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PAIRS plates for 919

I have 15 sets of PAIRS blockoff plates I made for my 919. They are made from 6061 T-6 aluminum, 3/16" thick. They feature blind holes on the bottom side to accomidate the screws on the reed valves.
Leave the reed valves in place and replace the cast housing with these billet aluminum pieces.
$35.00 a pair shipped. P.M. me and provide an address (additional charges may be needed for outside U.S.)

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Woohoo! They look nice! I've been meaning to do this ever since I added the Satos last Fall. You have a PM with my address. Please let us know your preferred payment method and/or Paypal account if that's what you want.

Now I need to dig out the manual, do some searching here, and learn how to do this!

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They arrived today and I gotta say they are beautiful. Really nice work! Thank you!

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"Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a modaholic."

Says Ken "Hi Mike".

Meeting adjourned. Let's go install some blockoff plates.

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All in favor? Aye!

/me goes off to install plates to stop the nagging popping since the Satos went on!

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All in favor? Aye!

/me goes off to install plates to stop the nagging popping since the Satos went on!
"Aye"
Any chance of getting you to document a detailed How-to with photos?

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I'd be glad to Mike. Step-by-steps and pics to follow. Probably when I get back from Daytona Bike Week though.

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Thanks Got mine today and they look sweet.

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PM sent. How many remain? Thank you for offering this!

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Thanks for the interest guys!

I began to make these for myself during the winter valve adjustment regimen and thought "why not make a few extras for the peeps on the web?".

There are perhaps a dozen pairs (sic) left, but I could whip more out if needed. More of a winter project though as I’d rather rides in warmer months.


As a nod to MisterMike, here's a couple more pics:

(Yes MisterMike, I KNOW it's not a snowblower in your avitar, but still.....)

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I received them fast. I can't wait to install them to tame the slipons. They are VERY nicely made! Thank you very much!

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I received them fast. I can't wait to install them to tame the slipons. They are VERY nicely made! Thank you very much!
You betcha!

My pleasure really. I worked as a machinist for many years and now I'm primarily an office dork so it's good to get out in the shop and cut some metal.
I'm not really into this to make serious cash or anything like that, but then again if a few of us got together (you KNOW who you are!) and combined talents / resources, you never know.

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You betcha!

My pleasure really. I worked as a machinist for many years and now I'm primarily an office dork so it's good to get out in the shop and cut some metal.
I'm not really into this to make serious cash or anything like that, but then again if a few of us got together (you KNOW who you are!) and combined talents / resources, you never know.
I've appreciated learning so much from you mechanical Gurus!
I bet our brilliant mechanical scientists could have a turbo kit ready by June.

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Lifting the gas tank is the price of admission (POA) for this enhancement...

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Probably sound like an idiot for asking, but what are these for and where do they go?

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what are these for and where do they go?
Info here found with search.
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=1995

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Thanks for the link
You are most welcome. Here's the next install clue on tank removal.
I'm going to attempt moving it a little without disconnecting it...

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...t=tank+removal

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I have 15 sets of PAIRS blockoff plates I made for my 919. They are made from 6061 T-6 aluminum, 3/16" thick. They feature blind holes on the bottom side to accomidate the screws on the reed valves.
Leave the reed valves in place and replace the cast housing with these billet aluminum pieces.
$35.00 a pair shipped. P.M. me and provide an address (additional charges may be needed for outside U.S.)
Air Intake System blockoff plates?

Neato, I've got some on my FZ1. Got mine from Graves.

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Finished the install without disconecting the tank! The trick was balancing the tank above the bike (more centerstand dividends!) on two 2x4s. Be careful not to shake the bike or you know what could happen... It's certainly no novice job, considering the risk of breaking something in a tight space. I used 6mmx23mm studs (~3-5mm too long) from OSH, stainless lock washers, nuts, and a 3/8" rubber plug from Lowes. While in there, I replaced the corroded plugs and wallah it starts smoothly!

Thanks again semi_gray!!!

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BTW replacing the 3rd plug took longer than the other three combined! It required loosening the coil above it. It feels great finishing a $30 (plugs) in an hour tuneup!

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Bump!
Still sets to be had.

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This is this weekend's project! Will post some pics and steps involved. Looks really straightforward once the tank is off.

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Still sets to be had.
Thanks again SG! They remedied the nerve wracking backfires. With the increased head accessibility I look forward to doing my own valve adjustments...in five years

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Hey dream - I'm getting ready to take off the tank and install the block off plates tonight. Any hints, tips, suggestions for the inexperienced?

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Hey dream - I'm getting ready to take off the tank and install the block off plates tonight. Any hints, tips, suggestions for the inexperienced?
I saved time and heartache by NOT disconnecting my nearly empty tank! See #23. For safety with kids/dogs, you must watch it and strap secure the tank to the lifting 2x4s and also to another nearby stationary object, say a BBQ , window frame, or workbench. If your tank hits the floor...you've been warned.

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Curious.
Every time I've lifted my tank, I had the bike on stands to get the bike upright. Then, loosten the bolt at the rear of the tank, but leave it in place. Slide the tank rearward to the extents of the slot on the mounting tabs.
Now lift up the front of the tank and slip in a two-foot piece of wood (I prefer a 5/8" thick by say 3" wide piece since a 2X4 can be kind of thick)
Since the tank is still held fast by the rear mount, it can't roll side to side.
No disconnect is neccessary. There's a wire teather that'll only allow you to lift so far and it won't strain any of the hoses, wires, etc..

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Curious.
Every time I've lifted my tank, I had the bike on stands to get the bike upright. Then, loosten the bolt at the rear of the tank, but leave it in place. Slide the tank rearward to the extents of the slot on the mounting tabs.
Now lift up the front of the tank and slip in a two-foot piece of wood (I prefer a 5/8" thick by say 3" wide piece since a 2X4 can be kind of thick)
Since the tank is still held fast by the rear mount, it can't roll side to side.
No disconnect is neccessary. There's a wire teather that'll only allow you to lift so far and it won't strain any of the hoses, wires, etc..
But using your vastly superior technique you were cheated out on the thrill of potentially dropping the tank!

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PAIR system removal / block off plate installation

Raising the front of the tank provides just enough room to get to both sides. The toughest part of this job is getting to the two inner bolts on each stock plate. Here's some pics along the way for those wondering how this is done. It's really much easier than it sounds.

1. Raise the tank by loosening this bolt, slide the tank back and raise the front. Use an appropriate sized piece of wood to support the tank. The tank wire will prevent it from coming up too far.


2. Remove the hoses on both sides.




3. Remove the valve that the hoses connected to in the triangular area of the frame and seal the electrical connection.

4. Remove the stock covers.

5. Remove these and insert them back the same way they came out.


6. Install a pair of semi_gray's beautiful block off plates with 6mm studs and acorn nuts or 6mm bolts. These will need to be a bit shorter than the stock ones - I found 18mm to be perfect.


7. Remove the hose going back to the air box and block off the air box nipple.


8. These are the removed parts you'll have at the end.


9. Enjoy the sound of your 919 decelerating without the annoying backfires.
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Great pics! Thanks for making that Ken!

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The next batch is ready. Anyone interested please PM me.

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Get 'em while they're hot! This is a cheap, easy mod you don't want to miss!

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There are still sets available from the second batch I made.

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To think before SG's cool part, the bike backfired like a fireworks show!
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