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    Posted: 08 Nov 2020 at 17:59
I got the bike new in 2012, it started off as a matt black V7 Stone (pre ABS). I took it on a trackday in 2014 at Brands Hatch GP, which was a real hoot, it was still standard then, but embarrassed some bikes it had no business passing :D
Anyhows, after a while I fancied making it a bit more "mine" and a bit lighter and better handling in the process.
Firstly I changed the exhausts and rear suspension (Hagon fully adjustables), then it got a lovely set of Kineo wheels and K-Tech front fork cartridges, all set up for my weight. After that I got the subframe chopped and a custom seat made and then came the paint.
A few other bits and bobs, MotoGadget Micro Dash, Renthal bars, different levers and a useless headlight.
This gets the bike pretty much to where it was in this video:


and this pic:



Since then, I have put the original headlight back on, fitted some Mistral shorty silencers, LSL rearset, V7 Racer clip-on bars and switched the tyres to Pirelli Phantom Sportcomps. 
It has only been on one trackday since the mods, but it is a very fun bike and had me giggling all around Anglesey racetrack trying to chase sportsbikes :D

I hope to get it to more tracks in 2021, I had thought about selling it briefly, but this one is a keeper!

Anyhows, it is called "Lord Vader" :D


This is me: www.youtube.com/c/HippoDrones
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