Time for an update....also so I will remember to take pics when stuff rolls in.
So the plan:
I've gotten an estimate for paint AND powdercoat the wheels.
Going with red upper, tank, and tail and a matte black lower fairing. Matte black RC51 with silver outline in the stock spot. High gloss HONDA decal in the stock spot on the lower fairing. Wish someone with PS skills could do up a rendering
(Sharkskinz fairings from RidersDiscount, great deal IMO!)
Wheels will be a bronze color like the clutch cover. (Very similar to GTS's wheels
*I changed out the sprockets and chain, did 520 conversion and 15/41gearing. Got the speedo set with GPS to be spot on with my V4 Speedo Healer.
*Ordered CBR COP's and harness to do the conversion. Also nabbed some Denso plugs to make it easy. I will have a set of coils and harness connectors left for someone who wants to split the cost with me
*Ordered an Alien Motion 8cell battery from RidersDiscount-should be here soon
*Ordered Mirror block off plates from someone....don't remember. Think it was MotoSport
*Ordered Bar End Mirror from MS.
**Best idea of the day (to me at least)**
I remembered that the eyebrow mod was floating around. Now that my race fairings don't come with cutouts for turn signals I've decided to update the RC with headlight mounted turns. I'm going to use HO LED's in the park lamp spot and build myself an OEM looking install.
Should be super clean and streamlined without mirrors or turn signals.
Need to order:
-Clear stock style windscreen.
-Some misc. stuff & gaskets (fuel pump gasket and filter)
-Black shorty levers
Wife has a mystery surprise for me, she said it had to do with pipes. Checked the Joint account (
) and saw a ding for $740 something- could be the Ti slip ons I've wanted
That's where we sit for now. I have to figure out what I'm gonna do to tear down the bike. I'm in an APT right now so I need to buy another front stand so I can take off the wheels. They are asses about working on vehicles in the parking lot so I will need to be sneaky and crafty. Can't wait to get my house...with a garage space just for RC.
I will like to say that I am trying to do this (re)build using site sponsors, vendors, and members. I believe in supporting those who support us. Besides little stuff here and there I have been greatly successful. Thanks!!