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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    You gonna be taking off some of the stickers?
    Actually...
    Had a play in PS.

    As is:



    Removed the live to ride and alien:


    Removed all bar the main HP one:


    Thinking I ditch the free2ride but that's about it.
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    I like the bottom version best.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    I like the bottom version best.
    Ditto. Are they definitely under the clear?

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    Not all.
    It's a bit weird. Some are some arent.
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    Maybe some are pre/post crash?

    Nice pickup. Looks like it has had some serous dollars thrown at it.

    (ps maybe do some rider training days?)
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    Nah, was all grey before drop.
    It's not official fairings, so doesn't surprise me.

    Yup, CSS is on the list.
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    As the bike was in storage for over a year, the first thing I needed to do was to change the oil.
    It had plenty in there, and looks clear enough, but 12 months is 12 months.

    Man, I set a new record for the most stubborn oil filter.
    It was a K&N and the last service centre would have torqued it to like 5 bazillion Nm.



    Firstly the 17mm nut on the end rounded.
    My usual spring tool wouldn't fit with the socket due to the extractors.

    Then using the clamp tool i put a hole in the filter.



    Then since I had a hole I stabbed it with a screw driver, and then broke said screw driver.



    Then finally took 3 holes with the driver, and a set of vice grips on the nut, and finally she was off.

    Went with an OEM filter, hand tight and an extra 1/4.






    The magnetic plug seemed pretty clean, I'm not sure how man miles were on this oil, but at least I'll know now starting fresh.

    Filled it up with Castrol's best and she's purring.

    Also bled the rear brakes, old fluid was rather dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent from punchy View Post
    At least Fritz has got a sense of humor. Apparently they come stuck from the factory

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    You don't remember the RX7 oil filter saga several years ago?

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    haha yes I do, but I thought this may have matched it. All 6min that it took me.
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    At first inspection I noticed a little bit of oil/dirty grease on the outside of the engine casing near the oil window. I think there was a recall on those windows, and wasn't sure if this had been done on this bike.

    Anyway, today I dug a little deeper and pulled the Sprocket cover off.
    Man what a struggle, the 30T tore screws were locked in hard.
    As the access is tight, my usual beefy tools wouldn't fit, so grabbed some heavy duty long torx set:



    even then I still had to whack on a vice grip to give me enough leverage.

    Pulling the bolts off, yup, loctite.
    Why would anyone loctite these?



    With the cover off, the gunk was clear to see:



    looks like the previous owner/shop greased it up well, but rarely cleaned it.

    A quick spray with degreaser and wipe and it's looking a lot better already:



    I may swap the chain out anyway, and then I'll give it a proper clean.
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    More work.
    Finally found a 36mm socket and pulled the rear wheel off.



    Interesting how the rear cog just pops out, only the axel holds it in.
    It was a big greasy, so a quick spray, wipe and...


    she's looking good.

    It's always a lot easier to clean the wheel when it's off, and even more so with the disc brake rotor off.


    So 5 torx screws



    and the abs sensor plate and brembo rotor are off


    and the wheel is clean.

    the rear chain cover was also coated in a thick slimey goo, so off it came, degreaser, wipe and its good.



    I was in two minds about the chain.
    It wasn't stretched, every link moved nicely, but it had a fair bit of surface rust on a few parts, including the axels that make contact.

    But when in doubt, replace it, so, dremel the pins.



    wedge a screw driver in and pop..

    new chain to come.



    gave me more access to clean the gearbox casing


    anyone know what these letters are:



    also, any recommendations on a spray to keep the alloy casing pristine? WD40 may not be the best product for it.

    more to come..
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    Inox or S10 on engine cases mate. Just keep it away from disc rotors.

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    Staying with the stock gearing?

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    Probably.
    I don't think I need more acceleration or top speed.

    Stock cogs look fine so will just grab a new chain.
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    Last day off means more bike play....

    Still de gunking, the chain slider thing was covered in it, so it's always nice to see it come up clean and branded:



    which gave me access to clean up the swing arm



    and it's back on and clean



    The fairings are in decent shape, but a few marks here and there. Some touch up paint will make this good as new.



    and since the wheel is off, i spent most of the evening cleaning 8 years of gunk off.
    I thought they were matte, but some scratch-X and polish makes them shine quite nicely.



    now we wait for the new chain to arrive.
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    Going good man, like the wheel colour and they came up awesome. FYI chains and sprockets wear together so if you're doing one you should probably do the other too.
    Hide yo' wife!!!

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    That's the theory, but the chain didn't look too bad, it was only cus it was sitting for a year and is rusty that I decided to swap it.
    Sprockets look mint.
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    The OE Brembo's are decent from all accounts, Brembo radial mount 4 pot (and 4 pad) calipers x2, big Brembo 320mm drilled rotors, and Brembo OE (sintered) pads.



    Pulling the pads out it easy, 2 bolts, a couple of ABS clips, the locking pin and out they come. Can be done in a race I guess.



    Brake dust seems to get everywhere, and if the pistons aren't super clean, can get sticky, not what you want.




    So out comes the brake cleaner spray, and some wire brushes.



    lots of scrubbing and hmmm I'm in two minds.
    I feel like I want to take them apart and give it a proper clean with new seals.





    These are the OE pads I think:



    Will probably go with the SA sintered Brembo version, significantly cheaper than the actual OE ones.
    • SA sintered compound intended specifically for front brakes, typified by particularly good efficiency under all operating conditions. An ideal alternative to OE pads.only for front calipers

    But for the rears there are a couple of options, sintered and organic too.
    Is it ok to mix? Sintered front and Organic rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent from punchy View Post
    But for the rears there are a couple of options, sintered and organic too.
    Is it ok to mix? Sintered front and Organic rear?
    Yeah, it's fine to mix. You are unlikely to work the rear hard enough to notice the difference.
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    Don't forget these things have auto rear braking, so each time you pull the front handle, the rear brake is applied a bit too.
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    The rear brakes aren't applied at anywhere near the same force as the fronts though.

    Also be careful the first time you ride it because those brembo can be pretty nasty if you grab a handful of front brake and you're not prepared.

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    Yup, doing it in my driveway showed me that, just a tiny little squeeze was more braking force than my Honda at full grab.
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    The bike came with a Carbon Fibre pillion seat cover, that fits ok.



    sure is light though.



    When I plan to rego it, it will need a blue slip, and I want it registered in standard spec as a two seater.



    So previously owner kept the OE seat, and included it in the deal.
    A quick swap of the bracket and lock mechanism, and all is well.

    It's obviously a lot heavier, but anyone sitting on it will surely appreciate the padding.

    Luckily it has the standard tool kit too.
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    FYI those sweet levers you have are BMW HP levers - approx $500 option apparently.

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    I don't think they are official BMW products, I found the brand and it's a more affordable Taiwanese brand, they feel nice and solid though.
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    The chain finally arrived.
    There are quite a few options for chains, the OEM one is some bulgarian brand, and aren't all that popular or highly regarded.
    Chains should be changed regularly, so I guess BMW didn't want to waste money on a high end one.

    The spec is a 525 which determines the width basically. Quite a few of the race guys (or hardcore streeters) go down to a 520, which is a fair bit lighter (and the corresponding sprockets) than the stock size.
    Again, I'm not out to run 8s, so wanted to keep it smooth and reliable, so stock size it is.
    I'm a fan of Japanese engineering, so went with a high end (because it's a litre bike) D.I.D chain.



    Best price was a gold one from Amazon US, and took a couple of weeks to arrive. I didn't specifically want a gold coloured one, but I like the look now and think it works well with the shock and forks, which are both in bling gold from factory.

    Before the chain was on I had to reinstall the rear wheel, which is always a little tricky the first time you do it on a new bike.


    I wasn't 100% sure which way all these parts went, but as I took photos of the unbolting process, it was pretty easy to figure out, and everything just fits right once you try anyway.


    Got all the gunk off the axel adjusters too

    and cleaned up the rear brakes


    The chain comes with 120 pins, and only 118 are needed on the S1000RR, so grind one link off and we are golden.




    The master link is a rivet type, and my chain tool isn't ideal, it was fine on the small 425 chain on the old Honda, but too small here, so I think I'll order the D.I.D chain tool too.



    She's on, but not locked. No rush, am waiting for other parts to arrive anyway.
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    Just make sure you don't forget about that link. I did years ago on my old 600RR after putting a new DID chain on, went out for a ride and the chain somehow hung together until about 800m from home. 800m is a long way to walk in leathers rolling a bike mostly uphill in the middle of summer I can tell you.

    Have you sold the baby RR yet?
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    Yup, it will be in the garage for a couple of months yet.
    But yes, will ensure I close it up.

    Yup, RR sold 2 months ago, first guy came, loved it, threw cash at me so he took it on the spot.
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    She's getting a little dusty sitting in the garage all alone.

    Finally, the D.I.D. chain tool arrived from Amazon US (cheaper than eBay) and it was time to lock the links in place.


    The master link needs to be pushed through the rivets, and then each of the rivets needs their heads locked individually.


    Not a difficult process with the right tool, and the D.I.D. tool is a champ. 27mm ring spanner and 19mm socket means it's a solid lever.



    Then you make sure you have flared the rivets enough to lock it in:


    check the tension is within spec: 30-40mm


    and aligned both sides:


    spin it up and she's good to go:
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