UPDATE: SOLD IN SUMMER OF 2010 FOLLOWING THE PURCHASE OF MY NEW V-STAR 1300!
Purchased in May of 2008 for $1300 ($900 for bike, $400 for TONS of extras) with 10,676 miles. Previous owner had raced the bike and low-sided it at the track.
|Two Brothers Aluminum Slip-On Exhaust|
Shorty (MotoGP style) Exhaust
|Hyperpro Steering Damper||Previous Owner|
|Vortex clip-ons (handlebars)||Previous Owner|
|Custom grips||Local bike shop|
|APE Manual CAM Tensioner||"Street and Competition"|
|520 Conversion Kit
|Rebuilt Front Forks:
|2001 F4i digital gauges|
Per a suggestion by Scrufdog, I downloaded a free software frequency generator (NCH Tone/Waveform Generator). If you set the tone generator to output a 3100Hz (really anything from 3K-4K) sqaure wave, it will simulate 180mph on your speed sensor pickup. I cut up a spare headphone-jack plug and connected the white wire (the left channel) to the speed sensor input of the guages and then grounded the red wire (right channel) directly to the bike frame. It took a long time for the bike to "travel" ~2,000 miles to bring mileage on the new gauges up to match the old ones, but it is cheaper and quicker than sending the guages out to someone else. -- Thanks Scrufdog!!
|Custom acrylic/carbon F4i mounting bracket||DIY special|
|Speedohealer v4 (model "Honda 1")||SoloMotoParts.com|
|2002 GSX-R 1000 voltage rectifier/regulator||Ebay|
|Carbon fiber triple tree cover||Ebay|
|Replaced several cracked/scratched fairings||Craigslist / Ebay|
|Aluminum Chain Guard||"JDACustoms" on Ebay|
|Battery Tender Leads (for easy charging and battery maintenance)||Local bike shop|
|Factory Pro Titanium Jets||Factory Pro|
|97-98 Tail Swap - tail fairings, tail light, seat||Ebay|
The previous owner had low-sided the bike while on a racetrack, so there are some cosmetic issues to address. Luckily he had a full set of race plastics and race tank on the bike when it went down, so the street plastics are in decent shape.
This was a really simple and straightforward swap. I mostly followed the directions found in this post. The things that I did differently were:
There are several advantages, and a few disadvantages to using this exhaust. As you can tell, there is an immediate gain is in weight reduction! There is also the benefit of not have a huge exhaust running up the side of the bike. The downsides are: you DEFINITELY need a jet kit to compensate for the lack of backpressure; it is too loud to be legal in many places.
All-in-all I am extremely happy with it! And since it was only $60 from the Ebay seller, it was a good deal!