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Todd's K5 LiterBike #2.0

For those that are think'n that I already have a thread on this bike- It was deleted by the Admin/mods, etc..

So, this thread is for my K5 LiterBike- #2.0

#1.0 was GSXR.com BOTM in December 2016
I do plan on finishing the cosmetics on that one soon.- It still has a thread.

This is #2.0



This bike currently has:
ECU flash
No SET valve
Ti midpipe
Level One Racing Muffler
K&N air filter
Dunlop Q3's
Blue Double Bubble Wind Screen
Fender Elim.

Coming soon:
- Driven 520 chain/sprocket set; -1 / +1
- swapping my Yoshimura Full Carbon Muffler
- Swapping wheels with a new set of Dunlop Q3+'s
- Swapping my newly rebuilt forks from#1 to #2
- Swapping my Venhill SS brake lines from #1 to #2

It currently has a pretty new set of Dunlop Q3's on it w/ the 190/55 rear, that I plan on putting on the K5 #1.0- 'cause,
I just purchased a new set of Dunlop Q3+, that I'll be putting on #2.0 in the pictures.
This is part of the preparation for a trip to Deals Gap area first week of May'18.

They say that using the 190/55 rear- is like putting a -1 sprocket on the rear.
So, I'm going to go with a Driven Chain and sprocket set- in a 520 pitch,
I'll be going with -1/+1, so it will really be like a -1 counter sprocket, 'cause the 190/55 and the +1 kinda even out the ratio back to what it was.
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That thing looks clean.

So I am confused as you had a thread deleted. Are you swapping out your LOR Slip for a Yoshimura Full Carbon?
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That thing looks clean.

So I am confused as you had a thread deleted. Are you swapping out your LOR Slip for a Yoshimura Full Carbon?
Thanks for the compliment on my ride.

Yes, this already had a thread.
And that's all I'm going to say about that ;-)

I have 2 x K5's

IMHO- these bikes come with a decent Ti header, they both have Ti midpipes.
Both have the SET valve deleted. K5's had no Cat converter
One has the Level One Racing muffler- no baffle
One has the full Carbon Yoshi muffler only- no baffle
I like the looks of the Yoshi better ;-)

The one I end up keeping and taking to Deal's Gap area this May,
will have the rebuilt forks one of them has,
and will have the flashed ECU one of them has, and the Yoshi muffler.
The one I take/keep will also have the newer Q3+'s on it.
I'm running a /55 profile rear on both bikes.

The thread for #1.0 is still around- I'll revive it when I go to fixing the cosmetics in a few weeks.
Thanks for asking

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~61F today, got off work early, took 'er for a spin.

I wanted to try out my Boots I had got off CL- in new condition.
Oneil boots- first time I rode with them- LAST time too!
Oh, I'll still be riding, just not with those clunky/thick things.

I had NO feedback from the shift lever- NONE!
I'm now using GP shifting too- my second ride with it like that.
Would not have mattered, I could NOT feel the shift lever either way, up or down!

I could tell right away in my driveway, but I thought they at least deserved a try-
so I went on the course near my home, a country road, little if any traffic, and a nice set of twists/curves in about a 2-3 mile section.

LOVED the new flash and the throttle response- less engine braking
HATED that I had ZERO shift lever feedback!!

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I bought a new pair of boots on Ebay several years ago. I think they were Tecknic.
They were very protective but they were so uncomfortable I couldn't wear them. I wound up giving them to a young guy just starting out.
I wear Sidi boots and I'll never wear anything else.
Great boots and very comfortable.
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Boots are designed for a specific purpose MX boots for close quarter combat and high flying triples not dragging knee and feel.
As an EXPERIENCED rider you should have known that
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Kinda why people mocked you for getting them. Motocross boots aren't made for street bikes. For now obvious reasons...so don't dismiss other's opinions because you disagree so quickly
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I've been using my AlpineStar Marquez boots. I will say, getting them zipped over leathers is a TOTAL bitch. I strain to get them zipped up and they're super tight, but at least they have good toe feel on the shifter etc.
I also (like WB) have a pair of Sidi boots I bought a while back, they certainly dont feel as armored as my Alpines BUT they are super comfortable and easy to zip up around leathers.
These are very similar to my Sidis https://www.motosport.com/sidi-cobra-boots
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I splurged for some dainese boots last year. Chromeburners.com had them cheapest and the came from the Netherlands faster than Amazon ships anything.
Anyway, race boots will never feel like gym shoes unfortunately.
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Yes, and that's why I posted my feedback after trying them.
I never thought they were sexy- it was sarcasm.


When I was younger and had below the knee MX boots, they were leather, and a softer leather- I could feel the shifter- many year'n ago.

I got those off CL- b/c brand new, and Cheap.- I pretty much knew b/c they were cheap $, and clunkers on my feet, that they probably won't be that good.
But for some reason, I expected to have SOME feel for my shifter!- Nope.

I do have some ankle high boots, that have great shifter feel.
Here is a picture of what I'm currently using:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shift-Racin...5asIW-&vxp=mtr
These are like the ones I'm using, and will probably opt for a taller pair like sidi or alpinestars soon. I'm spending a lot getting ready for my Dragon trip leaving on May 5th.

As I typing this- some ad banner from motosport has several types of SIDI boots waving across the banner- it's cause I clicked on Speed Racers link- and thanks for adding the link.


Thanks for the feedback all

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Oh, and Sidis size a half size big usually. If you wear a 9.5 get a
10/44EU

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Went for a nice ride yesterday,
Started a little Surgery today...



And further into it...



A friend is stopping by in the morning with a chain tool, and he's done several and we're installing a Driven 16 front, (steel, drilled) and 43 rear (aluminum Blue), RK Maxx Silver chain,
A new set of Q3+'s.

Then a few other part swap mods coming up.

Our Dragon Trip just over 3 weeks away....

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So I got the side fariings off, Counter-sprocket cover off, CS off, and the chain ready.
As planned my friends came over this morning, on time, we got the old chain off, cut down the new chain, and got the riveted link on it too.
One of the friends I knew had the tool, but had never used it yet, so I invited one I knew had used his, so he could see it done.
And after the new master link was put on and the ends of the pins were made wider with the tool,
My friend watching, and I said....'That's it?'

So we continued to speak SportBike, and had a few of my homebrews! They both really liked them, and caught a buzz too.



I continued to work on my bikes, and got everything back together, got my fork tubes and Yoshi muffler and midpipe off of #1.0, and installed the muffler and midpipe on #2.0.



I really like the sound of the Yoshi much better, I had to open the garage door in the storm we are having and start 'er up. Both mufflers are straight thru flu, but the Yoshi has more packing around the muffler and a bit longer.

** Son of a biscuit!!
As I'm on the ground/under the bikes, I notice the dogbones- while they look the same, have a different # stamped on them.
So I measure them center to center- and sure enough- they are 3/8" different!
So thinking about it, I'm thinking the one with the longer dogbone- should be lower?
#1.0 is 3/8" longer! I guess someone had lowered that one a little bit?
Seriously thinking about changing the dogbones out between the two also!
To the shorter of the two- making it a little taller- I'll tippitoe a bit more, oh well.

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I swapped out the fork tubes, with the newer/rebuilt set on #2.0;
Got the new set of D-3+'s and wheels on.

Do to have to have the plastics off to change out the dogbones- I'm not in a hurry yet to get those back on #2.0.

So, in thinking how to do this w/o something falling, I used some ingenuity (not sure where that came from ;-i ) and knew I had to suspend both bikes by the body/frame- not swingarm.
Borrowed my uber cool neighbors jackstands, found some bolts, one for each side of the swingarm bole hole, and put the bolts on the swingarms- lwered by with my rear stand.

I didn't want the lift straps touching my plastics, so I used a board under the rear just in front of the rear peg mounts to spread out the straps.
Then I used my handy ceiling hanger to suspend the rear of #2.0 with my 2nd set of ceiling hangers.

Gotta shovel snow now- at least 6" of really wet stuff- on April 15th!
Then I"ll swap out the dogbones. NOw I"m suriopuis which ones are actually the stock/OEM length? They both look the same, and are only 3/8" different.


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All finished:
520 chain and sprocket swap
New set of Dunlop 3+'s, with the 190/55 rear
Swapped the forks to #2.0- rebuilt set about a year ago
Swapped the mufflers- now running Yoshi Full Carbon muffler / Ti Mid Pipe
Changed oil

* I decided to stay with the stock length dogbones- for now anyways





** Contest time!!
Hours after I'm done, I realized I made a slight bone head move.
From the pictures- can you pick it out?

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Front wheel on backwards.
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Front wheel on backwards.
Ironically, when I bought my 2005 GSXR 600 the previous owner also put my front wheel on backwards. The tire was fine, but he has it so that you unscrew the front 24mm female Allen on the wrong side. When I just changed my tires last week I fixed it and put it where it was supposed to be. Then I almost did the same thing with the rear wheel, put the nut with cotter pin on the wrong side. I realized it before I tightened it beyond hand tight.
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Front wheel on backwards.
Not sure if you zoomed the pics in? I don't think I did, I'll check that arrow on Tire rotation when I get home though. That's not what I was thinking. But thanks

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Ironically, when I bought my 2005 GSXR 600 the previous owner also put my front wheel on backwards. The tire was fine, but he has it so that you unscrew the front 24mm female Allen on the wrong side. When I just changed my tires last week I fixed it and put it where it was supposed to be. Then I almost did the same thing with the rear wheel, put the nut with cotter pin on the wrong side. I realized it before I tightened it beyond hand tight.
Thanks, but not was I was thinking.

Hint: You have to look at both pictures to see the subtle difference in my
Bone head move! I've been posting so much about my dogbones, that I'm going to
coin the term 'DogBone Head move'- and yeah, no, that's not what it is either.

Others?
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Then I almost did the same thing with the rear wheel, put the nut with cotter pin on the wrong side. I realized it before I tightened it beyond hand tight.
It really makes no difference which side the rear axle nut is on. The manual shows left side but many, myself included, put the nut on the right as the exhaust protects the nut and axle end from damage in a slide.

I have read that putting the nut on one side or the other is helpful when tightening it, but don't see why.

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Looks to me, that you posted left and right of 2 different bikes, OR put the wrong skins on one side of the same bike?
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Looks to me, that you posted left and right of 2 different bikes, OR put the wrong skins on one side of the same bike?
It was as plain as the nose on my face and I didn't see it.
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You plan on riding with the strap in the swingarm that you used to lift the bike
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It really makes no difference which side the rear axle nut is on. The manual shows left side but many, myself included, put the nut on the right as the exhaust protects the nut and axle end from damage in a slide.

I have read that putting the nut on one side or the other is helpful when tightening it, but don't see why.
It may help b/c when you tighten the nut, when it's on the OEM side, it wants to pull it away on a stock adjuster- or tighten it a little more sometimes. On the right, you tighten towards the bike. Mine's still on the left too.

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Looks to me, that you posted left and right of 2 different bikes, OR put the wrong skins on one side of the same bike?
BINGO!!

Both are K5's, title and Vin #'s.
For some reason however- #1.0 had the K6 decals- very slight differences.
My Rt side off #1.0 and the both sides from #2.0 were hanging in my garage.
An acquaintance was in my garage, and I was telling him about the still mint Rt side fairing I had, and how it had slightly different decals.
I went to look where I hung the K6'd decaled one, and it was gone!
Then I looked where I hung the K5 one- still there!
Oh course I kinda went, Oh Shirt!


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It was as plain as the nose on my face and I didn't see it.
WB, I put in on and didn't realize it! Now that I know, I'll swap it out when I have time Friday morning.

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You plan on riding with the strap in the swingarm that you used to lift the bike
Fub, I don't see any straps? I'll look when I'm home though.

Thanks everyone who looked and/or joined in.

I'm going to keep using that term too 'Dogbone Head move'

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Bad: Putting the bike back together and realizing you forgot something, or did something wrong.
Worse: When you take a picture of the bike and people point out stuff you were not even thinking about besides what you already see

Haha part of a being a bike owner.
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OH that, Optical illusion he he

I had a light on each side while I re-installed the fairings.

That's a light glare of that front/top part of the swingarm from the light behind the bike.
If you look at the original one, you can kinda see what I mean.
I should have turned out the light behind the bike before I took the pic- sorry

No strap, but thanks for looking out for me
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Front wheel on backwards.
Ya know they did take the axle out of the wheel when they spin balanced it- this is new rubber.
I put the axle back in it and out again when I installed it on the newer/rebuilt forks.
Then you got me thinking about this, so when I got home from work, used my LED/IPhone in the garage, took the cover up enough, and sure enough- it's on the correct direction. Whew

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I had to take it for a 'Test Ride' today.
Sunny and in the 60's.
I had it soooo clean too- too bad there was so much wet snow melt on several of the roads.

The fork swap/front end felt great. I had just bled the distal caliper and ran a bunch of new fluid thru it too. Really tightened up the lever/feel.
The -1/+1 520 chainset felt really smooth/quiet too.
The new Q3+'s also felt really good, it was one continuous motion/feel from left to right to up.
I continue to really like the ECU flash too, todays short ride was my 3rd time with it. Smoother throttle response thru out, and less engine braking.

The highlight of my little ride was when stopped at a light, I look over, and 2 middle age woman gave me the thumbs up sign! (Now I know I'm getting to be an old fart!)
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Gearing/speedo/speed update:

Just before my 'Dragon' trip, I had installed a 520 chain swap with a -1/+1 sprocketsI also had new Dunlop Q3+'s, and went with a 190/55 rear /50 in OEM.

I had used my IPhone and 2 different speedometer apps before these changes.
And I was about 7mph off at 70 with the stock sprockets/tire size.

I was amazed that even with the -1/+1 I am now only aoubt 8mph off at 70.
Thanks to the higher profile tire, I'm glad I went with the -1/+1- 520 conversion.

I didn't think I could really tell a difference in how it's going thru the gears, and
it's not enough to notice really.
I confirmed it with my Ram mount/speedo apps!

I thought I'd share my experiences with gear changes and tire profile changes.
I case it may help someone else too.

I do have one of those speedo corrector things I need to hook up too!
All in good time.

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When I took ownership of #1.0, The PO had a really nice name brand custom upper triple tree, with short risers,
and Renthal Bars too. It esentially raised the grips about 7" from stock.
He also gave me the stock stuff in a box to change it back- which I did w/in 2 weeks.

But I have always felt that with my body stature (short legs, medium/long torso/short arms, overall height now 5'7"- I'm shrinking!)- I would like the grips about 2-3" higher.

Last Thursday, I'm at a really nice and well attended bike night and a friend of a friends sportbike (forgot what it was, Kawi 600 maybe?) had what I thought were some aftermarket riser clip ons.
ON closer inspection, he had taken the clip ons out, pushed his forks up some,
and put the OEM clipons ABOVE the upper triple tree!!!!

I looked at it- and all I could say was- Genius!

So, this afternoon I had some time-
hung the front of my bike on one of my hangers in the garage.
And made it happen!

Not all bikes have the locator pins like mine comes with- so I figured- just tighten it up- it'll hold.
And yes, I realize it changes some of the geometry- I already had them pushed up thru about 6mm anyways- as suggested. They also often talk of a 5-10mm shim for the rear shock. Well, I'm leaving the rear alone, and the front lowered a bit- so the ass end sticks up a bit more relatively.

I'm going to stay with it a while-
NOw I've raised my grips about 2"!- Just what I was after- free.
Changes back in a jiffy too.





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When I took ownership of #1.0, The PO had a really nice name brand custom upper triple tree, with short risers,
and Renthal Bars too. It esentially raised the grips about 7" from stock.
He also gave me the stock stuff in a box to change it back- which I did w/in 2 weeks.

But I have always felt that with my body stature (short legs, medium/long torso/short arms, overall height now 5'7"- I'm shrinking!)- I would like the grips about 2-3" higher.

Last Thursday, I'm at a really nice and well attended bike night and a friend of a friends sportbike (forgot what it was, Kawi 600 maybe?) had what I thought were some aftermarket riser clip ons.
ON closer inspection, he had taken the clip ons out, pushed his forks up some,
and put the OEM clipons ABOVE the upper triple tree!!!!

I looked at it- and all I could say was- Genius!

So, this afternoon I had some time-
hung the front of my bike on one of my hangers in the garage.
And made it happen!

Not all bikes have the locator pins like mine comes with- so I figured- just tighten it up- it'll hold.
And yes, I realize it changes some of the geometry- I already had them pushed up thru about 6mm anyways- as suggested. They also often talk of a 5-10mm shim for the rear shock. Well, I'm leaving the rear alone, and the front lowered a bit- so the ass end sticks up a bit more relatively.

I'm going to stay with it a while-
NOw I've raised my grips about 2"!- Just what I was after- free.
Changes back in a jiffy too.





OK, flame away!
haha! Love the "flame away"
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haha! Love the "flame away"
Thanks Jon,

Ya know, the Pros: raising the stock grips ~2"- free
The cons:
-changing the geometry (ever so slightly- in my bikes case-for the better)
- now the stop pins don't hit anything (most of them have no stop pins)
- changing it from OEM- what a freak'n whimp!- might as well put ape hanger handlebars on it!
(it actually helps my normal torso/short arms and legs, AND- my Old man arthritic spine/neck)

Etc.

Happy Fathers Day everyone

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Thanks Jon,

Ya know, the Pros: raising the stock grips ~2"- free
The cons:
-changing the geometry (ever so slightly- in my bikes case-for the better)
- now the stop pins don't hit anything (most of them have no stop pins)
- changing it from OEM- what a freak'n whimp!- might as well put ape hanger handlebars on it!
(it actually helps my normal torso/short arms and legs, AND- my Old man arthritic spine/neck)

Etc.

Happy Fathers Day everyone
Honestly a lot of people probably wouldn't notice at first glance. Does look strange when you do look at it. To each their own of course and everything is better when it's free. Are you worried about it loosening up at all since there is nothing holding their position on the fork?

Don't mind me I'm just having another day of sitting here losing my mind and day dreaming lol
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Honestly a lot of people probably wouldn't notice at first glance. Does look strange when you do look at it. To each their own of course and everything is better when it's free. Are you worried about it loosening up at all since there is nothing holding their position on the fork?

Don't mind me I'm just having another day of sitting here losing my mind and day dreaming lol
Thanks John,
The thought of them loosening up and twisting on the fork did cross my mind. As you know since when it's in it's OEM postion it does have a locator pin that does go into the recess under the upper triple.
But IFAIK, the Aftermarket ones don't have any locator pins, and I think they do hold.

I'll be watching it closely, especially for the first few rides, and perhaps the first few wheelies or two!

And don't stop daydreaming, and don't loose your mind.
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I just got back from 'up north'- (it's a WI thing), w/o my GSXR.
I went for a short ride today- and what a pleasure it was when I remembered I had just raised my clip ons a bit!
It was about 20 miles thru town to meet some riders at a famous custard stand in town.
I did a few wheelies too- they didn't budge.
So far- GOOD.

In the parking lot of bikes, a notced a few Honda f4's, that had the clip ons this way from the factory.

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So, with my Driven sprockets/520 chain, I also got a speed DRD to reduce the miles some and correct the speedo, so I didn't have to do it in my head, OR WATCH MY gps PHONE APP.

So yesterday, I installed my speedo DRD per the instructions, and there is also a good video website link from them included the instructions.

I used the 'GPS' method to get my correct factor.

The results so far comparing them to my GPS app/phone mount.

Now I'm about 1mph slower- at 30, or 70mph.

Glad I finally did it too.

*Edit- I think I did notice that the OEM speedo now jumps it's speed more, like 1mph back and forth even when I'm trying to go steady state since adding in the Speedo RDR, we'll see, only one short ride so far.
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Went for a great ride on some Twisties yesterday with a bud on hi '91 GSXR750.

We stopped at a friends shop afterwards, the guy in the middle- who owns/rides a Tuono- not pictured.


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Score!

I've been wanting a decent summer jacket, and have yet to find a good used one for the right price. Luckily, the hottest it gets around here in High 80's, and a rare low 90's- I know right? That ain't hot.

Well when scanning the regional FB group WI Motorcycle Enthusiansts- I came across this post selling a used GSXR Textile jacket.
He lives about an hour and a half away- long story short- he brought it to within 10 minutes of my home- he was working in the area (HVAC) tonight.

It's a Genuine Icon Contra jacket with pads, liner, etc.- clean, no abrasions.



No more sticking to the inside of my leathers on those hot days.
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I usually just wipe down my GSXR, and things like chain grease fling, use a little Kerosene too. That has been working well. I don't take it to the Spray washes, or use my garden hose with a nozzle.

After reading posts from riders about using various products,
I decided to try one.
I bought some Turtle Wax 'Clean and Shine'- Total Exterior detailer

Whad' da ya think?












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