My 2017 SDR Build

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My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:43 am

Hi All.
Just traded my Speed Triple 2012 model in for a Super Duke.

Wasn't really looking for one, as I quite enjoyed the Triple (had a custom map from a Dyno Tuner) as well as other things, but local bike shop had $6k of their 2016 models, then when about to pull the trigger a 2017 model with 2000 km's on the clock was available I decided to go with that instead.
At $1k dearer with some bling stuff added, and the performance pack it was a no brainer for me.

So I went from this
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To this

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To be honest not a fan of the colour scheme, so will be changing it to the following.
Carbon Fibre rear and front guards. I'll be buying from MotoComposites, in Mat, then painting in a satin clear (it's ok I'm a qualified SprayPainter by trade :) )
Then the front fairings, thinking I'll paint it the same grey as the tank, if I'm not happy with the looks after that, then I'll paint the tank and fairings black (maybe with some pearl (orange) over the top.

Other things I have on order, or will have.

Yoshi Tail Tidy - On order
KTM Performance Parts Seat and pillion - now have
Comp Werkes Exhaust and decat - now have
Rottweiler SAS and Canister removal kit (stage 3), also a servo stopper - now have
Bar end mirrors - now have
Carbon Fibre Tank guard (as well as the front and rear guards) - have


I think that covers it all
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Re: My 2016 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:43 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.
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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:44 am

More work has been done:

Servo Stopper installed,
Removing the original flapper actuator
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Replacing it with a servo stopper
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Stage 3 kit
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Comp Werkes Exhaust
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DB Killer
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All fitted up. Also painted the fairings, they are sanded back down in this photo, ready for decals to be applied and re-clear coated

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I'm also going to re-clear front Rear carbon fibre and front, as the satin clear, came out to glossy, paint shop gave me some flattening base, so going to get it to a satin finish I'm happy with.

I've also decided to paint the tank a slightly darker colour than the front fairings.
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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am

Re did the carbon parts to a satin finish, much happier, and also fitted the ASV clutch lever.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Spiff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:16 pm

Looks good. I am planning on a splash of paint, but need to wait until the 1st of the year.

Question: have you ever used the paint that can be peeled off? The guy who will most likely paint my bike says it is the way to go.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:31 am

Spiff wrote:Looks good. I am planning on a splash of paint, but need to wait until the 1st of the year.

Question: have you ever used the paint that can be peeled off? The guy who will most likely paint my bike says it is the way to go.
Thanks, yes I've used that paint, in particular Plasti Dip.

I would never use it on the KTM though.
It's a superior bike and deserves the same in paint.

It's ok for wheels or roll bars, but then I ended up powder coating and two pack paint, much superior finish and look.
This was on my 4x4.



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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by HDKAWKTM » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 am

Looks great sriff
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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Fry » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Striff wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
Re did the carbon parts to a satin finish, much happier, and also fitted the ASV clutch lever.

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Looks Awesome man. Great Work.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Spiff » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:03 pm

Striff wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:31 am
Spiff wrote:Looks good. I am planning on a splash of paint, but need to wait until the 1st of the year.

Question: have you ever used the paint that can be peeled off? The guy who will most likely paint my bike says it is the way to go.
Thanks, yes I've used that paint, in particular Plasti Dip.

I would never use it on the KTM though.
It's a superior bike and deserves the same in paint.

It's ok for wheels or roll bars, but then I ended up powder coating and two pack paint, much superior finish and look.
This was on my 4x4.



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This stuff is not plastiDip. It is clear and you have to add color. The guy I talked to about painting some bits uses it on high dollar custom jobs.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Spiff » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:05 pm

How loud is that pipe?

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Spiff » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:12 am

I like those rim strips. They don't happen to be reflective? I ride at night quite a bit, and had reflective tape rim stripes on my last bike. It worked pretty good. Looked cool, and was functional.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:59 am

Spiff wrote:How loud is that pipe?
Seems loud when on the bike.
Got a friend to ride it while I was on the side of the road and didn't seem too bad.

I'm going to experiment with some heat tape and two up a bit of the db killer to Queen it down a bit more.
I'll do a sound test before and after for comparison.


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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:00 am

Spiff wrote:I like those rim strips. They don't happen to be reflective? I ride at night quite a bit, and had reflective tape rim stripes on my last bike. It worked pretty good. Looked cool, and was functional.
Yes they are reflective.
I bought them and they seem to be Universal as there was too much for just one wheel.

I spent a bit of time deciding on a layout that I liked.

Still have to do the other side!

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by steve59 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:47 pm

Much as I hate to say it I think the s3 looks better although the work you're doing is closing the gap.
Enjoy

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:27 pm

I have to agree, that the S3 looks better, even the build I think is better, but only just.

Here's an update:

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 2017 SDR Build

Post by Dave-k » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:53 am

That’s double thumbs up. I wish my black one had that frame to give it a bit of colour. obviously having the skills and place to paint make the option easier.

Funny how many people have bought a cat delete and slip on only to add a full system later? We’re you dissatisfied with that set up?

Cheers, dave

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:01 am

Dave-k wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:53 am
That’s double thumbs up. I wish my black one had that frame to give it a bit of colour. obviously having the skills and place to paint make the option easier.

Funny how many people have bought a cat delete and slip on only to add a full system later? We’re you dissatisfied with that set up?

Cheers, dave
Hi Dave.

The Comp Werkes I got for looks originally, but although it was loud, I actually felt nauseous from it, can only put it down to the positioning and the sound waves?

I bit the bullet and got the full system, I was reluctant at first due to the look, but in person it looks great and suits the bike.

The sound (I left the baffle in) is nice and deep thumping, and perfect loudness for me.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Spiff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 am

Your bike came out pretty good. Not a "cobb job" for sure. I want to do some variant of the wheel strips. I commute in the dark, and the reflective stripes work good. I also want to get some parts painted, hopefully after the first of the year.

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by paul65 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:50 am

bang tidy that looks great

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Re: My 2017 SDR Build

Post by Striff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:44 am

Spiff wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 am
Your bike came out pretty good. Not a "cobb job" for sure. I want to do some variant of the wheel strips. I commute in the dark, and the reflective stripes work good. I also want to get some parts painted, hopefully after the first of the year.

Thanks, I actually had to look up what "Cobb Job" meant!...
Thanks to urban dictionary

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