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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #10 on: 07 February 2014, 13:36 »
You haven't mentioned the flywheel anywhere.  As you're going for the throttle response you'd do well to drop it to about 6kg to lose the inertia.  Barely notice mine in traffic etc, but it comes on song much nicer.
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #11 on: 07 February 2014, 13:48 »
I have thought about it a few times, and then read up and thought ahh no point bothering. As a machinist i could probably do something myself, but its knowing where to remove the meat etc. Ill probably leave it tbh, but I'm not 100%

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #12 on: 07 February 2014, 14:49 »
One of the best simple mods out there.

Look at the flywheel - it's pretty obvious where the meat is available to go! Wazzzer on here did his at work, or had a mate do his on a lathe IIRC.  Due to the circular nature of a flywheel and how a lathe works it's pretty easy to take off material evenly.  :grin:
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #13 on: 07 February 2014, 15:48 »
Had my flywheel done by a member on here (spikenipple) down to 6.1 kgs
You just take it all off the back (engine side)

The guy that has been most publisised (hotgolf) has taken one down to 4.5kgs!
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #14 on: 08 February 2014, 09:10 »
What do they start as? For the use its gna get it would be worthwhile I imagine

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #15 on: 08 February 2014, 15:19 »
They're about 10kg to start - the weight loss is definitely worthwhile!
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #16 on: 10 February 2014, 14:08 »
loving the one off parts

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #17 on: 10 February 2014, 22:08 »
Looks a great project, looking forward to more updates :afro:
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #18 on: 11 February 2014, 00:16 »
Had mine turned down on a lathe, was an ABF one.

Fairly noticeable :wink:
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #19 on: 12 February 2014, 00:11 »
Nice little bit of fabrication there. :wink: