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Re: ZZR11 [message #294745 is a reply to message #294744] Fri, 20 May 2016 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
You're dead right Pecks' I know there's less traffic up here, but today it was empty out there, would have been a far different story if the sun was out, as Kielder Forest area is a big draw for tourists and activities due the water expanse. Plus it has the darkest spot in the UK, so lots of overnight start-gazers floating about.


The bike goes very well, the ride was a bit firm today, so I'm still adjusting the new shock to my liking, plus the rear tyre is a little squared off now, so not the best feeling from the rear.
It pulls your arms off in the right gear with a quick wind on the throttle, the brakes are very good now, quite a pussy cat at slow speeds too, but you can feel it's being held back low down, like a coiled spring waiting to go off! Laugh

Re: ZZR11 [message #295120 is a reply to message #294745] Wed, 22 June 2016 21:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Just thought I'd update things (for what it's worth)

Been out and about on the old thing a fair bit since sorting it, been in some torrential rain on it as well as some cracking weather. The new rear shock has now been adjusted to perfection Wink and performs very well.

But as is me, I've been tinkering again lately in an attempt to improve the feel of the brakes. Nothing too wrong with them to be honest, but I'm trying to get a little more solid feel to the lever after a bit of hard use, so just preferential to me.

Anyway, I have been doing some looking about and decided on a conversion to radial m/c which means I have to change the throttle housing and switch unit to separate items rather than a combined unit.

I have acquired ZX10R Throttle assembly, ZX10R radial m/c and a ZX9R switch unit, all of it requires some fitting, the wiring needs adapting, the cables need changing, but it should all be do-able without spending a fortune, and a worthy conversion.

But not a popular one. Grin

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Re: ZZR11 [message #295121 is a reply to message #295120] Thu, 23 June 2016 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yorkie is currently offline  Yorkie   United Kingdom
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And isn't that exactly what biking is about??
F**king about and tinkering in the garage until you get things just right for yourself Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Re: ZZR11 [message #295124 is a reply to message #295121] Thu, 23 June 2016 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gone2 is currently offline  gone2   Netherlands
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(15) Kenny Roberts
Quaz,i need a bit of educating...i thought the word radial referred to the mounting of the slave cyliders,not the master. Obviously I'm missing part of the story. So whats the advatage of getting a .'radial mc?
Re: ZZR11 [message #295126 is a reply to message #295124] Thu, 23 June 2016 18:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Both as it happens OB, you're right that the popular/modern caliper mounting is now radial, but the change in m/c is also considered to be this design, as you are now pulling the fluid towards you at right angles to the lever/applied force. All the earlier m/c have been kind of pivotal in line with the lever/applied force, now obviously bore sizes and ratio play a large part, but by design they are more effective.


Advantages well, believed to be more efficient at transferring applied force, creating a better feel, more effective braking power. I'm no expert, but as things have moved on the radial option seems to be the standard fitment today, and the Holy Grail of motorcycle braking.



Yorkie, you're dead right. Grin
Re: ZZR11 [message #295132 is a reply to message #295126] Thu, 23 June 2016 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kermit is currently offline  Kermit   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
project brakes looks just big enough to be interesting and take up spare time and with potential for good result - thats my mind of project Thumbs Up
Re: ZZR11 [message #295806 is a reply to message #295132] Sun, 04 September 2016 21:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Had a nice little tootle about the Lakes today. Cool

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Re: ZZR11 [message #295833 is a reply to message #295806] Tue, 06 September 2016 21:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Slacker .. get back to work Laugh

Nice Thumbs Up
Re: ZZR11 [message #295847 is a reply to message #295833] Wed, 07 September 2016 21:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
slaz is currently offline  slaz   United Kingdom
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(21) Valentino Rossi
Jeezzzz its rammed up there init eek

The bikes looking sound mate Thumbs Up
Re: ZZR11 [message #295854 is a reply to message #295847] Thu, 08 September 2016 19:24 Go to previous message
Quazi is currently offline  Quazi   United Kingdom
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Grin



Just how I like it, quiet.

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