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Old 10-04-2012, 01:46 AM   #477
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OK guys, here the pics I took of the Honda yesterday. I'm uploading some better HQ ones to download for you, will take a while with this slow internet I have to live with!
Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Helder there, he was only there for the press conference the day before

Nav setup (not running RNS equipment, yet )

2 side tanks made of aluminium, surprised to not see a subframe replacement tank!

Left engine casing, new stator cover, fuel pump on the left side of the bash plate?


Steering head support wleded on by factory

Nav tower made by Hélders mechanic, Miguel

Transparent front fairing with 2 headlights, 1 Xenon and 1 normal bulb

Side fuel tanks inspired by Hélders YZ from earlier this year. They have near active filler caps, filled through the maon front central one through the hose close to the radiator

Alu front tanks. IMHO, not the best solution. The early Yamaha Africa kit for the WR had tanks made of alu and the welded holes were prone to crack and leak at some point in time!

New clutch cover. Notice that all the screws are made of titanium, save weight where possible.

Also the low header has a lamda sensor indicating the bike is EFI!

Exhaust mounting

Nice suade seat cover!

Filler caps are "flush" with the top surface and don't stand out too much.

Nav equipment, still RNS stuff missing.

Larger foot pegs

Oil cooler mounted somewhere down below.

Big front rotor

Swingarm not extended?

Chain guide to prevent the side knobs from getting chewed away, nice!
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