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post #1 of 23 Old 09-29-2008, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on appearance mods?

I just painted the levers and put some pin stripes on the wheels. I'm going to redo the front but wanted to get an idea of what it looked like. Thoughts?



Forgive the windscreen. 450 miles in three days will do that.

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That's a CA model; you can remove the evap. canister, legally.

Did you put the rubber bumpers on your windscreen backwards on purpose?

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That's a CA model; you can remove the evap. canister, legally.

Did you put the rubber bumpers on your windscreen backwards on purpose?
I knew someone would notice, haha. I actually just noticed it. I painted it the other night and put it on before my trip and didnt realize until I was on the road. The evap canister is coming off soon. Just a matter of time.

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Looks pretty good. I like how the levers match the pin stripping. I say you give those pipes some TLC and you'll have yourself a sharp looking bike.

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Great job brick! I like the looks of the bike with the red accents

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looks good keep rolling with it and keep us informed and up to date

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I've never been a fan of the wheel pinstriping - it's just not my thing.
But on the dark gray bike with the red levers, I kinda like it.

Ditch the canister & the rear fender & you gotta winner






BTW, Columbia? dead center of MO right? I remember driving through the great porn belt of MO to pick up my first 919 in StCharles.

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My thoughts?

I just wonder why someone would leave dry bug guts on a bike for 3 days and then concern themselves about appearance. But here goes.

Loose the reflectors asd the evap can. Downsize your rear fender and turn signals. SS brake lines, safty wire the crankcase, and get rid of your chicken stripes. Take off the curb feeler spacers and cut the bolts down and re-install bolts. Baffelectomy, looks much better than the twin "Pea Shooters". The wheel stripes are ok, buy the red levers scream "I can't ride, so I do this stuff to my bike". A new rear shock would be a whole lot more impressive. Sorry, you asked.....

Finally, throw a bucket of paint at that grey thing. Yellow, red, orange, dark purple, doesn't matter as long as it's bright and bold. But don't go bonkers and paint the side covers and everything in sight. Just the tank, front fender and tailpiece. Ok, maybe your little fly screen, but that's it.

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My thoughts?

I just wonder why someone would leave dry bug guts on a bike for 3 days and then concern themselves about appearance. But here goes.

Loose the reflectors asd the evap can. Downsize your rear fender and turn signals. SS brake lines, safty wire the crankcase, and get rid of your chicken stripes. Take off the curb feeler spacers and cut the bolts down and re-install bolts. Baffelectomy, looks much better than the twin "Pea Shooters". The wheel stripes are ok, buy the red levers scream "I can't ride, so I do this stuff to my bike". A new rear shock would be a whole lot more impressive. Sorry, you asked.....

Finally, throw a bucket of paint at that grey thing. Yellow, red, orange, dark purple, doesn't matter as long as it's bright and bold. But don't go bonkers and paint the side covers and everything in sight. Just the tank, front fender and tailpiece. Ok, maybe your little fly screen, but that's it.

there is so much i find wrong in this i am almost speechless....

i personally think you have a pretty nice bike there brick.. bugs nonwithstanding.. good luck with the mods people have suggested and please show us some pictures as you go.. i for one won't chop on you for your canister or the red levers.. i also believe you are enough rider carry the red levers.. nice bike thank you for letting us see it



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The bafflectomy was done a while ago. I even posted the vid on the forum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdjvInCrtuE

And I cut down the rear fender quite a bit but am still needing to get some new turn signals

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Brick, I think the bike looks good. You've started down the long, endless road of mods. Good luck.

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Damn Sniper that was harsh. I'd hate for you to do my performance review. Let's see some pict of your bike so we can all rip you a new one.

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snipers says to ditch the grey....

get of the grass, thats the best colour hornet there is.

Keep it grey I say.

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Keep up the good work, brick. All that matters is that you do what you like and personalize her til your hearts content!

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Me likes it alot!


I really like the red/gray theme you got going on, looks sharp.
I was thinking of getting some reflective wheel piping. Was it very hard to put on?

I think you only need to do something with your pipes and it will pull it all together.

btw...your not the only 1 with bug guts on your bike

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My thoughts?

I just wonder why someone would leave dry bug guts on a bike for 3 days and then concern themselves about appearance. But here goes.

Loose the reflectors asd the evap can. Downsize your rear fender and turn signals. SS brake lines, safety wire the crankcase, and get rid of your chicken stripes. Take off the curb feeler spacers and cut the bolts down and re-install bolts. Baffelectomy, looks much better than the twin "Pea Shooters". The wheel stripes are ok, buy the red levers scream "I can't ride, so I do this stuff to my bike". A new rear shock would be a whole lot more impressive. Sorry, you asked.....

Finally, throw a bucket of paint at that grey thing. Yellow, red, orange, dark purple, doesn't matter as long as it's bright and bold. But don't go bonkers and paint the side covers and everything in sight. Just the tank, front fender and tailpiece. Ok, maybe your little fly screen, but that's it.

Safety wire the crankcase?
Please explain.

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Me likes it alot!


I really like the red/gray theme you got going on, looks sharp.
I was thinking of getting some reflective wheel piping. Was it very hard to put on?

I think you only need to do something with your pipes and it will pull it all together.

btw...your not the only 1 with bug guts on your bike

It was a bit of a pain in the ass. I got better at it with the right side of the back wheel. The front wheel looks pretty bad IMO and I'm going to redo it tonight. Anyone know of some black mirrors that aren't bar ends and go out wider than the stock ones? Something a little sleeker would be nice too.

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My thoughts?

I just wonder why someone would leave dry bug guts on a bike for 3 days and then concern themselves about appearance. But here goes.

Loose the reflectors asd the evap can. Downsize your rear fender and turn signals. SS brake lines, safty wire the crankcase, and get rid of your chicken stripes. Take off the curb feeler spacers and cut the bolts down and re-install bolts. Baffelectomy, looks much better than the twin "Pea Shooters". The wheel stripes are ok, buy the red levers scream "I can't ride, so I do this stuff to my bike". A new rear shock would be a whole lot more impressive. Sorry, you asked.....

Finally, throw a bucket of paint at that grey thing. Yellow, red, orange, dark purple, doesn't matter as long as it's bright and bold. But don't go bonkers and paint the side covers and everything in sight. Just the tank, front fender and tailpiece. Ok, maybe your little fly screen, but that's it.
Nevermind the haters.

Bugs? Who cares? Ride it. If you ride in the rain long enough the bugs come right off. Forget it. Wash it in the winter. Bugs help sort the "riders" from the "owners". The list of suggested mods isn't bad though.

Red on silver looks awesome. I wanted to go red accents on my 02 but the black/red combo has been overdone. Bike looks nice keep going.

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Don't ask me what I think and then grumble when I tell you. It isn't personal. He didn't build that bike, he bought it. Big difference.

The poor guy is asking for help. His subconcious is screaming for him to paint it Red. That's why the red levers and wheel stripe. The off season is coming. You'll have a cool winter project.

Safty wiring the crankcase means to safty wire the filler cap, the oil filter and drain plug.

There are pics here somewhere of my bike. And I really don't care what anyone thinks of it's appearance. I didn't buy it to look at, or I'd have bought something pretty.

Red paint.

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I never had a problem with your comments, but was curious what your bike looked like.

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Don't ask me what I think and then grumble when I tell you. It isn't personal. He didn't build that bike, he bought it. Big difference.

The poor guy is asking for help. His subconcious is screaming for him to paint it Red. That's why the red levers and wheel stripe. The off season is coming. You'll have a cool winter project.
Not really Sniper - he asked for thoughts, not help. You call it like you see it and that's OK. But some of us have been raised with the, "If you don't have anything nice to say...." mantra, thus the comments about your post. I'm not sure they have an offseason in MO but if he wants to paint it, that's certainly his prerogative!

Cheers, brick! Do what you want to - it's your bike to personalize to your liking!

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The cleaner the better. Get ride of things like stickers, reflecters and as previously mentioned that canister.

And remember you'll never put anything on your bike better quality than what Honda engineered for it.

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post #23 of 23 Old 10-01-2008, 06:53 AM
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My Mother told me the same thing many times and I live by that, but like I said, he asked. I told him exactly what I thought. We were also told, "if you won't say it to their face, don't say it. I gave him the respact of being frank, and not talking behind his back. He's smart enough to ask what people think.

I think he has the right idea, just a little off track. That bike needs COLOR! That's why the addition of wheel stripes and red levers. That isn't enough. See the avatar of the yellow 919? Brings that bike to life. Adam Warble had a yellow one with some black. That was really sharp. The factory candy reds are the best of the factory colors. I really can't understand why Honda ever painted bikes that "Smoke". Smoke. Why didn't they just call it Carcinogen? There are so many better colors. Even bulldozers and farm tractors get painted yellow, red, blue and green. Come to think of it, I've seen Catapillar Yellow on a Harley and liked the color.

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