Finished bike but maybe fancy a single exhaust. But nice day today so banged the twins cans on and took bike for a tentative ride on the new tyres. Great to be back on the bike and will probably look around for a can in the meantime
Cheers Tater . I bought a damaged tank and painted that with the stripes and kept the standard unmarked tank to put back to standard if need be. The nosecowl,bellypan, and seat hump were all marked or stonechipped so wasn't bothered about painting them. Could easily go back to plain black if I wanted to anyway
Cheers guys I painted the wheels satin black aswell, and painted the downpipes satin with BBQ paint. Also just bought a second hand Yoshimura RS3 silencer to fit a R1 and am going to see if I can fit it up. But will probably have to shorten it aswell so it may not go to plan
Took the SP3 out for 10 mins around half hour before I had to collect the little one from school as I haven't been on it for over a month. Fuel light came on within 2 miles so went to fuel it up. Can't remember if I zero'd the trip the last time I filled it up? Trip was reading 86.8 miles and the tank needed 13.45 litres to brim it from the reserve light. So by my reckoning the bike is doing around 28.7 to the gallon. Hope I'm wrong or I didn't zero the trip
Exuptoy: Trip was reading 86.8 miles and the tank needed 13.45 litres to brim it from the reserve light. So by my reckoning the bike is doing around 28.7 to the gallon. Hope I'm wrong or I didn't zero the trip
thats about what i can get down too if i misbehave too,although its winter so you must be a proper lunatic
In the top photo - you have 2 canisters on the bike. One gold one coming off the rad, and a silver one attached to the rear subframe.
What are they?
The gold is just a coolant overflow. I removed the coolant overflow tank from under the seat and made a custom one for the front, cause it keeps getting clay in it from the motor. I did this, so its easier for me to clean out the overflow without having to remove the gas tank etc to get to it.
The silver is just the shock reservoir. I relocated that cause its easier for me to remove the shock for service now, vs earlier you have to remove a whole bunch of stuff to get to it.
noobinacan: went out for a long ride yesterday...took some pics
I like the shorty exhaust ,
and is that stompgrip pads on the tank ?
Thanks :D The exhaust is Mivv end can with Zard headers and a custom mid-pipe.
and tank pads are made by Techspec. they are very good in terms of staying put on the bike. I like stompgrip, but they start peeling off.
My bike turned 1 today, so I took her to the garage for service (at 5716 miles), then took their Street Triple courtesy bike on B reads, totally thrashed it, had forgotten how nimble it is, had great fun, but I will def never buy a demonstrator! They also replaced the cracked headlights (the whole thing) with brand new ones under warranty. Spring has sprung!
toolie: £240 fitted at the place I use (£235 with a 180 rear).
wow. impressive. PR3's at £235. that means they are selling tham at less than cost price.
hey, get 5 pairs quick, that dealer might not be there long.
They've been there for over 15 years and are probably the leading tyre supplier in Yorkshire (and one of the biggest in the country), they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Cost price on tyres isn't a fixed commodity, it depends entirely on quantities you're buying. That's why dealers can't compete on price with tyre fitters, when you're a dealer and only order a pair of tyres once in a blue moon the price you'll pay trade is higher than a tyre place can sell them retail. I can buy tyres trade from Cambrian, but I can buy them cheaper retail at the aforementioned supplier.
Johnnystriple: Took my back pad out of my riding jacket and put it on my seat then went of a good long ride. What a difference. My ayrse really enjoyed a great ride. Will always have it on my rides from now on.