Since I purchased the 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 I have been meaning to install a brake light modulator as I did with the 2013 Suzuki SFV650.
I went with same vendor that I used for the Suzuki, but the unit has advanced from the SupaBrake II to the SupaBrake III.
The install process is still the same. All you need to do is locate the plug in the wiring harness for the rear brake light and insert the module in between the terminals. On the Multistrada it was even easier since the connection point was right below the seat and no tools were required to complete the install.
The Vizi-Tec SupaBrake III unit for the Multistrada:
The location of the brake light connector to the wiring harness:
The existing connector pulled apart:
And with the SupaBrake III inserted to the wiring harness:
Less than 10 minutes from start to finish. The SupaBrake III has lots of customization potential, but I will leave it in the default settings for now.
The last major piece to reinstall on the engine was the valve cover. I was hoping to be able to dunk the whole thing into my 5-gallon parts cleaner bucket before painting, but it turns out that even parts cleaner freezes solid when it is left in the shed over the winter. I was forced to just use some de-greaser and Scotch-Brite pads to clean it up before painting.
When I originally obtained the 1981 Suzuki GS650L, the two pieces that had been removed from the bike were the carburetors and the valve cover. The original owner had planned to polish the valve cover, but it is not the right material for polishing. The carburetors were removed trying to get a shop to do the cleaning, but the quote was more than I paid for the whole bike.
The valve cover was a bit discolored to start:
With de-greaser and Scotch-Brite pads it was looking just a little better:
Similar cleaning and sanding was done with the breather cover and starter cover:
Right away, with a few coats of primer and paint, these pieces were looking much better:
After a quick double-check of the valve clearances, everything was put back together and torqued down to spec:
And now, as soon as it gets warm enough to get the Ducati Multistrada out of the shed and create some working room around the frame of the GS, it is time to get this engine back outside and get it back into the frame.