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Old 01-30-2010, 01:16 PM   #81
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I don't know how much u've spent on the bike, but u could have just bought this and be done.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:37 PM   #82
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Can i recommend leaving the stock lights in for high beam? your lows will be awesome with HIDs (were on my ninja), but most people use highs for flashing/signaling idiot drivers etc, and HIDs wont allow that.

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That is the only downside to having them on highs; not being immediately available. If you had them on earlier, they might still be warmed up to flip right back on.

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:41 PM   #83
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:13 PM   #84
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I don't know how much u've spent on the bike, but u could have just bought this and be done.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/mcy/1574162490.html
First off, no way in hell im ready for a 1L bike. Second off, i havent spend anywhere near 11,800, and that is including gear. If i am going to get an italian bike, it will be a Ducati 848, if im gonna get a 1L bike, its going to be the 1098

Also, I know its cheaper to buy a 'vehicle' with mods already done. but i have 2 reasons why i dont like to. 1.) You dont know who installed them, or how good of a job they did. and 2.) I take pride in customizing my rides, to my likings, they represent me, and my personality, etc. A lot of it is the pride factor, i am VERY prideful of my vehicles

For example. my RSX, i bought Completely Stock. (You can see how the scheme of things SLIGHTLY resemble my bike)

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:26 PM   #85
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Got the frame sliders put on today. Wasnt as bad as i thought, cutting the fairing made me nervous, but usually when I'm nervous, I do a pretty good job.


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Old 01-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #86
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I ordered some White Wheel tape from Tapeworks.com to add a little accent to the wheels. I wasnt sure whether i should get Plain White, Pearlescent White, or Reflective White. And they didnt have any color matched for the 2009 Phoenix yet. So i ordered Plain white, that should be here next week.... thats the last 'mod' for awhile

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:29 PM   #87
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Looks like the sliders might crack your fairing if you were to go down hard. You may want a little more clearance...

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:31 PM   #88
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You think so? I might sand the holes out a LITTLE more, i like them being snug like that, its looks cleaner... but if that will cause a cracked fairing, it kind of contradicts the purpose of them.

Thanks for the input Gale. Will deffinetly take that into consideration.

BTW - I used a 1 3/4" sized Hole Saw

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:37 PM   #89
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First off, no way in hell im ready for a 1L bike. Second off, i havent spend anywhere near 11,800, and that is including gear. If i am going to get an italian bike, it will be a Ducati 848, if im gonna get a 1L bike, its going to be the 1098
If you're gonna do that, then you definitely should just get the MV now and be done for good!

Congrats on ur first bike. I used to own an 05 600RR. Nice bike, but wasn't for me.

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:40 PM   #90
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They need a bit of clearance to move around in, especially if they bend in a crash. I'm not the most experienced with frame sliders, so someone else might pipe in with what the appropriate clearance should be. From the pictures, yours sure look a little snug.

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:41 PM   #91
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Ya, they are deffinetly snug, i believe it called for a 2" Hole, but i wanted the smallest one possible.

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #92
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Frame sliders are actually meant to protect the frame, not the fairings. Just a single scratch on the frame will total the bike (in the insurance company's eyes). I wouldn't depend on them to save the fairings except for a low speed drop.

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Old 01-30-2010, 09:28 PM   #93
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At least you have the "beginner/learner" sticker so we all know to steer clear. jk Sweet bike, glad to see you drop some coin on good gear. A lot of knowledgeable folks around here, hope to see the bike out and about this spring/summer.

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:26 PM   #94
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hahahah, finally someone noticed that! lol Ya, cant put a price on good gear (in my opinion) You will deffinetly see it out and about this spring and summer. I will probably put a rediculous amount of miles on it.... lol

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Old 02-01-2010, 07:04 AM   #95
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Here's a pic that a friend took of me yesterday as i was 'glovin' up:



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Old 02-01-2010, 08:55 AM   #96
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The Little Woman suggested just clipping playing cards to the wheels, Cause that'd be REALLY cool...

Not so spendy to fix when ya wad it up either.

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #97
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Interesting.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #98
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Long as were spending your money...

How about some braided stainless lines in front / good set of pads and some adj levers.


( edr , made up a nice set of custom lines for my Z for a good price )

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Old 02-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #99
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Looks like the sliders might crack your fairing if you were to go down hard. You may want a little more clearance...
Frame sliders are there to protect the frame not the plastics; however, Mine are loose, had they been tight yes, I'd have cracked the fairing when I bit it.

MFrank you beat me to it ya bumm!

Frame sliders are meant to bend and take the force of the hit. Then you either straighten or buy new slider/ components.

That's just what I did!!!

So Galenernest I'd go with your suggestion.

YOu can take some plastic edge liner to fill the hole and give the illusion of a tight fit.

Nothing wrong with a tight fit as long as you don't crack up when you go down.

Hmmmmmm

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Old 02-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #100
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Long as were spending your money...

How about some braided stainless lines in front / good set of pads and some adj levers.


( edr , made up a nice set of custom lines for my Z for a good price )
I'd save the braided lines for after the right hand develops some finesse... which may take a while on a modern race replica.

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