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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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what has wibbly been up to?

well since selling my 51 (i'm sure most of you know it), i bought a ktm rc8r and built it pretty heavily. when it was all said and done it looked like this




sadly, after 3 years of horrible reliability and many many blown water pumps, i decided i needed something a little more reliable, and also something a little more fun for every day use, so i bought a 2008 cbr 600rr

and built it. of course. i loved the front end on the ktm so much that i stuck it on the 600. it took a bit of work and it's not quite 100% done (still have to build a top clamp), but this is how it sits at the moment..












this thing should be an absolute blast, really looking forward to this riding season


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Nice new ride. A few weeks ago I followed your post over on ktm forums. Made my decision to lean towards Aprilia factory rsv4 bike. I was confused between these two bikes. Anyway your post over there help make my decision thanks.

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Thanks. The rc8r was a fantastic bike when it wasn't in the shop, but I missed a ton of riding time. The 600 will be tough as nails


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where did that rear rotor come from, that is wild!

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Its just a machined stocker. Nothing too special


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Does this mean I'll actually see you riding this season Willis?
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Hahahaha maybe! Good to have a honda again


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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 06:22 PM
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Disappointing your luck with the RC8r I still lust after on but when push came to shove and I was ready to buy I sprung for my R1 instead. I needed something I could ride daily and if it got knock over in a parking lot of a light low side I wouldn't cry nearly as hard as my Aprilia and the KTM just didn't fit that bill at all.

I love the exhaust on your 600rr. and That front end goes without saying.
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So is the front end what came OEM on the KTM, except the calipers of course?
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The calipers are oem ktm. Same with the fender. The forks are ktm fit ohlins fgrts, rotors are braketech and wheel is bst


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I knew it had to be the same wibbly from the RC boards. LOL I am on the RC8 boards. I bought an 2010 RC8R last year.

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Steve?
I didn't realize you were on here as well.
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Yep I have been on here forever. I don't post very often but I do buy stuff. I don't have an RC51 anymore but I do lurk. If you see the screen name G2G or G2G racing its me. only other screen name I had was the old motorush RC board it was salex.

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Hahaha thats pretty awesome.

I just got banned from 600rr.net for harassing the squids. Can't handle it there


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Nice Wibbly. I've heard from other people that Forum really sucks. I'm on the R1-forum and just can't seem to find it in myself to get that involved there. lots of stupid stuff gets asked.
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Its absolutely awful. Just a bunch of squids buying trinkets.


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Its absolutely awful. Just a bunch of squids buying trinkets.
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If you like rim tape head over there. Its out of control


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Yep I have been on here forever. I don't post very often but I do buy stuff. I don't have an RC51 anymore but I do lurk. If you see the screen name G2G or G2G racing its me. only other screen name I had was the old motorush RC board it was salex.
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