I was on the fence about you switching to the Termi cans. After seeing this I love the new look good job bro.
Holy Guacamole Batman! That rivet tool!!! Yes you'd better work some overtime.
Like HK I wasn't sure about the Termi idea and I liked the SC cans. But you've made this work. Great job. The Termis look right!
Thanks for the kind compliment HKMP7, Pete and Andy, I really appreciate itBetter than factory for sure
Thanks for the information dudu, I was looking at some manual riveter, but I worried, the riveting quality by hand is not as consistent as using machine.Concerning riveting tools, I had the same difficulty when I wanted to rebuilt my Termignoni cans for my Ducati Panigale 1199. I have bought Facom Y116B to do it correctly.
oh....i love tools too...Some tools needed for the next modifications arrived this past 2 days ,
Below is the tools needed for tapping M8x1.25 thread, so it consist of 6.7mm M35 grade drill (could not find M42grade in that size with reasonable price) to prep the hole for the M8x1.25mm Tap made by YG (Korea).
I also purchase the adjustable Tap Wrench capable of handling M3 to M12 tap
I will use this (hopefully it will work) to drill an M8x1.25 holes on a Motocorse Aluminum Frame Plug originally for Ducati Monster but I will use it as a NUT of the Motocorse Titanium Bolt system holding the silencers
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I also buy 2 new set of both Metric and Imperial Drill Bit, but this time with full M42 grade to replace my now dull M35 drill bits after drilling the stainless steel bracket last weekend:
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Then, while buying them I notice this sets of very small "STUBBY" 3/8" and 1/4" rachet, and I bought them just in case for future needs to access bolts in cramped area. Notice how small they are in comparison to my mug:
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Having said that, I am excited for another parts shipment schedule to arrive tomorrow
Hi Heroe82,I just went through all the thread again
will probably order the valtermoto front stand
Looks really well made
Howard did you end up buying the corsa corta 19 to replace the 17?
Hi Tsaico,oh....i love tools too...
I got one of these from amazon, looking forward to using to loosen triple clamp bolts and other tight areas as well.
Thanks so much for your kind compliment @HKMP7, I am working overtime here trying to catch up with youBro holy shit. I love it that matte paint looks great. Whoever came up with that idea is one smart cookie .
I like that SBK detail. This thing is coming along nicely.
Hey Howard. What did you torque those V4evo frame bolts to? They ask for 90NM but I do not trust those values.Hi Heroe82,
The ValterMoto stand is a very well made. To bad, they only sell in black color now, used to be Red, Silver and Yellow too (back when I was selling them at my Aprilia distributorship in the early 2000s)
I haven't bought the RCS19 Corsa Corta, but I am open to selling my basically brand new, never been bleed RCS17 Corsa Corta if you are interested , in stock form though, I will take out the ProTi and the Gold pivot that I installed to it but of course cheaper than buying at any online store
Yes, a good tools make our jobs much easier, I also love good quality tools
Ok, I have quite a few updates
First, I test fit the bracket for Termignoni because the new aluminum spacer and the mounting plate had arrived, I need to test fit again so I can order the correct length ProTi Titanium bolts for this bracket.
The mounting bolts that came with Termignoni silencers is M6 and the mounting plate I bought from Amazon UK (originally for furniture ) have M5 holes, so I get my drill and dremel back in action:
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and now it fit the M6 bolts perfectly (again, this bolts will all be replaced by ProTi Titanium of course and this M8 Furniture Plate will also be modified with some nice PAINT on it
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Next, test fit the M8 Plate, (that center threaded hole on the furniture plate is M8) and the 2 upper bolts spacing fit PERFECTLY to the Termignoni bracket, but the bottom does not, so I just going to use 2 M6 bolts, that is more than enough :
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Here is a spread view of each bolt and washer and spacer and Rizoma bracket for this test fit, note that those shiny large washer are REAL Titanium washers:
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Then I test mount everything. Please note that the Motocorse Japan silencer washer covered only 2 bolts, and there is one nut that is still nut covered with Motocorse style washer/plug.
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I am talking about the left silver nut (came from SC-Project) on the left of this picture below, while the right side already have Motocorse... that make it "unbalanced" and need the Motocorse treatment
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So, I am so glad that today, my Motocorse Ducati MONSTER frame plug order arrived because I plan to use this frame plug as a NUT. So I will need to drill the center hole then TAP it with M8 tap that I bought a few weeks ago. Below is the Motocorse Frame Plug originally for Ducati MONSTER:
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Since they just arrived today, I haven't had a chance to drill/tap and test fit, but the pictures below show how they would look:
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It going to looks so much better, and again don't forget those Bolts will be a Gold Color ProTi Titanium Bolt :
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This is another view of the bracket from the side during test fit:
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Today is a Motocorse day, because my Motocorse Frame Plug for STREETFIGHTER V4 Kit arrived... but why I bought another Motocorse Frame Plug, plus a STREETFIGHTER V4 Kit?
Well because the STREETFIGHTER V4 Kit from Motocorse contain more BOLTS, especially the LOWER ENGINE MOUNTING bolts.
The reason is because on a Streetfighter V4, those lower engine mounting bolts were exposed while for our Panigale V4 it is covered...
but I still feel guilty (even I will not be able to see it after the fairing installed back) that I don't have the lower engine mounting bolt covered evenly like the upper engine mounting bolt, I need to be fair whether it is upper or lower engine mounting bolt... I know I am getting crazy
so here is the picture just for illustration (I haven't had time to install them yet):
If you notice on the right picture, the lower engine mounting bolts have "spacers" because they were more recessed then the upper engine mounting bolts:
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Left picture, Left side, Right Picture, Right side (currently I already use Titanium Engine mounting bolts from V4EVO but if I can use Motocorse, then why not :
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Oh, the Motocorse Frame Plug STREETFIGHTER V4 kit also came with the 2 small M5 bolts for the radiator frame, so it will replace the current ProTi titanium bolts:
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Am I finish for today... not yet... continue on my next post below
Thanks so much Craig I really appreciate your kind wordsImpressive job on the silencers Howard. Well done!
Hi Pete,Is the torque reduction for titanium components a general engineering rule of thumb? Are the Proti recommendations regarding 15% torque reduction applicable to all titanium manufacturers and all parts? For instance should we torque a titanium rear axle nut to 195.5Nm instead of the OEM 230Nm?
I have the same, Aella titanium nut. I would assume in principle the same would apply. You’d probably need to consider if the the hole for the retaining pin would line up at that setting. Since it’s the rear wheel being secured I would not deviate much from the original 230NM torque setting. I’d imagine that even a happy medium would apply, 210-220.Hi Pete,
It is a general engineering rule of thumb for this specific Titanium Material that ProTi use which is GRADE 5 TITANIUM 64TI (Ti-6Al-4V)
Good question regarding the Rear Axle nut... I have to think about the answer to this and get back to you since I have not tightened my rear wheel with the AELLA Titanium nut so I never think about this until you bring this up, so I have to get back to you on what I think I will do...
Howard are you by chance selling the license plate block off the carbon one form Peter Lieb? I have the under tail but he does not sell that any longer.So... I really was disappointed with the SC-Project Carbon Fiber HEAT SHIELD, the finish was glossy finish but that is not really an issue however, it was DULL and have so much SCRATCH !!!
So, I decided to find good painter that can change the finish to MATTE Carbon and also of course do some extra touch
Initially, I only want to have sticker covered UNDER the new MATTE Carbon, however, the painter remind me that the sticker might not be able to handle the heat from the exhaust and he suggest to just copy the sticker but PAINT it instead.
I love this idea, so I still buy the sticker then send it together with a Peter Lieb license plate bracket cover so the painter can MATCH the legendary super nice Matte finish of Peter Lieb...
and today, I finally received it back from the painter
So, it use to be the location of a metal emblem with SC-Project written on it... but since I want to emphasis "Termignoni" plus I also don't like the color and design of the metal emblem... I figure I need to find something else...
Suddenly I realize my SC-Project exhaust is the WSBK version... so I decided to order the official sticker from WSBK website and then use it as sample so the painter can paint to copy the design and color of the sticker and below is the result:
First, you can look how the MATTE color match super close to Peter Lieb's finish on the license plate bracket cover
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More pictures, note that even the small "TM" (Trade Mark) at the end of the SBK is also perfectly painted by the painter
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And test fit with ProTi Titanium gold bolts
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Yap, I think it is PERFECT
I kinda agreed with school of thoughts. As long as my pin is inserted, no way to back out....my cordless impact did set up to 230nm and it was spot onI have the same, Aella titanium nut. I would assume in principle the same would apply. You’d probably need to consider if the the hole for the retaining pin would line up at that setting. Since it’s the rear wheel being secured I would not deviate much from the original 230NM torque setting. I’d imagine that even a happy medium would apply, 210-220.