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Track I am having to put the bike o the track. The powers that be do not want me on the road. ? are, is there any type of panels that you can put in place of the head lights. I know that this can be done with a .. If nothing what is the best tape to use.

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If you are going to put the bike on the track (more that 50% of riding time) I would fit some sharkskinz or other race body work on it. On the long run it is going to save you loads of money and your road kit will be in showroom condition. A mate of mine help/teach me to change between the kits. It takes about 2 hours (if you are as slow as me).

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