That's purty (for a red one)...:rotfl: ...I'm happy to see how good those chrome decals look!
I ordered a set for my black bird and was a little worried about how shiny they are but now I can't wait to get them on..... they look great.
oh man i really really like the grey with red wheels... but next in line is cooling>suspension>cosmeticsedit: also i think it sucks that you still need to get the tank painted
Wow, this is a really exciting post!!! Thanks so much to you DaveJB for taking the time to share all this with us including the pics after installation. :)
Hey Dave, I see you have a fork brace. Where did you get that / how much / how do you like it? Thanks :)
http://m.ebay.com/itm/FORK-BRACE-HON...-/261616181764 I haven't had a chance to take the bike in the mountains since the install and probably couldn't tell the difference anyway. Just makes sense mechanically.
Guess we'll have to run the roller coaster and see how it works Dave
FWIW, I had to replace one of my panels a while ago. I just went with OEM. The panel was a shade darker than the originals and quite obvious in some light conditions, so maybe the paint does change over time. No scientific evidence to back it up, but I think it may just be time that does it. The bike spent all of it's life indoors (PO and me) when not being ridden. And goodness knows it's not like we get much sun here! Lol.
You can see the difference between the nose cone (original) and the side panel (new). Oh, and the paint surface was relatively easy to scratch too. Looks like it's 1-0 aftermarket vs.OEM
My tank is proof of the color red changing. It came with a half red leather cover that protects the back of the tank. Take the cover off and there's a nice line between the two colors with the one under the cover a tad darker. So I have to leave that cover on forever. That's a long time....................
The black space on your new lowers is a perfect spot for a HONDA decal (or similar) if you've ever had the desire to add such a thing.
I'm really particular about keeping my vehicles clean and simple... even to the point of stripping factory names etc..... but for some reason I have
the insane desire to add a couple of decals on my BB
I haven't done it yet.... maybe I'll forget about it by spring.......:bitchslap:
Okay Dave, I just ordered my set of silver fairings. Should be here Feb 9th. I hope they fit as good as your.
ahh so now we won't be riding with the bandaid bike you just need to get the bearings in the headstem put in now as well.