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Hi all, I am new to this streetfighter obsession but not new to changing the look of my Bike.. I am a long term sufferer of Combat PTSD and started sparaying my bike twice a year just to take my mind off things.. Here are my last 2 paint jobs..




Now I have had many a good time in the head down position taing her to the limit where ever I go but due to getting older and having a back injury from when I served in the forces I need to sit up a bit...
So as she runs so good and the money I have spent keeping her in tip top condition on the outside and inside so the only answer is Streetfighter.

I changed the 99 tail for the 2003 as I liked the look..

Then I started polishing every thing as I like the polished alluminum look so here are my wheels


and swingarm + frame





Since those pictures I have polished the reat sets and added oh amd I have polished the side covers as well..and added these..





So as for what next...Relocation the Ohlins steering damper which I have no idea as of yet how to do this Below the headlight (which is on its way..MT-03) I am thinking..Anyone got any tips...

Paint on its way..I am lucky to have a big garage so I have my own spray booth.. Going for Silver metalic course with either Candy apple red over the top or a deeper red Candy..I have plans to do some Ghost graphics under the red as well..

I shall add things here as I go along..

I know I will be back asking for really daft advice so I will apologise now in advance..Some days/weeks my brain just does not work how it should...

Oh by the way I am in the UK so if you dont understand the shit we speak over here Just let me know and I will translate.. Cheers for now..:rock:
 

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welcome dude! loving the bike so far! Im hopefully picking one of these up in the next few weeks to fighter! how easy was the tail plastic swap?
It was not that dificult , I have teken my Medication so am a bit stoned so will reply with what you need and how to do it tomorrow.. Hardest part was fitting the passenger seat cowl and it did not line up. If you use a singer race pattern seat you would not have the hole fore the rear light so you weould either have to buy after market rear light to fit on undertail. or cut your own hole for the light assemply.

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battery box and do some cutting..The end battery box for the light needs cutting about 9 or 10 inches and you then need to join the new bit to your the old plastick weld small nuts and bolts or rivits... You need it the correct length so the rear light sits correctly. Bit of a trial and error on that one but finally joined them..used cable ties to get it right first then in with the rivets.

I will post pics tomorrow for you, Just to give you an idea.
 

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It was not that dificult , I have teken my Medication so am a bit stoned so will reply with what you need and how to do it tomorrow.. Hardest part was fitting the passenger seat cowl and it did not line up. If you use a singer race pattern seat you would not have the hole fore the rear light so you weould either have to buy after market rear light to fit on undertail. or cut your own hole for the light assemply.

You will also require a 02-03
battery box and do some cutting..The end battery box for the light needs cutting about 9 or 10 inches and you then need to join the new bit to your the old plastick weld small nuts and bolts or rivits... You need it the correct length so the rear light sits correctly. Bit of a trial and error on that one but finally joined them..used cable ties to get it right first then in with the rivets.

I will post pics tomorrow for you, Just to give you an idea.
Could not find the pics I took when I did it so here is something I found helpful when I did it..

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/10-appearance-mods/308944-02-03-tail-conversion-00-01-a.html
 

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As a fellow PTSD sufferer......
Keeping my mind occupied has been massively helpful with keeping my sh!t together.

Look forward to seeing the next incarnation of your bike mate.


X2. That's the whole reason I started building bikes. I found that the busier my hands were the more I could relax


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Yup x4, the more i submerse myself in problem solving or the minute details of a project (in general) the more relaxed i am, i'm focused on the task at hand and not the past or the non existed threat to my life.

Your a more patient man than i am though, polishing all of that aluminum, you can have that lol


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this forum is definitely the place for you...we all have an addiction to modification! I think I enjoy building bikes more than I do riding them sometimes! Although nothing is as fun as wheelies!
 

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Whoop Whoop my paint has arrived in the post today..Guess what I will be doing next week:metal:Guns all cleaned and ready to go!!! I always get nervous at this point as even though I find the spraying easy it only takes a shitbag fly or speck of duust to fuck it all up especially with candy..
Still not decided what graphics I will do under the candy. So will be a course metalic silver basecoat (with a few extra flakes) I am using a black metalic for the graphics and then a silver pearl mid coat ontop of that then the Ruby Red Candy. Not going mad with graphics. I will possibly do something each side of the tank, the same on the front mud guard and something on the tail..But really have not got a clue what I shall do...Any thoughts..Might have a couple of stripes running from the front mudguard over the tank and finishing on the tail just to tie it all in with the airbrushed graphics within the stripe ..

 

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As a fellow PTSD sufferer......
Keeping my mind occupied has been massively helpful with keeping my sh!t together.

Look forward to seeing the next incarnation of your bike mate.
X5. Welcome to the forum man, can't wait to see your paint job.
 

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Why oh Why is nothing simple!!!

Last week I got pissed off with the Acewell digital speedo I bought last month..It just did not do what it should do..Only because I am a complete electrickery idiot..So I had a brainwave..why not get one that should work and is easy to install..So had a look around again and came to the conclusion that this would be the right one for me..



Great instalation instructions and some great video guides..However when it arrived this morning things are missing..You pay a fortune for a guage you expect everything to turn up in the box. So far I can see that the speed sensor and magnets are missing and 2 screws but I think more is missing anyone shed some light on what I should have received..

I say the instructions are good but I may need to ask a few daft questions if anyone has installed one. I also will add that the speed sensor I do not need as this works with the OEM one but I paid for it so should have received it..
 

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Not been to well so the paint job has been a slow one..Anyhow heres a sneek preveiw simple Candy Red over silver basecoat with added red flake.. Will take a better pic outside when the sun gets his hat on.. Click on the picture and you will see the video..
Also Motogadget is all installed so just have to finish the paint and put it all back together...



Not sure if it is my internet or the video on photobucket but its a bit crap so here is the link to the same vid on youtube:
https://youtu.be/jsV1DjqEgs4
And this one which catches the colour better:
https://youtu.be/Bx7TaqViVzc
 
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