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So I got the ktech Razor R and installed on the bike. Seeing an issue in fitment. It can be installed in one of two ways, with the reservoir line facing upwards or downwards.

Notice in the pic how close the line is to the motor. It’s not touching but it’s damn close. Installed the other way and it’s close to the plastic sheet above. I’m concerned the line with get pinched during maximum shock compression or expansion. I emailed ktech support to ask for guidance. Wondering if there’s a fitment issue here and how much they tested on an R7, if at all.

I did go for a quick ride and the line does not seem to have gotten pinched. But I also took it pretty easy.

what do you guys think?

UPDATE: the guys at Orient Express informed me that the proper install is with the bolt facing downwards (like in the pics below). Im still concerned with clearance. I think I'm going to try putting some ink on the bolt head, going for a ride and seeing if it marks the motor.

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So I got the ktech Razor R and installed on the bike. Seeing an issue in fitment. It can be installed in one of two ways, with the reservoir line facing upwards or downwards.

Notice in the pic how close the line is to the motor. It’s not touching but it’s damn close. Installed the other way and it’s close to the plastic sheet above. I’m concerned the line with get pinched during maximum shock compression or expansion. I emailed ktech support to ask for guidance. Wondering if there’s a fitment issue here and how much they tested on an R7, if at all.

I did go for a quick ride and the line does not seem to have gotten pinched. But I also took it pretty easy.

what do you guys think?

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Although its not an answer to the question you asked, you could lose the airbox (and replace it with something else), and have more clearance with the hose pointing up. Yes, one thing tends to lead to another. A Hordpower would wake that bike right up with a flash and a decent pipe.
 

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I'm going to have mine installed soon - any chance you got to do the ink blot test , or generally have any more experience to share in the last 2ish weeks ? ( PS: thanks for the pics, great examples )
 

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I'm going to have mine installed soon - any chance you got to do the ink blot test , or generally have any more experience to share in the last 2ish weeks ? ( PS: thanks for the pics, great examples )
yeah have a few things I can add. Firstly if you are in any way mechanically minded, install yourself. It’s pretty simple given the right tools. I used car jack stands under the foot rests to hold the bike up.

I ended up mounting with bolt upwards, despite Orient Express telling me the correct way is downwards. There is far more clearance upwards, and better to get compressed against the plastic airbox than the metal motor housing. Ive put on a few hundred miles since and no sign of bolt hitting airbox. Let me know what your installer thinks if you end up paying for it.
 
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