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As I might have a lot of useful stuff to share for other owners who like to upgrade parts of their SX, I thought of just starting my own thread.

I'll kick off with the list of mods, and update the thread the coming days/weeks/months with pictures.

Power + exhaust
  • Ivan's ECU
  • Power Commander 5
  • Ivan's Block off plates (Air induction removal kit)
  • Airbox mod
  • 2014 airbox inbetween plastic (more holes)
  • BMC air filter
  • Akrapovic Carbon slipons
  • Akrapovic E-K10R3 header (+ aerotight nuts)
  • Valtermoto exhaust hanger
Suspension + hugger
  • Rear: Bitubo Mono "Performance" K100CLU31
  • Front: Bitubo Hydrualic fork kit KFORK056 kit + Bitubo spring kit MK 42
  • Powerbronze rear hugger (black + silver mesh) + custom rear hugger plates (for higher hugger mounting).
Brakes:
  • Brembo RCS19 master cylinder
  • Hel performance steel braided lines
  • Motul RBF 600 brake fluid
  • Rizoma next fluid reservoir + rizoma bracket (front) + Rizoma rear fluid tank + Tygon tubing
  • Brembo SC (front) pads
  • Brembo SA (rear) pads
  • Brembo front Oro Brake Disc
Controls + seat
  • Lightech ajustable rearsets with fold up footpegs + brake switch banjo
  • Sargent seat with silver piping + cover for the rear seat
  • Rizoma sport grips + teflon friction tape
  • Lightech 2 color bar ends
  • Vtrec vario clutch lever
  • Self made quick throttle
  • Techspec snakeskin tank protector + Techspec snakeskin grip pads
Dashboard:
  • Koso ambient & oil temperature + temperature sensor adapater
  • Dual USB
Luggage
  • SW Motech QUICK-LOCK EVO Carrier + SW Motech aero cases + rack
  • SW Motech QUICK-LOCK Evo Electric Tankring + SW Motech QUICK-LOCK EVO Electric City tankbag
  • SW Motech Tailbag Rearbag
  • Rokstraps tie downs + Ortlieb 49l rack-pack
  • Hepco & becker sportrack
Light:
  • Philips extreme vision headlight lamps
  • LED driving lights
  • Led front turn signal bulbs
  • Rizoma Grafico rear turn signals
  • Smoked Led tail light + integrated indicators
Electricity:
  • Shido Lithium battery
  • Front connections: SAE connector + GPS mount (Garmin 660) + dual USB front
  • Rear connections: USB connector + CTEK Lithium battery charger connector
  • Battery splitters + battery master switch
  • future: Fuzeblock FZ-1
Protection
  • Pyramid Plastics Yoke protector
  • SW Motech frame sliders
  • Kawasaki front fork sliders
  • Dimotiv Engine protective covers
  • Evotech radiator guard
  • Foliatec protection foil
Drivetrain
  • Supersprocks 41T & 15T front
  • DID chain
  • Protech chain guard
  • next replacement: afam 525XHR3-G 114 links
  • next replacement: Ceradure 43T rear sprocket
  • future: Healthech Quickshifter Easy
  • future: Healtech Speedohealer
Wheels & tires:
  • Metzeler 190/55 M7RR
  • 90° valves
  • SKF bearings
Others:
  • Rizoma tail tidy
  • Puig smoked double bubble screen
  • 2014 model rear mirrors
  • Dimotiv stand spools bracket
  • Rizoma swing arm spools
  • White reflective wheel stripes
  • Lots of OEM bolts replaced with stronger Probolt ones
Most likely forgot a whole bunch.
Still installing all the stuff, with the winter rebuilt. Some stuff new, some stuff was already on it.
 

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Current state (last night).

 
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wow looks looks like a great project, cant wait to see the final result
 

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This was btw how it looked at first.
Did a lot of work on a professional looking bi xenon mod with angel eyes.
But removed it, I was way too recognizable, and got a reputation. (so i went back to stock).







The granny case (top case) has also left the bike a while ago.
 
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upon request ...
Some (old) pictures of the Bitubo suspension.











And a picture from 2 weeks ago, when they got back from maintenance.

 

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Another project I did this winter.

Self made quick throttle.
The throttle cam was already bigger then the OEM, 37.7mm, the biggest one of the set I could fit from the Rizoma Sport Grips.

Now it is 42.7 mm.
And full throttle can be easily done with just one movement.



It might be too big ... time will tell.
But it's easy to shave a few mm's of it, but if I would I most likely will make it in a different form the circular (more throttle movement at first, less at the end).
I almost always ride above 6000rpm.

I also lubed all the cables with some teflon cable lube thing.
Made a big difference !
My throttle is one of the smoothest I've tried atm. I wonder how long it will last.
 

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I had to buy a new Akra slipon, as a mate drove in my bike (stupid mistake) and it was ruined.
I polished the old one & refurbished it with new exhaust wool.

top one = old one
Bottom one = new one.



Yes I made the old one better looking IMO :)
 

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Also cleaned the clean air valves, before fitting Ivan's block off plates on it.

 

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Ivan's Airbox mod .

+ 2014 resonator plate (much more holes then the 2011 one).



Also removed some plastic **** from the battery department.
The plastics that hold the exhaust servo.
Now the PC5 has a proper place :)



Dremel = killer tool !
 

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Most stupid mistake I did ...

I don't like cleaning.
So I figured, as I have 2 bathrooms, I just let the fairings lay in the water for 2 days, so cleaning will go smoothly without effort.



Result = most of the paint ruined :(
There are now some bubbles between the varnish & paint.
Some parts show a white mist.

Next winter I'll be wrapping the whole bike.
 

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Something I already shared here.

Old worn brake discs vs new Brembo Oro



All the fairings etc ... cleaned, polished & waxed (except the gas tank, not waxed yet, will do that after I put the Techspec pads on it.



Custom Koso mini III mount for the dashboard.





As for wiring, I split the cables of the main light, and put the Koso on it, still need to install the oil temp screw, but can only do that with an oil change, so a bit later in the progress.

Every piece of the wheels cleaned & dissembled.



And back together with new SKF bearings.

 

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Some other pics of the inside cleaning & rewiring.



BMC air filter



Akra headers :



Splitted the turn signal wires, fitted the rear light with integrated turn signals as well.
This was last night, still need to put the tail back togheter, but the electricity job is done :)

 

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Looks great man.. Shame about the paint. But love the pics.. Keep it rolling!
 

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The carbon wrap has been removed, but I really liked it.
Too bad it showed bubbles after 2 years, after one very hot summerday and 3 hours in full sun :(.

So I removed it.
But here are some pictures of the wrapping process. I was quite proud to be able to do them all in one piece. Later on a wrapping pro said me it was crazy to do the dashboard in one piece (that piece took me 16 hours)







made the ends stronger with ductape :







 

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PS : this was how my exhaust looked after the my friend rode into it.
His Superduke 1290 was done for the weekend, I could still continue :)

Full manga style exhaust :)



 

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Most stupid mistake I did ...

I don't like cleaning.
So I figured, as I have 2 bathrooms, I just let the fairings lay in the water for 2 days, so cleaning will go smoothly without effort.



Result = most of the paint ruined :(
There are now some bubbles between the varnish & paint.
Some parts show a white mist.

Next winter I'll be wrapping the whole bike.
Honda spray cleaner and polish is your friend comes in aerasol can i clean both my bikes from tpo to bottom makes them look like new, spray on wipe off.will clean your wind screen and instrument cluster without scratching, i use micro fiber cloths takes dried bugs right off keeps your bike waxed also, i clean every thing with it, carbon fiber exhaust, engine, rims. It does a super job on car windows with no smudges. Makes my black ninja sparkle for sure.
 

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Honda spray cleaner and polish is your friend comes in aerasol can i clean both my bikes from tpo to bottom makes them look like new, spray on wipe off.will clean your wind screen and instrument cluster without scratching, i use micro fiber cloths takes dried bugs right off keeps your bike waxed also, i clean every thing with it, carbon fiber exhaust, engine, rims. It does a super job on car windows with no smudges. Makes my black ninja sparkle for sure.
I now use the Meguilar products, and very happy with them.

But the outside was not the reason to do it like that. That is rather easily cleaned.
The fairings were already used 60 000 km and never cleaned on the inside.
The amount of crap that stuck on it was too much.
I wouldn't exaggerate if I'd say they are a kilo lighter now.
Oily substances, mud, dirt, horse ****, I donno, you name it and it would've probably stuck on it :)
 
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Had a bit of time to work on it today.

Tail tidy installed, and made it more waterproof by placing an extra rubber foil inbetween.
Messed a bit with the wiring in the tail, took me some time to know exactly where I could hide all the extra wiring. (next to the ECU is the only place).



Cleaned up the rest of the battery.
Keep in mind this has 5 extra accessoires



Put EURO95 in the gas tank but he didn't start directly



Tomorrow I'll put the wheels on it, and search why this is.
The SX stood in the garage for 3 months without gas tank, I hope it is because of that.
It didn't show any error codes, that's a good start.
 

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I did the quick throttle , too.

Not as successful as I hoped.

The old, metal throttle housing had more room in it. I think it was on the 06zx10 and it will hold a larger diameter "wheel".

Its still much better, even in the stock plastic housing , but I had to grind more material away than I had wanted to.
 
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