Hey guys, I'm almost done with my bike, but having a hard time with some items, like case covers (wasn't thinking of getting any, but might be a good idea), and passenger peg blanking plates I need to use as tie-downs (started another thread on that). Also need ramps and stands, and will be done after that .
Anyway, back to the subject. As some of you might know by now, I hate aftermarket parts emblazoned with contrasting logos. Furthermore, don't want our pretty engine cases obscured by ugly and bulky protectors. Unfortunately, every protector I've seen except one, involves BOTH detractions (Woodcraft, etc). I already installed frame, swingarm, and front axle sliders, precisely to avoid having to install engine cases. But somebody mentioned that depending on the fall, cases could still be damaged, rendering the bike useless. That left me thinking, and decided that if I find the right protectors, I'd buy them for added piece of mind. And that brings me to the 'except one' part above. I saw a bike with very narrow, nondescript case protectors, but my internet crashed, and never found it again. They were basically just a 'U', mounted with the bottom 4 bolts. Same thickness throughout the half-moon shape, with rounded edges at both ends. Very well integrated and stock looking, just like I want. Don't need or want heavy-a$$ protection with a full set of sliders already. Has anybody seen them? Or any other similar suggestions? I'd greatly appreciate any info you may have.
To finish, a semi-related protection issue I have. My Shogun frame sliders are the 'interference' type, meaning they have a notch that faces the fairing, since they wouldn't fit otherwise (most are like that). Well, the left slider, for some reason, is very easy to rotate, even with the 51 ft/lbs of torque. A tolerance/quality issue, I suspect. But if left like that, it'd probably break the fairing in a fall, since it'd rotate, right? Thinking of removing it and adding a thin washer to add enough pressure to prevent easy rotation, like the right one. Comments welcome. Many thanks. JC
my frame sliders also had some spin to them when torqued to spec. I told the shop about it when I was getting my bike dyno'd and the guy just torqued them down harder. I don't think a washer would hurt.
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2018 9:33:21 GMT -7 by achrista
Thanks a million brother. You know, looked under 'FZ10' on Revzilla and the Rizomas didn't show up at all. Now I find they even make clutch covers (Do we really need those?), but they apparently don't offer a stator cover. Their ignition timing cover is not the one I saw, but it's actually nicer, and doesn't seem to have a large logo. It's on the expensive side, but at least now have a viable option. Thank you very much. The other I saw was slightly longer, covering one more bolt, by the way. Thanks again for your help.
bhilker0604: Anyone tried the latest blipper from FTechtu? Install any easier? Blipper work better than the older version?
Apr 18, 2019 3:41:29 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi evitzee, thanks for responding, it looks like the switch has fixed it. The luggage wasn’t full, it worked fine and the bike handled beautifully through the tight, twisty roads. The luggage is Ventura from NZ. I had a professional setup my suspension.
Apr 14, 2019 2:59:59 GMT -7
willbuybikes: It seems to be worse when it is full of fuel and opening the filler cap changes nothing. Apparently the dealer bench tested the fuel pump and said it was fine.
Apr 14, 2019 2:56:49 GMT -7
willbuybikes: I believe the switch replacement has fixed the cruise control problem. As for the starting issue, I suspect I will have to wait another 6 months to see if it is fixed, as we are heading into winter. I always assumed it was fuel related.
Apr 14, 2019 2:55:39 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi RedAndBlack, thanks for responding, no I have not cleaned my chain on the race stand but my mate with an MT-10SP has and he had the warning light come on and couldn’t change ride settings, like engine mapping. I only oil my chain that way and not long..
Apr 14, 2019 2:54:30 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi mikemt, thanks for responding, I gather you are referring to my luggage lol. Hey, this bike is a wheelie device!
Apr 14, 2019 2:51:47 GMT -7
willbuybikes: Hi Aussie, thanks for responding, in case you are interested, my extras are the MT-10 Akrapovic can, OEM heated grips, OEM comfort seat, OEM Windshield, Oggy Knobs and Ventura Rack. I also put the OEM Knuckle Guards on last weekend. I am very happy with it
Apr 14, 2019 2:51:04 GMT -7
beakyboy: new owner. 1400 miles on a fz10. low rpm shudder up to maybe 2000rpm. normal because of the flat plane?
Apr 5, 2019 18:03:43 GMT -7
3lseeker: I would like to see a black T-shirt with a White MT-10 (Wireframe - Front View) with BOLD WHITE MT10 Logo under it... Can you "picture it"
Mar 4, 2019 11:06:54 GMT -7
Cruizin: And, please dont post in ALL CAPS. Same goes on facebook, reddit, pretty much any social media site, never post in all caps.
Feb 26, 2019 16:10:08 GMT -7
Cruizin: mineharley its really easy. open a board in the topic you want to talk about, click that big button that says "create thread, and type. Then click "submit". If you want to reply to a post, go to the bottom of the thread and type in that big box, reply.
Feb 26, 2019 16:09:29 GMT -7
mineharley: I have 1200 miles on my mt 10 the last 2 fillups on chevron 93 octain I have gotten 35 miles per gallon mostely in town riding next week iAM PUTTING 2 BROTHERS EXHAUST WITH CAT REPLACEMENT IAM HOPING TO NCRSS POWER AND FUEL ECONOMY ALSO HAVING IT DYNOED AT
Feb 24, 2019 8:27:49 GMT -7
mineharley: could some one tell me how to use the posts and how you put them in the posts of proper subjuct matter thank you michael j mueller
Feb 24, 2019 5:08:34 GMT -7
stealthunion: I am interested in the OEM bar if you still have them. How much shipped to Seattle, WA? Thanks!
Feb 9, 2019 13:01:12 GMT -7
tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
Jan 18, 2019 11:14:35 GMT -7
tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
Jan 18, 2019 11:10:49 GMT -7
tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
Jan 18, 2019 11:07:49 GMT -7
joeysako: Hey guys! I bought my '17 FZ-10 a little over a week ago. Brand new with "0" miles. I am coming from an 09 R1 and I still ride an 07 Warrior. I do love my Yamahas First upgrade will be a 2wheeldyno ECU flash and not sure which pipe....
Jan 17, 2019 5:11:51 GMT -7