My subconcious mission to make the ultimate 1098R continued a few months ago and I forgot all about it. Now this is a silly bike that has me flipping between grinning like a Cheshire Cat and wanting to throw the thing into the nearest hedge, such is it's ridiculous nature. I've contemplated selling it a few times but can't seem to pull the trigger, often after feelings of indecision, I end up buying something for it, maybe to subconciously ensure I keep it? Anyhoo, for a good 3 or so years, I've wanted a BST carbon fibre swing arm for it, but they are north of £3k now and I couldn't justify it (I recently bought a full bike for less). I've had them on my eBay watch list in that time and apart from a poor 2nd hand example and expensive ones in the USA, nothing has popped up, until.............October last year and a brand new one apears in.........Melbourne, Australia. Anyway, I make the guy a really cheeky offer (really cheeky ) and as expected it's rejected, but I do send him a thank you message. I keep it in my watch list and it's still there over Christmas, so after a few Christmas meads on Boxing Day, I contact the guy again with a slightly improved offer which he accepts. I end up getting the swing arm, landed in the UK, taxes paid for half the cost of a new one here. It's as described, brand new in the box and a thing of beauty. I was in the garage pottering about today and I noticed the box sitting there. I genuinely forgot about the thing as I had been messing about with the Aprilia and I knew I needed a chain to fit it. So my subconcious mission to build the ultimate 1098R continues. and I'll try to get it on the bike soon, once I buy a chain..........................the bike will probably be for sale next month ! Oh, beware when buying things from OZ. It arrived like this and I had to convert it to northern hemisphere configuration.