Lightning is calling me…….she says “Thunder – you
TM..yours was the one that gave me inspiration to go the route I went, I really liked how yours turned out. While the brembo kit sounds like it would be a nice upgrade, my funds have been tapped out ...for this year!Beautiful! My kind of mods for sure.
Since you have the gold Marchesini's (the best) and that lighter rear rotor (perfect), you really should compliment them with the Free Spirits Brembo kit and loose another 3 lbs of unsprung weight....in case you were running out of mods to consider.
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Cm when these bikes came out (2008 in Europe, 2009 here in the USA) there wasn't many companies making good aftermarket parts, a couple of good ones here in USA was Storz performance in California and Vance and Hines. At first, Storz was selling the high pipes from BuBs (chrome or black were offered), and then Bubs started selling them on there own.So what's the story on Bubs Exhaust? Are they still in business? I couldn't find any info.
super niceEvery year I swear I'm done messin' with this bike...and every year some new deal comes along that's too good to pass up, in this case it was some items from Jeremy Connors that sent my head spinning. Ever since Day 1 i always thought that the XR1200 looked great with a set of High Pipes and a 17" front wheel. Our member Streetracker produced 4 sets, and the only other option was the exhaust that Storz performance sold and then the exact same ones were available from BuBs. Streettracker's exhaust shootout article he did for Hot Bike magazine concluded that the BuBs were the loudest of all the systems he tested.
When Jeremy said he had a set for sale, I knew this might be my only chance, so I jumped in with both feet knowing not only that finally my vision of what I wanted my XR to be was one step closer to becoming a reality, fortunately he also had the Storz rear brake cylinder relocation kit for sale as well, its all made of billet aluminum and is really a beautiful piece of kit.
My good friend Bill Wilcox, has a shop just 10 miles from my house, soo.... off to the races we go!, these are just some preliminary pictures, there will be more to come as we get closer to the finish line, and at the end, I'll produce a couple of short videos just to see how loud they really are.
I already had the Marchesini wheels, just waiting for the right time to mount them up, First picture shows the rear already installed
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these next pictures show the front wheel mounted on the new 17" Pirelli Angel GT tire size 120/70 ZR17, notice the wheel is perfectly balanced not needing any wheel weights.
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This side shot shows my Supertrapps have been removed, a mounting bracket for the BuBs is there waiting, and the Bling of the Storz brake relocation kit and brake lever installed and operational, I'm really drooling over this kit...it's very cool!
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That's all I have for now,stay tuned...next we will be installing the new front wheel and tire, fitting up the BuBs head pipes and (cough) mufflers.
Jeremy, thanks again for everything. and if Thomgoo or Sam Samuels sees this, I'd like to know if they had any success installing aftermarket sound baffles in them