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Schmik

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GT650R '12 track project blog
« on: March 12, 2015, 07:13:01 AM »

Hello all!

Just wanted to share that I will be blogging my progress of tracking a GT650R. Early days but you can find the blog at:

trackagt650r.blogspot.com

Cheers,

Michael
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 12:19:05 AM »


Can you keep us informed here, too?

I rarely follow blogs.
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 02:04:43 AM »

Sure thing. Ill just give short summaries and those that want to know more, know where they can go.

So far:
-2012 GT650R EFI NSW Stat write off with 5thou odd ks for $1000 in auction (after fees).
-Bought leathers and other track specific protection / personal wear, about $700.
-Admin Completed for licensing so I can do track days at Hidden Valley Raceway NT, around $150.
-Talking to the guys/girls down at the track, the Hyo's have a fairly good reputation, but currently no one down there is using one.
-She has arrived, starts fine, minimal damage limited to a couple of scratches on the right lower fairing. A few broken bits (mirror and indicator) are coming of the bike anyway.
-Replacing Tyres with Q2, new EBC front brakes (FA296HH)

 
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 02:32:49 AM »


Excellent, thanks.

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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 05:32:34 AM »

Heya Schmik,

The rear brakes are known to drag a bit. Google the 'Silver Pill' fix and see what you think.

It's basically the addition of a small spring into the guts of the rear brake master cylinder. Means that the piston in the MC reliably returns to it's starting position.
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 05:04:55 AM »

Thanks for the advice umop-ǝpisdn! I will definitely look into it.

In the meantime I've been shopping:

Danmoto Muffler
Q2 Tyre set
Steering Damper
Front Brake MC w/levers and res
Oil filter
EBC Brakes Set for front
9" Safety Wire Pliers
Stainless Steel Safety Lock Wire 30m (yes I will not need this much!)

I've also been looking into a GPS lap timer utilising the GPS receiver I've had in storage for about 8 years and my old android phone. The app I will try first is RaceChrono (free).

I'm working on the bike tonight and will take plenty of photos!
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 01:09:10 PM »

De-snorkled.
Throttle de-restricted.
Welded the instrument cluster to the front section headlight/fairing mounting frame. Ive seen some other methods of mounting the instruments without the headlight, but this solution was simple with only slight modification and does the job perfectly.
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 12:08:52 AM »

Continued work:

Changed front tyre to the Q2, the axle was too small to fit the SCA tyre changer, but its still great to have just for the bead breaker function (Im keeping the stock rear tyre for the first session). The new tyre has a 70 [edited: correction] profile so it rubs the front guard in its stock position. To solve this, the guide washers were removed and the guard wedged up (using the old brake pads) before tightening.

Serviced forks. Changed oil with 400mL of 10W in each fork.

Ground the triple clamp so the brake level can rotate forward into a comfortable position. Needed to drill a new blank(?) in the handle bar so the throttle block can be repositioned forward: the new position of the brake lever hit the throttle cable adjusters. This is a great mod and now the 'brombo' MC is surplus to needs. Photos on the blog.

Installed the new front brake pads.

Installed a 2013 rear shock. Added about a cm more of preload. This job is not fun. We removed the seats, tank, battery, side covers, the centre cover (unit that incorporates the battery box) and water reservoir. Ended doing some of the work laying the bike on its left side. Im sure there is an easier way, but we ran with it and eventually got it done.
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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 04:57:05 PM »

You say the new tyre has a 60 profile and rubs the guard .............. but isn't the stock tyre size a 60 profile anyway ? I know mine is .... 120/60 front , 160/60 rear ....... just seems strange that it would rub the guard in '' stock position '' as you put it  ;)

Also , ( not trying to be awkward , just interested  8) ) , you changed fork oil to 10W ..... again , isn't that also stock oil weight ..... most change up to 15W to stiffen the forks up a little ( I still use 10W in mine but changed from mineral to synthetic to see if it made a difference ........... not that I can tell is the answer  ;D )

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Re: GT650R '12 track project blog
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 01:45:45 AM »

Ah yes, correction: the new front tyres are a 70 profile.

We tossed over whether to put 10 or 15W in, but decided on the 10W first to see how it goes. The front shocks were under filled so the change with 400mL of good quality 10W oil will hopefully suffice.
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