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Some bike updates

Honda Akrapovic TT Headers

I finally bit the bullet and bought a set of the Akrapovic titanium headers. These are the factory headers used on the Factory Honda in BSB and the TT. These I believe were used on John McPINTS bike so got some great heritage. 

Fuel cap holder
I noticed on the 2013 TT bike that there was a sponge ring on the tank of John McPints bike. Having asked the question, found out was intended to hold the fuel cap when refuelling. A simple but sensible idea. I got one which will go on the track fairings.

Braketech Floating Rotor
I finally got around to fitting the floating rear rotor on the blade. I think it looks great and will ensure more even braking.

Factory Akrapovic Exhaust refurn
I finally got my battered Akrapovic end can repaired which looks much better. There is no denying that its used but its now in much better shape.

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