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Old 19-08-2019, 09:34 PM   #21
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Another little update with some recent work done on the bike

Getting ready for autumn/winter coming up I ordered some Oxford heated grips also the bike was due a service so decided to just do it myself as the bike is now out of warranty.





The oil still looked very clean, the bike had only done 2,500 miles since its last service.

New tank pad fitted after removal of old one which was failing to stick around the edges.







Next was the heated grips, I took my time fitting these as wanted as clean and tidy an install as possible. Pretty happy with the end result, the MT10 has plenty space for hiding the wires and connectors. I removed the tank side panels which was an ideal place to run the cable to the battery.







Whilst I had the bike stripped down decided to tidy up the mesh on the side panels, they had been battered with flies and no matter how much I cleaned them looked a bit naff



I don't have any before photos of how these looked but believe me they are now looking a whole lot better

Im on the look out for some hand guards and that will be the bike set for some colder runs as we head into the Winter, hopefully we get some nice sunny dry days through September/October, we haven't had much of a Summer up here in Scotland
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Old 27-09-2019, 03:55 PM   #22
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Finally found a genuine Yamaha Touring Screen on eBay for a reasonable price, much better quality and I personally prefer the look over the Ermax screen Now just need to find a pair of Yamaha hand guards to complete the touring look





I also had the tyres replaced with some Michelin Road 5s so should be good for some autumn / winter runs ! Got around 200 miles on them so far with a run to Inverary with a few mates









I was struggling to figure out how to remove the mesh between the headlights but it was really annoying me especially with the side vent mesh looking so good after painting, so just masked it up so the bike is now looking a lot tidier !








Also some of use may have noticed I have replaced the Slipscreen headlight protectors with clear ones, when on a later at night ride out I noticed how dramatically they reduced the headlight beam !

However the good thing with how they are fitted they are very easily interchangeable as I do still love the stealthy look of the dark lenses




Also please excuse the state of the garage I'm awaiting an uplift so all the junk has been plied there until its lifted !
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Few other things done over the Winter, counting down the days until spring to get back out and try out the new mods

Picked up a used Austin Racing can off eBay, great condition and sounds MEGA




Quickshifter, again another bargain off eBay



Even though I'm only out once or twice through the winter months I decided to ACF-50 the bike. It can hurt and thought it will also help with the bike sitting out in an non insulated garage through these cold damp months. Applied through flairosol bottle, works well but had to keep it in hot water to stop to thickening up and not mist on







Letting the excess burn off



Last thing was carbon fibre fly screen, Still keeping the YAM Touring screen for longer tours etc but just love the look with the standard fly screen especially when its carbon




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Old 17-01-2020, 05:58 PM   #24
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Awesome bike and bet it sounds the nuts, my mate has a race fit growler on his gixxer, it sets car alarms off everywhere it goes

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Looks good Mark - looking forward to hearing a clip of the Austin Racing exhaust on

As BrummyPete says the Racefit exhausts are super loud and also sound the nuts.
Similar sort of size to your A.R

John @ Racefit did a deal for one of our lads for his Blade and in the morning you can hear him coming to the dealership from miles away lol
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Just got done coating the bike with TAC Systems Moonlight, the tank and fly screen just needed a quick finishing polish to remove slight haziness before application of the coating.

Pretty much coated all parts of the bike including under the seat, back of the reg etc the parts that get hammered the most not sure how effective this will be but can't hurt and hopefully makes cleaning a little easier.



Before polishing



After polishing











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for some reason, it has never occured to me to detail any of my bikes!

yours looking good though!
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