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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

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    Job 1. bazzaz fitting




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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    2 miles, thats all it said on the odo. I have never bought new before and whilst technically its a waste of money, it is a nice feeling to know that every thing was fresh and new.

    I specced everything except the alarm (tracker to be fitted).
    ABS Pro, all the dynamics/assists, forged rims and pillion pack.
    Metz K3 RR's fitted (200 rear)

    So what have I noticed...she's light on her feet, steering is quick without any nervousness. Throttle is smooth, brakes are very strong, stronger than I have come to expect, my Brembo RCS was moved over which has contributed.

    I have noticed some buzz to the bars...but I have fitted the bar-end guards, so this could be contributing. I'll worry about it more after the 500miles service. (For ref its 350-600 miles) so I am aiming for 500 asap as she's off to Spain in April 😉

    As some have spotted a few parts have transfered over; 2 GB-Racing engine covers, clutch cover didn't fit and nor did the lightech frame blobs. The evotech rad guards and license plate holder made it too. The aforementioned Brembo RCS brake has a Rizoma LCR702B clutch companion with adjustable span (new part). The lightech chain adjusters have made it over too. I bought a telferizer yoke ram mount in readiness and thats fitted nice'n'snug much better than Ram Mounts own version.

    I have a number of items ready to go on asap. Some others on their way. Nothing crazy IMO.

    I do have a bit of right turn assist. So I think I need to remove some weight on that side...



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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Alpha parts via PrimeFactors and the forum discount



    What do you think of this? They are only frame covers...but its a bit wonky here...




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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Plenty money being spent there. Good man.. is it obvious when you offer it up to the bike ?.. that would probably bug me.

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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Alpha parts via PrimeFactors and the forum discount



    What do you think of this? They are only frame covers...but its a bit wonky here...




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    I would have to send that back for a replacement as you know its there and it would just drive me crazy.

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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Alex - for the bar buzz see GixxerChuck. His bar ends really did the trick for me!

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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Yes chap...but they won't fit with lever guards. I'll do something about it in due course.


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    New S1000RR

    Very nice and I particularly like the colour scheme! I wouldn't worry about the weave of the carbon fibre on the frame protectors. A replacement is unlikely to be much better as alpha Racing's carbon fibre isn't designed for aesthetics but instead for race use. They do however do a very good job of protecting the frame should the worst happen on track.

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    Re: Alex - My new toy...

    Some really tasteful mods there Alex, as expected as your last bike was very classy looking. As far as the frame covers go personally I wouldn't accept them as I think that a true quality product would be both functionally sound and look the part. As a premium brand I can't beleive Alpha let that past quality control.

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    alpha Racing Carbon Fibre Frame Protectors

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