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Hey guys, just wanted to post up some pics of my beast and say hi! I’ll keep updating my lists below as I remember or think of more goodness. I have a spare SP2 engine that I will be building up and then do a swap. I also have a complete spare bike at the moment and may just start from scratch. The bike now is in mint condition for the most part after a lot of work. Bought basically all the body work new minus the right fairing as that's not available. But the front cowl, rear cowl, solo cover, left fairing, front fender and gas tank are all new Honda OEM parts.

Parts Present:
Sato Exhaust
Sato Rearsets
Sato Frame Sliders
Renthal Ultralite 15 Tooth Front Sprocket
PSR Integrated Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir
Krator Mirrors
Scott's Steering Stabilizer
Corbin Seat
Hot Bodies Undertail Kit
CBR1000RR Wheels
Larger Clutch Slave Cylinder
Power Commander
Shorai Battery
CBR Ignition Coil Conversion
Speedo Healer
Fox Rear Shock
Kyle's Rear Link


Parts on order:
Projection Headlights
HERE - Brembo 100mm P4 Front Calipers
Brembo 19mm and 16mm Master Cylinders
HERE - Front Radial Caliper Mounts
HERE - Underslung Rear Caliper Mount
HERE - Barnett Clutch Kit
HERE - Galfer Front & Rear Rotors
HERE - Titanium Front & Rear Rotor Hardware
HERE - Electrix World Alternator/Flywheel Kit
Tyga Rear Hugger
Tyga Triple Clamp Set
Tyga Fork Preload Adjusters


Future Parts Plan:
Brembo Rear Caliper
LED Gauge Light Conversion
Durbahn Clutch Basket
Pistons
Camdrive Quietening Gear Removal
Clutch Gear Machining
Drill Out Shift Drum
Big Breather
Airbox
Velocity Stacks
Remove Clutch Noise Damper
Valve Springs
Titanium Valves
Port & Polish With Combustion Chamber Polish
Stage 2 Camshafts
Kyle's Fork Rework



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awesome. sounds like you're moving in the right direction.


when you say brembos are you talking masters or calipers? and if it's calipers which are you planning on? just keep in mind that just because it says brembo doesn't make it an upgrade. they make plenty of mediocre calipers.
 

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awesome. sounds like you're moving in the right direction.


when you say brembos are you talking masters or calipers? and if it's calipers which are you planning on? just keep in mind that just because it says brembo doesn't make it an upgrade. they make plenty of mediocre calipers.
Brake and clutch masters. Went with the radial P4, 100mm’s
 

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which ones? they have a ton of different 4P 100mm radials.

what did you get for masters to go with them? did you check the piston sizes in the calipers before selecting a master to run them?
 

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which ones? they have a ton of different 4P 100mm radials.

what did you get for masters to go with them? did you check the piston sizes in the calipers before selecting a master to run them?
Yup, spent a few weeks researching it all. Once I’m home and behind a computer I’ll update the original post with all the what’s, hopes and dreams. I believe it was 19mm master and 34mm pistons (x4 of coarse). I’ll get all the details once home and look at the receipts...... ugh, receipts 🤣
 

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ah yeah if you got a set of brembo M4 (the only p4 34 brembo calipers that come to mind) the 19 master is a dream fit.

unfortunately once pistons shrink the master selection becomes more difficult as the options aren't as available.
 

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well holy shit. i wasn't expecting to see like 20k worth of work on your to-do list. haha


if this is a street bike don't do the light stator. it won't keep your system charged and you'll run into issues.

i also don't recommend hyperplates. they don't last.

for the engine build, be careful as you can turn 10k into smoke in a matter of minutes.


for the ohlins forks, don't marry yourself to the idea of fg832 or 322, you'll grossly overpay for a set of forks that are probably clapped out and were current tech 20 years ago


also, i don't think durbahn is a thing anymore. he went MIA years ago.
 

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well holy shit. i wasn't expecting to see like 20k worth of work on your to-do list. haha


if this is a street bike don't do the light stator. it won't keep your system charged and you'll run into issues.

i also don't recommend hyperplates. they don't last.

for the engine build, be careful as you can turn 10k into smoke in a matter of minutes.


for the ohlins forks, don't marry yourself to the idea of fg832 or 322, you'll grossly overpay for a set of forks that are probably clapped out and were current tech 20 years ago
Yup, luckily I'm a machinest, hot rod builder and rock crawl builder. I'm not dead set on the suspension yet, may look into retuning and doing some of my own mods on the suspension side. As for the stator setup, I know charging was an issue in the past but after talking with Electrix they belive they solved the issue. They have two versions now, street and race. I went the street side.Offers enough to run all the standard items plus good charging capabilities. I'm not 100% sure on it yet but it won't hurt to give it a try since it's already on the DHL truck heading my way. The engine work side I know can be sketchy at times. I've been talking with Horde and plan to take their route on it. There's still a lot up in the air right now as I do my research on everything. Nothing 100% set in stone yet.
 

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Also, if anyone is on the west coast and is looking for a bike, I have this one available. Cheap for fellow members. Does have a salvaged title though. 23,000ish miles. Was a 25mph left low side accident so nothing major other than body damage. Has the Chinese knock off plastics now.
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cool. i'm not a machinist but i spend a ton of time in a machine shop. i've done a fair bit of novel part design and 3 modeling, but don't run the equipment.


good luck with the build i'll be watching closely and offering meaningful help as i can. i've done a bit with these bikes so can help with setup and parts choice for sure.
 

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cool. i'm not a machinist but i spend a ton of time in a machine shop. i've done a fair bit of novel part design and 3 modeling, but don't run the equipment.


good luck with the build i'll be watching closely and offering meaningful help as i can. i've done a bit with these bikes so can help with setup and parts choice for sure.
Thank you very much! Always nice to bounce things off of people that know these bikes better than I.
 

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That's quite a to-do list you've got there. Are all these aftermarket parts still available? I had to google the camgear quietening removal mod... :rolleyes:
 

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That's quite a to-do list you've got there. Are all these aftermarket parts still available? I had to google the camgear quietening removal mod... :rolleyes:
Most of it I already have on the shelf or know someone that's willing to sell. Few pieces are fun to find but no huge hurdles yet.
 
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