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A nice weekend for some work on the bike

The suns out so it's time for a few parts to be fitted that have been sat around for a while. 
Here is a brief list:

  • Gilles FXR Rearsets
  • Gilles ACM Swing arm nut
  • Gilles ACM rear wheel nut
  • HRC Breather kit
  • Yoshimura Timing cover
  • Pro bolt Ten Kate Titanium oil filter bolts
  • Stock clutch cable as HRC one is too short for Brembo cluth lever and clip ons
  • Oil change as its about that time again!
  • Rear brake bracket relocator and replacement HEL brakeline
All this supports the theme of weight reduction. 

Its funny, I recently posted in a forum about the subframe and weight reduction. Another member raised several points about cost vs weight reduction and the fact that the current weight and power of a blade is enough for most of us. Whilst I can understand where he is coming from, I cannot necessarily agree. After all, when you move into a new home, do you stick with the same interior because it would be liked by most of us? Nope, we redecorate, add rooms and install the latest items for our own pleasure. My point is we change things because we want to, not because we have to. If the excuse is to reduce weight, improve performance and making a bike unique then why not do it?


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