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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #40 on: February 26, 2021, 04:47:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Airsafari87 [+]
Fresh set of brake pads delivered today and ready to sling on. (2 sets of fronts delivered, but just 1 set pictured)

Managed to get 6k out of the OEM pads and they have just under 1mm pad thickness left on.



Took the bike out for its 1st ride of the year today and I am massively impressed by these brake pads. A big improvement over the OEM pads and blows the EBC pads that I ran previously out of the water.

Canny dusty though.

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #41 on: March 02, 2021, 09:33:49 AM
New tyres have just arrived ro replace the Michelin Power GP that are currently fitted and I just don't seem to have gotten along with this time.


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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #42 on: March 02, 2021, 09:59:49 AM
I fitted the GPís to my Gixer last season and really rated them. Canít fault Supercorsaís either 👍

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #43 on: March 02, 2021, 10:05:16 AM
*Originally Posted by Grasshopper [+]
I fitted the GPís to my Gixer last season and really rated them. Canít fault Supercorsaís either 👍

I had ran RS+ before fitting the GP's. I had 6 or sets of them and I loved them, but the GP's? Hmmm I don't know if it was just mental or not? But I just couldn't get the same feeling and confidence from them that I got with the RS+.

I was initially going to go down the Dunlop route, but I figured I'd chuck a set of V3 Supercorsa's on 1st.

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #44 on: March 02, 2021, 12:38:48 PM
I have dunlop Q3+ and while they offer good grip they do cause the bike to tip in quickly. Just some feedback in them. Got like 3xxx miles out of my last set - fronts included  :084:

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #45 on: March 02, 2021, 02:11:19 PM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
I have dunlop Q3+ and while they offer good grip they do cause the bike to tip in quickly. Just some feedback in them. Got like 3xxx miles out of my last set - fronts included  :084:

Over 3k miles is pretty good, I generally hit the wear markers at around 2k to 2.5k max on the road, less if I've been on track.

It will be interesting to see if the Pirellis tip in quicker than the Michelins I'm used too. After being on them for so long it will likely feel a little weird for the first few miles. I always head over the Hartside Pass after fitting new tyres to give them a good scrub in, so the 100 or so mile loop I'll do there will be more than enough to get used to them.

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #46 on: March 03, 2021, 10:47:45 AM
Set of Bonamici chain adjusters ordered today.
I'll hold fire from fitting until I take the wheels off to have the new tyres fitted.




One thing I am struggling to find though is a clean and simple swingarm protector.
The metal heel guard on my boots ever so slightly catches it and it's starting to mark the paintwork. I've tried 3M clear PPF but it just wears through that eventually.

I don't like the R&G offerings and I'm not interested in the carbon fibre swingarm covers that you can get either.

Has anyone else fitted any localised protectors that are black and about as discrete as it's possible to be?
If I don't find any thing I may try making up some pieces using skateboard grip tape??
Last Edit: March 03, 2021, 10:48:58 AM by Airsafari87

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #47 on: March 03, 2021, 10:55:41 AM
Very nice  :028:

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #48 on: March 03, 2021, 11:45:06 AM
*Originally Posted by Airsafari87 [+]
One thing I am struggling to find though is a clean and simple swingarm protector.

Try BMW part # 46628549533

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Re: The final stage of my modding journey?
Reply #49 on: March 03, 2021, 11:51:11 AM
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Try BMW part # 46628549533

I had forgotten about the old style RR heel guards.
Cheers Simon  :152:

 



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