what year and model is this?
what do you gain by doing these mods?Upgrade your forks to inverted man, and get some monoblock calipers while you are at it! E-bay <3 $400 for fork assembly, $200 for used monoblock calipers. I am sure you can sell your old parts for the same price too. Not bad huh?
... really?what year and model is this?
How much difference do they make to the handling? Can one actually feel the difference on street riding?Upgrade your forks to inverted man, and get some monoblock calipers while you are at it! E-bay <3 $400 for fork assembly, $200 for used monoblock calipers. I am sure you can sell your old parts for the same price too. Not bad huh?
Not really, unless you get aggressive in the twisties. It looks cooler and you get better calipers.How much difference do they make to the handling? Can one actually feel the difference on street riding?
good idea man! i just got a cowl for my 07 and i just realized that theres no need for the passenger pegs thanks to u!I can't get enough of this bad little japanese lady! I've put 350miles on her and I'm loving every second!
I added a Smoked ZeroGravity Double Bubble Windscreen because the previous owner had the stock screen painted black.
I took the passenger pegs off to clean the look up a bit as I won't be riding with anyone anytime soon.
Sometimes you gotta drive the tractor to the snack bar!
Better handling, and better braking. You have axial mount calipers that are two piece which don't respond well under heavy braking. Inverted forks reduce unspring weight so your front tire grips the road better since it can move more freely. Oh and get the wheels from a modern CBR600RR since they are lighter.what do you gain by doing these mods?
So if anything, upgrading brake lines and the correct suspension adjustment looks like a better option, unless you really like the look of the inverted forks....For the most part, people dont realize both the internals of 03/04 and 05/06 are identical. The only real upgrade are the radial brakes and the weight distribution of inverted forks (Less mass in an upward/downward direction means less tiring/more controllable bumps) however even for myself, these are negligible.
Before commiting to the 05/06 upgrade, i took my friends 06 for a test drive. With both completely stock suspension minus the proper setup for each our weights, both reacted identical on the street; from 250kmh straights to sharp 100kmh right handers and so forth, there was no noticable difference. Considering the ergonomics of both bikes are nearly identical, the only real difference i could pick up was braking strength which i'd assume is due to the radial brakes on the newer bikes. However after installing my double-H EBC pads along with my goodridge SS lines, i must say the feel just as flawless.
So in reality, all this mod is accomplishing is a cleaner, more modern looking bike.. If the price is right, and your forks are either finished or completely stock, then why not. But if you're running race internals set to your proper weight and youre comfortable on the bike, by all means continue to ride it! Sell your bike when it comes time and buy a bike 2007+ with the newer Showa systems and then there is something to compare to (Stiffer, completely rebuilt dampening system, much more track oriented).
Sorry to rain on the parade; i still do believe it looks 100x better than the conventional forks on the 03/04, however it is not a necessity, and anyone with properly setup suspension will be utterly disappointed with the mod's outcome.
Very nice bike! I also have 2003 but it's yellow and gray bottoms. Did you paint your lower fairings black? 2003 black usually have grey lowers like my bike.03 600rr its got a yoshi rs-5 slip on, powercommander 3, and a 520 kit. I just put techspec tank grips on it yeasterday, they are amazing!