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Featured Carbonisation Of The "r"

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Lessaint, Feb 3, 2019.

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  1. Lessaint

    Lessaint Well-Known Member
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    In the mancave at 0500am this morning, I thought I would try the new carbon bits, leave the other works n(suspension tail tidy) till I get the fire going.

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  2. SteveRS

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    Very nice indeed!:cool: You gotta love carbon.
     
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  3. Lessaint

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    The best piece of equipment in the mancave

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  4. SteveRS

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    Oh, l almost forgot, I’m jealous of the bike lift ;)
     
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  5. Lessaint

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    Steve, I have loved carbon since the 90s, we had a firm around these here parts called QB carbon the quality of their components was amazing
     
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  6. SteveRS

    SteveRS Well-Known Member

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    I had a Nissan 370Z with carbon mods, man it was nice. The wife still misses that car.
     
  7. Lessaint

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    The bike lift is from Machinemarts here in the UK would imagine it is made in China to Machinemarts specification, as it is a step up from the usual bike lift.
     
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  8. Sideburn

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    Well done, love carbon!
     
  9. Bryan3R

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    Get them bloody reflectors off the fork legs.
    The carbon front mudguard side panels were standard on my 2012 R, but had to get the mudguard to match.
     
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  10. MrTriple

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    Well that was worth getting up at 5:00am for - looks lovely :cool:

    Well done for sticking with plain weave to match the original parts - I fall into an OCD frenzy when twill and plain are mixed (but can live with the carbon end cap on the Arrow can :D).

    I'm a big fan of carbon, but also mindful of not overdoing it. I reckon there are a few more bits you can add though - anything else planned?

    I think I need heel guards!

    +1 for the fork reflectors...they need to go (easiest method is to slice them off by drawing a piece of fishing line or strong cord behind them, then you can clean off the residue).

    ...and the white sliders - did I read that you're changing them? I think you should ;)

    (apologies for my over-opinionated post)
     
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  11. SteveRS

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    I concur.
     
  12. Lessaint

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    Triple, I have bought the carbon components from Conquest and very nice too, but they have not got in stock the parts I most wanted Hugger Sprocket cover and battery cover, bit of a disappointment really the out of stock issue in 2019
     
  13. MrTriple

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    I guess you've got plenty of other stuff to play with with in the meantime - and hopefully they'll be back in stock soon :)
     
  14. Lessaint

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    Triple, the fork leg reflectors days are definitely numbered, i have got the R&G white bobbins are on ebay cheap, to be replaced with black.
     
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  15. Sideburn

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    Uh oh, I like the mix of twill and plain weave. Maybe I won’t post pics :worried:

    I tried both battery cover options and picked the twill as it tied in well with the arrows. I went plain on the seat cowl and tank. I’m deciding which to go for on the belly pan.

    Either way I had a great day of riding over 100 miles in the middle of winter!
     
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  16. SteveRS

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    For the love of the biking gods, we need photos:p
     
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  17. Sideburn

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    Ok will do, I had my phone today but was so awesome today and then it got dark LOL
     
  18. SteveRS

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    :triumph: Lol
     
  19. MrTriple

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    Please ignore my personal preferences - I think twill is way nicer than plain, but my desire to keep the carbon all matchy-matchy made me stick with plain. I don't have my Arrows fitted anymore, so that problem went away :)

    You MUST post pics :D
     
  20. Bryan3R

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    #20 Bryan3R, Feb 4, 2019
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    For me its keep it all the same if you can, so my Arrow low boy is gloss and the origonal panels on the R are too, so whent with a gloss front mudguard.
    I want to get the tank infill panels too, then that's all the carbon I'm having.
    I'm also thinking or replacing the carbon battery cover with a white one, the longer I own it the more I think it looks wrong!

    [​IMG]Untitled by Bryan Haynes, on Flickr
     
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