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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by wild bill on Thu 26 Nov 2009, 22:52

The ultra cheap seat cowl turned up from China today, so the moment of truth... Do they fit ok? Is it a good colour match?


Well it fits perfect, it has 4 phillips screws underneath and i had to loosen them, then you can move the cowl about once it's on to get it lined up and central, once you've got it just right take it off and do the screws up...easy. As for the colour, it's not an exact match but very close, it may be more visible in daylight but under 2 florescent tubes it looks ok. I've got a couple of things that i'm getting colour matched to my bike so i may as well get it done (for what it will cost) but it'll do me fine for now.

Also had my mini LED indicators turn up from the states today. When you take off the OE indicators these LED ones apparently fit perfectly in the hole and sit nice and flush with the fairing, we'll see this weekend eyebrow
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Post by cabbie on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 00:04

That cleaned up the tail unit
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by wild bill on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 00:21

cabbie wrote:That cleaned up the tail unit
Almost...Just waiting on an email and i could potentially have the parts on their way to me next week to finish the back end (except for the paint) eyebrow
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Post by fastbikefinder on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 01:29

Looks like a great colour match from here.
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Post by bazza on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 21:02

ultra cheap maybe, but it looks the mutt,s m8
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by firebladder09 on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 23:13

Looking good, hope you washed yer mitts before tea!!
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by wild bill on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 00:03

firebladder09 wrote:Looking good, hope you washed yer mitts before tea!!
Their supposed to be that colour, i'm a black man rofl saying that, my hands are always filthy, i work on bikes all day then when i get home i work on my bike Laughing

I think the colour difference will be more noticeable tomorrow in the daylight, once i've got these indicators fitted i'll roll it out the garage (if it's not raining) and have a proper look.

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Post by firebladder09 on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 01:55

If it's not raining? Looks like it'll be be staying snug in the garage then!
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Post by wild bill on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 20:32

It did end up staying in the garage all day, not because of the rain (it was quite a nice day) but because i woke up with a rotten bloody cold! Can't believe it, hope it's not the dreaded swine affraid Been indoors all day feeling sorry for myself, hope i feel a bit better tomorrow so i can have a tinker.
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Post by firebladder09 on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 22:05

I had gammon flu, it was swine flu but the Doctor "cured" me!

I'll get me coat...................... Laughing

Hope your feeling better soon fella.
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Post by wild bill on Sun 29 Nov 2009, 03:00

firebladder09 wrote:I had gammon flu, it was swine flu but the Doctor "cured" me!

I'll get me coat...................... Laughing

Hope your feeling better soon fella.
My Mrs insisted that i call the swine flu help-line....
All i got was crackling! No Taxi!
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Post by Fringe on Wed 02 Dec 2009, 10:20

I had that swine flu, along with the usual, my eyes wouldnt adjust to light n dark! V bizarre!
get well soom Bro.
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by firebladder09 on Thu 03 Dec 2009, 10:53

Fringe wrote:I had that swine flu, along with the usual, my eyes wouldnt adjust to light n dark! V bizarre!
get well soom Bro.

Nope, I didn't get that one,,,,, must be the way you tell em!
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by wild bill on Thu 03 Dec 2009, 23:20

I might be sick as a dawg but its been like christmas day for me today and i'm certainly feeling a lot better now, got a phone call from the mrs today to say i had 2 deliveries turn up! So i open up the first box and almost start dribbling when i see my carbon swinging arm panels...

This is the Exhaust system i've been looking everywhere for, i kid you not, i have searched every night religiously for the past 3 months for this...

It's called a Hotbodies moto gp style underseat exhaust system, you may have heard lots of mixed reviews about this system, the main ones are... There is no map available, the undertray can warp when ridden for long periods of time (eg touring) and they only add 4-6bhp but...
I'm not getting a PCIII so don't require a map, i'm certainly not doing distance/touring on it, and this bike is ample fast enough for me as it is so 4-6bhp is a bonus! On the plus side they look fooking gorgeous, apparently sound amazing, and most importantly, there fooookin loud eyebrow
This is what it should look like once it's properly cleaned up and sprayed...
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by masterblader on Thu 03 Dec 2009, 23:25

Looks the nuts WB.
The outlet pointing downwards could serve as a tyre warmer
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by Kaiser on Fri 04 Dec 2009, 09:27

Does the tail piece require any heat protection for the plastic tail ?

Does look nice mate


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Post by Fringe on Fri 04 Dec 2009, 09:56

I never liked the Under seat exhaust much but that looks great.
Shame you have to fit a number plate, it'll spoil the look.
Unless you got a cunning plan, Baldrick?
Will you be posting a vid so we can hear it?
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by griz on Fri 04 Dec 2009, 10:49

Lookin good WB!

Can't beat a good bit of CF & as the the hotbodies undertail exhaust 'Love it!' I've always liked those systems, you'll be searchin for ear plugs after yer first blast though!
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Post by wild bill on Fri 04 Dec 2009, 21:53

Kaiser wrote:Does the tail piece require any heat protection for the plastic tail ?
Does look nice mate
They say you don't need any extra heat protection but the guy i bought it from suggested to fabricate a mini heat shield out of the existing shield because the passenger seat can get quite warm. The undertray that it comes with has plenty already on there.

Fringe wrote:I never liked the Under seat exhaust much but that looks great.
Shame you have to fit a number plate, it'll spoil the look.
Unless you got a cunning plan, Baldrick?
Will you be posting a vid so we can hear it?
No cunning plans or tricks up my sleeve for the plate, gonna do one of two options...
1) Just get a nice illegal strip numberplate
2) Been looking into getting an American style pressed tin plate on it like the picture at the bottom

griz wrote:Lookin good WB!

Can't beat a good bit of CF & as the the hotbodies undertail exhaust 'Love it!' I've always liked those systems, you'll be searchin for ear plugs after yer first blast though!
Never! May even drill 2 x 3" holes in both sides of my lid where my ears are so i can hear my pack of horses even more Laughing

This is the kind of look i'm aiming for, that is a US bike plate, an illegal strip plate would sit just behind those indicators and tuck away quite nicely, i'll see once it's on Smile
It won't be fitted till the new year tho, alas Chrimbo has stopped play cry
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Post by fastbikefinder on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 01:19

Glad you got the HB you wanted WB congrats. Will look lovely.
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by Deathace on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 12:29

get some VHT paint from halford and spray that mother fucker black and it will tidy up the tail no end, that is probably the nicest looking exhaust I have seen for an undertail but hope it doesn't cause problems later.

Hotbodies are not the best for build quality so check out the welds and the fitment of the plastic and deal with it before you put it together rather than later when it becomes a problem.

enjoy m8

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Post by wild bill on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 15:20

Cheers, it took a while to find one but i knew it was just a matter of time, i also have read many posts at various web sites about people being unhappy with the build quality of these HB GP style systems, i don't think the problem is the actual pipe or link, nearly all the negative posts have been about the undertail/tray warping or not fitting properly, i think only time will tell.
Even though it needs the wire wheel running over it and several layers of VHT paint i just had to do a mock-up today (it would be rude not too!)... Believe it or not it wasn't that hard to fit, the hard bit was taking the OE system off and removing the EXUP thingamebob, once the OE system was off the HB exhaust went on easy. Here are a couple of shots of it on, i still need to get a clamp for the link and as Deathace mentioned give the HB a few coats of VHT then get the undertail/tail colour matched.


Here's a little sound bite for ya, i'm definitely gonna have to be careful where i open this up now, the old bill will be swarming round me if i give it even a slight twist of the throttle, the video don't really do justice to just how deep and loud this pipe is eyebrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvY43wGdks0
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Post by shadow on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 15:32

Thats superb mate.
Sound and looks, great stuff.
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Post by griz on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 16:48

Yeehaa!!! It sounds great WB!!!

I bet you keep goin back out & starting it up for a another listen!
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Post by Deathace on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 18:33

Haha WB I love the video more so another fellow not afraid to smoke and giggle on camera Smile

We all know cameras are not great at passing off the sound quality but it gives an idea and to be honest m8 it sounds lush.

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Post by Guest on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 19:17

Another one givin us motorcyclists a bad name!!!
Keep up the bad work WB
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Post by Fringe on Sun 06 Dec 2009, 22:11

Love it.
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Re: My CRR1000RR-05

Post by fastbikefinder on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 01:49

Sounds lovely Bill - like something you'd find in a pit lane, very nice.


Could you take a cast of that undertray before you paint + fit it so you have one as a backup?
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Post by Kaiser on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 09:54

wild bill wrote:Cheers, it took a while to find one but i knew it was just a matter of time, i also have read many posts at various web sites about people being unhappy with the build quality of these HB GP style systems, i don't think the problem is the actual pipe or link, nearly all the negative posts have been about the undertail/tray warping or not fitting properly, i think only time will tell.
Even though it needs the wire wheel running over it and several layers of VHT paint i just had to do a mock-up today (it would be rude not too!)... Believe it or not it wasn't that hard to fit, the hard bit was taking the OE system off and removing the EXUP thingamebob, once the OE system was off the HB exhaust went on easy. Here are a couple of shots of it on, i still need to get a clamp for the link and as Deathace mentioned give the HB a few coats of VHT then get the undertail/tail colour matched.


Here's a little sound bite for ya, i'm definitely gonna have to be careful where i open this up now, the old bill will be swarming round me if i give it even a slight twist of the throttle, the video don't really do justice to just how deep and loud this pipe is eyebrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvY43wGdks0


Bill, class in a glass my friend. Really nice
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Post by cabbie on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 17:44

f**k ME mate, that's louder than my stubby can!!!!!
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