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post #1 of 9 Old 03-15-2017, 6:24 PM Thread Starter
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My CBR954

I live in Canada, with such a long winter I decided to do some things to my bike. The fairings were scratched, some even broken. I have a friend of mine who was kind enough to repaint all the plastics + gas tank, I only had to pay for the materials. I chose to go with a black paint with gold and silver flakes in the clear coat. I also worked on the headlight, I purchased a retrofit kit on ebay, double bi-xenon 6k projectors with dual angel eyes, outer ring is red and the inner square is white. I also gutted the stock exhaust and fitted a custom baffle. It sounds better than I expected! I also replaced the levers. I still need to replace the front flashers, mirrors and also make a new license plate support, I don't like how the stock one looks, even after shortening it.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-16-2017, 8:01 AM
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the metal flake sure is unique. tidy machine

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Very clean looking indeed.... shiny chain, very fresh looking rubber, definitely a well-loved machine =)

Did you do the install on the projectors>? It is one of those things I have been considering.. but my headlight is in pretty good shape for its age so I have been putting off the idea of tearing it apart to actually install projectors vs. HID only...

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Very clean looking indeed.... shiny chain, very fresh looking rubber, definitely a well-loved machine =)

Did you do the install on the projectors>? It is one of those things I have been considering.. but my headlight is in pretty good shape for its age so I have been putting off the idea of tearing it apart to actually install projectors vs. HID only...
Yes I did the install of the projectors myself, but that was the first and last time I do it on a motorcycle. It was a big pain in the ass, a lot of trial and error was involved and it isn't the first time I install projectors (I have done it on a couple of cars) . Also there wasn't any space for the ballasts,ignitors and all the wiring so I had to make some kind of a box between the two projectors to fit all that in there, and even after I finished the job I am not sure everything will hold up in there. Unless you are very handy and have done custom jobs before I wouldn't recommend taking that route.
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Looks good, I thought about projectors on mine, then after researching the work involved changed my mind.

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I have heard both sides... "it was simple", and then Qfo's statement about it being a bit of a nightmare....

I always believe the people that will tell you what went wrong during the install or how hard it was far more =) I think for now I will just stick with the HID in the primary light with high-end hal's for the high-beams.

I had the same problem with my ballast Qfo. Mine is mounted just behind the upper fairing on the left-hand side. The "dip" inward just above the turn signal seemed like a good place to stash the ballast to me. It worked, but it did not really fit 100% in there so it does stick out a bit (though still behind the inner fairing). If you have a picture of how you mounted them I would love to see how you managed =)

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Re: My CBR954

To mount the projectors i used flat metal plates and drilled holes in the midde. And then 4 screws in each corner of the plate to hold it to the headlight housing. I hope the pics give you a good idea
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Re: My CBR954

Here you can see all the wiring and balasts i had to fix inside the box. Ignore the projector in the middle, i had to cancel that after i noticed the little space i had available to fit everything
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