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Viking's Falco

#1 Post by Viking » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:04 pm

Hey all,

Allow me to introduce Adrina, my 2004 Falco SL1000R (Hot Red / Diablo Black paint scheme) with the following mods:

- Yellow-spring Mille rear shock (With K&N shock-sock to keep the crap off)
- OZ wheels (powder coated satin black)
- SL Carbon mufflers
- HEL braided brake lines front and rear
- HEL braided clutch line
- MotoPike clutch slave cylinder & Mille sprocket cover
- RSVR mirrors with built-in indicators and 'LittleCheez' adaptor blocks
- Evo tail tidy and aftermarket indicators
- HID headlight
- Headlight protector
- Ventura luggage rack
- Low temperature fan switch
- NWS carbon-fibre rear hugger
- Genuine Renegade airbox kit
- ScottOiler
- GSX-R side-stand
- M&P(??) lowered footpegs
- Wiring mod
- Gabro chip
- Woodcraft clipons
- MorePower's carbon fibre petrol tank

- Old-model open air-boot-thing (to be fitted)



Here's how she used to look, way back in 2006 when I bought her. It used to be a PhotoBucket link, until they annoyed me enough into nuking my account. So now you'll just have to click on this G-Drive link.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WNE_5 ... RptWneeZx5
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#2 Post by falcomunky » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:56 pm

Very nice mate. Always liked that colour scheme. I'm thinking of doing (kinda) the reverse of it: Red tail unit/hump and mid panels. :smt023
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#3 Post by Viking » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:42 pm

Come to think of it, it's your rear hugger that's on it! :smt003
It's the V-twin thing. There's just something about it that inline-4s don't have at all, and V-4s don't have enough of.

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#4 Post by falcomunky » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:04 pm

So it is! lol :smt003
Forgotten all about that mate! :smt023
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#5 Post by Viking » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:37 am

And here she is today (2016-11-01) - back on the road after a few months sitting in pieces.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2EFSY ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2EFSY ... sp=sharing
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#6 Post by Falcopops » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:52 am

nice mate. Is that full on carbon everywhere or dipped?

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#7 Post by Viking » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:32 am

Thanks!

It would be nice/amazing/awesome to have CF everything, but I'm (a) not made of money and (b) CF fairings for the Falco are pure Unobtanium. So it's a wrap-job with a 3D CF-pattern vinyl wrap.

I can heartily recommend that people do NOT follow this path. The contours of the Falco make wrapping it a total, utter nightmare. Save your sanity - don't do it.
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#8 Post by Falcopops » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:44 am

I'm pretty certain that I've seen all the panels on the Falco in Carbon apart from the rear section.

If you wrapped that yourself I'd question your sanity, patience and motive.

Dipping has to be the way to go

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#9 Post by fatboy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:45 pm

Viking, that looks better than good !
You must have sworn some, sweated some and smoked a few to get that done !
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#10 Post by D-Rider » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:04 pm

Looking nice.

More carbony than mine - just the mudguard, tank and BST wheels.

Have seen things that are more carbony .... but they were prepared with a match ....
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#11 Post by Viking » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:28 am

Thanks all.

The wrapping got started in April-ish when I fitted the CF tank and realised that the red/black colours didn't go well with it. (I think my words were "That tank looks bloody amazing, but that red and black scheme is f**king awful...")

Dipping was thought about, but never really took off as a 'serious' contender. In hindsight, We should have gone down that path, as it would have been easier for some parts (side fairings, seat hump), but a total nightmare for the front fairing. (But then again - it wouldn't have been me doing it!!)

It was my house-mate and I that did the wrapping, and there were surprisingly few words spoken... Although we did question my sanity on many occasions!


The next step is to take her to the petrol station and see how much the tank holds, check the tyre pressures, and have a ride.
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#12 Post by mangocrazy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:25 pm

I think you need to get the swingarm carbon wrapped for the full stealth effect... :smt003

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