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    One Liter Duc Eater nikfubar's Avatar
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    Tuono master nice but rare as hens teeth? could do with one of these for the bike i'm building at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjhj306 View Post
    Quick question on this, not sure if its anything of not but
    on the rear calliper the bleed screw is at the bottom and the
    feeds at the top surly that's not right?
    You are correct. It's not right, and to bleed it properly, you'll need to drop the caliper off the carrier, and then rotate it until the bleed nipple is at the top.
    There are loads of threads on how best to do this.

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    Just did this mod, cracking result and very easy to do. Only thing to remember is to grind down the raised lip on original plunger into master cylinder as the 748 one is shorter and does not have this lip part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butchersdog View Post
    Just did this mod, cracking result and very easy to do. Only thing to remember is to grind down the raised lip on original plunger into master cylinder as the 748 one is shorter and does not have this lip part.
    Better to turn it down on a lathe. Even if you can't do this yourself, it's not a big job to have done professionally. Should end up looking something like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Few pics of my upgrade mod.
    Fitted an RSV4 m/c to clean the looks up and get rid of the remote reservoir.
    Total cost of the m/c upgrade, including new brake line was less than 30

    Anyway...see what you think....it's a Tuono by the way.....here goes.....










    tifa.. from which rsv4 model is that rearset? never seen before.. an oem set?

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    Thats a Gilles Rearset not an OEM one my friend, do a search for Gilles Tooling

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    Hi everyone... Kind of new here,
    Got some time a now the 2000 rsv R, and thanks for this thread... Got the problem solved.
    Rear MC from a Ktm 525
    Gilles tooling set.

    Here are my pics....

    And thanks a lot for all the helpers...













    Also fitted the kit with a used akra slip I found online and a new zero gravity....





    Now just need to grab some sliders and a short clutch and break levers.

    And that's how it looks like when he's clean...




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    afford to get a new mc.. but can't afford to buy that aftrmrket rearsets.. after currencies conversation.. i could buy a moped bike in here.. huhu

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    I need this ASAP. I will need to get this in a step by step Power Point, lol. Please help. New to group and really don't wanna sell my old RSV 1000R due to this brake situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbylax1 View Post
    I need this ASAP. I will need to get this in a step by step Power Point, lol. Please help. New to group and really don't wanna sell my old RSV 1000R due to this brake situation.
    You'd get rid of a fantastic bike just because of this? Apart from slow speed manoeuvring, you don't need a rear brake with one of these; the engine does it for you.hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride4fun View Post
    You'd get rid of a fantastic bike just because of this? Apart from slow speed manoeuvring, you don't need a rear brake with one of these; the engine does it for you.hehe
    No, I'd get rid of a great bike that keeps having issues with the caliper seizing up. The first time it happened on the interstate which was sketchy but the 2nd time (2 years later mind you), I now have to replace the rear rotar as well. Replaced the brake lines last year. I won't even get to ride it this year due to an upcoming deployment.
    Let's be honest, I love how sneaky this bike is.

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    Plus what other place would I get to start great twin debates like, which exhaust sounds best on an 03 RSV? I'm still rolling with that huge stock fart can

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbylax1 View Post
    No, I'd get rid of a great bike that keeps having issues with the caliper seizing up. The first time it happened on the interstate which was sketchy but the 2nd time (2 years later mind you), I now have to replace the rear rotar as well. Replaced the brake lines last year. I won't even get to ride it this year due to an upcoming deployment.
    Let's be honest, I love how sneaky this bike is.
    Do you ride it in all weathers? My bike is nine years old but mostly dry weather only, so the calipers have never been very problematic, unlike my Kwak which requires the front 6 pots to be cleaned of crud once in a while when they start sticking. Sounds like a simple maintenance issue.

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