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that looks great man, awesome job. i have some reflective rim tape on the way, as well as an R&G tail tidy (did a DIY version for now, but glad a more 'official' version is on the way). i was considering getting a zero gravity tinted windscreen. i know its pretty self-explanatory, but can you elaborate a bit on the plastidip wind screen? is it just bought in a can? applied to the inside, and peels off pretty effortlessly i hear? any insight on that would be appreciative.

i also plan on getting frame sliders very soon.

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Thanks! the thing about the tail tidy that's most frustrating is putting your stock turn signals into those brackets... Trust me you'll know how much of a pain it is soon. but worth it for sure.

I was going to buy a tinted windscreen too but figured I'd give plasti dip a try first and I'm glad I did, It comes in a spray can. I just taped off the entire outside part thats seen from the front of the bike really good with painters tape and newspapers, then I just cleaned the inside with denatured alcohol and sprayed about 5 light coats on the INSIDE of the screen only. once I got 5 coats on it I tore out a hole in the front of the screen through the newspaper and held it up to the sun to make sure you couldn't see through it at all, it was dark as night and had a shiny gloss finish! I was so stoked on the way it turned out, I assume regular black paint would give you the same outcome but the only good thing about plasti dip is if you eff it up you can literally peel it right off. My dad has a honda shadow and loved how my screen turned out so much that now he's coating his whole entire bike with plasti dip! stuff is amazing and cheap!


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Thanks! the thing about the tail tidy that's most frustrating is putting your stock turn signals into those brackets... Trust me you'll know how much of a pain it is soon. but worth it for sure.

I was going to buy a tinted windscreen too but figured I'd give plasti dip a try first and I'm glad I did, It comes in a spray can. I just taped off the entire outside part thats seen from the front of the bike really good with painters tape and newspapers, then I just cleaned the inside with denatured alcohol and sprayed about 5 light coats on the INSIDE of the screen only. once I got 5 coats on it I tore out a hole in the front of the screen through the newspaper and held it up to the sun to make sure you couldn't see through it at all, it was dark as night and had a shiny gloss finish! I was so stoked on the way it turned out, I assume regular black paint would give you the same outcome but the only good thing about plasti dip is if you eff it up you can literally peel it right off. My dad has a honda shadow and loved how my screen turned out so much that now he's coating his whole entire bike with plasti dip! stuff is amazing and cheap!
yeah im sure ill find out in a few weeks, with the brackets. do the signals just pop into that bracket and thats it? or are there screws you use?

and wow thats awesome about the plastidip! it seems almost too good to be true that you can coat a bike or anything else in it. i might consider trying it, but i also like the idea of still being able to see through the windshield also. guess it wouldnt hurt to try, for the price.
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yeah im sure ill find out in a few weeks, with the brackets. do the signals just pop into that bracket and thats it? or are there screws you use?

and wow thats awesome about the plastidip! it seems almost too good to be true that you can coat a bike or anything else in it. i might consider trying it, but i also like the idea of still being able to see through the windshield also. guess it wouldnt hurt to try, for the price.
Yeah the stock signals will pop into the new brackets but it is a pain in the @$$! it took me literally almost 20 minutes a piece to get them back in the brackets, if you had 4 arms it would be a lot easier lol

yeah the plasti dip is pretty sweet, I'll only do my windscreen since I love the color of my bike. I would definetly give it a try before throwing $90+ Into a tinted screen, worst case is you don't like it and just peel it off and get the tinted screen, that was my mindset going in lol. And I've tucked with the screen now and I can still see over the screen, I don't think you even really need to tuck on these bikes unless you're trying to gun it on stay out of the cold wind.


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Yeah the stock signals will pop into the new brackets but it is a pain in the @$$! it took me literally almost 20 minutes a piece to get them back in the brackets, if you had 4 arms it would be a lot easier lol

yeah the plasti dip is pretty sweet, I'll only do my windscreen since I love the color of my bike. I would definetly give it a try before throwing $90+ Into a tinted screen, worst case is you don't like it and just peel it off and get the tinted screen, that was my mindset going in lol. And I've tucked with the screen now and I can still see over the screen, I don't think you even really need to tuck on these bikes unless you're trying to gun it on stay out of the cold wind.
haha yeah ive read about the blinker issue, cant wait! ill have my wife help me but we might end up frustrated at each other lol. as for the plasti dip, i think im gonna give it a shot. like you said, worst case i just peel it off and go with the aftermarket screen. also, i agree on the tucking thing. ive only done it a few times to get out of the wind and your eyes are still over the windscreen. ill keep ya updated, my rim tape just came in today.
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haha yeah ive read about the blinker issue, cant wait! ill have my wife help me but we might end up frustrated at each other lol. as for the plasti dip, i think im gonna give it a shot. like you said, worst case i just peel it off and go with the aftermarket screen. also, i agree on the tucking thing. ive only done it a few times to get out of the wind and your eyes are still over the windscreen. ill keep ya updated, my rim tape just came in today.
Sweet, let me know how it turned out and good luck on your windscreen. Like I said it's about the easiest thing you can do to the bike and the cheapest. And if you have a youtube hit me up on there as well.

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Sweet, let me know how it turned out and good luck on your windscreen. Like I said it's about the easiest thing you can do to the bike and the cheapest. And if you have a youtube hit me up on there as well.

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sounds good. on your rim tape, did you do it on the ground or did you put the bike on a jack stand? thx for all the answers, btw.
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sounds good. on your rim tape, did you do it on the ground or did you put the bike on a jack stand? thx for all the answers, btw.
I have a stand but it wasn't with me bc I did it at my dads house so I just did it on the ground, just took my time and it turned out great.


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I have a stand but it wasn't with me bc I did it at my dads house so I just did it on the ground, just took my time and it turned out great.
awesome. i dont have a stand at the moment, but i really wanted to do this sooner than later and figured it wouldnt be too hard to figure out. thanks again.
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all those upgrades and no exhaust ? also squid will be squiding on your avatar pick
No point in an exhaust on the 650 unless you just want a different sound.

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No point in an exhaust on the 650 unless you just want a different sound.
Really ? there is a 7 hp increase at 10k rpm , that is pretty substincial so I was considering it.

As far as the sound , yeah ,I am tired of the bike sounding like a lawn mower so a little deeper sound would not hurt , I have yet to see anyone on the street with an exhaust on this bike so I have not been able to tell how it sounds in person.

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