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I also replaced the ignition switch/steering lock today, wiring was a bit different to the original so I only used the top part and combined with the old bottom... The bolts holding it in were some of the hardest bolts I have had to remove. I ended up replacing them with new stainless bolts from the hardware store.
The old switch had a siezed steering lock and was very hard to turn. Key is also bent and in a generally crap state.
It came in a set including the petrol cap and seat lock. And I have an OEM blank key ready to be cut
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So my front brake lever contacts the throttle cables, I didn't notice while riding but I'm not usually very hard on the brakes... I have another system that came in a box of bits with the bike. Can anyone tell if its the original, I don't have a bleeding kit so I'm hesitant to swap back out without more info
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It looks original to me, judging by the bracket that holds the reservoir. I will say though, it may be a downgrade from the master that’s on the bike now. Any chance you can rotate the m/c mount down to clear the throttle cable?
 

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It looks original to me, judging by the bracket that holds the reservoir. I will say though, it may be a downgrade from the master that’s on the bike now. Any chance you can rotate the m/c mount down to clear the throttle cable?
It does have a fixed mounting point... Is it okay to drill another hole and to turn the throttle mounting position or will that weaken the bar too much? I'd be more inclined to do the throttle point than the brake as I like the position of the lever
 

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Or would I be better off grinding the locator down, drilling a hole in the throttle clamp and fitting a grub screw (lots more work)
 

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OMG! this is the rout my fairings would likely be taking. also there is mention that "car parts" are among the lost items.
More than likely won't be but it's easy to get anxious when you're already impatient.
 

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So, first impressions having unpacked and inspected... The finish is about what I had expected, not perfect but overall acceptable. The quality of the clear is... Inconsistent. Some areas great others a bit lacking. The signature sc28 holes are a little bit messy with burr simply painted over. Fender has a scratch and some red overspray on the front. All to be expected at the price point. I tmay have to fix the top right fairing as this is the only bit that I am disappointed in.
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I have to agree with you as a previous owner of Auctmarts fairings. Whilst the product looks impressive and is undoubtedly good value, there are the small niggly things that annoy us enthusiasts. Some trimming will rectify your hole problem and the rest you sort of learn to live with. Take care to use the heat shield very liberally. These fairings can suffer from warpage if you don't apply the shield generously by going oversize of the originals.
 

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I have to agree with you as a previous owner of Auctmarts fairings. Whilst the product looks impressive and is undoubtedly good value, there are the small niggly things that annoy us enthusiasts. Some trimming will rectify your hole problem and the rest you sort of learn to live with. Take care to use the heat shield very liberally. These fairings can suffer from warpage if you don't apply the shield generously by going oversize of the originals.
I can scuff the clear back and redo clear, I have successfully removed a lot of the hole burr.
The whole tail section fit without any modification, literally just bolted on. I ran out of light fitting the front but it will need a little bit of adjustment on the holes. I'll be using as much of the heat shielding as I have.
 

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Still needs a good clean... Fingerprints and dust all over. I was more interested in going for a little ride today... Nothing fell off!
Took it real easy though, was riding into the sunset and the roos were out in numbers. Also, just in case I overlooked anything.
I'll have to go again on a weekend where the traffic scares them off a bit and there are some people to stop and chat with.
Tomorrow will be bath time again and maybe I'll take it out with the camera and get some proper photos.
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