Re: 2018 R6 Matte Gray - Supersport 600 Conversion
I've got the majority of the goodies on now!
Installed the captive wheel spacers which are an absolute must for anyone who does their own wheel changes. There's no describing the amount of frustration I had to put up with when working with the OEM ones. I also swapped my rear spool slider for a safer approach. I'm not running standard spools in the forward-most position, plus axle block sliders for crash protection. On my first ride when I had the autoblipper installed, I snapped the shift rod in half because there was too much play. Finally had a chance to install a new one, making sure to use blue locktite on the portion where the two rods meet without a nut to hold them down. Now the quickshifter and autoblipper work fine until the bike warms up all the way. Once hot, it takes a lot of pressure to get them to activate. The clipons were one of the hardest things to install. Because they are so adjustable, I had to constantly make sure that everything was aligned and clearing the rest of the components. Got them in a position I like but may need to continue with some tweaks. The levers and lever guards went on without issue. I then turned to getting the race fairings on, man this took a lot of work! The front cowl was by far the hardest to get off because it took me forever to figure out exactly which bolts held the damn thing on. Come to find out, there's 4 main bolts and it pops out without too much hassle. Finally, I finished things off by installing the stainless steel brake lines, versah pads, and doing a vacuum bleed with Castrol SRF. The brake feel and initial bite has improved substantially!
Final touches will be tires, safety wire, coolant, and paint!