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Hollow Titanium Race Spec Bolts
The upgrades are slowing down at the moment as I head for the 2015 upgrade. In the meantime here are a couple of things I have done this week. I have replaced the Titanium foot peg bolts with hollow titanium bolts. When I say these are light, I cannot begin to describe how light these are! Also I fitted a gold anodised titanium perch bolt for the Brembo RCS19 lever. I would not normally be happy with gold but Brembo use the gold bolts on the MotoGP bike setup.
Well I doubt I will ever be brave enough to buy a conversion like this but saw these and the think they look amazing. I find that a great deal of headlight conversion often look tacky and dread it when I hear of angel or demon eyes. These however seem tasteful and do seem to suit the lines of the bike.
As a fan of making the CBR1000RR that little bit better, I stumbled across a shock linkage from Lee's Cycles. The Honda CBR1000RR comes with a standard Shock linkage of 175mm. HRC provide these in different lengths (170mm-172mm) to change the handling of the bike. The Lee's cycles link is 170mm long and is based on the HRC version at a fraction of the cost. HRC List 4 different links listed for the blade: 1) 52470-MFL-R10 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION R1 (Standard) 2) 52470-NLR-A20 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (MEL) 166.2mm 3) 52470-NLR-A30 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (P2) 178.8mm 4) 52470-NLR-A40 CONN ROD ASSY., CUSHION (P4) 170mm In Brief, MEL is the most aggressive, P4 is less aggressive, P2 is quite flat and the unlisted is offers the characteristics of the P2 but adjusts ride height. The idea in general gives better rear grip on the rear and raises the seat somewhat to transfer some weight to the front of the bike. Besides the obvious advantages to the handling 5mm means less material and a few…