My bike ran hotter with the cf intakes , I did have to shroud to radiator .
Mine runs fine on highway speeds but riding in slow traffic tends to raise the temps a bit. Never had any problems last summer though. I will be making a small carbon air conveyor on the left side for this summer if I have the time for it. On the right side the coolant tank might act a little as a shroud.
. Where to start...
I looked at multiple options. Gilles, Lightech, Acculign, Cycle Cat, DP, NCR etc... None of them looked "perfect" to me. Then I saw
's RS rearsets and those really hit me. The massive carbon heel guard on the RH side and the minimalistic design along with a subtle black anodization looks absolutely epic. Mind you, one must
have a decent exhaust behind that heel guard. A stock pipe looks stupid with it.
Since I only ride on the street and am used to the "normal" shift pattern the genuine RS rearsets wouldn't have been any good for me. Luckily my friend
had RS replica rearsets by RCM for sale and they use a normal shift pedal. They are a nice and sturdy piece of kit and are made by the same manufacturer who made the genuine Corse parts.
The pic is poor and the bigger heel guard isn't bolted on, but they are very nice. I wasn't able to use the rear brake pedal due to clearance issues with my exhaust but used the original pedal instead. Later I swapped the pedal for a different type which uses the stock master cylinder location (instead of being behind the heel guard) which I might fit later.
Around that time I was browsing eBay one night and came across a new auction for a pair of "999S Marchesinis". I instantly saw the yellow Forged Marchesini stickers and the thin spokes on the wheels. The seller had no idea they were forged wheels and because of some paint damage they were priced very low. I bought them about two minutes after the ad went online.
There was some paint flaking on the front wheel but the rear was pretty much perfect. I had them both repainted and put some decals on them, and they turned out like new. Fitted later with new Pirelli Diablo Rosso II's, RS front rotors with titanium bolts and Supersprox Stealt sprocket with titanium nuts.
Bought a pristine 999R full carbon tail from
This is one of the parts I love the most, it's simply beautiful. And even with the exposed carbon is still very subtle, you won't even know it's there unless you know where to look.