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Talking my new project 2000 sp1

Just picked up this bike $2100, 11k miles, clear title, and with like new 2Bros carbon cans. has been down on the left side and the plastics are all pretty much ragged, but it is sound mechanically i think. pretty much all stock minus the cans.

I have heard of the soft rev limiter mod. and the flapper, but not sure if that has been done yet.

I am hoping to do some day trips with this bike, up to 400 mile days i hope at least. I am open to any tips folks would care to share, that are some must do mods and such. suspension setups, just whatever.. not sure what mods need to be done for the cans.. it smells like it is running fat but i am not sure what to do about it. i wonder if these are good performing cans? they sound amazing.

I will be replacing all the plastics with some "hong kong foooey" plastics and working on some blinker/ undertial issues. will try and post progress as i go along. Hoping to have a result similar to fender13.

I am in need of a passenger seat. if anyone doesn't want and arm and a leg for one.. ? buehler, buehler??

I have heard of conflicting reports on how many of this year model were made and i wonder just how collectible they are? I would love to keep this all oem if that was the case, but reality dictates that this bike is going to be a rider for me and i am on a budget, so a factory resto is just not in the cards for this guy. i am still curios though.
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Current steeds: 2000 RC51 SP1, 2002 KTM 520EXC, 2001 YZ250f
Road bikes I used to own: '03 Bandit 1200s, '02 ZZR1200, '00 Guzzi V11 Sport, '97 H-D 1200c sportster (don't judge me).

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Good deal!
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Great deal...but don't be usin' HKP's name in vain!!!



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Great deal...but don't be usin' HKP's name in vain!!!
love this!
i refer to it/him only with the highest form of respect..... and ultra cheap exchange rate of course.

looking at "MOTOMARTS"auctions right now... looks to be quality er... "phooey" there.... i think?

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http://www.nicecycle.com/Honda-VTR-1...ngs-p/1888.htm

Try here....I have heard decent things about these. BUT, nothing beats OEM you know.



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ooooh if money weren't a factor. my mission is to get this bike road worthy and looking decent and still stay under the $3K total investment. still have tires to get and lots of odds and ends. going to take my chances on the phooey and have dremel in hand hoping for the best. will be sure to post my impressions when finished.

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Try here....I have heard decent things about these
These are Chinese fairings, the same as on ebay, just more expensive.
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These are Chinese fairings, the same as on ebay, just more expensive.
True but the shop is local that the purchase is made from which is a plus sometimes with off shore products.



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These are Chinese fairings, the same as on ebay, just more expensive.
this....
based on the photos and the description i was guessing this as well. Not to stir the pot, but the Ebay sellers' auction photos and discription was nearly identical to this, if not even more descriptive. When i messaged them to ask about their process and confirm if they used INJECTION MOLDING, as stated in descrition. the response i got back was "not for this model. they use the thermal form process and have been doing so for the last 5 years without any fitment issues."

not trying to start controversy. just throwing it out there.

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where would you guys say is the cheapest place to get aftermarket fairings? any sites besides ebay
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