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Old 16-06-2017, 12:50 PM   #61
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Enjoying this thread immensely, cracking machine!
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Old 16-06-2017, 02:26 PM   #62
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Ok, a small update.

It seems that the Carbon option has firmly entered 'project' territory given some minor issues to navigate on the way to the end result. Now the nose looks fine, it's the specific road version and appears identical to the oem nose I have. The differences arise in the side panels and tail section.

I offered up the side panel as it was off anyway from the removal of the clutch cover and although all the screw holes are correctly spaced, the plastic electronics tray / holder gets in the way. Replacement carbon panels from the same company are €500 a side so clearly not an option. I'll look into sourcing some cheaper versions or hacking some oem parts. Here's a pic of the side offered up:




Screw holes in the right place...


Minor trim pieces getting in the way of the complete side panel seen here:

What I didn't mention in my post above is that there was not one, but two tail units in the box! As so:



I don't believe they are as expensive as the Internet suggests but all places appear to be similar. Needless to say, I'm very surprised.

What's the difference you say? Well, one appears to be a full race unit with no holes for the rear lights, number plate bracket or anything else and the other has cut outs for the brake lights. There's no key hole for the rear seat hump but this design does away with a removable hump entirely. I won't know until I start taking things off whether it's possible to retain the cubby - although it's not much use as std.

Here's a few more pics of the tail units, the one on the right appears to be the 'street version':



I'm currently researching integrated tail lights. The number plate hanger / tail tidy isn't an issue as I can just go for a new rage cycles plate hanger or similar.

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Old 16-06-2017, 02:31 PM   #63
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lol and so it begins...

Looks very mean in carbon - be good to see it with the upper carbon fitted too

I do like the red though... and the carbon... but red is proper... mmm carbon

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That,s CM Composit carbon ?
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Old 16-06-2017, 05:00 PM   #65
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That,s CM Composit carbon ?
It appears to be although in truth, I'm only going in what the internet has told me.

CM Composites appear to use the speed carbon logo on their retail side from what I've seen so far.

https://www.igt-parts.de/Mororrad-Ca...cycle-fairings

Do you know more about It? I'd welcome anything you could add.

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Old 16-06-2017, 06:27 PM   #66
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It appears I'm far more impatient than I thought and set about removing the tail unit after leaving it and coming inside once!

It was actually quite straightforward. The only fiddly bit was the lock for the seat hump.

Tail Off:


That left the tail tidy to remove and the plastic undertray piece which just clips in. I whipped them off along with the rear air scoops as I didn't know if they'd fit with the carbon tails. Turns out they do but more on that later. 'Road' tail and carbon site offered up:



Note the missing air scoops and seat pad hole - I need to find something to cover this gap and fit it:


You can see the lights remain functional with this unit but there's no way of mounting the existing tail tidy:




Next I stuck on the race unit which appears to fit over the rear lights (you can get blanks for race fairings). I also put the air scoops in one by one:


One scoop:


Two scoops:



That's definitely all for today!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:29 PM   #67
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So, after the photobucket implosion, there will be a delay in adding pics to show the progress and mods done while fixing the bike up.

Needless to say I'm very happy she's back together - just in time for her last track day at Bedford. I hadn't ridden since the rockingham crash so was a little nervous to start with.

It got better though and I was lucky enough to have some tuition from Chris 'The Stalker' Walker. His advice was really helpful but it was also nice to know I was doing some things right too.

Here's a video of my session with the stalker!

https://youtu.be/TY3A-Vc5pvg

I'll update in more depth when I work out the new home for my pics!

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Looked like fun!

Well done for keeping it off the green bits!

What bike was Mr Walker pootling around on?



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Looked like fun!

Well done for keeping it off the green bits!

What bike was Mr Walker pootling around on?



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Cheers Dude!

Mr walker was on a zx10r. Factory fresh it seemed. He said that when I got a good run on the straight he couldn't catch me. I'm sure he was just being kind!

It was a great experience and it's made me want to have some more tuition. If I could just get comfier with the front end of come on loads. I was running the same times as a lad in inter who was mid to fast in the group so I can definately move up.

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Looking good! Nice lines - you're hitting the apexes nicely. Looks like a fun track too.
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