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Showing posts from October, 2010

New 2010 Maisto Repsol RC212V Models

Maisto have released their 2010 models of the RC212V for Dani Pedrosa on his number 26 bike and Andrea 'Dovi'  Dovizioso on his number 4 bike. Here is a link to their blog. They are available in scale 1:10 and 1:18 sizes. A nice additional to a Repsol fans collection.

1500 miles. Time to give the chain a clean-up

  I have just hit 1500 miles and noticed the chain was getting a little grimey. After a good clean up with Motul Chain Cleaner and chain lube the chain looks as good as new.

HRC Clutch cable

This is the next modification for the fireblade. Its more responsive than the stockclutch cable and 135grams less. They are also used by the big teams in SBK and WSB.

Steering Damper upgrade and air ducts fitted.

I have had the HRP / Becker Carbon air ducts fitted and whilst i am pleased with them but their fitment are very poor when using stock fairings and the finish could have been much better for £300! I had high hopes that they would have an oem fit but sadly the trims don't quite fit like they did wth the stock items. On another note, the pair mod worked a treat and the HRP steering damper upgrade fitted a treat. I noticed that these steering damper kits are part of the HRC kit. The pic shows the brackets with the Titanium Race Spec Bolts from Pro-Bolt.

Rizoma Upper Triple

I have just seen this for the fireblade. Its 480 grams in weight which is a saving of 180 grams over the stock item plus is more rigid and reduces flex. It has a distinct similarity to the RC212V

Congratulations to Karl Muggeridge for winning the IDM Superbike

Its not Repsol related but these guys do some seriously good kit for the fireblade. I have air ducts, wheel shims and hesd brackets so well done!

Their products can be found at:

Recieved my Honda CBR1000RR e-cushion energy seat

  I finally decided to buy an e-cushion seat for the bike. These are quite pricey (around £211 in the UK) but managed to get a
great price on fleabay. I guess my luimoto covered seat will join my list of spare bike bits till i decide on retrimming this.

Official 2011 CBR1000RR in Repsol colours launched

Here is a picture of the 2011 CBR1000RR Repsol edition.
Notably the black subframce, HRC sticker on subframe, relocated CBR badge on fairings and black sticker on tank near seat removed.

There is also a 2011 set of sponsor stickers too. There doesn't appear to be any serious changes to the model.

Perhaps the best cbr1000rr 2009 photo I have seen!

Just seen this on the Repsolforum site. I think its an amazing picture..

Title hopes dashed - Get well soon Dani

Dani crashed his bike in free practice which may have put an end to his championship chances. Get well soon Dani!