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Hi Everyone, I have some time to burn so I figured I would make a thread for my 07. It may be a mediocre "build" or normal modifications to most but I feel its more then that. This is a thread I can look back on in the future to see my progression from when I bought my first bike, to when it was sold, died, got totaled, or became my first race bike as well (wishing a nice long happy life for my bike btw lol). Now that my introduction to the thread is complete, ill start with the pictures, and small descriptions.

I bought my bike in the summer of 2014. It had a few upgrades already, and had 6,300 miles. It had a double bubble smoked windshield, HID's, was lowered with T-REX Racing lowering links, a couple carbon fiber pieces, and had a green ek chain.

Pictures that were sent to me by the seller:




When I first got it home. I think my son was more excited then I was :)





I then joined this wonderful forum, did some research and purchased my first "bike part"...a rear stand. I purchased the stand because I know I was going to need it for some work I wanted/needed to do to it, and I knew it was going to help greatly with oil changes due to the incline in draining the pan. I also found out about the lovely "jumper mod"...so i went to do the mod, and found out the bike was already jumped. Someone beat me to it lol.




Days after I got in touch with a buddy and went together to get state inspections. (I know...we were both squidding)



After a couple weeks of riding, and getting used to the bike, I ordered some parts, and installed them. I ordered a TST license plate bracket and an led license plate light setup, Chinese levers, factory links, and a set of oem bolts for the handle to the triple (mine weren't there and the handles were just clamped to the fork).









Much better:




Now that the bike was raised and fit me a lot better (im 5'10") I was extremely happy with it. it performed much better and I was more confident/comfortable on it. I rode it everywhere I could, and every time I had the chance...I even brought it to a Subaru meet instead of my Subaru :laugh






After about 1200 miles of riding, my clutch cable frayed. I bought a motion pro cable, and replaced it. Shortly after that I made an appointment with my local Kawi dealer to get my valve cover gasket replaced under the Kawi recall as I started to notice a small leak in the gasket.




While the bike was in the shop, I ordered a Pinebox slip-on, and asked Dave if he could be so kind and coat my mid-pipe with the ceramic coating as well to match the slip-on. He told me it was fine and that it obviously was an extra charge and I would have to send out my mid-pipe. I waited to get the bike back, and then got to work and sent out my mid-pipe.



The wait for my exhaust after I shipped the mid out wasn't too bad (roughly 4-5 weeks) but I was worrisome, as the riding season was coming to an end at this time. I finally received the exhaust, got it on, and still had about 3-4 weeks of riding. :bigthumb:

The exhaust looks flipping AMAZING!!!:yumyum: I was so happy! I ended up cutting a carbon fiber piece I had to clean up the side of the bike some too.








Here is a video I recorded to hear the sound of the exhaust normally riding. There were a few video's on YouTube, but non just driving normal. Just revving, or wide open throttle pulls. Feel free to subscribe and such :colgate:, but if not, w/e :2fingerlol: hehe
https://youtu.be/t1belfLt3nU
 

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CONTINUED...


Now that the season was coming to a close, I was just focused on going out, enjoying the ride, and having some fun!






Over the winter, I bought myself a few things, and started stock piling parts in the house for this upcoming season. I also started to FINALLY buy some good gear!

Front stand. now its ready for storage:




Filter, chain, and chain tool:



Same chain, Riveted master link, sprockets (0/+2), and eye appealing sprocket nuts:



rear brake line guide (line was held in place by black zip ties by previous owner):



His n Her jackets:
Alpinestars gp plus perf leather, and womens joe rocket leather radar



HJC RPHA10 helmet:



New rubber (pps's):



Now that the weather is looking up, I took the bike out for a small 10min ride and when I got home, decided to shred the back tire before dismounting and throwing it away:





Now its time to start installing parts!!







NO MORE GREEN CHAIN!!!




My thread is now up to date as of today (3/30/15). I hope you all enjoyed the pictures, and story. Have a good one!
 

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Amazing write up with even better pictures :D
Keep em coming!
 
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My buddy has a pinebox on his 08...:drool: Looks good man, keep us posted. Look into the rear brake reservoir relocate and the jumper mod. Both free and are quite nice.
 
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My buddy has a pinebox on his 08...:drool: Looks good man, keep us posted. Look into the rear brake reservoir relocate and the jumper mod. Both free and are quite nice.
Thanks Zak,

I forgot to mention the bike is jumped...lol. I will add that in now (thanks for reminding me). as for the rear res, I actualy like it in sight. I like the fact i can see the fluid level quickly and without actualy thinking about needing to check it. I have a feeling if i relocate it out of sight, it would probably be checked everytime the side piece comes off...and that doesnt happen all the time.
 

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Bikes coming along nicely, I feel the same way about the rear brake resivour. Why no frame sliders? Would be my only question
Thank you, and I dont know to be honest. I have thought of buying them, just never actualy clicked the "checkout" button lol
 

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I tear into my bike pretty often since I live in Florida, sand gets everywhere. Having it behind the plastic also keeps the sun from preventing the fluid from breaking down prematurely. To each their own.
 
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I tear into my bike pretty often since I live in Florida, sand gets everywhere. Having it behind the plastic also keeps the sun from preventing the fluid from breaking down prematurely. To each their own.
I hear ya man. Im located in MA and i get to ride about 6-7 months out of a year if im lucky. Im not worried about sun breaking down my fluid prematurely as I will be changing the fluids every riding season. The relocation to me is just for visual change i guess, and I dont mind seeing it so i never went ahead and relocated it. Although i wouldnt mind the litte rear es tube things. i forget who makes it, but it looks pretty knarly, and its located on the rear master so it would still be visable..
 

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I hear ya man. Im located in MA and i get to ride about 6-7 months out of a year if im lucky. Im not worried about sun breaking down my fluid prematurely as I will be changing the fluids every riding season. The relocation to me is just for visual change i guess, and I dont mind seeing it so i never went ahead and relocated it. Although i wouldnt mind the litte rear es tube things. i forget who makes it, but it looks pretty knarly, and its located on the rear master so it would still be visable..
Something like this?

Superbike Rear Brake Reservoir Kit - SoloMotoParts.com
 

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What are you doing for a tail light or did I miss it?
 
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What are you doing for a tail light or did I miss it?
Im actualy thinking of getting a new taillight/blinkers mounted where my plater is under the tail. As of now, i have an led strip rite on the tip of the tail. When its not on, Its easy to miss. When its on, I can see it being hard to see sometimes as the rear fender pieces might get in the way when someones in a low car or something.

nice build and great progress. love the subie too btw i have a hatch as well and agree the bikes are way more fun lol
Thanks man. Much appreciated, and sweet about your hatch! I love my subaru and have put tons of money and time into it, but might be selling it soon (priorities). The car made 570 whp on a mustang dyno @ 32psi with methanol :naughty:....It is a pretty damn fun car lol, but the bike is much easier to drive around town and such, and is just as fun!

Looks nice!
Especially that exhaust. :devious
HAHA thanks Dave! Hopefully i can complete this beautiful exhaust in the near future with a pinbox cat delete header :naughty:
 

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Went for my first real ride this season! A buddy and I met up and went out to a local café for some breakfast an coffee. We then rode around for about an hr. It was 47 degrees out so it was a little chilly, but oh boy did i enjoy finally starting the season :)

 

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Well the weather has been pretty nice here in MA, so i went ahead and finally Washed off the cobwebs from the car and took her out for a bit instead of the ninja. (i know not realy zx related, but it my thread so w/e lol).





Also, i got a few people together and we went for a ride on our bikes to colt state park in Bristol RI and snapped a couple pics.




Finally, I saved up enough to purchase the gloves I've been wanting for the last month lol, and they arrived at my door today! Cant wait to ride with em!




Ps: That café is one of my favorite places to ride/drive too. Good environment, good food, and good coffee. You guys may see more pics at this general location lol.
 

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So, the black SP1 gloves were to big for me and i sent them back. I ended up getting the same gloves in MD instead of LG and they fit great! I actualy got a different color glove too.
Here are my new gloves:

 

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Got some new rim tape, and a new carbon fiber tail section.




Im thinking of getting matching color spray paint, and matching the mesh part of the cf tail section to the bike. Or paint it black. Idk how i feel about the raw silver color, although it does match with my pegs, and mc guard. This is how it look rite now until i figure out what i want to do with it.
 
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