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Swapped out my clutch basket with the werks fix.

Replaced radiator reservoir and all hoses.

Wired in heating hand grips.

Removed my micron mufflers and started to layout brackets to be fabricated to fit 2004S stock cans on my 2003S.
That black mag cover look pretty trick actually.... wonder what the clutch cover would look like done the same way ?
 

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That black mag cover look pretty trick actually.... wonder what the clutch cover would look like done the same way ?
So I actually thought about that as the asymmetry bugs me a little. But the finish on the clutch side was still decent enough so I decided I can live with it for now. For how much work I'm putting into this thing I wasnt feeling the extra work to reshoot the clutch cover.
 

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............................ For how much work I'm putting into this thing I wasnt feeling the extra work to reshoot the clutch cover.
Ha ha... one day hey.... it will bug you enough....
 

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Installed timing retard eliminator.

Finally got my missing caliper rebuild kit. Rebuilt remaining caliper and spent 3 frustrating hrs trying to bleed the system. Currently have the brake lever tied and resivor cracked to hopefully coax out the remaining air.

Washed the bike and finally fitted the license plate and lubed the chain.
 

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....................Currently have the brake lever tied and resivor cracked to hopefully coax out the remaining air.........................
With the brakes, have you tried pushing the pistons back into the calipers, making sure your cap is off, and nodnt overflow the reservoir...?
This will shove air back up past the MC, then slowly pump the brakes back up again.....and postion your bars so that the reservoir supply to the MC is at the highest
possible point.....
Frustrating when you cant get the air out i know.....
 

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With the brakes, have you tried pushing the pistons back into the calipers, making sure your cap is off, and nodnt overflow the reservoir...?
This will shove air back up past the MC, then slowly pump the brakes back up again.....and postion your bars so that the reservoir supply to the MC is at the highest
possible point.....
Frustrating when you cant get the air out i know.....
I did push the pistons back in and a ton of air was purged. Its disheartening that I was able to pump 3 resivors of fluid through the calipers with no air from the calipers and see that much come out.

I decided to take no prisoners and installed a banjo bolt with a bleeder on it (from SVRacing) on the master cylinder on top of pushing the pistons back in again and holding the master open overnight again. Now the lever feels like it should.

I've rebuild masters/calipers on all my bikes and I've never had the issues this 1000 gave me. I'm just glad its it's done.

For my last item of my rebuild I resprayed the under engine cowl. Just need to clearcoat and I think I will be done with my rebuild for now. I plan on making a separate thread detailing my rebuild process, lessons learned, and cost.
 

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assessed the scratches after a local decided a red light was optional for stopping. only grazed my exhaust but is denying she hit me thankfully she thought it was "ok" to run a yellow and told the cops it was that......... still getting a ticket.
getting it assessed for a new set of slip ons.
 

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In prep for my new turn signals I epoxied in some plastic into the front fairing to fix the botch job by a previous owner. Apparently he needed to dremil away the recessed pocket to install his POS flush mounted turn signals. Letting it dry overnight and then paint tomorrow.
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cleaned my chain. and lubed it with ACF 50 , which might b witchcraft but claims its for rust prevention, and since i was there i also adjusted it a bit, now its ready for weekend trip to KAWSONFARM - meet up w my ol ZRX friends
 

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Paddy, this thread is an awesome idea! It gives me a great excuse (like I need one! :rolleyes: to increase my chances of getting a "post whore" or "thread hijacker" or other award that seems to be increasingly difficult to obtain.:lol:

Today it is pouring rain so I had to drive my cage to work. Looks like tomorrow will be another stormy day so I'll have to put off seeing my SV until Friday morning. But I did look at a picture of her last night before I went to bed. Trying to decide if I should get my stock exhausts powdercoated black or not.
M4 2in1 - and doesnt need to b powdercoated👍
 

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cleaned my chain. and lubed it with ACF 50 , which might b witchcraft but claims its for rust prevention, and since i was there i also adjusted it a bit, now its ready for weekend trip to KAWSONFARM - meet up w my ol ZRX friends
Not sure what ACF20 is, but, make sure it isn't something that likes to eat o-rings...... it maywell stop rust, but turn the o-rings into cheese and let lube out and water in...

I started using Motul Chain Wax....its in a tube, i put it on the inside of my chian with a toothbrush (the brush on the tube is useless) and i honestly believe i am going to get at least 20% better life...
Was using Motul Factory Line chian lube spray, which was good, but the wax is better, and far less of it ends up on the wheel, and it wipes away much easier strangely enough
 

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I checked my brothers rear cyl cam lobe centers, also ensured his rotor magnets werent loose, both his cams were 111.5 degrees lobe centers, so no wonder the delivery is top endy, retimed to 106/108 should regain some midrange grunt
I am not an exspurt on cam timing, but, the 05 up bikes i think had that cam timing, but the 03-04 bikes like mine had what you have changed it too.... ?

When you checked the magnets, did you JB them ? Ounce of prevention.......
 
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