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    My Gen 4 Sport

    Thought it was about time I added a few new pics of Gen 4 and a little write up about it.

    The bike was bone stock ex-demo. Had a few issues but all sorted now. This is my only bike and it is intended to do everything, Sunday plod about, visiting clients and track day tool. To be honest though it will spend a lot of time on track (Because I am a slow plodder who loves track days) but it definitely isn't going to be one trick pony or garage queen haha.

    Because it is used on track a lot I have got a bit obsessive on the protection side of things.

    Spec so far:

    GB racing cover kit and frame sliders
    R&G front and rear Axle sliders
    BMW Radiator rad guards
    M Cover kit
    Ilmberger Frame guards
    Strauss carbon tank sliders
    Strauss Carbon mud guard
    Strauss Carbon Swing arm protectors

    Performance:

    Sprint Filter P08.
    Akrapovic Carbon Slip on and i have coming the SS header.

    Braking:

    Brembo SC pads and Motul RBF660
    Brembo XR01171 MC to be fitted over winter and swap to RC pads

    Tyres:

    Jury is still out what to go for but i think for UK track days and road work Dunlop Sportsmart TT (At present it has Michelin RS and i am not liking those on track, great on the road though)
    Euro track days - No idea yet!

    Suspension:

    Stock, I have set the sag and preload but not 100% happy. It is going down to HM racing for a proper setup. I'll go by their advice what to do with oil levels and spring weights as i think it maybe over sprung for me.

    Body:

    I have been very fortunate to get hold of some tasty Strauss Carbon fairings and a belly pan. Let's just say it was a cheaper option to get these than OEM replacement fairings. (I am waiting for them to arrive) Now i love the red of my bike and don't want some odd miss match of carbon and red. So I will be part wrapping these to match the existing paint. I have some good ideas on how i can fade the carbon through to the red. with the help of Sublime.

    I also have a Carbotex race fairing (Front fairing/belly pan) which will reserved for European track days. Again i will get this wrapped.

    Next bits:

    Rear sets because i absolutely hate the stock levers. In the wet they are so damn slippery. But i do like the stock position. Clip-ons possibly. I actually really enjoy the stock position, only reason i would change them is because in an event of a crash i can see the stock clip on damaging the fork tubes.

    Pics are a little outdated but i will try and update them as the bike and me progress. Thanks for looking.

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Great looking bike

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    carbon on red looks cool.

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Hows the Strauss carbon look/fit?

    I've been looking for Carbotex, got a link?

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    Last edited by alex; 28th October 2020 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Looking good Gav
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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Hows the Strauss carbon look/fit?

    I've been looking for Carbotex, got a link?

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    The extra protection parts, i.e tank slider and rear swing arm is perfect. They are very snug and don't have any areas that sit high or proud. While the quality, i personally think it is on par or even slightly better than Ilmberger.

    The other body parts haven't arrived yet but once they do i will let you know how those fit. I expect just as good as oem.

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    where are people buying the GB racing engine protection from please ?

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    GB Racing direct they are the same price no matter where you get them from

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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by perkles View Post
    where are people buying the GB racing engine protection from please ?
    Try NoLimits, they offer discounts these days. Not sure if it will be cheaper than buying directly.

    GBR-NLR-20 20% off GBRacing products
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    Re: My Gen 4 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by ekdg View Post
    GB Racing direct they are the same price no matter where you get them from
    I bought mine directly from GB. The frame sliders were from my old Gen 3.

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