Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Rep Power: 1
mods keep on coming
can't seem to stop for some reason. bought some rizoma bars. fair bit lower than the stockies, not as swept back but still comfortable, aluminium so less vibrations hopefully, plus the weight saving. $120(aud) but the bar ends were $60. Then things started to get weird. pieces were getting removed from my bike, brakes to be immaculately cleaned before getting my braided lines from ebay nbm woolford (anyone with good or bad experiences with these?) $100. bought a set of cbr headers that have already been painted from a bloke at work only another 100. Two nuts from the exhaust, which were loosely finger tight on the studs so i wouldn't loose them managed to somehow fall directly into the new headers which i had laying underneath the bike. Didn't realise untill i had the new header lifted onto the bike with 6 out of 8 nuts installed. looked around for 10 mins then thought. nah couldn't have. yet lo and behold. murphy's law working still. Looks like i'm going to have to grind off the centre stand mounting bracket. Guessing this is old news for all who've done the mod. But maybe a new shock mount can be fabricated from the remainder of what i grind away. Making a template for the new lights, thinking i'll fabricate 3. One for a dual side by side setup, one for the two down low and one above triple look. and one more for the one on top of another. this way the bikes look can be changed to suit the mood i guess. plus its during work hours. Whilst the bike's tail was off was thinking about making an underseat cowl to clean up the look. Then had an idea of a removable frame (properly supported) which could convert the bike from a one seater to a two seater. Effectively making two bikes from one. maybe another time though. Space would be an issue for the computer etc. looking at a pcIII. seems my visa is getting a workout. Ah im stimulating the economy its for the good of everyone i'm doing this. Its a good excuse anyway to tell the missus.