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I finally got some pictures of my bike in digital format. I have two, on paper, taken the day I picked it up, but my brother-in-law still has my scanner... that's also why I haven't posted the graphs for the dyno run, as I said in another post.

Anyway, here goes:

Taken at my girlfriends place:




The Pyramid carbon-fibre hugger I fitted:


My 636 and a friend's also new ZX-9R at a gas station, while waiting for a few more friends to take a ride:


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Bike looks sweet... something about those 636 stickers too... mmmmm...

However, if I could nitpick just 1 minor detail... bike would go from a 9.5 to a 10 just by hacking down that honking fender a little bit... in my skewed humble opinion...

Otherwise, she's a beauty...

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Well, djdunzie, unlike in Canada and some US States, here it only rains in the winter. So, I ride in the rain. And I find very useful that rear mudguard to... uh... keep the mud off my back? ;)

That's why it will stay pretty much that way. I do agree it would look better without it, thou.

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LOL... okay, I buy that I guess, except really doesn't it just keep the "mud" off the people BEHIND you ??? You'll still have the undertail in place...

But regardless, it's a cherry bike...

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Actually, when I ride alone, with the mudguard, the mud goes all over the back seat almost hitting me!! So, even with the mudguard a pillion would get dirty. If I remove it I believe I will get dirty riding alone. Those mudguards really suck, but it's better than nothing...

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djdunzie, also notice this:

In the 3rd picture, the one of the mudguard, can you see a transparent tube coming from under the seat, attached to the swingarm with zipties?

That's part of the Scottoiler system. The rest of it isn't in pleace yet [8)] but the oil flows to that tube to the rear sprocket. Here we can't see the tip of the system, but it goes right to the chain, droping the oil there. When it get's completely fitted, the tube will be full of blue or red (for cold or hot weather) oil, instead of being transparent.

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It's funny, you know, those things seem to be SO big in Europe, and they haven't caught on like that here... I've never seen one on the road or talked to anybody that's got one...

But from all the testimonials we're getting from across the pond, I'm sure we'll start to see 'em here...

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I think I'll pass on the scotts oiler thingy and the mess it must create. Regular maintenance to the chain with a good chain wax is all I need.
I do think your bike looks good. Really like the Carbon Hugger!!

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Looks great! I can't wait to get my friends digital camera and post some pics. I also wish I can post a mini video to show my red scanner.

 

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too stock... pic looks like it came from the kawi website. About the mud thing. A hugger is a waste of money unless you ride in reverse because the hugger sits toward the front of the rear wheel and doesn't prevent anything from kicking up from the back.
 

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I've been away for a few days, but I must say I fitted the hugger only to protect the rear shock, and nothing else.

eltorito, you should try or at least see a Scottoiler at work before talking about the mess it makes... because it doesn't make that big of a mess. For an everyday rider like me I find it very useful.

Psyclone: I agree with you, it's too stock ;) I'll fit an Akrapovic next month, and a few more things, like rejeting, SS lines, K&N filter and so on. I also want to fit a seat cowl and remove the pillion pegs... but I'm just an university student, I cannot afford doing it all at once... [V]

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Here is one more pic of a plastic yoke protector, imitating carbon-fibre. Bought it in Andorra, even before I had the bike. Fitted perfectly, and looks good. I also have a similar tank protector with Kawasaki written, but forgot to take a picture.



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my buddy wants a Scottoiler. that all he talks about....



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rob a bank.

wanna know a secret.. I have a U.S. 2002 zxr6.. 600cc bike last year.. 636 this year. The maximum bore is 3 mm which changes the displacement to 636 cc.. a wisco high compression piston kit some nickel plating and walla.. those flashy bastards on their R6's and Gixers have no clue what's going on.. I just say.. don't know.. it's only a 600
 

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oh yeah.. cut damn mudguard off.. replace the rear turn signals with short stalkers and the fronts with some flush mounts and walla.. new bike for less than $50.. bet that hugger set you back over a buck
 

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The hugger costed €200 (that's about the same in USD).

I want to change loads of things, but it's hard to find what I want! The stuff I like is only sold abroad... which makes me havo to buy online... but I don't have a credit card! It's a problem I still need to solve... anyway, next month I'm getting the Akrapovic!! I'll be damned if I don't get it!!!

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