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Well time for a new project! After my 2011 met her demise a few weeks ago at PBIR I've been scouring craigslist/forums/ebay for a Gen5 so I can get back in the game with some new updated machinery. Managed to find a 2016 ABS model that a squid traded into a wholesaler for a Harley after he/she laid it down on the right side. She's got 3000 something miles on the clock so the engines not super fresh but not terrible.



 

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First order of business is getting her stripped down and getting the wiring harness, emissions and ABS system completely removed. Which is a hell of a lot easier said than done. My 2011 was a non-ABS model and it didn't have the emissions/evap shit on it so I was a little worried once I started to see how big the pile of junk I was ripping off the bike was growing.



This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. A good thing I did since it seemed like the last owner took this thing through a field of mud before they traded it in.

 

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First order of business is getting her stripped down and getting the wiring harness, emissions and ABS system completely removed. Which is a hell of a lot easier said than done. My 2011 was a non-ABS model and it didn't have the emissions/evap shit on it so I was a little worried once I started to see how big the pile of junk I was ripping off the bike was growing.



This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. A good thing I did since it seemed like the last owner took this thing through a field of mud before they traded it in.



Back together and fresh n clean:



I'm hoping that's not the original oil...


Oh my. Did you get an oil analysis from blackstone labs? I like to do that on bikes/cars/trucks/motors i buy used to see how they were maintained and treated prior to me.
 

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This might be common knowledge but I was floored to find out that you need to remove the swingarm to get to a bolt that holds one of the ABS line junctions going to the rear brake line. Kawi must of been having a laugh when they designed this system. While I had it off I cleaned and greased the swingarm pivot and linkage bearings. ]

I thought I would need to do the same but with rear wheel, shock and exhaust off you can drop the swingarm far enough that I got the bolt loose with a small set of vise grips.. then just wiggled it off with my fingers!!!



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Nice man! Congrats! I watched your crash video. Looked like she was squirming with you in turn two and four. Glad your okay. Hope the new bike puts you on the podium every race!
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Giddyup! Subscribed to this now. :wink:

Sorry to hear of your demise with the G4, but glad you found an upgrade now! Interested in the updates on the new one along the way. :ayyy:
 

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Um....yeah. I'm not a real big fan of the red hoses with the green accents :wink:, but holy hell! Other than that, it looks pimpin' dude! Nice job! Can't wait to see more pics of it out on the track. :ayyy:
 

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Um....yeah. I'm not a real big fan of the red hoses with the green accents :wink:, but holy hell! Other than that, it looks pimpin' dude! Nice job! Can't wait to see more pics of it out on the track. :ayyy:
green will be gone eventually, getting the red wheel stripes, k-tech shock springs are red and when i send the forks out i plan on having them anodize the outer tubes black, reservoirs red and the inner tubes gold titanium nitride coated
 

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green will be gone eventually, getting the red wheel stripes, k-tech shock springs are red and when i send the forks out i plan on having them anodize the outer tubes black, reservoirs red and the inner tubes gold titanium nitride coated
I figured that was the way you going with. Disregard my useless opinion post above. :lol: Should be epic when done! :notworthy:
 

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The bodywork looks awesome! It's actually the first time I get to see Sharkskinz gen5 bodywork, as their website doesn't even have any pictures yet. Do you mind posting more pictures? From all sides?

Also, is it true that the Evol Rearsets use up the mount for the kick stand?
 

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The bodywork looks awesome! It's actually the first time I get to see Sharkskinz gen5 bodywork, as their website doesn't even have any pictures yet. Do you mind posting more pictures? From all sides?

Also, is it true that the Evol Rearsets use up the mount for the kick stand?
Will do, once the windscreen comes in and I get it mounted I'll get some more pics up. And yea the rearsets use one of the kickstand mounting holes as a pivot point for the shift lever.
 

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Congrats man and that M6 bolt on the swingarm can be removed without taking the S/A off!as newf said above it can be done!I think I cut the Allen key down or bent a 10mm spanner or something like that to get the abs rear line off


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Here is where the build is at currently:


E/T Rearsets
E/T clip-ons
Cox rad guard
Ohlins damper
Cordona sensor
Sharkskinz bodywork and paint
Arrow 71155ckz full Ti exhaust
MWR WSBK filter
Block off plates
Samco hoses
Motion Pro Rev2 throttle
Stomp grip
KIT ecu
KIT harness
Apex switches
Speedcell battery
Ape CCT
Captive spacers
Coremoto brake lines
MMR lightened rear rotor
K-tech 35DDS Pro

Just finished installing the kit harness, about to head over and get the shock installed:



MWR WSBK filter:


Apex switchgear:


E/T clip-ons


Custom coremoto brakelines, this is from their works360 line, you can get them customized with staubil dry break connectors, integrated brake pressure sensor, etc. Pretty trick


Arrow full Ti system


 
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