Hello, Chip I hope that you can answer this question for me because its not one that I've seen here as of yet. One of my bikes is a k7 and it has that electronic steering damper and whenever I'm out on my bike it just feel really crappy in the front end and my other two k5's I have hyper pro's and they feel way more stable than the k7. My thoughts were to replace the stock one with one of the hyper pro units but is that going to give me an error code of some kind if I disconnect the stock one? thanks for your help
Toss the damper, and leave the soilinoid connected to the harness and then zip tie it to the upper brace. Thats the easy way.
The expensive way is to buy an EM Pro and then turn the damper off.
Hey chip i have a weird question for you.
Tranny shafts have circlips to limit the gears side to side movement.
I have heard, but never seen, of people shimming the gears to limit their movement for better operation. Have you ever heard of or done this?
Where do you get valve spring shims from?
It really suprised me when you said valves do not bounce when closing. I had always thought differently. hard to imagine them stopping so fast at such high rpms.
Again, thanks for this thread, and for the time you have spent answering our amature questions.
Transmissions. Yes. We have shimed transmissions to promote better wear.
Valve Spring shims are available from a ton of different places. Valve spring maufactures are typicaly a good source.
wow is it true you'll be on the aprilla next season?
Yep. Check Roadracing World, Superbikeplanet, or cyclenews.
I am club racing a K7 1000 this year. The bike has been raced in superstock. I am looking for the performace mods that are easy and safe and wouldn't have been allowed in superstock trim.
Should I remove the secondary butterflies? Can the complete motor, sensor & shaft be removed (plugging the holes obviously)?
Nope. Leave the secondary butterflies in place. There is very little hp gain and it makes the bike worse in part throttle applications.
Hi Chip, I am moving up to a 08 Gixxer thou this year for racing. I am wondering what my options are for traction control on the new bike. As far as I can tell the Yosh EMU does not offer any form of traction control so that leaves me the Bazzaz system and what others if any?
Secondly can a privateer club racer realistically program and effectively use a Bazzaz TC system or do I need an in-house nerd herd to write algorithms to keep me off my head? I am way too old to Jorge Lorenzo myself to the moon each weekend dialing the thing in.
Last season when I was racing my 750 in the open class races I noticed that most or the 1000cc Bazzaz TC equiped bikes were still cutting the igntion long after the bike was fully upright which leads me to conclude the system was either not set up properly or the system is not complex enough to to be effective on corner exits and in WFO stituations where some spin is ok. Your thoughts?
The Bazzaz system is the cheapest, most effective, and user freindly system out.
IT IS NOT A SAFETY DEVICE! You can still highside yourself to the moon.
TC is like suspension. You tune it constantly and there is no absolute right answer. It is what ever works best for you.