dont get me wrong its a cool bike... besides who gives a shit what i think, its not my bike....so who cares....but yeah its cool.......just seriously ditch the double seat...that IS gay, and i dont care what hot chick you have on the back.... its still GAY. oh and checkers or not, the paint job is really nice....
Like I said, the 2-up seat just sits in my garage until I decide to give someone a ride.
About the paintjob, thanks, I sprayed it in my heated shed... wasn't easy but I think it came out ok. There's a little orange peel and a little dust in places, but I should be able to buff it out (If I can't I'll wet sand it and then buff).
quote:to use clubmans, you MUST run them underneath the triple tree, with the clamps under the tree instead of on top....then, you wont be a homosexual.....
I tried mounting the clubmans under the top tree. It's impossible on my bike (with the stock trees anyway), I'd like to pick up some clip on's so that I could lower the bike a bit, but I think - aside for some new indicators and possibly pinstripe - I'm done modifying this bike (Famous last words?).
...But no worries, this won't be my last project bike... Next one will either be a CB or an SV, or maybe restore an old dirt bike and ride the shit out of it... haven't decided.
quote:Crash bars on old jap bikes are pretty much a necessity. Most inline 4 jap motors stick out past the frame and the crankcase end is usually the first thing to smack the ground and ruin the bike...
...I like it. I see a lot of checkered bikes on the internet, but people don't ride on the internet so goo on you to go with what you like.
Thanks Geeto. I'm thinking I will just spray em black where they are rubbed off (each scratch on the crash bars = 1 saved motor) and hope that people don't notice. They're pretty small anyway... Only 1 person noticed em enough to mention it.
I did, However, consider trying to rig up some kinda frame slider instead... maybe replace the passenger pegs with sliders (and have the passenger use em as pegs when they're on there) and sticking some long sliders where the crash bars are now... Hmmm...
It's like what you said, there are alot of bikes on the net - from all over the world - that have checkers. Mostly British bikes at that. So I'm not too worried about it.
Thanks for the comments (good and bad). This is my first "Project" bike, although I did rebuild the motor in my XR250R last year, and remove all the street stuff... Only to have it stolen out of my [attached] garage while I was asleep (never even woke the f*cking dog).
I'm 22 now, so I can still see a lot of projects in my future.