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Pretty much stock now. Once I get out of some of my debt I plan on customizing it more.


 

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much better forum....

must have sucked to have to manual pull the profiles from the other forum to this one...

ohh well...hopefully this board will start jumping...

My Drinking Team Has a Racing Problem!
 

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update:

my bike doesn't look this nice anymore...Just lowsided it this weekend. Damage wasn't too bad, I think my frame sliders helped alot.

Now I just have to wait for all the touch up paint and plastic repair shit to arrive....God I'm soo impatient.
 

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Man that sucks, sorry to hear that. At least you didn't really get hurt though right? If I remember from the other forum, did you say you were wearin draggin cargos and a mesh jacket that both held up pretty well? Just curious cause that's pretty much exactly what I've been wearin lately.
 

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yup, that's what i was wearing. I was only going 15 or so MPH, but slid like 10 -12 feet across the road. they held up nice. I had a few spots in the mesh jacket that I had to repair. I used superglue ;) I'm a chaep bastard. But the Mesh jacket should be good for another lowside and les than 30 mph. Not that I want another one...

you might want to make sure you keep the padding in the mesh jacket, that helped alot to. My shoulder was alittle sore, but I hate to think about what would have happened with no padding in the jacket.



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It was those INTUITIVE frame sliders. I ordered them from Targa.

Ground the frame slider down pretty damn good. but this is all the damage that was done to my fairing (this doesn't count all the scuffs on my mirros, signals and exhaust etc...)




just beware these sliders mount right to your frame using those thin 4 or 6 mm hex bolts, and my bent pretty well, so if you in a more serious accident, not sure if those bolts would have held up, and they might have broke off in my frame. The best frame sliders are the ones you get installed where they use the thick 12mm bolts. But these are muh more expensive. Overall I was happy since the slide would have done much more damage and might have cracked my cowl without them.
 

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So from the picture it looks like those sliders just mounted right on without having to cut the fairing. Is that right? If so that would be cool. I'm not crazy about having to cut holes in the fairing. If I have to I will, but if the Intuitive sliders don't require you to, I'll go with those for now.
 

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yup they mounted on where the fairing bolts are..no cutting. But like I said, just beware since the bolts are thin they could break off in your frame with a high speed crash. The sliders that you need to cut holes in your fairings are the ones with the thicker bolts that shouldn't break off.

I didn't want to cut holes in my fairing so I when with the thinnner cheaper sliders, and I'm pretty happy with it. It did bend the slider bolts pretty good, so a faster crash might have broken the bolt off. But overall, im pleased with them.
 

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I have those type of sliders to
I couldn't come to drilling the fairings either but mine are in blue
and made by Valter Moto
 

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I just got my touchup paint from Colorite. The color match was pretty damned close. The only problem is I ran out of paint. IT doesn't look too bad now, but I will have to get some more paint soon and finish the touch up.

Overall the "average joe" cant tell my bike lowsided.
 

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was it easy to do the touchups?? i have some scratches on my right lower and was thinking about getting the paint from colorrite to touch it up. how does the paint come... aerosol?
 

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you can get a pen, and jar (kinda like a nail polish bottle with a brush), and aresol can or buy it in pints.

I got the touch up pens and it wasn't enough. If I went with the 2 oz. jars, it would have been perfect.

just beware that you might need 3 colors just to match your paint...you will most likely need a base color, a top color and then the clearcoat.

To be honest if your scratches are really small, I wouldn't worry about touching them up. In my experience when you touch up really tiny scratches it can sometimes make it worse since the touchup paint is never "flush" with the rest of the paint, but if your careful you might be ok.

If you have pretty noticible scratches, then it might be a good investment.

There is a application on their website to help you. And there customer service seemed excellent.
 

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didn't I say to stay away from the pens =)

http://ninja250.kingston.net/~wes/cgi-bin/board/article.cgi?43623

you can get a pen, and jar (kinda like a nail polish bottle with a brush), and aresol can or buy it in pints.

I got the touch up pens and it wasn't enough. If I went with the 2 oz. jars, it would have been perfect.

just beware that you might need 3 colors just to match your paint...you will most likely need a base color, a top color and then the clearcoat.

To be honest if your scratches are really small, I wouldn't worry about touching them up. In my experience when you touch up really tiny scratches it can sometimes make it worse since the touchup paint is never "flush" with the rest of the paint, but if your careful you might be ok.

If you have pretty noticible scratches, then it might be a good investment.

There is a application on their website to help you. And there customer service seemed excellent.
 

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"didn't I say to stay away from the pens =)"

hahha

yeah, you were right, but they alread sgipped my pens out the same day i ordered them. it was too late. I'll probably order the jars sometime and finish the job. It's not a real big deal now. IT doesn't look too bad.
 

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i have intuitive frame sliders on my track bike (f4i) and i lowsided the other week at 120-130 and they held up fine. but maybe i was lucky? who knows.
 
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