So the bike started out as a pretty nice bike to begin with. It had ladybird slip one, the turn 1 carbon snorkel and air box, but the rest of the bike was pretty much OEM and unmolested. It also came with a beat up 04 Hayden parts bike that was beat with a baseball bat by someoneís girlfriend... and thatís all I asked about it. So for $4300, I bought the bike and a bunch of spares.
So, basically I hung the bike from my garage ceiling by straps, tore it down, and then replaced any bearings, seals, washers and bolts that needed it. Bought a set of RK Excel wheels, Dan kyle did my suspension, Brembo RCS brake and clutch masters, core brake/clutch lines, wired under tail and front end the right way with OEM connectors, had a plating company electropolish a Jardine 2-into-1 exhaust with carbon Yoshi R77d, worked with a carbon fiber guy in Massachusetts who made me some one off carbon parts, including tank guard, exhaust hanger, rear hugger/chain guard, chain and sprockets, full service of fluids and greasing everything with new grease, and then re-assembling everything and tweeking the control area and making sure nothing is pulling, chaffing, or bending. Thereís a ton of stuff I did to help reduce weight as well, like Shorai battery, titanium bolts, deleted rear pegs and rear fender, etc. then touched up any paint marks on the frame, swingarm and fairings, painted the radiators black. Thereís much more to it, but you get the idea.
What I didnít do was tear the engine down or do any engine or tuning work. It ran great, so I didnít mess with it. I also didnít fabricate any of these parts on my own. Basically I just had an idea of what I wanted, and tried to make it so. The only thing I wouldíve changed is that I would change the color of the wheels to silver or gold. The army green doesnít do it for me, but the wheels are top notch in fit and finish. And let me tell ya, this thing Was a beast in the twisty roads of North Carolina before I made all the changes. Canít wait to run the tail of the dragon on it this year!!
Thereís a pic of what the bike looked like when I bought it attached, as well as some more random build pics. This is the 4th bike Iíve done up like this, and Iíve got a pair of L-model ZX-7ís Iím building right now. They will be something special I assure you. Thanks for the interest and Iím happy to share any resources I have. I also have a ton of parts Iíd you need something.