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I found a good deal on a K5 1000 frame with a title so I decided to upgrade my old K1 "750".


Frame didn't have the recall done, so that was the first thing to do.



A month later.






The engine was fully rebuilt two years ago when I did a 1K engine swap and we did some performance mods.

Modified pistons, we used K7-K8 1000 pistons because they are supposed to be stronger than K5-K6 1000 pistons. Decked head and block (total 1.22mm) to raise comp to ~14:1, K7-K8 1000 cams + APE gears, Yoshimura valve cotters and APE ti retainers. Also the normal upgrades like APE MCCT, Akrapovic full system and Factory pro shift star.

I used K8 1000 electronics system because K8 ECU is fully compatible with EcuEditor and WRT software. IAP/TPS fuel maps and IGN map are custom mapped on a dyno and I have made some fine tuning using Woolich Logbox.

Front forks are K9 1000 with Andreani cartridge kit and rear shock is revalved SU-149 Öhlins to suit linear linkage, longer swingarm and 1K's power.



My friend's stock -15 S1000RR, my bike and someone's K5 1000 with a full system and custom map.


I'll use some of the old parts like Spondon swingarm, suspension, rearsets and lights.

Parts I have bought so far:
A set of race fairings with a K7 tail because it looks better than a K5 tail. :)
SES front fairing stay
K7-K8 Motoholders rear subframe
Renthal clip ons

A new swingarm pivot axle
 

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"A Suzuki dealer did the recall. The original bike was imported from Germany and the VIN wasn't in Suzuki Finland's database, so it took a bit longer before they ordered the parts."

The sense that I got from your original post is that you started with a bare frame. Did you simply take it to the dealer? If so, I'm a bit surprised that Suzuki wanted anything to do with it. I guess that there are some ongoing liability issues with a defective part but their responsibility ought to be much lower here.

There are some associated under cowling replacement parts that I assume you didn't get since you're using aftermarket race fairings.
 

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"A Suzuki dealer did the recall. The original bike was imported from Germany and the VIN wasn't in Suzuki Finland's database, so it took a bit longer before they ordered the parts."

The sense that I got from your original post is that you started with a bare frame. Did you simply take it to the dealer? If so, I'm a bit surprised that Suzuki wanted anything to do with it. I guess that there are some ongoing liability issues with a defective part but their responsibility ought to be much lower here.

There are some associated under cowling replacement parts that I assume you didn't get since you're using aftermarket race fairings.
A bare frame is the same thing as a whole bike as long as the VIN checks out good.

I got also these, but won't need them.
 

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^Yep. Instead of a stepped mounting screw, they use a standard screw, washer, and a flanged spacer. I think the effect is to push the cowling outward slightly. I've never seen a part-to-part comparison but the underside of the new parts must have additional clearances.

I continue to be amazed that they added the brace to a bare frame. In the US I'd expect to be told to buzz off.

Or can I show up at the dealership with this (claimed 4 miles and clean title) and they'll give me a new frame?
 

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So in your logic, I should have waited until I have put the bike together and then the frame would be ok?
No, what he is saying is the here is the US, if we were to bring a bare frame to a dealership and ask for the frame brace to be put on, they would tell us to fuck off.

It would have to be a complete bike for them to work on it.
 
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No, what he is saying is the here is the US, if we were to bring a bare frame to a dealership and ask for the frame brace to be put on, they would tell us to fuck off.

It would have to be a complete bike for them to work on it.
Yes, I get that and it would be poor customer service and wouldn't make any sense. But there's a frame recall thread for more speculation...
 
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