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Offline Svenski

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"Project Hansel"
« on: December 11, 2016, 08:56:55 PM »
Project Hansel
For the last three months, I have been reading up on all things XR as well as the usual YouTube reviews. It’s all thanks to Alan Jefferies giving me an XR as a courtesy bike, whilst my old faithful GSA TC was having a service. I loved everything about the bike (XR); the weight difference, manoeuvrability of it, and the snap on power just makes the bike a joy to ride over the Yorkshire Dales/Moors. I clocked over 300 miles testing everything to help solidify my initial impression of the bike.
And on the 01st December I took delivery of a white Sport SE and by the 02nd the bike was totally stripped.



Parts sent off to powder coating and the plastic are currently being wrapped using Avery Dennsion Charcoal Matte Metallic.



Whilst the bike is in bits I treated the whole bike to a coating of ACF50. Then using all the advice and hundreds of reviews began buying the goodies for “Hansel” (why hansel you might ask? my wife too owns a BMW (F700 GS) and so we named the bikes “Hansel und Gretal”).



More to come soon.  :087:
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Offline Troppo

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 09:26:24 PM »
Well..10/10 for commitment, that's for sure.... :002:

Loved the naked pic.

Good luck.

Offline Adventure Boy

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 11:26:37 AM »
Cant wait to see it all wrapped

What you being charged for the wrapping if you dont mind me asking ?

Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 05:57:22 PM »
Will the exhaust be ok - it does get very hot
PSH

Offline Svenski

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 06:56:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Adventure Boy [+]
What you being charged for the wrapping ?

Costing me £250 all originally painted white panels screen and main beam light pod  :112:
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Offline Svenski

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 06:59:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Will the exhaust be ok - it does get very hot

The process to cure the finish it get baked to 400 Degrees. :033:
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Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 07:32:36 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing the end result :028:

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 09:44:12 PM »
Been a busy boy today worked on Hansel. Fitted the following:

1. Givi pannier rack, Topbox plate and hand rail rack
2. Akrapovic headers and standard silencer.
3. Rear set's freshly powder coated.
4. Samco radiator hoses.
5. Evotech exhaust bracket, radiator and oil cooler guard and lastly the bar end weights.

Will post pictures tomorrow he's looking good. :188:
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Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 08:24:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Svenski [+]
Been a busy boy today worked on Hansel. Fitted the following:

1. Givi pannier rack, Topbox plate and hand rail rack
2. Akrapovic headers and standard silencer.
3. Rear set's freshly powder coated.
4. Samco radiator hoses.
5. Evotech exhaust bracket, radiator and oil cooler guard and lastly the bar end weights.

Will post pictures tomorrow he's looking good. :188:

What tail tidy are you fitting?

Offline Svenski

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Re: "Project Hansel"
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 10:12:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
What tail tidy are you fitting?

Hi Rich, I did toy with sticking a Evotech tail tidy. But with me having installed the Givi rack and using the original monster rack would mean the reg ate would vanish.  :151:
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