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I have on 05, rebuilding it over the winter after the PO dumped it so here is what I've found on the forum as far as best mods......

1) Nissin ZX14 calipers from any year 14? (Ebay for $125?)
2) 636 front MC Any year 636?(Ebay under $40)
3) Steel Braided lines (Galfer)
4) ASV C5 Levers
5) 1/5 turn throttle
6) TRE
7) Remove secondary butterflies
8) Aftermarket air filter
9) Full Ti-exhaust
10) Steering Damper
11) Smog Emission block off
12) 520 chain with +1/-2
13) Speedo Healer
14) Servo fix so no FI light

So here are my questions regarding the brakes though. Both the 14 calipers and the MC are direct bolt ons, correct?

And when I do put them on, when it comes to the brake lines, which ones do I order? I'm assuming just ZX10R lines and same for the ASV brake lever?
 

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Just wondering. How much $ is in the budget for the winter upgrades?

What type of riding do you do?
I'll actually spread the cost out over the next year, brakes though are paramount as it needs to be ready for the spring. And I do "spirited" street riding and use an RC51 for a track bike, if that answers your question.
 

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I have on 05, rebuilding it over the winter after the PO dumped it so here is what I've found on the forum as far as best mods......

1) Nissin ZX14 calipers from any year 14? (Ebay for $125?) That's a hell of a deal if you can get them for that. Keep in mind ZX6 calipers are the same from 2007+
2) 636 front MC Any year 636?(Ebay under $40) You would want the 05+ 636 master or 07+ zx6 master, the 03-04 636's aren't radial pump just like the stock first gen zx10's
3) Steel Braided lines (Galfer) Wise idea, as to ordering, get the 06-07 zx10 lines, they are the same length (or close) but fit the radial master better.
4) ASV C5 Levers If that's your favorite, but there are some other priorities to do first
5) 1/5 turn throttle Awesome bang for the buck, I love mine, but there are a lot of people who prefer the easier modulation and the stock turn
6) TRE I don't have a TRE, though some people say if you remove the flies it's not neccessary on first gens
7) Remove secondary butterflies BEST FREE MOD EVAR - though it is kinda like the 1/5 turn, some people prefer the power smoothing effect it has
8) Aftermarket air filter I did put a BMC in my bike, but if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't have. My engine isn't hurt yet, but there's not a real noticable difference between oem and aftermarket (that's why pretty much all the maps say "sotck or aftermarket air filter")
9) Full Ti-exhaust I commented on this in your exhaust thread
10) Steering Damper Another one way up on the list. I know it made me a lot more confident. GPR's are great for the money, but I got a killer deal on a Scott's (IMO the best you can get)
11) Smog Emission block off I'm cheap, so I wouldn't buy block off plates, there's a how to (I think by TN10R - thanks) for just blocking them almost for free (it's on a 08, but it's pretty similar)
12) 520 chain with +1/-2 :gets on high horse: A 520 really isn't the best idea unless it's a pretty dedicated track bike. I understand the lighter weight, reciprocating mass, all that. However, that's a little chain for a bike making this kind of power, and the benefit really isn't that much. :gets off horse: As for the gearing, I think you meant -1 +2. I like my stock gearing, but if I were to do anything, it would be just -1. That's all personal preference though.
13) Speedo Healer With as much gearing change as you were talking about this would be a good idea.
14) Servo fix so no FI light I commented on this in the exhaust thread. It's nice to have the space and get rid of the servo motor, but for $100 I'd rather leave the servo motor in there with the cables disconnected. It's all the same as far as the FI light is concerned.

So here are my questions regarding the brakes though. Both the 14 calipers and the MC are direct bolt ons, correct?

Yeah, the Kawi brakes are direct bolt on. I think they all have the same brake light switch and everything. The CBR swap is what needs extra parts. As I previously stated, I'm cheap, so I did the CBR swap and got some spacers, then ground the spacers down.

And when I do put them on, when it comes to the brake lines, which ones do I order? I'm assuming just ZX10R lines and same for the ASV brake lever?

I answered the lines question above. The ASV's you'll probably need to go by whatever model and year master you end up with, then the stock clutch side. I would be suprised if the levers are all that different from Kawi to Kawi, but to be sure I would just order each side independently.
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To answer your question you typically order the lines for the 10R...I have done the ZX14 caliper swap and have the Galfer SBK lines...Yes they are direct bolt on...The lever you will have to order for the bike you got it from.
 

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Great help guys. Thanks for the input. From the sounds of it, I can save my money by going with the stock air filter, stock chain, and just disconnecting the servo. That money will go into the exhaust fund! And yea, I got the gearing mixed up, you knew what I meant!!
 

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FYI I'm pretty sure that the rear caliper isn't a direct bolt on, that's why we all still have the stock rear. It's a pretty good price and since you posted it I would go ahead and get it before someone else does.
 

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hahah Good point!! I wasn't planning on doing the rear though, as the rear brake is largely unused unless I'm at a stop on a hill! It just happened to be part of the deal
 

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Oh, and why isn't a PCIII on the list? With a full system, it's pretty much a must have. Also figure on a good dyno tuner, or buy the PC from a tuner who will pre-load the map for you. One great way is ivansperfomance. They're a site sponsor, they sell akro and more. If you've got the cash, getting a full from him, with a PCIII (mapped) would work like butter, and make about as much power as you can reasonably. I would also do the Dynojet ignition module on the same order, if at all possible.

(This is just my dream order, but I'm not spending anything on mods right now.)
 

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Hey Ted, I read somewhere on this site that when you remove the secondary butterflies it sends a code so the FI light comes on, is that true?

I actually found another thread showing what pin to remove to keep to FI light from coming on if I wanted to to completely remove the servo without paying the $100! ie free!!!! From what I read, some guys have done it with success.

Oh, and the bike came with a PCIII USB......sweeeeeeeet But ignition module?? Uhh.....I need to research that, what is it?
 

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This is not true, you can remove the butterfly plates and the FI light will not come on...The light will come on if you disconnect the servo. The pin you are most likely referring to will keep the FI light from coming on at all for any problem.
 

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I would just remove the butterfly plates and remove the cables off the exhaust servo and leave it alone.
 

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"Call taylormade today and they said that wire is just a signel wire from the servo to the light does not affect the other function of the light ie.. real FI problems light will still work"

That was from the original thread discussing the issue. Whether or not that's correct is another story. But yea, just seeing what my options are
 

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I would just remove the butterfly plates and remove the cables off the exhaust servo and leave it alone.
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Unless you're going all out with a custom airbox and more, the benefit of having the motor out on the secondaries is pretty much nill. And I would rather take up some space in my undertail than cut any of my stock wiring.
 

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I have on 05, rebuilding it over the winter after the PO dumped it so here is what I've found on the forum as far as best mods......

1) Nissin ZX14 calipers from any year 14? (Ebay for $125?)
2) 636 front MC Any year 636?(Ebay under $40)
3) Steel Braided lines (Galfer)
I'm a big fan of brake upgrades. Do 1,2,&3 at the same time.
4) ASV C5 Levers
I've had a couple sets of C5's on dirtbikes. Excellent "blade" feel and proved to be unbreakable.:mrgreen: There are other fancy levers, but if you want some that you will not have to replace due to a crash, go with the ASV.
5) 1/5 turn throttle
Fun to experiment with. I found it a little much in the lower gears when in the tight stuff. Make your own, its very simple and cheap.
6) TRE
"I" can't suggest a TRE. Didn't seem to do anything for my 08. Secondary flies are removed though.
7) Remove secondary butterflies
I pulled mine. Seems to make a difference on the low end.
8) Aftermarket air filter
Performance gains? Probably not much. I always buy aftermarket airfilters. If nothing else, its because I'm a bit anal about cleaning and oiling fiters.
9) Full Ti-exhaust
Go for it if you got the $ for the Ti. Keyword here is "Full".
10) Steering Damper
This is a mod. that you don't want to wish that you would have done. Definately throw one on there.
11) Smog Emission block off
Link to free How to. As Ted stated, it is an 08, but should be the same.http://www.zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79926&highlight=to%3A+Block+alternative
12) 520 chain with +1/-2
520 chains are fine and hold up well. I put probably almost 15k mi. on my 174hp ZX12 running a 520 conversion. I considered that an upgrade going from a 530 to a 520. My 10 has a 525 stock chain. I'll convert when it is time to replace chain or sprocket.

I like -1. -1 +2 you will be fighting wheelies thru 3rd gear.
13) Speedo Healer
Love the Speedo Healer. Been running them for 9 years now. They have come a long way... Nice to know how fast you are going and your odometer is accurate!
14) Servo fix so no FI light
Shouldn't be any FI lights unless you ditch the box.
Not worth the $ unless you just don't like that extra $110 in your pocket.:wink:
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