Monday, July 24, 2006

Last picture post

... for a little while anyway. Don't want to bore you all! Anyway, Renthal bars and Motrax mirrors are now in place.

Aside from the fact the bike is now starting to look nasty, the riding postion has been improved and visibilty behind me is 100% better, especially at speed. I'm now slighter further forward over the wheel and can tuck in better without those hideous old mirrors right in my face.


Anonymous Mad said...

Looking very good Sparx. You've sold me on getting some Renthals and I've been meaning to get bar-end mirrors for ages (found some nice ones that Oberon make).

1:35 pm, July 24, 2006  
Blogger sparx said...

I've seen the Oberon mirrors mentioned on a couple of forums but I couldn't really afford them so I took the budget option.

Motrax do take a lot of stick about quality and service but I am genuinely impressed with the quality of these mirrors and was pleasantly suprised at how well they perform, especially compared to the OE ones.

As for the Renthals, what can I say, it's got to be done and they've got to be gold!

1:52 pm, July 24, 2006  
Blogger Gymi said...

All I can say is, it's titties and beer.

11:00 pm, July 24, 2006  
Anonymous Mad said...

.o0(The rim stripes should be orange...)

10:29 am, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Darklord said...


12:20 pm, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Dom said...

The bike is looking good. Did I see a post from you at the week-end on a Honda VFR message board? Was helping a friend unsuccesfully tighten the chain on his bike. Said something on there about you having a Kawasaki and come here to find it's true!

Not the best weather for riding bikes at the moment though - is hotter than Hades at the moment outside!!!

Look forward to seeing how you progress.

12:37 pm, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Mad said...

What? It's the perfect weather for riding... as long as you never let your speed drop below 40 ;)

2:25 pm, July 25, 2006  
Blogger sparx said...

Gymi, I assume that's American for 'Damn she lookin' mighty fine'.

Mad, I did consider Orange stripes but I wanted a bit of contrast. I'm glad I went the gold route now after seeing an orange ZX10R with orange pinstripes. The colours were just far enough apart to clash really badly.

Dom, no it wasn't me but weird! I could have offered advice as well as my Bros has the same single sided swingarm as a VFR and chain tightening was a pain without the right C Spanner.

9:04 am, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous r1 rider said...

looking good, just need a slightly smaller plate

11:07 pm, July 27, 2006  
Blogger Mick said...

and a 'zorst.
Hopefully I'm about to aquire a lovely scorpion can from someone at work. I always regretted selling the Scorpion Titanium one that was on the bike when I bought it. Mind you it was ear bleedingly loud.

5:07 pm, July 28, 2006  
Blogger Lucky said...

Nice! Looks like your bike is ready to get out there and get you into some trouble. :D

5:23 pm, July 31, 2006  
Blogger Gymi said...

Actually it's Frank Zappa for she's lookin' mighty fine. And she is, gotta get me those mirrors for my bike.

11:36 pm, August 19, 2006  

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