Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent, UK- near Brands Hatch
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Well, things change quickly....over the last two longish weekends away I thought long and hard over whether the SP2 was the right bike for the sort of trips I do.
I came to the conclusion it wasn't.
So I had a long test ride on a Touno Factory; they've got lots of toys and all the electronic safety net stuff, with electronic semi-automatic suspension, so no are messing with complicated and heavy Allen keys in your pocket- just press a button or two.
Long and short, I found one with an Akra titanium full system on with only 1k miles, sensible price, so bought it.
So in the (UK) spring, my 2 will have to go....I've had it four years next week, so I've had my fun, spent a fair bit on it, and put over 11,000 miles on it- it's time to give someone else a chance to enjoy one.
Which made me think.
My dear wife only made the funds available to buy the SP2 if I promised I woudn't do my usual endless modifications costing more than a mortgage.
I've done quite well (for me); the only mods are:
Full Titanium full system- Arrows 2:1 exhaust
PCV, mapped on dyno to suit pipe and air filter, 135 bhp
Sigma slipper clutch with Kevlar Barnett friction plates
K+N air filters
Flapper mod, Pair removal (no error lights)
Rear shock rebuilt and reshimmed by HR Racing, Edenbridge
Front Forks springs and set up by K-Tech
Domino throttle, with three cams
Brembo 19/20 brake MC,
Braided lines throughout
Brembo SC pads both ends
Speedo healer (reads accurately)
Dynojet quick shifter
Radial clutch MC, Titax lever
Harris fuel filler
Harris fairing stay
Harris steering stem nut
Carbon chain guard
Carbon heel guards
Dream Machine paint job, Colin Edwards starts ’n’ stripes Laguna Seca replica, with Dream Machine certificate
Lots of T1 bolts and fittings
Weight reduced to 200KG
So not much, compared to my normal compulsive fiddling. I must be getting old.....
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity
Last edited by Tony.mon; 10-27-2019 at 04:34 PM.
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