I have managed to source a HRC P1 Gearbox for the bike. This will replace the standard one which in racing circles is known to have a fragile 3rd gear. The main difference between stock and the HRC item is build quality and this configuration is close ratio.
Here is a pic of the SP subframe in all its glory. Its now powder coated and looks great. I can't wait to fit it to the bike. I have attached a pic of the nose cone that will become the 2015 Repsol CBR1000RR. This is a nose cone off the 2012 anniversary edition. It has a black v stripe which I have removed and as the photos show, no fade or discolouration. Next stop will be the 3 stickers and headlights.
I finally sourced a Honda SP Subframe for my bike. As seen in the photo, its the silver 2014 version so will be powder coated black to match the bike. The main difference is that its a little lighter, looks way cooler and has now fixings for rear passenger pegs. This will look great on the bike
I thought I would put a list of the part numbers for the items needed for the conversion. This assumes that the existing speedo clocks remain and the subframe isn't replaced. If you want to add a newer speedo as part of the conversion then a new headlight loom is also required.
* A new Headlight is required ** New underseat trim required *** The part numbers are USA part numbers and untested so check with dealer. USA fairings read CBR1000RR instead of CBR Fireblade
**** I have added the UK Middle fairing part numbers which have Fireblade
Here is a Left hand lower side ready for stickers. I have also sourced a right hand fairing too. This will be a slowtime conversion but the conversion from 2009 Repsol to 2015 Repsol has started. Slightly off topic but managed to source a set of HRC Spark plugs for the bike. These normally are silly money for what they are so a bit of a bargain. This will join the rest of the race kit parts for when the bike gets switched to a full blown race bike one day.
After fitting the swingarm we found that the physical dimensions of the swingarm was around 6mm thicker either side. This resulted in the fact that I needed to source a replacement. As a temporary fix I have obtained a stock 2004-2007 rear spindle. The 2004-2007 rear spindle is 340mm and a perfect fit for the swingarm. After a bit more research managed to source a titanium spindle for the 2004-2007 that will replace the 330mm Titanium item.
The Titanium replacement weighs just 321 grams compared to 502 grams. Thats a healthy 181 gram saving.