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OK, so I was a little late this month with the featured bike, but it is a very cool bike. Fillmore graciously answered the call for a last minute submission, and I figured it was a good idea to get it featured between crashes.. ;D ;D ;D

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Fillmore graciously answered the call for a last minute submission, and I figured it was a good idea to get it featured between crashes.. ;D ;D ;D
So sad, yet true... I'm even doing a track day at the end of the month and decided that I couldn't take the Monster because I'm afraid of crashing it, can't take the 888 for fear of crashing that... The KTM supermoto needs to get broken in anyway. :p

Maybe I should just stop crashing...

--Fillmore
(Oh yeah, don't give Michael any sh!t for being late... It was really my fault :-[)
 

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Hey Fillmore- what are those "stud" looking things on the back of the seat? I noticed that you and another guy had them in some older pics. Thought it looked kinda kool. Any mods you would recommend otherwise?
 

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I wondered who's bike that was when I first saw it in the calendar. I liked it because of the snow back drop. Congrats, on the award at Laguna.
 

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Hey Fillmore- what are those "stud" looking things on the back of the seat?
I take it you're not talking about me... :p

That's a RoadRacing seat cowl. It's a half aluminum / half carbon fiber design and the "studs" are stainless rivets that hold the outer CF parts to the aluminum center piece.

The side panels are also made by RoadRacing (and if you look at the older pic, the RoadRacing front fender), and carry the rivet theme as well.

Mod recommendations? Well, my bike has been through enough changes that most of the list of mods are the things that I've found that I liked or worked well. The things that top the list are the FCR carbs (if you've got a carburated bike), Nichols flywheel, magnesium Marchesini wheels, and the whole front end swap made possible by the equally functional and beautiful Cycle Cat products.

If I was going to start from scratch on a a stock bike, I'd save for the wheels, mount some clip-ons, and get the suspension as sorted as I could with the money I had. Those are the things that make the biggest difference to me on every ride. The engine stuff is nice, but it's mostly icing on the cake after the bike goes where you want it to and quits fighting you.

--Fillmore
 
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Beautiful bike, you did a great job of elegantly assembling it. Don't crash it. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
 

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I'm even doing a track day at the end of the month and decided that I couldn't take the Monster because I'm afraid of crashing it, can't take the 888 for fear of crashing that... The KTM supermoto needs to get broken in anyway.
 

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How would one go about submitting a bike for the bike of the month?
 
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