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post #1 of 39 Old 12-12-2010, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Servo Buddy Review & How To

Hey guys, well I got the chance to try out for the 2011 zx-10r the Servo Buddy which eliminates the exhaust servo and makes the bike not throw a FI light. Very useful if your looking to drop weight and not throw an annoying FI light.

Have to start off with saying this thing is very nicely put together, all connectors and nice and neat and the unit its self is a very tight unit. I seriously wish I had one of these when I had my 04 zx10r. So far the bike is not throwing any FI lights, I've even included a start up video of the bike running and you can see no FI lights on what so ever.

So here is the instructions for the 2011 ZX-10r Install along with pics

First off you'll have to remove the rear seat and then remove the 4 bolts that hold the top rear fairing on (4mm allen) Gently lift up and pull back to pull the rear upper fairing piece off.




Then Remove the rider seat which has 2 10mm headed bolts in place



Now you can access the exhaust servo, there are 2 ways of removing the cables that run to this servo, one is if you have a safety torx bit you can remove the wheel and pull the servo wheel off like pictured below



OR you can expose the cable adjuster as see below and make the cables have more slack in them and you can just slide the cables off od the servo motor its self.




cables unhooked



Now you can unscrew the 2 philips headed screws that hold the servo motor in place.




Now you need to disconnect the electrical connectors that are attached to the servo motor, the white one is a real pain in the butt connector, best to use something small like a pick or a small flat head to pry this connecotr off, very hard to do with your fingers.



Picture of the servo and servo buddy together




You can tuck the servo buddy right next to the battery


Next you will have to remove the bottom part of the cables, pretty simple with the exception of the one innder bolt thats somewhat hard to get to but it all comes off very easy. You will need a 4mm allen and a 10mm wrench.




Makes a great place to put a power commander




Anyways so there the write up, works perfect. Half the cost than normal and you can get them here at www.servobuddy.com

the servo buddy weighs 6 Ounces the servo motor and the cables weigh 20 ounces so almost a 1 pound weight savings.



Heres a start up vid of the bike running with no FI light.
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I have one on my 07 ZX-6... I was quite pleased with how well it worked and it basically allows the exhaust valve to be open 24/7.
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Im no mechanic so what is the advantage of doing this besides shaving weight?
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Im no mechanic so what is the advantage of doing this besides shaving weight?
weight and space. thats all. thanks for the write up, garth
you're still modding after the recall?

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thanks garth
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Looks like it frees up a perfect PC location.
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thanks.. great space saver.
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Have had one of these on my 09m for nearly a month now and all is sweet.. from me
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so there is absolutely no downside to having "not enough" backpressure with this keeping the valve open full time? i've always wondered why people are doing this. aside from weight...when the valve closes, it increases backpressure, that HAS to do something to the system...so now it's open 24/7....and the effects of that are?
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Absolutely nothing on this bike, considering the Cat on this bike makes about 50 turns inside your still going to have more than enough back pressure.

Mostly when people talk about not enough back pressure it has to deal with pipes that are pretty much open headers. That is when the exhaust system is not beneficial
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