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Old 01-02-2019, 11:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tires showed up. Finally...

Will be mounting them up tomorrow at work.

17/42 Sprockets and a DID(?) chain on their way. Thermostat and DL650 parts come later.

Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
If it has a full Yosh system on it, you are going to want to put a full factory system back on it. Typically aftermarket performance exhaust systems are going to have large diameter header pipes. You aren't going to want that for maximum efficiency.
I went and measured the pipes, and believe it or not, the yoshi system appears ever so slightly smaller. Something like 40.9mm outer diameter vs 41.1mm.

Some exhaust pictures:

Back of stock pipes

Side of stock pipes

Back of Yoshi

Side of Yoshi

Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
Could also bump the heat range of the plugs up one if you plan to keep the revs way down.
I plan on bumping the operating temperature up with the new thermostat, as well as completely blocking off the oil cooler, I think the engine will be hot enough that the stock heat range is still a good choice.

Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
I'd go with a lighter full synthetic 5W-30 cycle oil like Motul 300V (pretty sure you can get it in a cycle oil).
A little late to put different oil in it now! Next time I change the oil i'll probably put a 5w-30 or 10w-30 motorcycle oil in it, like Honda HP4. On the subject of oil, I brought out my 1"x5" oil heater pad and it looks like I may be able to stick it on.

Originally Posted by jkv357 View Post
A taller windscreen may help also.

Rear fender and grab bar should go...
I am not afraid to go into a full tuck, so a taller windscreen would likely not be helpful. The grab bar has already come in handy to pick up the rear of the bike and shift it around, and the rear fender stays.
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Best trip in V6: 52.0
Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in VFR: 62.5
Best tank in SV: 83.9

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