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Bike is looking good
How is the color match, what did you use for paint?

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Ray
Its actually really good, I had a local automotive company that uses a digital spectrum machine. it's a real difficult colour to mix. The chap reckons they used Grey base with Silver over the top. it's not quite as sparkly but far enough away not to notice. The colour is a perfect match. i'm more than happy with how it turned out.
 

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What is s seat cowl for. Little storage space …cool factor? I’m lost on this one

The bike is not meant for a passenger … seat or no seat
Personally I have run them because I think it looks a little better then the pillion seat. It has been is hit or miss if you gain storage, mine won’t be in until Friday to know with this one.
So purely looks for me 👍
 

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Installed Lightech chain adjusters. Love these things. Setting chain slack was a breeze. Adjusting in the future will be so easy.

Also installed a new rear sprocket +1 @ 45T, black and new black sprocket nuts. Don't mind the dirty chain as I pulled the wheel to get it rebalanced and decided to to add these parts in the moment.

Edit: added some pics after cleaning up the chain.

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Question on why the +1 on the rear sprocket as on paper it is such a minor gearing change.
I had to think about this question a bit before I wanted to answer, especially because I hadn't even rode the bike with the change. I don't put a ton of thoughts into the mods I do, certainly don't math it.

I understand gearing and knew that increasing rear sprocket size increases acceleration, to put it simply. Since I ride mostly back road and twisty I wanted to wake up the low end a little, but I had no interest in making the bike into a wheelie machine. So, I figured, I would just see what +1 would do.

After riding the change, I love it. For my riding style and conditions, this works for me. It keeps the bike higher in the RPM ranges while still keeping the front end manageable.

It is a minor change, but so are my 20 mm bar risers and two clicks out of compression on my rear shock...etc. I don't race or care about being the fastest; I like to tinker. Maybe next time I'll go +2 or +3 or -1 in the front... For now, I like this minor change.
 
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