Dani has launched a book with 5% of the proceeds going to a childrens charity. The book is called Dos duendes mecánicos para Dani Pedrosa” (two mechanical elves for Dani Pedrosa) and is a tale based on when he was 5 years old and introduced to bikes.
With the snow inches deep outside, the time has come to tuck the bike
up for winter. This time won't be wasted as I have started planning my 2011 modifications. These include more Carbon Fibre and Titanium!
I went to HM Racing and had a great morning with my bike on their dyno. The bike had a map from another owner which produced a respectable max power of 163.42 but these guys acheived a max power of 174.75 Bhp!
Maisto have released their 2010 models of the RC212V for Dani Pedrosa on his number 26 bike and Andrea 'Dovi' Dovizioso on his number 4 bike. Here is a link to their blog. They are available in scale 1:10 and 1:18 sizes. A nice additional to a Repsol fans collection.
I have had the HRP / Becker Carbon air ducts fitted and whilst i am pleased with them but their fitment are very poor when using stock fairings and the finish could have been much better for £300! I had high hopes that they would have an oem fit but sadly the trims don't quite fit like they did wth the stock items. On another note, the pair mod worked a treat and the HRP steering damper upgrade fitted a treat. I noticed that these steering damper kits are part of the HRC kit. The pic shows the brackets with the Titanium Race Spec Bolts from Pro-Bolt.
I finally decided to buy an e-cushion seat for the bike. These are quite pricey (around £211 in the UK) but managed to get a
great price on fleabay. I guess my luimoto covered seat will join my list of spare bike bits till i decide on retrimming this.
Here are my new aid ducts. These are lighter than standard. I'm looking for the dyno tune to see what these will do for the bike. The fitment and finish was not very good and customer service from HRP and Becker Carbon was no better but they work so made them fit.
In order to further reduce unsprung weight these replace the stock item. These won't fall out during wheel changes and are made from high-strength aluminium 7075 with absolutely wear-resistant coating.
Well done to Dani after fantastic 2nd place which is pushing slowly towards a chance of the world championship. Dovi had an exciting race aganst Ben Spies, losing it on the last lap. Dovi will be a great loss
if he is not signed up for next years HRC Repsol Team.
After the disappointment of the Ermax tail tidy, I decided to get the R&G tail tidy painted orange. The Ermax was a very poor fit was and the Ermax france customer service wasn't much better! Thanks to Image Refinishers for a superb paintjob that used genuine paint for a perfect match.
I fitted the Dynojet Quickshifter today. It was easy to fit, with the 135mm M6 F-F rod. The Dynojet one is black which didnt suit the bike. I found that Translogic do one that is silver. I would suggest that a 145mm M6 F-F one from Pro-Bolt would allow a near stock fit with the quickshifter. I alsohave the Secondary Fuel Module fitted to allow mapping of all 8 injectors. I have also had the stem nut cap painted orange to match the rest of the bike.
I recieved my block off''s for my fireblade today. These help with the pair mod which allows better tuning on the dyno and further reduce weight. It appears without this kit, any accurate dyno reading is not possible as the emmision kits passes out via the exhaust causing a misreading.