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rancksta 16 47.06%
Scottm 18 52.94%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-04-2016, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Bike Of The Year Finalists

Now that the semi-finalists have been chosen, it's now time to chose which bike will be the 2015 Bike Of The Year.

The two finalists are:

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Mods as follows:
OZ forged aluminum race wheels w/Pirelli Suberbike SC2's
MickeyMoto ultra lightweight rear rotor
Sato CF Banzai exhaust with CF heel guards
Ohlins HO204 rear shock
DK shock link
Sato rearsets
Power Commander IIIUSB
Braketech Axis Ductile Iron full floating rotors
Spiegler stainless front brake lines
Galifer stainless clutch line
Hyperpro steering damper
Brembo 19x20 billet clutch MC
Brembo 19x18 brake MC
Sato Frame Sliders
DHC matte finish snorkel
Carbone Lorrain c60 race pads
Dan Kyle Clip-ons


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My vote is for Scott, I've seen and sat on that bike. Pictures don't do the justice, and the bike was tastefully done.

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Those canary yellow brake lines are horrid to look at IMO. Just takes away from the bike.
I think they are beer and titties....they make the racing sticker pop.
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Wow - never thought I'd end up this far - truly an honor! It's a shame I took this picture just a week before my matching rear brake tech rotor showed up. And I didn't think to include a mods list. So much going on that can't be seen here. Nonetheless - I am humbled to be one of the finalists. Thanks so much. It was truly a labor of love.

Thanks Madbuyer - exactly what I was hoping for. A play on the lonely yellow racing decal :-)
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I don't see how this is even a contest. Scottm's bike blows the other one right out of the water. Just look at his ohlins fork setup. Enough said. But then look at his front brake setup. very well done. Great taste. I like the yellow brake lines. Nice touch. The other bike is nice but doesn't even come close. Great bike.
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Scottm's are those oz magnesium racing rims or aluminum ? Either way, very very nice. Also what rear sets on there ?
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They are forged Aluminum Kohler and they are Moriwaki rearsets. I have to credit Sbkdrew on at least part of the Ohlins/front brake setup. He had the radial mount brackets reproduced for the FG322 forks to make it possible. Thanks for the compliments :-)
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2 amazing looking motorcycles, but in 2 very different styles. Very difficult choice.
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difficult vote to say the least.

my vote went to Scott's 03, Nick also has a very nice bike but i know it no longer exists in that form and has been long since parted out and put to stock-ish (but at least he kept the bike).

hey Scott, do you have any problems with the buttons on the braketech rotors touching the radial caliper carriers? i have iron Braketechs and the buttons touch so im sticking to the Beringer rotors for now. (I actually have the Braketechs off Rancksta's bike in that pic lol)

bike looks great and i actually like the yellow lines, not something you see everyday (kinda like a "nod" to the old 90's bikes with bright highlighter colors, and looks awesome against 03' scheme). Obviously i like Beringer stuff too, nice to see something besides the boring Brembos.

The only thing that bothers me is the carbon tank pad covers the very top of the wing decal on the tank (small, yes but it would bother the fire out of me)

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