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Old 04-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #161
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That is a sickner.

Worth a call to these people to see what can be done to bring it back to its former glory?

http://carbonfibrerepair.com
Thanks for the tip. It's going under the nose of a company in Silverstone this week to look at it. Hopefully they can sort it easily!
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:34 PM   #162
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Update time.

I got the fairing repaired by basically cutting the damage away. You can't really see where the piece has been removed so I'm happy with that. I also sanded and sprayed the kickstand in time for Milton Keynes Bike Show where I had arranged for our branch to have a stand.

Sanded
20180706_125706 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Wet Paint
20180706_125855 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

In the van
20180708_073757 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The Stand
20180708_100345 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

While we were just a club stand, the selection of bikes got some good interest and a few people have since mentioned they spotted the bike there. Hopefully we'll get a few more down to the monthly meets.

A few days later, I went out for a spin with a mate who has a 749. We got up to Peterborough Ducati and I picked up a clear tank pad. The alternative is the carbon one but it's not real so it isn't for me! That's where the good day started to go south.

We decided to go to a local photo spot and about 50m from the location my gear lever went floppy! I rolled to a stop and found that a bolt had worked its way out of the new rearsets. Luckily, I found it on the road roughly where I hoped it might have been and retrieved it. Unfortunately, I had no tools so my mate went off to get some alan keys. The bolt was on the inside so it took about an hour of faffing to get most of the rearset off and repair.

We then set off to a pre-arranged meet and on the way my bag opened itself and my new tank pad and I parted company! FFS!

At least I got some good pics while I was awaiting repairs:
20180808_184849 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180808_185116 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180808_185309 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180808_222729 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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I'm not jealous..... just completely green with envy.

The only words i can think of are stunning, beautiful and amazing!!!
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:19 PM   #164
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For those paying attention, you'll remember this little bundle was purchased at the end of summer:

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To go with it, I got hold of a new OEM front sprocket and a new 520 chain from 3D. They were fitted today so got a couple of snaps of the fitting and finished result. I stayed with OEM sprockets as I don't find the pickup lacking since I got the exhaust fitted. It's a hold-on-tight fest as it is when you pin the throttle in 1st to 3rd!


Cleaning the cush drives while we're there:
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Built up.
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Remaining things I really want to get done are a swingarm cover as I'm marking this one with the heel of my boots and I need a few hours to get it detailed properly. It'll then be due a service and the clutch slave I've ordered.

I've also hopefully put a cunning plan in to action regarding the tail tidy - I'll update you as soon as I can but I'm betting a lot of you will have heard of the makers!

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I've also hopefully put a cunning plan in to action regarding the tail tidy - I'll update you as soon as I can but I'm betting a lot of you will have heard of the makers!
And very nice it look too!

Can't wait for the video!

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And very nice it look too!

Can't wait for the video!

Ahhh, the man with the scoop!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I'm sure a lot of you will have heard of the makers of the tail tidy which I managed to fit the other day. It was made by Bad Obsession Motorsport of Project Binky fame on YouTube. I was lucky that they found the project interesting and no doubt a challenge as they're super busy and rarely take on such work.

I was really happy that they did accept though as I really needed a good job done this time! The tail tidy arrived with the old Bruudt tail tidy plate holder and the new CNC Racing led lights I provided for the build. Here it is as it arrived:





For extra clearance, I inverted the two bolts where you see the locknuts as the head of the bolt was thinner than the locknuts. I then made a couple of wiring modifications.

I made a video of the mods and fitting on my YouTube channel where the 916 project lives. Please feel free to subscribe - anything helps at the start!


There are some more snaps of the finished article in the video.

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