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What makes your bike YOURS?

Anyone can slap on a fender eliminator and some frame sliders, but what have you done that makes your bike unique? What have you done that makes you go "yea this bike is mine." I haven't done much to my bike yet but i feel my gauge cluster (done by Tripage) is semi-unique. I'd love to see what you all have done.
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Nice.. I'm gonna call tripage and order that setup. Looks wicked.
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The no highbeam and side mirrors mod! Lost an eye and one ear during my low side at the track back in October

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ouch epalacios23 ... but that is good weightsaving tho yo! (hope you weren't modified in any way!?)


Mine is rather unique.
I stickerbombed the side fairing to cover up some trackrash, and I changed out the LEDs in my speedo too.
I also have LED accent lights that sometimes get turned on if I happen to be out when it's dark.
Blue RR4s are so rare anyway, I rarely see another, let alone one that looks anything like mine.






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InsolantMinx! That's rad. The cost of all those stickers is probably as much as a used side fairing off ebay! I like it! Its pretty rare here in California. Only see white/gray, black, red/white, or red/black combination. The blue is unique!

I was not nodded in an way! Waiting to mess up the bike more before I buy another set of fairings and goodies for it. Was thinking about the going with the color scheme in the photo. Matches my red/white suit.

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Actually it was very hard to find a replacement blue side fairing that wasn't already scratched like mine, which is why I opted for stickers.
A respray would have been ideal, but then I'd have just had 1 perfect panel and the rest of the bike looking 15 years old... So I'd have wanted the whole bike doing, which would have cost too much!
And I'm wary of the fitment on those aftermarket fairing kits.
Stickers were a good solution :)

That's a nice colour scheme there, looks nice and sporty.

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I think what makes my CBR mine is the amount of work I put into it, right here in our barn.

Forks were leaking, nearly dry.
Chain was too tight.
Cush drive installed wrong.
All pegs and levers bent and ground down from crashes.
Squid lights and wiring.
eBay stuff all over.
Unknown service history (shock & engine).
Throttle body was loose, never tightened.
Hideous fairings (new Chinese).


Some of what I did:

K-TECH re-valve shock rebuild.
RaceTech fork springs.
Fork bushings and seals.
OEM mirrors.
OEM front turn signals.
Salvaged OEM pegs (4).
Salvaged OEM levers.
New foot brake lever.
New throttle body insulators.
New vent hoses.
Graves smog plates.
Full valve adjustment.
New Chinese fairings.
Refinished wheels.
TST integrated taillight.
12 o'clock Labs flasher.
520 conversion.
OEM handlebar weights and ends.
OURY Road Grips.
Full repair of wiring harness.

So bringing it back from total abuse and neglect, to what it is now...that kinda makes it mine.

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When I build bikes I'm sure to put bespoke parts on

On my 600 I designed my own top triple to work with a custom front end. Only 1 was ever built and it's still on my shelf. That will never be replicated by anyone I don't imagine. I also built an exhaust for it I've never seen anyone with before, with a handmade titanium hanger as well. But ultimately what made my 600 my own was the selection of parts. You see very few done in an even similar manner. One look and you'd know immediately whose bike it is. Nobody would mistake it for anyone's but mine.

On my rc51 I have much much more in terms of one-in-the-world stuff, but this isn't the forum for that.
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88,000 miles makes my F4i fairly unique. Literally nothing makes my 1000RR unique, nor do I feel a need for it to be. I can enjoy it as is.

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So bringing it back from total abuse and neglect, to what it is now...that kinda makes it mine.
I definitely agree doing all that work on your own bike gives you a special connection to it

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When I build bikes I'm sure to put bespoke parts on



On my 600 I designed my own top triple to work with a custom front end. Only 1 was ever built and it's still on my shelf. That will never be replicated by anyone I don't imagine. I also built an exhaust for it I've never seen anyone with before, with a handmade titanium hanger as well. But ultimately what made my 600 my own was the selection of parts. You see very few done in an even similar manner. One look and you'd know immediately whose bike it is. Nobody would mistake it for anyone's but mine.



On my rc51 I have much much more in terms of one-in-the-world stuff, but this isn't the forum for that.
Good post. Really makes me wish I knew what bespoke means.

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It just means made specifically for a person. I learned how to use cad/cam and CNC so I could make my own parts. What I design but can't build my machinist friend produces for me.
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It just means made specifically for a person. I learned how to use cad/cam and CNC so I could make my own parts. What I design but can't build my machinist friend produces for me.
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I think its all the little custom/aftermarket pieces and how it results in the end. I have to agree with InsolentMinx, i feel like the Blue is just so unique. 2004 was the only year where Honda produced a truly blue bike, not just blue accents.

Like any relationship, all the work you put into it, the more you personally invest and the closer the connection to it!
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InsolantMinx! That's rad. The cost of all those stickers is probably as much as a used side fairing off ebay! I like it! Its pretty rare here in California. Only see white/gray, black, red/white, or red/black combination. The blue is unique!

I was not nodded in an way! Waiting to mess up the bike more before I buy another set of fairings and goodies for it. Was thinking about the going with the color scheme in the photo. Matches my red/white suit.
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That colour scheme looks racey as, have never seen one like that before, what’s a set of these fairings cost?
Ps S4, nice choice, drive an S5 myself.

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I've seen some awesome custom personal paint jobs on this site. It think custom work like that grants you some pride in 'your' bike.

Though, I don't think installing a bunch of aftermarket parts should. Installing parts designed and manufactured by someone else, onto a bike designed and manufactured by someone else really doesn't give me much reason to call it "mine" haha.

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I've seen some awesome custom personal paint jobs on this site. It think custom work like that grants you some pride in 'your' bike.

Though, I don't think installing a bunch of aftermarket parts should. Installing parts designed and manufactured by someone else, onto a bike designed and manufactured by someone else really doesn't give me much reason to call it "mine" haha.

i'd agree with that.

if you "build" something that could be replicated in a matter of days by anyone with some money, it's not unique. similarly a mass produced bike isn't unique either.

no insults to those who have spent a lot of money on a lower volume bike... i'm just saying it's not unique.
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That colour scheme looks racey as, have never seen one like that before, what’s a set of these fairings cost?

Ps S4, nice choice, drive an S5 myself.
I was looking at getting them done by Monster Fairings. They quoted me $800 a few months back so not too bad.

Right now I'm going to the track to often to want to put a nice set of fairings on.

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I've seen some awesome custom personal paint jobs on this site. It think custom work like that grants you some pride in 'your' bike.

Though, I don't think installing a bunch of aftermarket parts should. Installing parts designed and manufactured by someone else, onto a bike designed and manufactured by someone else really doesn't give me much reason to call it "mine" haha.
Yeah, that's a good way of putting it. Unique paint jobs, custom parts, etc. to make a bike unique and hard to replicate. Putting a number of aftermarket parts gives you a connection to the bike because of the work and time required, but doesn't necessarily make it special/unique. If everyone has a generic pair frame sliders, tail tidy, windscreen, etc there's nothing that sets it apart from another besides a person's time.

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That make it mines?


"THE TITLE"


i got the bike about a week ago, and i will do a couple show off mods, as soon i get them done i will post a pic of her, but nothing else say better that is mines than the title.

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That make it mines?
"THE TITTLE"
a tittle?
What kind of nipple does your bike's tittle have? Cute little raspberry one, or those big juicy saucer nipples?
That's pretty unique either way...

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mine is just an ugly stunt bike, lol. But in all seriousness, I do like the way it looks.
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mine is just an ugly stunt bike, lol. But in all seriousness, I do like the way it looks.
Looks good, I like it.

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