Originally Posted by massiveattack
Neil Wassup man. Like the black. Are those Sharkskinz? How do you like the fit? I've been hearing and seeing the big diffrence in the two.
Yeah I paid the extra dough for the sharkskinz. The guy who sold them to me said he had hotbodies and wished he got the sharkskinz. He said the hotbodies didn't paint too well. He also didn't trust their crashability. (Is that even a word???) He basically sold me on the Sharkskinz, claiming they had better fit, paint readiness, and "crashability".
As for my own experience with them, I only have the stock plastics to compare the fit to, but the Sharkskins fit pretty nice. The tank cover doesn't slip on as nice as stock does but that would be my only gripe about them. I wish the stock plastics had D-zuz fastners though.
The paint was done by XtremeFX (he's on BARF) he shot it in a day. Unfortunately, it looked nice only for one track day! I lowsided it at Thunder Hill. They crashed well though! The left and the tail took the most damage. The left side is rashed, and the tail folded, and the tank cover got dented in. But all I had to do was hammer a few dents out and throw on some duct tape and they fit just the same. I used black duct tape and now it just looks mean. HOW"S THAT FOR A PAINT SCHEME? Almost as ghetto as ST! Here's a pic of the other side:
I'm liking the Arata pipe. It's a full Titanium. I think the whole thing weighs 9lbs.. Dan Kyle claims the wider design of the S-bend up-pipe helps the pipe to find a little more power. I do feel more ponies in the mid to high range, compared to when I had it stock. Sounds decent too. I love the sound it makes during blips and downshifts.
So what's the story Jeff? You riding a Honda or a Kawi??? Both? Are you racing this season? You must be scoping out the competition...I'm holding off racing another year or so. This past year I tried riding in A group and found it was a humbling experience. One of your pictures is broken BTW.