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Duck00* Think this is the push-in breather, Click Link ..but I have no idea about the inner diam. of the tube (guess is its either a 3/8" or 1/2" diam) that comes from the crankcase at this moment. I am shore CMG will tell us the size of the push-in breather he used.

Also.. My question is. If one uses a crank case breather, do you only need to add the block off plates and then you can completely take off everything that has to do with the Kleen Air stuff? Or do you still need to add the tubes according to the "Blitz Kleen Air Delete/Removal"..

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If you use block off plates then no hoses required. When you remove the kleen system, plug the vacuum line. You will need to plug the hole in the frame above the tbs.

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Ok so over the years I’ve learned that the good people on this forum know a thing or two. So when Steve said the tokico calipers will fade...well I just couldn’t sleep. Lol
So even after crazy effort bleeding the stock binders and getting a “good” lever, I canned them. 😖 couldn’t find nissin gold. I did find these though. 🤩
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the oem gold I like better, BUT what a incredible difference! Cast mono block.
the ports internally are smooth and straight.
Nothing for air bubbles to get trapped in.
Lever is right at the top and very strong.
The oem zx10 brembo looks like a cheap effort by them. Looks like a 19x16. But man,the brakes feel top notch.
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Ohlins is back. New line for the pre-load. Swapped the 41/120 spring for a 39/110.
The 39/110 is what the shock came with.
Must be spec’d for a 500+pound 12 with a passenger. Because there is no static sag with the pre-load backed completely off. Topped out. Only 16mm of rider sag.👎🏼
so I need a different spring. I’ll call cogent dynamics tomorrow and see what the options are.
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848 grams oem.
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391 grams. Titanium pivot shaft and nut.
04 aluminum lock ring. 😘
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gun drilled zx14 oem shock link bolt is 25grams lighter that the 12 bolt. Lol
Better than going on a diet myself.

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Plenty I've learnt from you too mate, reading all your various build threads.
But those calipers, awesome! ZX10 spec did you say?
With the KA942 39/110 spring, that suits my weight perfectly.
The B model spec KA209 Ohlins shock does come with a 34(or 36?)/100 spring though.
My brother is a little bit lighter and had a 90 on his KA942 for his B model.
 

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Plenty I've learnt from you too mate, reading all your various build threads.
But those calipers, awesome! ZX10 spec did you say?
With the KA942 39/110 spring, that suits my weight perfectly.
The B model spec KA209 Ohlins shock does come with a 34(or 36?)/100 spring though.
My brother is a little bit lighter and had a 90 on his KA942 for his B model.
The master cylinder is 2016 zx10 brembo. Doesn’t look like the high end. The calipers are 2015 busa. No spacer required like the nissins.
What’s the difference between the two shocks? What does your brother weigh?
big difference between the 110 and 90???

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I'm around about 110kg and he's around the 90kg mark.
His bike still felt good, but I could feel the difference, just a bit too soft for me.
Both shocks were the KA942 which were spec'd for A model ZX12's.
Dimensions are identical to the B model KA209.
I emailed Ohlins a few years ago asking what the difference was, and they just said the internal valving was slightly different in the B shock to suit the lighter spring.
 

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This is the culprit that really hurt the reputation of the 12. Junk. Look at the difference between the busa and the 12.
Scott sent me the pic of the baskets he cut off to ship out.
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should of came from the factory with this.
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Will have this buttoned up in a few.

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I wonder what happened to Vinny Hill's 14R clutch conversion project....
 

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Got rid of the noise damper in the clutch cover. It’s rather heavy.

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Sato Racing cap. Luv it...😍
 

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Was cleaning the upper fairing for installation. When I noticed the ram air tubes not aligning with the “jaw”. Looks like they collapsed. Or shrunk.
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that isn’t any good. Need all the juice!!!
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Needs a little persuasion. Worked all the way around the perimeter. It’s actually a very moldable plastic.
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Full Power !😁
 

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The 39/110 shock spring is too stiff. Ohlins doesn’t know when they would have the only other option available. So Traxxion set me up with a 2.25”id x 7”(180mm) 550 ilb.
The 39/110 is over 620 inch pounds per inch. Now my sag numbers are workable. (y)
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Traxxion also had springs for the forks. They said the standard 12 spring is the same spec as a SV650 Suzook. So they sent me one 1.05 & a 1.1. The springs they use for a spring swap only(which is what I am doing) is different than the springs they use for the full up-grade. Not messing with valving right now. This stuff never ends. As we all know...lol. But the forks needed springs. Way to soft. So out comes the home made tools!!! Right out of the Kawasaki heavy industries tool box.
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I welded two nuts together and used a old cartridge rod to hang onto the fork cartridge rod.
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Done
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Big difference.

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What did you use for the brake return spring set up?
 

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What did you use for the brake return spring set up?
My local ace hardware has a huge supply of nuts and bolts and bits. Every kind of spring available. The retainers are just machined by the local shop. I believe the hiem joint is woodcraft (rear sets).

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