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My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:42 am

Got my 2017 Super Duke, with 4000k's on the clock.
Got a good price, plus trade in, only thing I wasn't too keen on was the colour, the front being white just looks tacked on, kinda a bitsa if you know what I meen,
So I ordered some carbon goodies to help.

Rear Hugger
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Front Fender
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And Tank Cover
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I screwed up with the tank cover, as my bike being a 2017 model, doesn't need the hole in for the ignition. Dammit....

I got the Fender and hugger, in matte twill, and bought some two pac clear in satin (I wan't a satin finish)
So sanded them down and cleared them.

Unfortunately they have more of a shine than I wanted, will talk to the paint supplier to see what they think, but hey I prefer how it looks than before.

Before:
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And after

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As I get more parts I post here.

I also intend to do the front fairings the same colour as the fuel tank, I just scanned digitised and edited the stickers, and had a friend print them on laminate, also did the fuel tank decal (In case I paint it too).
$55, instead of $360 dealership wanted.

Waiting for them to arrive in the mail, to see how they look!
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Aphex » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Looks a lot better.

I think the major reason I prefer the black model is the fact that the white/grey/orange colors create too many lines where the body panes fit together. The front fender is a perfect example where in a single color it looks like a well thought out cohesive structure, it looks fast! When you break up the colors it looks cheap and very "put together" like a set of Legos or a Kawasaki.
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:25 am

Couldn't agree more on the colour.

Rest of the power parts seat arrive, and prompted fitted.
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Also got ASV F3 levers.
Fitted the Brake, no problems
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But the clutch, the bushings supplied was either too small, or too much movement.
This is the pivot pin, and this is supposed to be the KTM busing, as you can see no chance it can fit though
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I tried the other busing that came with it, but too much play
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Sent an email to ASV but will also ring local Motorcycle shop where I got the leers from to see what they say.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby ttraynor » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:39 pm

Made the same fender/tail chop changes--and then the BST carbon wheels to match the fenders.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby bartman314 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 pm

I'm thinking of going fiber on my 17 as well... it looks like you mixed matte and glossy. is that right? which do you prefer and why?

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:03 am

bartman314 wrote:I'm thinking of going fiber on my 17 as well... it looks like you mixed matte and glossy. is that right? which do you prefer and why?
I actually want a Satin finish.
Was thinking glossy on top for the tank to match in with the tank.

I've re-spray painted the matte carbon bits with two pack clear with flattening base, enough to give a Satin look.

Undecided with the top cover as I ordered the wrong part.

But the side covers will be a Satin finish, so will decide on a top cover later.
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Update, had fitted a Comp Werkes GP exhaust, but was too loud so ended up selling it,.


Painted the tank, a darker almost black colour (Colour matched the tank, and added more black to the mix)
And painted the fairings with new stickers the original colour the tank was.

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Also fitted a full Akrapovič exhaust..

Bike how it sits, just waiting on a tail tidy, and will also fit an alarm.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby norman_2009 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:17 am

Savage wrote:Update, had fitted a Comp Werkes GP exhaust, but was too loud so ended up selling it,.


Painted the tank, a darker almost black colour (Colour matched the tank, and added more black to the mix)
And painted the fairings with new stickers the original colour the tank was.

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Also fitted a full Akrapovič exhaust..

Bike how it sits, just waiting on a tail tidy, and will also fit an alarm.

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Looks so much better than white. I was thinking if I bought a 2017 I would get that color and either change the white parts to black or carbon fiber. Good to know I still have an imagination. Reminds me of the 08 sdr, imo probably the best looking color scheme.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby SpeedyR » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:09 pm

looks great! I like the color options!
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby SUPER DUKE #1 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:19 am

Savage, looks AWESOME, great color combo........................................................sorry but two things stick out as if they don't belong on your awesome job. The shock spring and the subframe. The subframe should match the tank, shrouds or ORANGE like the main frame or if they made carbon fiber paint :lol: it would look cool in carbon. The rear shock spring always looks good in orange.
But that's just a personal opinion, still looks awesomely great!

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:47 am

SpeedyR wrote:looks great! I like the color options!

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:49 am

SUPER DUKE #1 wrote:Savage, looks AWESOME, great color combo........................................................sorry but two things stick out as if they don't belong on your awesome job. The shock spring and the subframe. The subframe should match the tank, shrouds or ORANGE like the main frame or if they made carbon fiber paint :lol: it would look cool in carbon. The rear shock spring always looks good in orange.
But that's just a personal opinion, still looks awesomely great!

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Thanks,
Shock spring, can stay like it is!... Seems too much work to change it, but funny you say about the subframe, I;ve been toying with the idea.
Seems people at my work say have it black, while friends and the mrs say keep it white, I post a photoshop photo to get input.

One thing is, orange subframe is a definite no.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:52 am

Hi all,
Opinions wanted.

I'm toying with the idea of changing the subframe to black.

Bike how it is now
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And with some photo editing, black subframe.
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Thoughts?

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby J 13USH » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:20 pm

I prefer white

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Aphex » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Dat TI gradient tho 8) :shock: :twisted:
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby SUPER DUKE #1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:24 am

You already know my preference with black or not white. The white made some sense with the stock white shrouds but now it immediately draws the (my) eye away from your nice dark tank, shrouds and all of the carbon. In white it looks out of place and distracting. Try not looking at the WHITE subframe, hard to do eh? All that great work you've done and being up staged by a factory stock white subframe :wink:

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby SUPER DUKE #1 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:30 am

How about dip or hydro graphics and do it in mock carbon fiber?

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:30 am

SUPER DUKE #1 wrote:How about dip or hydro graphics and do it in mock carbon fiber?

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I'm actually setting up my hydro dipping tank, just getting the 3 phase circuit sorted out.
But for the sub frame, I'll keep it simple.

I might do a mock up with the proto wheels from the beast, to see how that looks.

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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby scamb66 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:58 pm

Savage wrote:Undecided with the top cover as I ordered the wrong part.

Did you want to sell the top cover at all?
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Savage » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:59 pm

scamb66 wrote:
Savage wrote:Undecided with the top cover as I ordered the wrong part.

Did you want to sell the top cover at all?
The wrong one I ordered?
Yep as it is no use to me.
Make me an offer, happy to post anywhere.


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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby Aphex » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:44 pm

Now you just need some BST's 8) 8) 8)
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Re: My Super Duke 1290 build

Postby scamb66 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 am

Savage wrote:
scamb66 wrote:
Savage wrote:Undecided with the top cover as I ordered the wrong part.

Did you want to sell the top cover at all?
The wrong one I ordered?
Yep as it is no use to me.
Make me an offer, happy to post anywhere.


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