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Hey, thought i best write a quick reveiw.

I recently purchased and have subsequently sent back and received refund for the Gilles Tooling sprocket cover.

Pics attached to make up your own mind but for my money i was not impressed with the fit (or price). For sure a quality well machined piece but heavier than stock plastic part and it left the bike exposed and drain pipes hanging out.

I had hoped for an improvement that looked bettter than plastic. For me it wasnt the case.

(Worth noting i have the gilles tooling MT07 black pillion pegs and really impressed with those).
 

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Got to agree, that looks terrible.

Would have thought Gilles Tooling would do better, given their extortionate pricing.
(They seem to be in some sort of 'rip-off' competition against Rizoma.)
 

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This is a prime example that all that is different isn't always better. Over the years I've seen a lot of products that are sold as "custom" parts that actually have less usefulness than the stock part. More than likely there will be customers who see it differently though.
 

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Good call on sending that back; I can only imagine what they charged for that. I totally agree with the Rizoma analogy; their metal presses and cnc machines must run on unobtanium.
 

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There are an awful lot of over priced baubles out there. Seems like the word 'billet' sets the cash tills running into overdrive. Perhaps accessory manufacturers have a sense of humour and enjoy a play on the word! The Touratech catalogue is always a good source of entertainment - tantalising desirability but all too often at an eye-watering price.
 
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