J’s Racing has just announced the replacement to their popular FX series exhausts systems. The FX-Pro exhausts feature the same aggressive race design but now with a revised construction for greater strength and durability. The dolphin tip how features pie-cut welds for an aggressive look and a traditional straight tip is also available on some models. Production starts in July and we’re now taking orders!
We got a new project car to play with. Just in for some color matched factory wheels and some interior mods. Nothing major…. yet.
Our friends over at Attic just opened their 3rd retail store and it looks to be another hit. It’s in the heart of Alhambra on Main St. which is a pretty happening location. The grand opening event brought out a big crowd to wish the Attic family lots of success in the new location.
30 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
Saw this crazy hella flush GS on the freeway with some major poke going on. The car was pretty clean but not really my style and apparently the CHP didn’t like it either. The guy was just cruising slowly along so I felt bad for him. I would never wish someone to get pulled over no matter how their car looked, unless they were driving like a dumbass or maybe rocking replica parts.
Here is the bike all put back together after completing Phase 1 of the build. There are still many things that need to be done which we’ll save for Phase 2. This leaves some time to enjoy a completed bike while we collect the parts for Phase 2 instead of leaving it as a torn-down frame like some of our other never-ending projects.
It’s been exactly one year since the last update of our 1098s Tricolore Project and I never got around to finish up Phase 1 of the build so it’s a good time to do so before we start on Phase 2 this summer.
The last piece to go on before the carbon bodywork came back from the body shop were the Ducati Corse Rear Sets. These aren’t the standard Ducati Performance ones but rather the Ducati Corse version with folding pegs which are a great advantage in a laydown or just moving the bike around.
After 5 separate sessions in the paint booth and over 10 coats of clear all the Ducati Performance carbon pieces were back from the body shop. The Ducati Performance factory aftermarket parts are outsourced to other manufacturers in Italy and are absolute crap compared to parts that come directly from the factory. The Italians don’t seem to have the same sense of quality control as car manufactures when it comes to outsourcing oem aftermarket parts so all the parts needed to be sanded down and refinished. As with all dry carbon parts, the clear will sink and pinhole into the weaves so each coat needs to be applied thick and then sanded back down to the carbon so clearcoat weight isn’t added on layer after layer. In the end, the finish is probably about 3 coats thick of UV resistant clear-coat to prevent yellowing of the carbon material.
The first Ducati Performance belly pan that was received was a 2-piece design with terrible fitment so I opted to get the 1098R factory made carbon belly pan instead which is a one piece design with factory fitment.
This past Saturday we hosted our first meet of the summer and as always we had the guys from Ultimate Dent Removal on hand to remove dents. It was a small gathering but a great chance for customers to visit our shop on a Saturday when we’re normally closed.