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I've been using the bike all through winter so she needs a bit of TLC.

Over the next few weeks I want to...

Change chain and sprockets
Remove brakes and clean/rebuild if necessary
General service
Fit new levers
Have nose fairing painted and fitted
Powder coat wheels

So what you all got planned???
 

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Mostly some needed maintenance. I just can't wait to get back on the bike after this long winter. Here are my initial plans...

Oil and filter change
Air filter change
Coolant flush and change
Tire change
Maybe fit some sliders and new levers
 

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Completed all my plans already over the winter. Now it's riding time - rode about 250 miles this week :bigthumb:
 

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I've got some serious overhauling to take care of personally. I had a MAF sensor malfunction at the end of last season and it damaged surrounding exhaust fairings because the pipes were overheating. So I've got all the new fairings, they need to be painted. I also need the following.
- New Headers (the old ones deformed)(planning to gut the CAT)
- Two brothers dual carbon fiber exhausts
- New Clutch springs and plates
- New stainless steel braking lines with a new bleed nipple (I've got one letting air into the front system)
- Bazzaz fuel management
- New set of Q3's
- Hopefully a quick shifter
 

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oil change
air filter cleaning
coolant change
brake flush
clean and lube clutch and throttle cables
replace front brake pads
install captive wheel spacers
install captive rear caliper bracket
install new pirelli diablo super corsa sp tires
install gb racing engine protection kit
install new light weight battery
install RSC ez pull clutch lever
repair spare front bent rim
powdercoat spare rims and install rain tires
install Moto-D Racing vavle stems on both sets of wheels
install Ti bolts
install keyless ignition harness


I really have some work to do before season begins
 

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:eek

That sounds like a ton of work!!! Good luck!!

oil change
air filter cleaning
coolant change
brake flush
clean and lube clutch and throttle cables
replace front brake pads
install captive wheel spacers
install captive rear caliper bracket
install new pirelli diablo super corsa sp tires
install gb racing engine protection kit
install new light weight battery
install RSC ez pull clutch lever
repair spare front bent rim
powdercoat spare rims and install rain tires
install Moto-D Racing vavle stems on both sets of wheels
install Ti bolts
install keyless ignition harness


I really have some work to do before season begins
 

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does anyone here with some experience can point me in the right direction on how to clean & lube CLUTCH & THROTTLE cables?

when I first bought my bike (June 2014-brand new '13), the clutch used to be butterly smooth, but over the cold winter of not riding it, I noticed the clutch aren't as butterly smooth as it used to be. There's nothing wrong with it, I think it just needs a little bit of clean & lube that's all, something I'm totally clueless about.

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That sounds like a ton of work!!! Good luck!!
Looking over everything I have, It's not so bad. Changing the coolant will be the pita of it all.
 

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does anyone here with some experience can point me in the right direction on how to clean & lube CLUTCH & THROTTLE cables?
No need to clean the cables, just need to lubricate it.

I recommend this stuff. It is awesome and I have yet to see an easier way to apply the lube.

EZ Glider Cable Lubrication
 

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Well the NW hasn't had much of a winter so I've had to squeeze in some much needed maintenance in between some awesome weather.
I performed my first valve adjustment which was extremely rewarding.
I drained and refilled my engine ice.
oil change of course.
I was able to purchase a used Penske triple clicker which is currently at Penske being rebuilt. So psyched for that upgrade!
Next up is shipping my forks up to GP Suspension in WA for some new springs, seals, and oil.
brake fluid change is needed as well.
during all of the maintenance I've been going through everything cleaning, adjusting, and making sure all is torqued properly. I love working on my bike almost as much as riding, but I'm ready for some track days asap!
 

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Install new Elka Shock
mount new slicks and rains
install new header gaskets
replace coolant with water
Repair lower fairing around bolt hole
Install new brake pads
Flush and replace fork fluid
 

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Not much to mine other than fitting my new rear S20 Evo and some EBC sintered up front. Already gave the chain a thorough cleaning & changed oil before I put her away last season. Bike still needs an overall wash & wax, however with nighttime temps in MI still dipping into the 20s I don't want ice build up.
 

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I got a longggg list :cool3:

I got my 05' with 12k miles last summer after high siding at the track so I did not have a chance to do my maintenance...practically just stored her so now I got a longggg list :coocoo

Basic Tune up
- Spark Plugs (just bought some NGKCR9E (I know...did not get Iridium)
- New Air Filter (K&N....I like K&N because of re-usability)
- Oil Change W/filter
- Flush the brake fluid, clean calipers, new brake fluid (Maybe new pads...)
- Clean/lube chain and sprocket
- Maybe clean out fuel pump....I always hate this so gotta find time
- Pull the forks out to get serviced (I am not mechanically inclined enough yet for those)

Install my new tires
- Bridgestone BT-016 Hypersports (Just bought Venom Bead breaker and tire balancer with some spoons and rim protectors. Hope this works out as will be my first time)
- Clean up the rear while i'm at it (clean and lube all moving parts such as axle bolt, spacers, chain and sprockets)

TRACK PREP:
- Remove all fairings on the bike and do a "one over" since I bought it last summer used (Already found a Cracked/stripped screw that I had to drill out)
- Store OEM fairings and Line up my new track fairings (Has not arrived yet...super duper excited, thank you STG!)
- Paint track fairings (Haven't decided color scheme...thinking stock look with some stickers on belly pan)
- Get my suspension set for my weight at the track...should be fun

I think that's about it.....for now anyways :cool3:
 

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- take wheels off for my first time and remove the tires with the zip tie method
- get rims powder coated red
- take rims to shop to get Pilot Power 3s installed
- probably get some SS brake lines
- give it a very thorough cleaning
 

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Last year was a major overhaul for my '08; not as much for this year:

Brakes, brakes, brakes.
Another pair of regular gloves, buy first pair of waterproof goves
Am thinking about an HID for low beam; normal color nothing obnoxious.
I never have done the jumper mod ... if my bike goes in for something else I'll have that done.

End of season, will probably be time to look into new exhaust.
 
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