so i have been seriously neglecting my CBR for some time now. spending all my time & money first on the SS & now on the VTX. well its time i did some work to it & got it back in riding condition.
i stripped all the plastics off of it today to start removing the old rattle can primer & get them prepped for a new paint job. i also got rid of the fiberglass one piece tail that was on it because it was cracked in several places & the mounting tabs were broken & had been repaired once already & they just wont hold. so i picked up a GSXR 1000 tail (gonna get a seat from egay)at a local shop that is in excellent condition. no cracks, breaks, scratches, & all the tabs are in one piece. i just have to shave a little off the bottom to make it fit my sub-frame.
i removed my rear sets that i had also rattle canned & dropped them off with a friend who has a sand blaster. he's gonna blast them clean for me then i will polish them back up. after all they were polished aluminum already.
plans are to replace all of the cable (already have 2 new throttle cables for it). put SS brake lines on it front & rear. plus i have a new rotor for the back. trying now to find the 2 matching ones for the front rim. gonna get rid of the factory air box & replace it with filter pods on each carb.
engine wise the motor is solid. the bike use to below to my ex's husband & he built it for racing, so i don't really have a lot to do as far as that goes. however i do plan on adding a Factory Pro shift kit to the tranny & a 4* timing mod into the cams. eventually though i will buy a set of high performance cams from Hot Cams for it. i will also rebuild the carbs with a stage 7 FP kit.
for the frame, i plan on having it blasted & powdered Flat Black. i want to Murder the bike out, but my girl wont let me. she wants it painted Blue with a hint of Gray in it.
now here's where someone out there can help me out. the Wiring Harness on this thing is basically shot. i've been searching all over the net trying to find a good used one that has not been cut but not having much luck. now if someone out there has the Electrical Skills to build me a harness using pieces from the one i got, well then i would be in the zone & you'll have some money in your pocket. so let me know if anyone can do it & do it right.
here's a couple of pics & yes i know this is the Dark Xide Section, but trust me it doesnt get much Darker then this bastard. plus its easy for me to keep you all posted on the build without having to track down my thread all the time.