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    Getting the GaleSpeed Wheels ready for the R3

    I am so excited about these GaleSpeed wheels. These aluminium forge wheels are super light compared to the OEM wheels, and they look very sharp. The wheels are impressive, but you also need a few other components before installing them on your bike. In my case, I chose the following parts:  Galfer World Superbike Wave® Rotor for the front wheel  Norton Motorsport rear rotor  B&C Express 415 Sprocket  BRIDGEPORT 2nd Generation 83° Aluminum Racing Angled Valve Stems  Michelin Power Cup EVO tires  Since the Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) and the center hole for the sprocket are different than the OEM wheel, it was a bit more challenging to find some 415 sprockets. The folks at B&C Express were fantastic and were able to deliver exactly what…

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    Finalizing Bodywork and more…

    I finally completed the bodywork on my R3. I installed the SharkSkinz fairings in a previous video, but I still had some minor challenges to secure the upper fairing properly. I tried to install the fairing stay brackets from Norton Motorsports but didn’t have a lot of success. Watch the video to see what I did to resolve the problem.   I also modified the seat bracket from SharkSkinz to support a DZUS Pro fastener instead of the small screw that came with the connector. Using the quick-release fastener will significantly simplify the installation and disassembly of the race tail/race seat.   I am also showing how I fixed the alignment problem I encountered when I initially tried to connect the lower and upper fairings with larger fasteners.   And finally, I’ll show you how I modified my Puig windscreen to fit in between the upper fairing stay while remaining flush against the inside…