just bought my first fireblade!

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  1. Glenandemm

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    hi guys just bought this a few weeks ago and absolutely love it, was heading for a big bang R1 but after sitting on another blade it felt just like my 600rr so i went for the fireblade.
    only ridden it once before the battery died on me while riding so have replaced that and given it a good clean up then fitted a few r&g bobbins and orange hel lines.
    wanting to do a few little things like a ecu flash, air filter, lambda sensor delete, wavy discs and sbs pads and look into some decent headlight bulbs but coming off a 600rr it feel so nice having a bike where i dont have to drop it a gear half the time!!
    oh and lots of carbon bits too.
     
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  3. Lozzy

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    Hi & welcome....lovely that :)
     
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  4. Boothman

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    Hi and welcome to the forum - lots of carbon bits you say.......... @Mr_Chin_LK you have a kindred spirit me thinks :D

    nice bike by the way :cool:
     
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    Welcome to the Forum
     
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  6. Paul Longstaff

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    Looks EXTREMELY clean and nice colour scheme
     
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    Welcome to the forum, I like the winter test look! ;)
     
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  8. Glenandemm

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    Thanks for the reply’s, its a 2015 and it was done by Honda Nottingham.
    They had 5 of them commissioned and basically painted the fairings and wheels and stuck a racefit exhaust and asv levers on them.
    I paid £6k for it with only 5000 miles, the guy wasn’t riding it and only done a few hundred this last year!
    One side of the wheels have sun damage by the looks of it round the outer edge so I’m going to have to them repainted but can’t stop looking at the things I’m going to buy for it now
    Any recommendations for carbon parts shopping, I’ve found carbon king so far!
     
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    Looks different, but like it
    Welcome.
     
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  10. Naz

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    Nice bike, enjoy!
     
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  11. mk3golfcab

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    Looks lovely! Congratulations! And welcome along too :)
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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  14. Saqib

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    Bike looks amazing. Welcome.

    In terms of the wheel.. perhaps get it re-coated when you next need a new tyre for it?
     
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  15. Glenandemm

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    Cheers pal, yes the plans to possibly strip them down over winter and get a local shop to powder coat them and then rebuild with new bearings and wavy discs and sbs pads!
     
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  17. mbooth1

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    Welcome to you and the bike....
     
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  18. Stuish

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    Lovely looking bike..quite partial to that colour scheme myself...
     

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  19. Mr_Chin_LK

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    Hi and Welcome to the forum!

    When buying carbon, I couldn't find a company that sold all the covers I wanted, so ended up buying bits from different companies, but mostly from USA. Carbon King stuff is exceptional quality.

    Tekarbon and Z4 from USA are my recommendations.

    Nice bike btw.

    Chin
     
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  20. Abb

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    Welcome and what a nice looking colour scheme. Seems like you got a hell of a buy there! Well done you.

    (now of to see if I can find this colour scheme and swap my fairings out :D)
     
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