1996-1998 SUZUKI GSXR750 SUPERBIKE LINK KIT Installation Instructions

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Filed Under (Suzuki) by admin on 04-12-2010

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1. Raise the motorcycle and support it to enable the rear suspension to hang free. 2. Remove the stock rear link & struts. 3. Remove the link bearings and sleeves from the stock link with the exception of the bearings and sleeve in the middle of the link. You will be using the bearing & sleeve listed above in the middle position of the new link. This is the same bearing and sleeve that is used at the front of the Link. 4. Press the bearings into the new link making sure that the bearings are centered in the link. 5. Lubricate the bearings with high-pressure synthetic grease. 6. Install the sleeves in the same position as removed using the one listed above in the middle position. 7. Reinstall the link using the new bolt supplied in the kit in the middle position. 8. Torque all the bolts to the factory specifications. Torque the special bolt supplied in the kit to 70Nm, 50Ft-Lb. Blue Locktite is recommended. 9. As a rule of thumb the spring rate should be increased 0.5 kg or 28 lbs. in relation to the spring rate that is currently being used. This is a good starting point. Note: This kit is designed for single rider racing applications. The spring rate and dampening must be tailored for the individual rider weight, style of riding, motorcycle weight and track conditions. An experienced race mechanic using only the appropriate tools for removal and replacement of bearings and other components should only install this kit. Any questions can be directed to Attack Performance at the address and numbers below.

Yamaha's 2008 Raider Custom

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Filed Under (Yamaha) by admin on 16-11-2010

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CAGIVA RAPTOR 1000 AKRAPOVIC SLIP- ON INSTALLATION MANUAL

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Filed Under (Cagiva) by admin on 10-11-2010

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Akrapovic SLIP-ON systems have an interesting background. They are developed by the same team which develops exhaust systems for factory and private racing teams in the Superbike and Supersport classes on the highest levels of world motorcycle sport. This means highly perfected designs, strict production quality control and performance which serves as a benchmark for the competition. The Akrapovic SLIP-ON system is composed of a link pipe and a muffler, a carbon-fiber muffler clamp and compression springs. The link pipe is conical, and available in high-quality stainless steel or titanium. At the connection to the muffler, the diameter of the link pipe widens to 60 mm, which ensures maximum utilization of the shape of the pipe for the flow of the exhaust gases. The link pipe is simple to connect to both the muffler and the header assembly with the help of high- quality silicon-shielded springs. The oval mufflers on both sides of the bike complement the look of the Cagiva Raptor, especially in the carbon-fiber version, with a darker outer sleeve. Of course a titanium version is also available; performance is not affected by the choice. You have to decide whether you prefer the distinctive pattern of carbon-fiber or the satin sheen of titanium. The carbon-fiber clamp holds the mufflers in the standard position, so that the stock hanging bracket is used for installation

KAWASAKI ZX-10R ROAD TEST And SPECIFICATIONS

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Filed Under (Kawasaki) by admin on 05-11-2010

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In the past the name Kawasaki, for me, always suggested legendary fast superbikes with brut power. Then later came the Ninja name tag and there was still a lot of speed there, but amongst the strength of some superb opposition the legend was waning. Well now the legend is back, the new 2008 Ninja ZX-10R brings back all that attitude, styling and raw power of a true superbike. As per my usual form [running a bit late] I picked up the ‘Kwacker’ from D ‘n’ D Motorcycles in Conlig all in a bit of rush. Fortunately for me, Davy the owner was as obliging as ever and kindly let me take the bike straight to the Cookstown 100 road race practice. On arrival, it was out of the van, a quick once over, tyre pressures checked and straight onto the grid to instruct the newcomers’ practice sessions. Luckily, with all the rush, I hadn’t time to dwell on the reputation of the previous models, but after one cautious lap in damp conditions the ZX-10R felt right at home among the racers. First thing I noticed, and appreciated in this situation, was that it steered really well. Turn-in and direction changes felt light and easy with no signs of the questionable high speed stability of previous ZX-10s. Suspension was slightly hard compared to some road bikes, but any softer and we would have been wallowing out of the dips. The front and rear suspension soaked up the bumpy country roads well, with the only adjustment made, being a click harder on the front rebound damping. After a few laps I really did forget I was on a road bike, such was my confidence in the big ‘Kwacker’. Talking high tech features, the ZX-10R apparently has some form of traction control system – (Kawasaki Ignition Management System) KIMS. Bit of a girly name eh! Now I’m not sure exactly how it works on this particular bike, but I can testify to an enormous amount of grip and only