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post #106 of 131 Old 01-27-2017, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Got my 09+ velocity stacks installed


Also, after all the work I've done I really wanted to get some testing in to make sure everything was good. Luckily I live in the desert so it's not hard to find a back road with no one on it.


Result? I'm so happy I did...once I got it warmed up i did a few hard pulls up to 14k and after a couple of them the check engine light and traction control light go on along with the 1,2,3 all start blinking like crazy. Luckily I was pretty much back to my truck, but I quickly realized the bike spewed oil EVERYWHERE.

Long story short...DO NOT RE-USE THE ENGINE COVER GASKET!

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Damn! Better to find out that way than at the track. I often time risk it and take the bike out on an emptier road on a Sunday afternoon following major changes/upgrades/repairs for this same reason. But why did you take that cover off for?

I have re-used the old gasket on the clutch cover twice now with no issues. I do scrape off the liquid gasket though and apply new one (kawabond).
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Damn! Better to find out that way than at the track. I often time risk it and take the bike out on an emptier road on a Sunday afternoon following major changes/upgrades/repairs for this same reason. But why did you take that cover off for?

I have re-used the old gasket on the clutch cover twice now with no issues. I do scrape off the liquid gasket though and apply new one (kawabond).
It's definitely risky...would really suck to get pulled over, but I'm SO happy I did. Would really suck to get all the way to the track and have this happen.

I don't remember exactly why I took it off. I think mostly because I was spinning the crank so many times to make sure I had TDC when re-installing the cams/cam chain, it was just easier to have the cover off.

I did re-apply silicone to the sensor that passes through so it wasn't leaking there luckily.
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Got a couple more hard parts in the mail yesterday. Love Woodcraft stuff. Top notch.

After my last lowside I was pretty nervous about puncturing the OEM idler gear cover...hence the Woodcraft cover. Also picked up a "shark fin" toe/fingers protector. For those who do not know (I didn't), this mounts on the underside of your swingarm and helps prevent getting anything caught in the chain and sprocket in event you fall off your bike (but who does that?)

Stay tuned for a very exciting update later this week

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Got a couple more hard parts in the mail yesterday. Love Woodcraft stuff. Top notch.

After my last lowside I was pretty nervous about puncturing the OEM idler gear cover...hence the Woodcraft cover. Also picked up a "shark fin" toe/fingers protector. For those who do not know (I didn't), this mounts on the underside of your swingarm and helps prevent getting anything caught in the chain and sprocket in event you fall off your bike (but who does that?)

Stay tuned for a very exciting update later this week

How do those get attached? Do you have to drill and tap in the bottom side of the swingarm? I've always thought swing arms are really thin, basically sheet metal.

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How do those get attached? Do you have to drill and tap in the bottom side of the swingarm? I've always thought swing arms are really thin, basically sheet metal.
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How do those get attached? Do you have to drill and tap in the bottom side of the swingarm? I've always thought swing arms are really thin, basically sheet metal.
If you look at 6:10 in the video jd41 posted above, you can see that the aluminum is actually pretty thick.

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If you look at 6:10 in the video jd41 posted above, you can see that the aluminum is actually pretty thick.
Nah, that looks about as thin as I imagined. Doesn't look like you could get more than a couple of threads if you were to tap it, but it looks like it comes with some threaded inserts that you put in before (whatever they're called...probably mentioned in the video by i watched it with no volume lol). That makes sense now.

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Woodcraft obviously thought about this which is why they provide these little jack nuts
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@ninjaman89 , what did you make your tank sliders out of? You didn't happen to make any extras that I could buy off you did you?

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@ninjaman89 , what did you make your tank sliders out of? You didn't happen to make any extras that I could buy off you did you?
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Fiberglass!

I think there are some pictures on the first few pages of this thread. Basically it's 4-5 coats of fiberglass then I cut them to the shape I want followed by bondo + sanding + bondo + sanding until I get the finish I want. Spray paint and you're done!

I actually considered making and selling them, but honestly the return for the amount of effort it takes to make them just isn't worth it to me. I doubt I could sell them for enough to make it worth it. I can certainly assist with any questions though
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Fiberglass!

I think there are some pictures on the first few pages of this thread. Basically it's 4-5 coats of fiberglass then I cut them to the shape I want followed by bondo + sanding + bondo + sanding until I get the finish I want. Spray paint and you're done!

I actually considered making and selling them, but honestly the return for the amount of effort it takes to make them just isn't worth it to me. I doubt I could sell them for enough to make it worth it. I can certainly assist with any questions though
I did see that post, that's what prompted me to ask. So it looks like you just put down a bunch of tape and plastic on the tank and used it to form the shape. Then you applied 4-5 layers of fiberglass cloth and bondo'd the shit out of it, and sanded? Is that it?

How long long did it take you to make, assuming you did 2 of them? And how did you stick them to the tank once they were done? Did you use some of that 3M double-sided sticky pads?

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I've thought about making my own last year when I got the bike, but one side of the tank is dented, sort of like yours, so I can't use it to form the shape. And the 2 sides are mirror-image of each others so I couldn't make the good side and just use the same thing on the bad side.

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Both sides of my tank are dented in soooo idk what Ima do lol
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