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    Fairing Fasteners Chart

    If it's here, i don't see it, so here it is now.

    Kevin RSTrider posted this fairing fastener chart 5 years ago, I have reposted them many times, and I think we'll find them very useful.
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    This helped me a ton today. Thanks.


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    Printed out and stuck at the wall for the reassembly. Thanks :-)
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    Is there a "How to" on fitting the RSV / Tuono front forks to the Futura? Including the 320 mm brake discs? Was looking for info here and used the search but no result. Has been done. Specially interested if this will fitt the triple plates of the Futura.

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    I've done the fork mod. Its fairly straight forward.

    You will need ; fork legs (complete), brake rotors, fender.

    The fork legs of the Mille are a little shorter (I don't remember by how much). The legs have to have the same brake caliper mounting, as in non-radial if you are going retain the Futura calipers. Early Mille and all RST share the same calipers..

    Futura brake lines will work. With the brake disc size change those lines will be a touch long, but not enough to need to be shortened.

    With the fender, you could use the stock one. The mounts for the fender moved with the caliper on the fork legs, so the Futura fender would end up being a bit dirt bikey is all.

    The fork legs fit right up in the Futura triple tree.

    Be aware that the Mille and Tuono share front forks for those years. I found a pair of Ohlins fork legs from a Tuono, brake discs from Galfer, and a mildly scratched carbon fiber fender from a Mille R to complete my conversion.

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    Oh, the wheel, axle, spacers, brake hardware, and fender hardware are all retained from the stock Futura fork setup.
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    Did you install the Öhlins fork legs without machining??
    2001 RST Futura in stream Silver.
    Mods: Modified Öhlins fork from mille R, EBC 320mm brake discs, HEL front brakelines, Carbon RS 250 front fender, Wiring mod for charging. Engine related:05 map, Iridium plugs, tuneboy, derestriced intake, old mille airboot, staintunes exhaust. Lambda bung hardbrazed in the "breadbox". Öhlins mille R rear shock with 110N/mm spring and the integrated hydraulic preload adjuster. LED Voltmeter installed inside the dash for monitoring charging. Duc 999 radial m/c for brake and clutch.
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    You know.... those legs may not be Ohlins.... the came from a Tuono and are gold anodized, but don't have the labels all over them. They do have both compression and rebound adjustments and red caps. No cast in labels either.

    No machining required......

    Even if not Ohlins, they are an upgrade from stock. The additional adjustability and bigger brakes are worth the effort.
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    Morning Inmates,,
    Great thread this one is!
    While doing some required maintenance, etc., I decided to install a volt meter in the right side dash panel. ?, where's a simple "Switched" wire location to tie into? I don't have a electric wiring diagram at my disposal currently.
    As always,, thanks for your reply and support. G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaydayGabe View Post
    Morning Inmates,,
    Great thread this one is!
    While doing some required maintenance, etc., I decided to install a volt meter in the right side dash panel. ?, where's a simple "Switched" wire location to tie into? I don't have a electric wiring diagram at my disposal currently.
    As always,, thanks for your reply and support. G.
    I've used the little parking light at the bottom of the headlight assembly to power a voltmeter. You'll not see actual battery voltage there as yer reading across that circuit and the losses thru the harness, but it's easy to get to and obviously switched.

    I'm now using that wire to switch a relay and have my voltmeter now reading direct from the battery.

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    I've actually considered tapping into a main power source at the fuse box
    (soldered of course) as I want actual battery voltage at the meter. But haven't figured which circuit yet?
    Anyway,, been busy with this goddess as you've noticed. Love this stuff.
    Bike has had lots of the important mods done prior to me, , thankfully.
    I'm just finalizing things, , yeah.
    Finalizing. Before riding season.
    Please note my other posts as I have a question here or there.
    I also did the High/Low switch mod today. Successfully. And will be ordering LED bulbs for the front Asap.
    Thanks RAS, , G.

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    Morning folks.
    I'm on the fence about upgrading the Headlamps?
    I like the idea of LED's.
    The load savings on the stator alone makes it viable. I've used SuperbrightLED products in several other bikes w/ great success.
    This bike would cost me about
    $110. 00us to convert.
    Or replace the existing H7 halogens(originals)with a better quality/color bulb brand? 3 of those would cost, ballpark $75.00 us.
    The prices are not a concern. I'm shooting for total reliability down the road.
    You're thoughts, experiences w/either application is greatly appreciated. I will be purchasing ASAP. Thanks,, G.

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    Too many big fury mammals out near the roadways at night where I like to ride, so riding in the dark is a rarity for me. For that reason alone, I've never fooled with mine. Seems like it would be easier to mount some small LED floods or spots somewhere.
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    Thanks for your suggestion. I don't want to disturb the exterior lines of the machine. Good quality spot/flood lamps are way North of $100+.
    Chinese brands, , $20+ and up on Amazon.
    I'm gonna go LED in the existing head assembly. I rarely ride at night also. For that limited amount of time,, there's really no reason not to convert.
    Hell, , if they don't work out. I'll put them on the Market place. G.

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    So, , the LED conversation is again on hold. The primary reason is the space between the index tab and the retaining spring. Very sloppy. And today I found the original Halogen bulbs have a cool adapter attached to them! ! I've been racking my brain trying to figure this out, and there it is. Jeez!
    So,, fuck. Do I resource a different LED provider hoping they fit properly?
    Or just upgrade the H7 Halogens and not worry about the load on the Stator? I would like the enhanced light output ,, but I'm ready to ride this bike again and may have to compromise.Click image for larger version. 

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