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 Post subject: X1 carbon bits.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:37 am 
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Mornin' all. :)

Well it seems there's a new toy coming, so I've been looking at stuff, as you do.
First thing I'd like to do is loose all the plastic stuff, so I've been looking at the tank trim pieces.
There seems to be a huge price difference here.
Flea Bay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250918717273? ... 1438.l2648

Adrenaline

http://www.trojan-horse.co.uk/prods/328.html

:shock:

Although the Flea Bay ones look to be a completely different shape.
So I suppose that answers it. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: X1 carbon bits.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:15 pm 
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Ah, right. I'll wait untill I see it first anyway.
I have an open mind at the moment, as I took a punt and bought unseen.
I'll give it a good going over service wise before I do anything.
I agree with you about adding lightness. :yup:

I really like the short seat and no pillion pegs look, but the price of that seat unit made my eyes pop out! WTF! :shock: In fact I could easily spend what I paid for the bike with that firm. If I was bonkers enough.

Nice looking bike you have BTW.


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 Post subject: Re: X1 carbon bits.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:24 pm 
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greasemonkey wrote:
you really don't need 'em Mick, just de-lug the fuel cell cover, "less is more" :idea:

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Generally I agree with the sentiment..... but in this instance the crappy plastic tank really needs hiding.... I had ASB parts on the Black Pig ..... Excellent quality http://www.americansportbike.com

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 Post subject: Re: X1 carbon bits.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:18 pm 
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This is the seat/tail unit I was talking about.
http://www.trojan-horse.co.uk/prods/332.html

That's a lot of beer tokens!

I could probably get one made a lot cheaper than that.


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 Post subject: Re: X1 carbon bits.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Good job! :yup:

Going off topic, I notice your wheels seem to be polished?
Where they always polished or powder coated before?
The bike I've bought has black powdercoated wheels. What's the best way to remove the powder coating?
I would asume a chemical dip would be too harsh for the aluminium.
I have a good blastig Guy over here, who uses all sorts of medium, including nut shells, and soda!


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