Saturday, April 13, 2013

Some More Mapping Tweaks

Since I really can't leave well enough alone, I decided to do some work on an older 1250 map I had written some time ago. Now my bike has always been a bit more tolerant of advance than others similarly equipped. I decided to break the map into layers, which the PC Link software allows you to do. I wanted to take a map apart a stage at a time and see if I could polish it up a bit. I actually added back in some timing in some areas and smoothed it out some. Took it for a ride this evening and I'm really happy with the changes. I may actually leave this one in my bike for a while. Or at least until I get bored and start screwing around with it again.

The latest in my mapping madness:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Alto Carbonite Clutch...First Impressions

I finally had the chance to put some miles on the new clutch. First impressions...this is so much better than the stock clutch. The shifts are crisper and much more definitive than the stock unit and lock up is positive. In addition, neutral is also much easier to find.

The manufacturer recommended a synthetic ATF, for use in the primary with this clutch kit. I tried Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF, and noticed a bit of slip. I ended up draining that out and refilling the primary with Formula +. I'm not sure if using the mineral based fluid will have any negative effects on the carbon fiber plates, but there is no more slip and it seems to be operating properly.