Small side step from chain slack and we are onto headers! Bog standard stainless Bandit 1200 headers that look pretty yuck to be honest. As we know this is a budget build so they have to stay but they really do look yuck! Enter hydrochloric acid! Sounds dodgy which kind of suits this bike. Liberally painted with acid and then neutralised with baking soda. Just like new! Well not really but a hell of a lot better than they looked before.
Carbs all re-jetted, new throttle cables, and back together. I bought a set of Piper Cross pod filters for two reasons. They are really good filters and they are quite compact. Not alot of room to fit pod filters on the carbs once the tank goes on. With the Piper Cross ones I don't have to compromise on a good filter to get things to fit. As you can see from the photos it's super tight but everything fits.......just!