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Old Feb 8th 2016, 12:27 PM   #61
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Talking Aluminum Fairing Stay

The lightweight and reparable aluminum fairing stay came from Tightails today.
I was planning on powder coating it black to match the sub-frame; however, there is beauty in the perfect welds and purposeful look of raw aluminum. So, now I am not so sure.
To powder-coat, or not? That is the question
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Old Feb 8th 2016, 06:31 PM   #62
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Is shrinkwrapping your tires really necessary? Honest question for those out there.

I've got pirelli SC2 slicks.
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Old Feb 8th 2016, 06:40 PM   #63
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I've got some kitchen "cling wrap" on my rear tire to protect it from accidental grease, brake cleaner and other crap while I am working on the bike. I can't think of any other reason.

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Old Feb 8th 2016, 07:42 PM   #64
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Ahhh interesting, I saw a guy at the track once with shrinkwrap on his tires and he said it was to keep them from drying out.

Picked up my painted bodywork today, mine is nearly done now, just waiting on the 1299 rearsets from woodcraft STILL...

I also am using the woodcraft lever guards. What are you doing for sliders?

Edit: See your t-rex sliders in the pic. It's what I was using but the bodywork doesn't fit around them clutch side.
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Old Feb 8th 2016, 09:58 PM   #65
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The woodcraft bar ends and lever guards arrived on Friday. I installed tem on Saturday, taking about 30 minutes to pull the OEM bar-ends, fit the Woodcraft product hand tight, adjust and then apply blue thread-lock to all bolts and torque into place.

I am very impressed with the durable design and purpose-built construction of the products, a billet aluminum base with replaceable nylon components that may be purchased individually if one happens to crash.
Yep, that's the ones we talked about. I have that same setup on all of my bikes. Really like it.
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Is shrinkwrapping your tires really necessary? Honest question for those out there.

I've got pirelli SC2 slicks.
I guess it makes sense to keep shit from being sprayed or spilled on them. I have never done it, but I don't do anything to my bikes. I really don't know if Livengood does anything like that or not.

I would think he doesn't, because he puts old tires on the bike when he works on it and for dyno testing and stuff. The new ones don't go on until he is ready to bring them to the track.

If the actual riding tires were on the bike and it was going to be worked on, it makes sense and seems like a good idea.
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Ahhh interesting, I saw a guy at the track once with shrinkwrap on his tires and he said it was to keep them from drying out.

Picked up my painted bodywork today, mine is nearly done now, just waiting on the 1299 rearsets from woodcraft STILL...

I also am using the woodcraft lever guards. What are you doing for sliders?

Edit: See your t-rex sliders in the pic. It's what I was using but the bodywork doesn't fit around them clutch side.
My tire supplier takes his tires off the bike for the winter and puts them in an industrial green garbage bag for some reason; however, I don't know if there really is a benefit. That said, it is unlikely that putting some kitchen-grade cling-wrap over them (as I am doing) would prevent them from "drying out." I can tell you that it has prevented me from transferring grease to the rear tire accidentally on a couple of occasions.

Your bike looks very smart. Yes; I am very with the T-rex sliders and how they protect the bodywork in addition to the engine cases. Is the issue you have with the bodywork not clearing them a problem with the 1299, or is it common to the 1199 as well?

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Not sure - I am using 1199 bodywork, but the t-Rex clutch cover is simply very thick, it's actually the heads of the bolts that push on the bodywork. The plastic stock stuff fit fine, though. Let me know how yours ends up fitting!

Called woodcraft today and my rear sets shipped...
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Amazing write up. I plan on doing this myself next season after 1st deployment is complete.

Or just get a Panigale R hehe
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My tire supplier takes his tires off the bike for the winter and puts them in an industrial green garbage bag for some reason; however, I don't know if there really is a benefit.
Storing them indoors in an area with flourescent (UV) lighting for a period of time can degrade the rubber/compounds. Putting them in green/black plastic trash bags will block the UV.
I used to get race slicks trackside (at least Bridgestone) wound with protective wrap. Assume it was because they were stored at some warehouse with flourescent lighting.
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