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Carbon and custom updates

Carbon Brake Reservior Bracket

I wanted something a little different. This is a carbon bracket based on the Brembo item used for the clutch on the Ducati Panigale 899 and 1299. 
Carbon heel guard
Carbon heel guard

Here is the left hand side of the bike. I added a carbon heel guard that matches the style used by the 2015 Honda BSB Team. Carbon black compliments the swingarm and the look of the bike plus weighing very little. As usual, they are fixed to the bike using titanium race spec bolts
Custom brake pin
Custom brake pin
When I got the rearsets, I received a rose joint and rod to alter the standard rear brake cylinder. This I felt was clunky. Instead I have used a joint made by Gilles to mate the two together. This required a rod to be made up to my specification. Here it is fitted.

Whats next?

To keep the theme, the nut on the rear brake master cylinder will be swapped for titanium. I am also upgrading the Titanium bolts to hollow titanium race spec bolts.

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