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Hello,

After taking on board your combined views and advice re- ABS I have finally ordered a new B3 800 Italia ABS along with an Evotech tail tidy and Matris steering damper... Yes I've been skulking around, reading your comments... Can't wait :smoking:
 

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Oh. Never mind. Thought this thread was about me. :wtf:

(Congrats on the bike!) :)
 

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Thanks fellas and sorry 'italia' carry on as you were!

When I take delivery be prepared for the usual newbie type questions... :)
 

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Would that be from Bennetts in Barnsley?

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It would indeed... Do you know something I don't?
 

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Worry ye not

It would indeed... Do you know something I don't?

Yep I know Bennetts, Paul the salesman is a good guy, and Russ and the team know the bikes inside out, your in very safe hands.

I am just about to set off to Barnsley to collect my B800 from some warranty work (starter sprag clutch died) and the new flash of the ECU.

While the wife and I are up there we shall be swinging our legs over the Rivale and Dragster, just for the hell of it. :)

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Good to hear, I certainly found Paul friendly & helpful a complete contrast to my local KTM dealership!!
 

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Good to hear, I certainly found Paul friendly & helpful a complete contrast to my local KTM dealership!!

Makes all the difference, one if the reasons I stayed with Kawasaki's for so long was the excellent service from my local dealer, happy to say my MV one is just as good :)
 

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Makes all the difference, one if the reasons I stayed with Kawasaki's for so long was the excellent service from my local dealer, happy to say my MV one is just as good :)
Talking of 'our' local Kawasaki dealer they are just about to replace the ignition on my bike as it's started to play up, needing a wiggle before turning on. While the bike is in for the fix they said i can take out the new Z1000 for the day.
The whole team is top notch unlike the local Honda agent.

Sure does make a massive difference who the dealer is.
 

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While waiting for the bike to arrive, I've been staring at the images (as you do) and can't help but think the front fender on the Italia needs to match, rather than staying black... what do you reckon?



 

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Yeah, even just plain white would look nice. I had mine painted solid red.
 

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Keep it black, just like **** Jagger said.
Keeps the frontend down and looks more agressive.
 

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Yeah, even just plain white would look nice. I had mine painted solid red.
Yes- I've seen the pictures of your bike... Looks great!!
I thought about all white or even blue, but think the stripe will follow the lines of the original artwork well?.. I'll think more when I actually get the bike!!


Keep it black, just like **** Jagger said.

Keeps the frontend down and looks more agressive.
LOL... Like your rock reference, but not sure how black keeps the front down?... I don't think it'll matter what the colour, I'm sure I'll struggle to keep it down ;-)
 

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Yes- I've seen the pictures of your bike... Looks great!!
I thought about all white or even blue, but think the stripe will follow the lines of the original artwork well?.. I'll think more when I actually get the bike!!




LOL... Like your rock reference, but not sure how black keeps the front down?... I don't think it'll matter what the colour, I'm sure I'll struggle to keep it down ;-)
Haha, well black is presumably the heavier color. But that's not what i meant.

If you paint your livingroom black it will look a lot smaller than when you paint it white. Same thing with a motorcycle, a white bike looks bigger than a black bike. :blah:
 

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This would flow nicely with the rest of the bike man. Would love to see it properly photo shopped onto one.


I'll have a look at doing something for you in the week ;)

On a side note I saw an Italia up close at my local dealers yesterday, I must say I was disappointed that the white screen is just sprayed white without being prepped properly first so it has a rough feel and look to it like the rest of the black plastic and not a nice smooth gloss white to match the other white plastics! Poor show :(

If your going to get your mudguard painted then I would get the screen done blue and white like mine?
 

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I'll have a look at doing something for you in the week ;)

On a side note I saw an Italia up close at my local dealers yesterday, I must say I was disappointed that the white screen is just sprayed white without being prepped properly first so it has a rough feel and look to it like the rest of the black plastic and not a nice smooth gloss white to match the other white plastics! Poor show :(

If your going to get your mudguard painted then I would get the screen done blue and white like mine?
Wow, that's well pretty shitty. :wtf: How's the rest of the bike? Nice paintjob on the wheels? Any carbon bits?

I did however copy the painted screen. Just not black/white but carbon/grey.
 

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Yeah the wheels are nice, but a pain to keep clean I should think, I think I'll stick with black? I though the seat was just a blue vinyl like the original seat but it's not, it's like a type of woven marine type waterproof fabric with gold stitching, very nice, not sure if it's padded differently or not?


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