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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 05 Apr 2021, 20:39

Shot peened? Not only does it give a desirable finish, it also improves tension/compression strength of a material
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 13 Apr 2021, 11:21

Rizoma mirrors on order
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Perkles » 13 Apr 2021, 11:40

Kwacky wrote:Rizoma mirrors on order

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby D6Nutz » 13 Apr 2021, 12:53

Kwacky wrote:Rizoma mirrors on order
Nice, this one deserves some bling.

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 13 Apr 2021, 19:21

The OEM mirrors are off and I've put black blanking plugs in.

The bar ends are solid. It's an H6 hex nut. I've got one but it's old and there's a bit of play in it. I don't want to risk rounding the hole out so I've ordered a new one.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 19 Apr 2021, 08:38

Perkles managed to get the bar ends off the Brutale. They used so much locktite it's ridiculous.

The bar ends are threaded and screw straight into the handlebars. The Rizoma bar ends are the expanding bolt type. I've put them on and fixed the mirrors to them but I'm not 100% comfortable using an expanding bolt bar end in a threaded handlebar.

R&G do bar ends that screw in. They also have enough space on them to fix the mirrors on so I've ordered a pair.

The OEM bar ends are too narrow and are slightly rounded, so the Rizoma mirrors don't sit on them very well.

My Evotech radiator and oil cooler guard are in the post so I should get them this week.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Perkles » 19 Apr 2021, 08:39

The bikes a work of Art ,very nice indeed 8)
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 20 Apr 2021, 12:18

The evotech guards have arrived but they've been damaged at some point. The oil guard holding lug is bent round almost 360 degrees.

I've fired them an email.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 20 Apr 2021, 13:18

almost 360 degrees.... so it's nearly perfect? :^
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 20 Apr 2021, 13:23

It's supposed to be at 90 degrees.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 21 Apr 2021, 15:47

The R&G bar ends are too thick for the Rizoma mirrors.

I'll call Moore Speed tomorrow and see what they say.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby duke63 » 21 Apr 2021, 15:50

I know you talked about replacing the handlebars which would also fix the mirror problems.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 21 Apr 2021, 15:55

Yep. That's an option. But I was putting that on the back burner for over winter. If I get Rizoma bars then it's Rizoma grips time as well
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 21 Apr 2021, 16:35

The owner of Evotech just called me. He apologised for the problem. He sent me an email yesterday but I didn't get it.

Anyway, he's already sent me out a replacement oil cooler.

Fantastic customer service
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 21 Apr 2021, 16:54

Kwacky wrote:The owner of Evotech just called me. He apologised for the problem. He sent me an email yesterday but I didn't get it.

Anyway, he's already sent me out a replacement oil cooler.

Fantastic customer service


They have an excellent reputation.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Cav » 21 Apr 2021, 20:24

Evotech does a really good coating on their products! I love my rad guard
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 22 Apr 2021, 18:04

New grips
Bar ends
Mirrors
Oil and radiator guards

All fitted.

The grips are equal length. The bar ends have to sit up slightly over the lip of the handlebars. This means that the grips are very slightly squished.

The problem this creates is that the throttle doesn't snap back. I've trimmed some of the end off the grip and that seemed to work but I didn't trim quite enough off once the bar end was fully tightened. I didn't realise until I had wheeled the bike back in the garage and tucked it up. I'll sort it out tomorrow. I suspect I'll end up just getting the Rizoma grips and being done with it.

The radiator guard is slightly bent but you can't notice unless you're looking It sits pretty well against the radiator so it's doing the job.

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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 22 Apr 2021, 18:30

Lovely. 8)

Did you find a fly screen for it yet?
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby Kwacky » 22 Apr 2021, 18:32

Nope. I've not really looked to be honest. I'm not sure if I want/need one.
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Re: Kwacky's next new bike thread

Postby duke63 » 22 Apr 2021, 19:17

Looks like it has a bit of a fly screen already.

If you want a no wind blast day just ride the SUV.

I actually like the fact I can ‘feel the speed’ on the Street.
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