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Bike modís gone wrong !?

Every now and then it seems like you get something in, put it on your bike and you donít like.

You put something on that you did not like how it looked or fit. Added something that did not give you the performance increase that you wanted or worse, you get in over your head. eg: ( Engine Rebuild, Tearing down Forks...etc..)

What's your story ?

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Hot Bodies fender eliminator for the 2009+ ZX-6R. The thing was soooo flimsy I didn't think it would last long, and sure enough, it started falling apart within a couple months.

It looks great, but the plastic is paper thin or thinner.

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bought a set of giles chain adjusters for my R1, with stickers provided to be the gauge metering. This was before they changed the design to something more on the lines of the lightech ones which don't require stickers, and just looked overall better. I had an easier time with the molded hash marks on the swingarm than with positioning the stupid sticker at exactly the same place on opposite sides. Seemed dumb to me. Plus they l felt flimsy as compared to the new model or lightech's. I sold them, never fully mounted them up. And heaven help you if you lose THEIR hex tool for adjustment.

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Bought some clip ons for my 650 only to realize they won't fit without lowering links ! returned them and got the sport bars instead , best decision ever.

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Bought some clip ons for my 650 only to realize they won't fit without lowering links ! returned them and got the sport bars instead , best decision ever.
I guess I should feel honored that my quote is in your signature.

The only thing I have mucked up while modding my bike/car is over-torquing bolts or snapping screws etc. A quick run to the local hardware store fixes this 90% of the time.
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Competition Werkes fender eliminator for 11 zx6r. Dont get me wrong, i love the look of it, but i have blown 4 bulbs and replaced the turn signal relay twice. Its just a poor design. all efforts exhausted with these turn signals, its time to switch them for LEDS
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those stupid fucking fairings lights "underground lights" what a stupid thing

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as far as MY bikes. the only thing i have so far that is currently on a standby project is some nissin staggered 4 pot gixxer calipers that i heard were TITTIES.. but i am a bit skeptical until i get the bike built and on the track. going from the exact same caliper that's stock on the busa to something that was stock on the bandit 1200... meh. we'll see. it may be more stopping power than what i'm used to, or it could be a flop.

i have a few pending motor builds for the VTR as well and once i get a flowbench i'm going to examine port velocities with respect to MCSA since it seems that epoxying is all the rage, but i've never seen numbers to prove or disprove it. just stories and tales of butt dynos getting pegged when MSCA gets clipped 40% with a light polish on the exhaust.

as far as other mods for other people.. hell i cant even think of any one thing that just stands out. most of the shit i've done to squidmobiles over the last 12 years was pointless. but it was "cool" and they had money so.. yeah. damn right i sold out to the dollar.

and i have made WAY more than normal thanks to asshats who dive into a motor and dont know what to do to get back out of the pool. just scored an R6 build last night because of that. someone pulled the head and was like "fuck". lol.

step back, kid. daddy white stuff is here. i got this.

got my green 7R that way, too. some tool dropped a bolt in the case and was like .. DAMN it.
what i liked about THAT was that that motor has APE adjustable cam gears, polished cosworth pistons, and a knife-edged crank done by APE, and its got a factory pro fixed value +4 rotor on it.. works for me! haha AND most of the plastics are minty to "decent", the frame and everything else is in perfect shape, the headlights are PERFECT, and the bike overall is pretty nice. that is also the one i installed the nissin 4 pots on i mentioned earlier.

it DOES, however have some ghetto action goin on with the rear brake caliper. i will probably end up just machining the entire out of it, welding a brace in and calling it a day. it should be way lighter than stock as well and not look like part of a drive-by homicide.

i'm gonna say THAT mod isn't one of teh highlights of anything i've ever seen done. more of a shervin-esque approach to the 7R's weight problem.
i am all for people getting in over their heads with stuff. especially when they try to do it themselves because they're broke. it usually means i'm scoring a bike for practically free.

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Pretty much anything made by Hotbodies. I made the mistake of ordering and trying to install an undertail kit for my ZX10R. What a piece of JUNK.

I really don't know how those dumb fucks are still in business.
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