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Cheap (?) Front and Rear Anodised Aluminium peg set from AliExpress in the house. In under 2 weeks I might add; for a very reasonable £42 ($55) to my door inc taxes.

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Fit and finish looks excellent. These guys in the Far East really know how to reverse engineer stuff for sure:
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Awaiting on a couple more bits to arrive this week, so will be having an ‘install session’ over the 4-day Bank Holiday weekend. We’ll see what quality of fit is like then 😎
 

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Foot-pegs fitted this Morning. No complaints at all - and very pleased to get rid of all that gorgeous looking stock KTM rubber :ROFLMAO:

Fronts were quite clever; and had a 'Cam' type adjuster piece effectively joining the body to the peg itself. Allowing you to adjust final peg height up, down, back or forward. I ditched that piece and bolted the peg straight to the body......

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I love my Post-person :D

Today my new lever set arrived. So i set about installing them. The idea being to swap out these:
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..........for something a little better operating, feeling and of course looking. Far too much 'Black holes' with everything the same colour on this bike for me. So went for a subtle Titanium colour. To match new pegs; and a few other bits.

Brake was a 5 minute swap-out job. Even with cleaning out the old perch, lubing up the pivot point etc. Much nicer ! Glad i went for the shorter [**3-finger for me] version too (y)
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Clutch was looking like it might be a pain; as i couldn't get enough slack in the cable to remove the existing lever - even after completely loosening the cable at the lever end. So i looked down at the engine cases / clutch arm end; with a view of adjusting it there to gain even more slack. And then realised a couple of cable ties could really be my friend here:
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This free'd up a pair of hands, gave me the fraction more slack i needed uptop - and allowed a straight-forward swap-out. And seeing as the clutch-side did 'play ball'......i then decided to treat the cable to a lube-up while i was there :ROFLMAO:
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Really getting there with the bike now. Just need TYGA to play ball and get me some Carbon Fibre on my door-mat

Thanks for looking. Safe riding this weekend folks (y)
 

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An Earth shattering leap forward ? Absolutely not ! A teeny-weeny, virtually unseen and miniscule improvement ? Yes - in my eyes. And that's all that matters :cool:

So last weekend i noticed this (Regulator-Rectifier cover / brace bar) was looking a little chipped and tired. And forever hating the swathes of Black on these bikes - i had it re-powdercoated a contrasting colour:
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There; ain't life a little better :)
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Have a fab and safe weekend fellow KTM'ers.........
 

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The bike is looking good with all the mods,we are now getting good riding weather here in UK so you can get out and show off all your work,I really need to make an effort and find more time to ride this year.
Me too ! I’m about to buy a do it all / Dual Sport bike I think. To encourage me to ride to work. And come the long way home….

Yea thanks. Just about finished how I imagined / wanted the bike to be now. I’ll get some arty-farty full outdoor shots soon as.

Have a good bike-riding Summer yourself 👊 ☀ 🏍
 

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So i got my sorry ass around to removing the fork reflectors (y) After reading various horror stories of them being 'glued on', held on with some sort of Plutonium based Gel :ROFLMAO: blah blah - i did have some concern about the potential to 'wreck' the fork anodising etc.Turns out they have nothing more than a strip of double-sided tape holding them on.

I worked them and the majority of the remaining tape off with my fingers. And the residue came off with a fresh rag, some WD40 and a minutes elbow grease,,,,,,,,,
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Just awaiting some custom WP decals to now: to liven them up a bit :cool:


And after trying two different sorts of 'under-bar' mirrors and hating both - I then bought myself a pair of these after reading the predominantly great reviews:
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Not the cheapest small mirrors ever at £52 / $70 off Amazon. But i think they'll suffice my needs for looks and function perfectly. (**Not fitted yet as i'm awaiting new handle-bars arriving). Oh; and did find some Anodised Black infill plugs on ebay - to fit in the old mirror holes too :) Just 'snugged' them in with a neoprene washer underneath for a nice fit............
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And 5 weeks in nearly; and TYGA aren't now sure where my Carbon Fibre is :mad:. Could be in the post, lost, still in production or otherwise 🤷‍♂️ Supposedly i'll get to find out early this week

If it wasn't all so pathetic i'd honestly cry.

Keep it safe all......(y)
 

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5 weeks from ordering a Carbon sprocket cover - and I cancelled my TYGA order. Suffice to say their customer care level was right around zero. Anyone ordering through Gavin / Jap4Performance in the U.K. - BE VERY CAREFUL AND ONLY DO SO IF ITS YOUR VERY LAST OPTION. I wouldn’t rate the service I received as highly as ‘pathetic’…..😡

Swiftly moving on: earlier this week I found another supplier and placed and order. 3 days later from overseas it arrives. And very nice it is too;
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The original fixing points have metal collars in to support the bolt / tension. This one doesn’t. So I figure I’ll use nylon washers behind a normal washer. And then a dab of thread-lock on each bolt: so I can literally ‘snug’ them in. So zero risk of crushing Carbon. And a fixing that stays fixed 👌
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Just waiting on a coat or two of Ceramic coating to dry before I fit….🤨
 

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Sad to read such an experience from a reseller of otherwise excellent products and service elsewhere 😪
Me too. But: Google and read the reviews of Jap4Performance online. They make horrific reading.

I'm shocked a purveyor of quality goods, and such a long established company; with a great reputation (ie: TYGA) would ever get involved with such a lack-lustre outfit.......
 
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