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FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

It's been a while since I posted some pics. Some of you may remember I had my 900 all shined up with chrome. But it seemed like it just did not fit. So I started to go all black. Still have to do the front rim, but I love the look of the black. Give me your thoughts? Yes I am showing off, I am proud of my bike!
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Re: FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

WoW! That is an amazing looking 900. I love it, except for the gas tank. I love all the black and silver Repsol, but why that tank? It simply doesn't fit. Everything about it is fighting for attention, it just looks so different than the rest of the bike.
That dual exhaust is a killer look! It's obvious you put a lot of work into the bike, nice work!!!
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The tank is the original when it was purchased. It Is next in line for a paint job to match, but I can't quite pinpoint how I want to paint the tank. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Re: FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

It's a well known fact that girls like shiny stuff, especially shiny stuff that spins. They are a lot like fish.
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I would agree 100%! How do you think I caught the fish I have now!!
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Re: FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

Love the bike and the exhaust, maybe run with the silver over black on the tank that you have on the side fairings and a more subtle dark grey REPSOL sticker. Keep the pics coming.
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Thank you very much! I actually like the idea of the Grey REPSOL, I think that would look great! Thanks for the input!
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details on that exhaust??
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Re: FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

That is a Devil Exhaust I bought off a guy on ebay and I think he had it listed on the Fireblade site as well. it was made in France and I love it! I had to repack the baffles, but it sounds so sweet!
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That is a Devil Exhaust I bought off a guy on ebay and I think he had it listed on the Fireblade site as well. it was made in France and I love it! I had to repack the baffles, but it sounds so sweet!
I can't stop looking at that shotgun exhaust. That's a custom look that's very rare! Got me thinking about a header project for my RC51. I think Colin Edwards or maybe Ben Bostrom had that on one of their RC51's.
Great look!
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Thanks Jondog! As soon as I saw it on line I started googling shotgun exhausts and I wanted it really bad. I think I did good. It's a full exhaust and I only paid $140. I had to repack the baffles, but that was easy! The cans are in excellent condition. I will not change it back to a single exhaust as long as I have it and I plan on that being for a long time!
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I can't stop looking at that shotgun exhaust. That's a custom look that's very rare! Got me thinking about a header project for my RC51. I think Colin Edwards or maybe Ben Bostrom had that on one of their RC51's.
Great look!
Yeah, reminds me of the WSB Castrol Honda RC45 that Kocinski rode back in the day.

Definitely looks great.

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Great looking bike, love the exhaust as well. I kinda like the front wheel and would probably leave it as is, at least until I got bored and wanted a change. I actually like the tank, it just doesn't fit with the rest of the bike, but you know that. I would probably just two-tone the tank in satin black and silver and mimic the lines of the lines of the existing graphics. I wouldn't put Repsol on the tank, it says it enough on the bike already, and the CBR logo on the tank is angled the wrong way. it screws up the lines.I love everything thing else though, looking froward to seeing what you decide on the tank.

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Re: FROM SHINY TO BLACK!

Iandoohan you were 100% correct! This is the RC45, as Iandoohan stated!




fj1200rj, thank you so much for the advice. I do like the idea of the tank without the REPSOL. I know the CBR on the tank is going the wrong way, but I assure you it will change! Now about the front wheel, I was actually considering doing a silver on the front wheel but I keep changing my mind. I might do all black, what do you think?
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