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PROJECT SUPERSTOCK GIXER – PART II

With a shed load more parts and a helping hand by his side, Pretty boy got down to business on his Gixer…
Carl found the Gixer’s sexy strip show very rewarding
WORDS AND IMAGES: PRETTY BOY

PROJECT

If you’ve prowled upon last month’s column you will have seen that the ol’ bank balance had taken an absolutely royal battering… but then again you have to treat yourself over the Christmas period, right? So, with a mountain of boxes full of lovely bits, an empty workbench and an extra pair of hands, it was time to finally get down and dirty with the Gixer. First stop? Getting the old girl on the operating table and letting the stripping commence. Fortunately for me, compared to Bruce’s Moto3 project where he’s essentially building the beast from scratch, creating a Superstock spec rocket ship is a comparable piece of piss (assuming you have a large enough hammer).

Plastic surgery

For anyone who’s torn a bike to pieces before for a rebuild, you’ll know the joy that comes with removing the road tack and seeing the beauty that lies beneath. It all starts with the fairings, for which I found the best method of attack is to have enough space to chuck (delicately!) all the road-crap to one side, and a big empty tub in which to place all the many nuts and bolts you’ll end up having to undo.

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