My Super Duke 1290 build

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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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