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Useful Links

Here are a list of website links that I recommend.

Repsol Forum - For Repsol fans worldwide

Brembo - The best brakes in the world

Honda - The finest bikes in the world

HEL - Stainless brake lines 

Moto GP - HRC Repsol all the way!

Akrapovic - The best carbon fibre in the world

HRC Honda - For the ultimate in racing information from Honda

Padgetts Honda - For HRC items in the UK

CBR Tuning Shop - For some of the best racing parts for the honda CBR1000RR

Pro-Bolt - Suppliers of Titanium nuts and bolts

Racebolt  - Suppliers of stock and custom Titanium nuts and bolts

Direct Performance

Doble - Honda Dealer in Croydon, Surrey

Honda Repsol Clothing

Taylormade Exhausts - As seen on my bike

Ten Kate Racing - WSB expertise for the fireblade

R&G - The best crash protection money can buy

HM Racing - Great for dyno tuning and home of the only strain gauge quick shifter outside MotoGP

Image Refinishers - Based in Yorkshire, The best painters in the UK - Highly recommended

RK Chains - Official Sponsor of the Repsol Honda Team

UK Road and Race - Supplier of HRC Parts for the fireblade

Samco - The best silicone hoses in motorsport

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