My '08 from Portugal - "13"

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  1. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 New Member

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    Here's my 08.


    (video has a few years, had some changes since it was recorded)

    List of modifications/extras:

    --- EXTRAS/MODS---
    • --- PERFORMANCE ---
    • Jardine RT-5 carbon can
    • Yoshimura headers
    • DynoJet Power Commander V with custom map
    • Bazzaz Z-Bomb
    • K&N air filter
    • IRC QuickShifter
    • Brembo 19 RCS Master Cylinder
    • --- SAFETY/PROTECTION ---
    • Spy5000 Alarm
    • Melvin Stainless Steel brake lines
    • Braking rotors
    • Evotech crash protectors
    • R&G radiator protector
    • R&G engine case protectors
    • --- AESTHETICS ---
    • Puig double bubble semi-smoke screen
    • Rizoma rearsets
    • Brembo levers
    • Acumen gear indicator
    • Sato Street Hooks
    • Evotech oil plug
    • BiXenon retrofit with projectors and angel eyes
    • Carbon fenders
    • Carbon chain guard
    • Carbon chain guard
    • Carbon gas tank inserts
    • HRC gas tank protector
    • HRC gas cap protector
    • Puig top tree protector
    • Honda Racing backseat cover
    • Rizoma bar ends
    • Smoked tail light
    • Smoked front turn signals
    • Rizoma rear turn signals
    • Rizoma license plate light
    • Modified under tail with carbon look
    • Engine covers powder coated black
    • Top tree powder coated black
    • Gas cap painted black
    • Odometer trim painted red
    • Reflective rim stripes
    • Full custom paint job (R258 winning red with metallic layer)
    • Red radiator hoses
     
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  2. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 New Member

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    I recently had a small crash, in April.
    I had just left home, rode for 260 meters, was still "sleeping", cold tires, was doing about 40 km/h. In front of me were 2 cars, and at the intersection a car merged from the right, "cutting off" the cars in front of me, that had to brake, causing a "chain reaction". Had to brake on top of the crosswalk paint (again), and the rest is history.
    Bike still bumped the car in front of me, cracking the front fairing.



    I know a lot of people that see this crash will immediately say that I just fully grabbed the front brake lever, but, it was really not the case. That paint is just slippery as hell.

    This resulted in small damage, but in many parts. Nose cracked, and "road rash" in the side fairing, tank fairing, rear faring, bar end and clutch lever.

    Now I took the time to have the fairings repaired and repainted. While the fairings are being painted, I got the bike serviced and had some goodies installed.

    Got the red radiator hoses, plus an IRC QuickShifter, and inverted the GearBox. Due to the last, had to cut the cover, and made an attempt to close the hole using a bit of plastic. Not looking awesome, but well, it could be worse.
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    I also went to change the vinyl wrap of the undertail, but once I removed the old vinyl I had a bad surprise... It was going to take a lot of work to make that part "straight" again.
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    Luckily I had around a new stock undertail (new version, 1 solid part, instead of 2 halfs), and got to work. HEre's the result
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    However, looking at that last photo I realized that my smoked tail light turned "green" over time... Since I still had my old tail light that was replaced because the lenses was not so clear anymore, I tried to "refurbish" it, polishing the lenses and getting tid of that chrome in the interior plastic.

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    No it just needs to be fitted!

    While I'm waiting for the fairings, I'm also going to take the time to give the bike a proper wash, cleaning those spots that are hard to get when the fairings are mounted.

    Once the bike has the "new" fairings, I'll post some photos with the "end result".
     
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  3. hitch

    hitch Member

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    Sad news on the crash.
    It's obvious from this thread that you take a lot of pride in your bike; as well you should it is a lovely looking machine with lots of nice extras.
    That tail light looks like it has come out very nicely as well.
     
  4. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 New Member

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    Thanks mate. Yes, she's my pride and joy, the misses keeps telling me that I spend too much money and too much time with it, but, honestly I don't spend money in anything else really, so... :p

    Forgot to mention that she's currently have 83.500 Kms. This year was the worse parts-wise, since I had to replace the starter motor, stator, chain tensioner, drive chain and just last week a new battery. On top of that, a full fairing repair & repaint, so, yeah, this year is taking a toll on the wallet...

    Anyway, here she is as it stood before the crash:
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    And as she stands now (yes, I'm riding her just like that):
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  5. F1CT1C10U5

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    Very clever!

    The upload I mean:D.
     
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  7. bradt

    bradt Well-Known Member

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    sod declaring that list of mods to the insurance company.
     
  8. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 New Member

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    Extras not insured... bike neither. :(

    Here in Portugal those kind of insurances are only for brand new bikes. Very rarely an insurance company insures a pre-owned bike (I got her in 2010, 2nd hand), and even when they do, they cost a small fortune.
     

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