Forgive the ramble:
So recently I have been through a bit of a rough couple of months. I lost an old friend to Cancer, had a relationship breakdown andwas being chased for a massive tax bill. This left me thinking I had to sell the SP2 and my car just to clear some debt, move house and be ready for whatever the outcome of the HRMC appeal would be.
After I sold my car, I felt quite a bit better about things but decided that whilst me and her try and work things out and I may yet still have to sell the SP2, I wanted to buy or build a track bike on the cheap, something that I could get stuck into, take my mind off things and also have a hobby for next year.
*of this here parish I bought a project SP1. Adam is a brilliant and very generous bloke who gave me the bike and parts at a frankly ridiculous price as he wanted it to go to a good home and he is a fellow SP lover (Adam has a SP2 that is way nicer than mine and done properly, probably the best one in the UK IMHO)
Anyhoo the bike was a non runner, had been partially stripped to turn into a trackbike and came with a SP2 arm and some track bodywork (not fitted) and a whole bunch of spares.
So the plan is to sell off any road gear I dont need, horse trade any parts I have from the SP2 build for trick bits and also call in favours from the SP vendors and friends I have and so far its going very well..
Goodies to keep:
Turn One airbox
Moriwaki clip ons
Parts sold so far:
Road seven stars bodykit and tank (tank*swapped for a good standard one)
Dodgy Chinese rearsets
HRC copy type exhaust (based on stock*SP2 headers)
Few parts yet to sell:
Boxes of spare indicators, lights, levers and MC's
SH Ethos full Ti system
SH Ohlins rear shock
Kyle racing link
TSR rear sets
Brembo RCS Mc
Oberon slave cylinder
TSS slipper clutch
Factory pro gear selector kit
SH CBR1000RR 2013 wheels
SH Braketech Iron discs
So far in parts I am about £1k in the red
I have also horse traded a few bits and peices including the DHC rear tail unit for a Speedcell Li battery and a HRC copy type subframe. I am going to use the SP2 forks I have from the other build, which are on their way to MCT for a rebuild and re-valve.. should be fun.
As I got it:
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Back at mine:
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The track fairing was a pain to fit, as always, lots of cutting and grinding needed. (belly pan yet to fit, waiting for the Abba stand kit so I can lift it properly)
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So when the forks and swingarm bearings are back with me then the build can start proper. I just have to move house in the next couple of weeks too so that will slow stuff down but the*plan is to be ready for next seasons track days, Im planning one a month. Lets see how it goes.