Things have been a bit quiet on the bike building front (at least with the ex650 -- check out my xs650 school project here: http://www.tcskidscafe.blogspot.ca/). The ram air intake from KMR Kawasaki appears to be a bust for my application. However, I can now properly fit the radiator -- just looking for an excuse to stop by cycleboyz to 'splain what I want done. I am sure they can modify the R6 rad the way I need it; I've already test-fitted the radiator and am sure it will work. I did however hear from Nexx Helmets... and they sent me a sponsorship contract that certainly looks good at my end. Nexx helmets are still relatively new to the North American market, but they have gained a decent foothold in Europe. They came highly rated by British Bike Magazine MCN:
MCN reviewed the Nexx XR1R Carbon in July 2011, with writer Dan Aspel concluding that it was ‘The Best Road Helmet I’ve Worn’. In addition to being one of the lightest available, weighing just 1200g, Dan commented that the XR1R Carbon has one of the widest viewing ports he’s seen on any helmet, has fantastic venting and has low noise levels.
Their USA website can be found here: http://www.nexx-usa.com/ As always, my sponsor links will include them on the RHS of this page. I plan on getting the "Cafe Racer" XR1R, in red.
The other supertwin news is that I am developing my own full-length bellypan that mimic the more aerodynamic shape seen on moto3 machines. It will be a long process, starting out with a cardboard form, but it is coming along. Hopefully it turns out OK, but I forsee a lot of sanding in my future!