I'm in NorCal and am getting the fat pig ready to do some trackdays. It's been many years since I did trackdays/raced, but excited to get back out there! It would be cool to get together with a few RC51s!
So many excuses!...I got my list too 😂: Bike currently doesn't have any brakes, Jeep is blocking garage with a half finished big brake kit install, need to frame a bathroom mirror for Wife's Bday, must remodel an office into a nursery... hopefully I can make it out this season!
So jealous of you guys! Took a small break from nursery remodel and made some forward progress on the bike. New master cylinder, brake lines, clip-ons, quick turn throttle, grips, and brake lever guard. Unfortunately you can't see what those clip-one are attaching to
I can't yet comment on the brakes as I'm still working on the solution to mount the reservoir . The Bremo reservoir and mount kit bracket wont work, so thinking of the Kyle solution, or making my own. Also, there will be too many changes all at once to tell which one made the most difference (MC, brake lines, iron rotors, new pads).
The biggest difference is the adjustability with the clipons. With the stockers I felt like I was compromising between not hitting the instrument cluster, where the "bend" in the brake lever ended up, and not hitting the fork tube with the banjo bolt. With the stock clipons, I couldn't use the trick titanium safety wire drilled banjo because it was contacting the fork tube.
The aftermarket clipons allow you to get things just right. They even make it easier to access the screws and bolts because the bar itself can be turned / moved in and out. I've got plenty of room for the cool banjo now!
I did have to cut a plastic piece off of the starter switch to allow the MC to be closer to the grip for positioning.
Since I wasn't initially happy with the compromised lever positioning, it led to the aftermarket clipons....and since I had to pull the forks to replace the clipons, I thought I may as well have some fork work done as well 😂
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