent

Pleased to report I have brakes that work.
I selected Brembo full floating Supersport rotors instead of the stockers
 

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I installed new front rotors rear caliper and rear slave cylinder
I have brakes again. The front was badly pulsating and now amount of cleaning scuffing helped
The rear was non existent

Pleased to report I have brakes that work.
I selected Brembo full floating Supersport rotors instead of the stockers
Look great, pulsating was probably due to warping.

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I installed a BMC race filter, bit of a pita but worth the effort, I believe. Also when I removed the original filter, I found some small rocks, slightly bigger than sands, in the filter housing. How's that possible?


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Was able to fit the RB under the seat, making a bracket/holder to keep it there. The quick shifter/blipper is velcroed to the gas tank. Fit perfect there.


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I just purchased my multi a few days ago and noticed the right saddlebag had some play in it. I looked at the internal mount and saw the interior mount had busted off most likely in a tip over ......I fixed it and now the bag locks up tight .....JB Weld SteelStick is the shit !! I made a piece out of 3 layers of cut DVD case sandwiched around a piece of paint stick and held together with epoxy....epoxy followed by steelstick reinforcement on both sides holds it in the bike. Seems very strong but I have my fingers crossed!!

The piece I made .... yes I'm a Redneck
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I had to do some filing and trimming to get the bag to mount up but it worked. The steel stick is a two part solid epoxy that is like putty and dries hard as Chinese arithmetic. I will paint the whole thing at some point but it's hardly noticeable.
 

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Was able to fit the RB under the seat, making a bracket/holder to keep it there. The quick shifter/blipper is velcroed to the gas tank. Fit perfect there.


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Heh you just need to make a thread with all your RB install pics, so it will be easier for me to follow when I install mine on Friday (assuming the weather report is accurate and it's 15c as predicted)
 

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Heh you just need to make a thread with all your RB install pics, so it will be easier for me to follow when I install mine on Friday (assuming the weather report is accurate and it's 15c as predicted)
If u really need help, pm me you ph number and I talk u thru some stuff.

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Since we’re in confinement due to the virus had a lot of time to work on the bike today. Installed:
  • crash bars
  • windshield spacers from iconic uk
  • puig touring windshield
  • front wheel mudguard extensor
  • radiator guard
  • givi universal monokey plate + top case
  • center stand
  • rear axle slider
About 2.5 hours, a few beers and got quite red from the Florida sun...... next is putting on the rear wheel mudguard (like on the 1200) I ordered but has not arrived yet.

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Take your time, document the steps. I took the gas tank cover off without disconnecting the cap. The cap stayed on the tank, and I disconnected it later. The 1st time I broke one of the cap plastic nipples (breather)

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New owner here. Any suggestion on gearing? Stock is 40/15. What are most of you doing ? I need to change the chain and sprockets so now is the right time to change if desired.

I do about 75% of my riding on twisty mtn roads. Mostly in gears 2-4, some 5th gear.

TIA

Ken
HI Ken . I tried 14 front and it worked well , but I would recommend 15-42 as I have on my current 1200S. I can ride in 6th without going 75mph now!
 

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More polishing & got around to swapping out the plugs & changing oil & filter...man the drain plug and filter were way over torqued! Next up time for some new belts as no
Idea how long these were on & they look pretty shagged.
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Practiced social distancing with a 60 mile ride through Texas Hill Country. It was really a test ride with a new donut sniffer (radar detector). Alerts come through my Cardo Packtalk Slim loud and clear with the Valentine 1 Gen 2 bluetooth connected to the JBV1 Android app.
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The stock gearing is excessive. Dropping to a 14 tooth front is an easy and cheap alternative. Bumping to a 42 or 43 tooth rear is another option.
I changed to 14/42 but no matter what chain length I tried it was too short or too long. Rear wheel moved fully to rear to get chain tight enough or couldn't connect chain if I took a link out and moved full forward. Back to 15/42.
 

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Brake and clutch levers were not right since November when I retrieved the bike from dealer after the 15k service. Travel adjusters were hard to turn and levers came closer to bars than I like. Got adjusters freed up but they were already in fully. Decided to bleed MC's and what do ya know air bubbles out of brake and clutch. All good now. I will say that the rear brake has been great since they bled it at service. Also put on a de-cat pipe at same time so that may have helped.
 

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Just before the Covid sent us all home my Rapid tune and Mivv de-cat and muffler arrived. All parts are installed and about 120 miles of testing. All is well!
1260S by the way...
 
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