Boom, all done. Well, nearly. New MC in:
The RCS comes with a brake light switch (which is an optional fit, but as I still use this as a road bike I wanted it in), so that's just a case of doing whatever you can to connect the two wires to the two existing brake light wires. I put spade connectors on mine and did it properly.
This is a "race" setup where you have two lines direct from the MC rather than going through a splitter, so the MC comes with a longer banjo bolt. New copper washers everywhere, all tightened up to 23nm as per Suzuki/Brembo.
Only problem with a full system is that you do away with the SET valve (which helps control emissions etc), this little bugger on the exhaust:
It's controlled by this little servo in the tail section and two steel cables:
The only problem with removing it is that now you'll have an error code c46 showing up (shows as FI on the dash, get the bike into dealer mode and it'll show c46), which you can't reset.
After some serious Googling opinion seemed split on whether this would work, so I tried it. Under the seat, find the black connector going to the ECU:
Remove the connector, find pin 30 (black/brown, they're numbered) and simply cut it. Cut it in a place you could resolder it if you needed to.
Turned on the ignition, sure enough the FI error had gone away. However, thought for a minute I'd screwed something as now the fuel light was flashing.
After some extensive investigation, it turned out I had no fuel. Topped it up, light goes off. Handy fix for you there if you ever have the problem.
Bleeding the brakes was hell and took well over two hours. So tedious, but I'd been warned by one of the racers at Snetterton that it could easily take six hours to get it done, so that was weirdly reassuring.
Took the bike out for a tentative ride, bedded in he brakes in an industrial estate (three or four heavy brakings from a reasonable speed), got some heat into them and gotta say - they're awesome. I even had to come home and add some more compression damping because the front was now diving too much. There's still some air in the system (which will always happen, just re-bleed after the vibration of a ride sends the bubbles up to the top), so I'll get that bled out. All-in-all though, they're awesome. Far more confidence in them, and they do feel like they're actually going to stop me now.
As for the exhaust, that's pretty awesome too. Exactly what I was after - not silly chav loud, but sounds nice (not dissimilar to the standard can) but more throaty, a bit more lairy, and although it might be in my mind it does seem a little more torquey lower down; I'm sure it used to struggle at 30mph in 3rd gear, now it can handly it in 4th.
So that's all nice.