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Hi all, new to forum as I am getting a 2010 250R within the next day or two at most. The bike is completely stock so I plan to do a few things to it and I will post pictures along the way. Hopefully the first set of pics come tomorrow, if the weather is not bad.

Also, does anyone have any site that they recommend for deals on aftermarket parts and accessories? Looking to add yoshimura slip-on and fender eliminator kit ASAP.
 

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Picked up bike today! No pics yet, hopefully get some over the weekend.

Needs to be piped soon tho. Sound is way to quiet for me.. I think I will be getting a yoshimura TRS slip on (stainless). I like the sound and look of yoshimura.
 

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Sad day right before Memorial Day weekend... :(

Someone decided to take a test drive (I decided it was okay, never again) and I had to go through the pain of watching/hearing it flop at 5MPH or less. So yet again, no pics! LOL

On the bright side it will all be paid for, by the rider, and I got flush mount signals out of the deal.

EDIT: Actually, I'll get some damage photos for y'all.
 

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Good talk, at least he has coin to fix his mistake. I can imagine that often times that is not the case.
True.....
I let someone try my Honda 750 chopper years ago...
They wrapped it completely around a tree....
Took a truck to pull it off.....
Luckily he wasn't killed....
He was black n blue from Head to knees....
He has had 4 neck surgery's sense then...
I told him then....
U wreck it u bought it.....
He did pay me the price i bought it for.
:thumb:
Well a few years later after he recovered....some.....
He really never recovered from that accident...








 

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So, here are some pics of the damage.

Cracked left lower cowling. My guess is the signal took a lot of weight and caused the crack. The signal I had to piece back together best I could. There's also a scrape, that unfortunately, spans from the lower to upper cowling. :(

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Road rash on bar end and clutch lever. Nothing serious but it resulted from the accident.

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This sucks.. Bent shifter, very strange fitting my foot in there on upshift. I'm sure it would crack if I tried to bend it back so it will stay that way for now.

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Not included in photos are a lot of long fine scratches that span the length of the lower cowling.
 

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True.....
I let someone try my Honda 750 chopper years ago...
They wrapped it completely around a tree....
Took a truck to pull it off.....
Luckily he wasn't killed....
He was black n blue from Head to knees....
He has had 4 neck surgery's sense then...
I told him then....
U wreck it u bought it.....
He did pay me the price i bought it for.
:thumb:
Well a few years later after he recovered....some.....
He really never recovered from that accident...
YES, that is the most important part! Not the bike, but well-being of friend who is riding it. That will be my main reasoning for "NO you can't ride it" in the future. Glad that no injury resulted from this, just the shakes from adrenaline.
 

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You may be able to straighten the shifter with a bit of heat....
Remove it first tho.
Good idea! Torch is 2.5 hours away for me, I get parts Wednesday so it looks like I might wait it out. No big ride planned anyways.

Looks like new plastics for you!
Haha. Too bad they were mint to begin with..

Here is a pic of the flush mount led signal.

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Hi all, was taking an ugly sticker off the windscreen and then decided to black it out.

First, I tried tint, I am fairly good with tint but the amount of shrinking needed to make the film fit the concaveness of the plastic was not working too well. So I decided to use plastidip, I didn't like the thought of spray paint being permanent, so this was good option.

It turned out very well. Here are the before and after pics!

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So a few hours of work and the shift lever is fixed and the lower fairing is swapped out. The flush mount signals did not fit, guy sold me wrong kind, so I think I'll keep the stock ones for now and put my money towards other things.

Interestingly, the fairing comes as just a piece of plastic. No decal, no heat foam, nothing. So I had to remove those things from the old plastic. Still deciding on what to do for the "Ninja" decal though, maybe heatgun it off...

Also, when taking apart the lower fairing I found an led strip, LOL. Followed the wires to find that they were just capped off. Previous owner said nothing about LED underglow, so it was interesting surprise. I put some power to the lights to find they are BLUE on a RED bike, and the placement of the strip is directly under the front fairing so it looks dumb not having any other strips, it will be removed, this is not fast & furious.

Hoping to do some cutting on the stock rear fender soon, a DIY fender eliminator so I can save $100+. Going to try different sprocket set up, starting with 15T in front, maybe 44/43 in back. (Need to reduce my R's during highway riding.) And then maybe a yosh slip-on if I decide that I have the money for it.

That should do it for the near future... I will update with pics as I go along and maybe do a guide of the fender eliminate. There are guides out there but I saw none that retain the plate lighting, something I hope to do.
 
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