Ok this is gonna be along one haha
Finally getting around to tackling the installation of my quick turn throttle kit from Euro Racing and Woodcraft clip-ons.
Essentially the aftermarket clip ons give you better length and angle adjustments, a big improvement over stock handle bar positions aka. T-rex position with your hands all angled up front. The longer bars will give me added leverage to muscle the bike around between left/right transitions. It also makes track side repairs exponentially easier as the handle bars are now a 3 piece unit and the bars can be changed out easily.
The quick turn throttle? Well that is exactly what the name say it is. The kit come with an aftermarket throttle tube, throttle cables, throttle housing and 3 different sized cam profiles that reduce the throw by 1/4 turn, 1/2 turn and all the way up to 3/4 turn. This is my second throttle kit and once you ride with one of these its difficult to go back settling for a stock throttle. It drastically reduces the throw of the throttle so you can hit WOT/wide open throttle with much less wrist movement. It's annoying having to grab two handfuls of throttle when coming down the straight aways on track days, and this unit will allow you to have better drive out of corners as you're able to roll on the gas much quicker.
first step, getting under the tank to access the throttle body
Keep diggin' gotta get beneath the air box! Also remember to mark down the order the injector plugs go in.
Finally gained access to the throttle bodies! What a rats nest of hoses and connectors. Only going to touch what I need to!
The cables were actually buried between the frame and throttle body. I was really reluctant on removing the throttle body so I found a way to access the cables through the side from underneath the fairings!
Out with the old!
In with the new cables!
Commenced removing the stock clip on assembly!
Remember to try to keep organized so you don't lose any of your bolts!
then I proceeded to disassemble the clutch side!
Triple clamp, and stock clip ons removed! Took some muscle but the top triple clamp came off, remember to use a steering stem stand. It doesn't stress the forks and makes reinstalling the top triple clamp much easier!
Breaky time. Treated myself to an ice old Grolsch, green just like my machine lol
Stock clip-ons, no
Dry fitted the new clip ons, seeing what position was ideal and what lengths I could use without hitting the gas tank at full lock
Time to start measuring and drilling for the control instruments!
Using a marker to mark the area I'm going to punch with a hammer before drilling!
Having proper tools make life so much easier lol
Find the appropriate sized drill bit that fits, then make a pilot hole and go from there!
And voila, perfect size.
Remember when installing grips, the one with the larger inner diameter goes on the throttle! These are by far my favorite grips, they are smaller diameter and are super soft. Benefit of the smaller diameter grip is it requires less effort to maintain a strong grip when you're throwing the bike around or hanging off it.
Slowly coming together
Again, more adjustability in length and angle, you can see the difference in length side by side
hmm which cam do I go with?
The midsized maybe?
test fitting with the teflon spacers
LOL just going to go with the gold/largest cam profile
and all assembled this is what the completed unit looks like! It's about a 2" throw to WOT at the moment. Decided to jump the gun, as I had the mid sized cam on my 1098 and I got used to it pretty quick on track. This bike being significantly smaller 600 I figured its no biggie
New hand controls as they sit, another step closer to being finished!
These just came in today, tank protectors from R&G Racing. Metal tanks don't get along very well with paved concrete. This is just me being proactive
Installed with double sided tape for now, the kit came with a tube of silicone that I will eventually utilize!
ERMAGHERD look what came in. Part of my suspension package. It's a Penkse 3 way adjustable rear shock with an remote reservoir.
Annnnnd the money shot, so now the rear's all set just waiting for my front suspension components to arrive!