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What Color Do I Paint the Tank...

Black
8 (24.2%)
Flat Black
10 (30.3%)
Blue
6 (18.2%)
Nothing... just clear the aluminum.
9 (27.3%)

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March 11, 2013, 12:31 AM #75

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    « Reply #75 on: March 11, 2013, 12:31 AM »

    March 11, 2013, 08:16 PM #76

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    Why the speedo change Chris?
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    i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

      March 11, 2013, 10:07 PM #77

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      saw this bike with the big and small setup, looked badass.





      if I don't like it i'll get the matching tach.
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        March 11, 2013, 10:44 PM #78

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        Oh nice, I didnt realize it was a mini. Should look cool!
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        Originally posted by: Igor
        i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti

          March 21, 2013, 11:31 PM #79

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          Moar new parts!!  :banana:

          07 CBR Left controls (finally push to cancel goodness, and cleaner looking) with new grips installed on clipons, along with new clutch perch DimeCity $9...
          (old controls had the clutch perch intergrated with the switch, and look like crap)  Thank you fleabay... $20 for used controls.






          New throttle tube (single cable) $20 from DimeCity and adding a start/kill switch from a 09 Triumph Bonneville $15 fleabay:) (again, better looking then stock.)







          Need to massage the back cover of the switch to get it squeeze in, but the dremel will make short work.

          Cannot wait for spring already!!!!
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            March 30, 2013, 07:35 PM #80

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            put clip ons on; new headlight mounts (getting new ones, not a fan of them) put led turn signals on; cut rear fender (needs some work still) took it for a spin.  still have some work to do.

            What I Started with:




            Test fitting with old bars (superbike bars)


            tail view:


            clipons:


            front end apart - Front turn signals are integrated into the headlight mounts so that has to go:


            test fitting tank again:




            Put stock tank on; gauges hooked up:






            Gauges, not what i want but will fix this later




            So that's one progress report.  Ordered a aftermarket wiring harness, just ditching all the 30 year old wiring.  Next time, paint touch ups, wiring, new controls and throttle... 
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              March 31, 2013, 11:11 PM #81

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              some inspiration:


              photoshop goodness





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                April 01, 2013, 09:42 AM #82

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                IMO I like the original black tank better, this one looks a little too big for the bike.

                  May 19, 2013, 08:14 PM #83

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                  moar parts...

                  Ultima Plus Wiring System...  super slick, all in one chopper wiring system, all relays, controls are built into the module, features like automatically cancelling turn signals, hazard signal functions, strobing tail light, not to mention intergrated circuit breakers, this will make me feel very happy not to have to deal with 30 yr old wiring...  and this happiness cost $150.


                  New Front Tire.  Bridgestone BattleAxe BT-45 will get matching rear likely by end of season



                  New visor for Bell 500 helmet, completes the tron look


                  New smaller Tach (matches speedo now, both 2.5" and a 1.5" water gauge (stock water temp gauge is built into the tach)





                  So now it's just a few days of work to get done after the ride for dad, and build a second seat!

                  Paint, exhaust wrap should be soon.  Tough to take time off from riding to do modding, lol.
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                    May 21, 2013, 09:42 AM #84

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                    the bike looks great, where did you get your turn signals from?

                      May 22, 2013, 12:50 AM #85

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                      Originally posted by Exposed
                      the bike looks great, where did you get your turn signals from?
                      ebay... cant seem to find the seller tho...
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                        May 28, 2013, 11:46 PM #86

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                        exhaust wrapped.  Yes I know there's plastic ties... need to get stainless ones to replace those, I had 4 but realized I couldn't get the exhaust clamp on with the ties on.

                        pics:  (titanium color - DEI Fiber wrap)   $50 for 50ft.  Cheap nice mod.  Did not take a lot of time.



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                          May 28, 2013, 11:59 PM #87

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                          This thing belts out quite the tune. Couldn't believe how loud it was.
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                            May 29, 2013, 10:41 PM #88

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                            Originally posted by 99blackSE
                            This thing belts out quite the tune. Couldn't believe how loud it was.

                            yeah...  good thing all those Harleys were around at the ride for dad.  Next time we're out, should take her for a spin.
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                              June 15, 2013, 03:57 PM #89

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                              Trying out clubmans now, lol.... good thing bars are cheeeap.







                              Tank stuff... strip and will be painting





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                                November 23, 2014, 07:16 PM #90

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                                 :bump: :bump:neeeeed to update dis
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                                  November 23, 2014, 08:42 PM #91

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                                  more updates....

                                  put a rear hoop in, vinyl wrapped deluxe tank, custom seat, bullit boyz billet triple clamp, tarozzi clip ons, r6 quick turn throttle......














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                                    November 23, 2014, 09:00 PM #92

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                                    Looks excellent!

                                      November 26, 2014, 07:40 PM #93

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                                      The seat is a huge improvement, aesthetically. Nice tank colour too. Looks good overall.

                                        November 27, 2014, 08:28 AM #94

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                                        I have to agree with firelizard that seat looks a lot better. The bike looks amazing, what size is that back tire?

                                          November 27, 2014, 09:59 AM #95

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                                          X3 on the new seat. I didn't like the old one
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                                            October 16, 2015, 11:26 PM #96

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                                            bumping up a old thread but wow nice bulid! 

                                            Giving me so many ideas for my bulid....

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