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Before I post pictures, I'd like to point out that YES my bike is dirty. NO, I don't rather care. ;D

It's normal state. I do this simply to mystify and confuse my roommates. The guy with the GSXR in the background needed help putting on a new windscreen (not that there's anything wrong with that, you gotta learn somehow.) Putting speedy right by the doorway manages to keep out the riff raff.


Gotcha you bastard!


My new CF hugger, courtesy of the trat classifieds.


First, NO I am not selling my oversized "super-gaskets." Second, thanks again Kuhlka.


This thing is pretty cool. I couldn't tackle my bike down if I wanted to. I trust it way more than my $80 rear stand.


Lastly, my new brakes. GSXR calipers (off of unknown bike) and a Magura 195.
The bite is almost too much in the shop. Haven't gotten to ride it yet.



Before the snow melts:
Zard, M4, or Bucket's slip on.
New footpegs.
Sliders.
Sargent seat.
Cold air kit (PLEASE!)
Tuneboy.

Thanks everyone for ideas, help, and knowledge. This board makes the S3 experience that much better.
 

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very nice, and with yer exhaust choice, ya prolly can't go wrong with any of 'em. But I can tell ya that the Zard kinda makes ya shiver everytime she runs thru the rpm's. ;D
 

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Looking at your rear suspension reminds me of the dirt in AK. Or lack of it.

SILT... everywhere. rock ground down so fine it is actually dust. Mixed with ocassional volcanis dust. What a mess to clean off - especially during Break-up.

Even the beaches in AK are dangerous. The "beach" is covered in very fine silt that is worse than any quick-sand that I have ever seen. Fishing along Ship Creek (in Anchorage) can get interesting when the tide changes - amazingly fast. And "combat fishing" isn't all that fun anyway.

I feel for you.
 

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Coastie?!!! SOMEBODY must be joking :gtfo:
I have respect for Coaties in AK. No fun going swimming for crabbers.

10 years Army.
 

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UPDATE! Because I'm bored.

I ordered the kit from newspeed3.com minus the taillight, as I already had it. Installation was simple, just plug it in to your factory harness. I had to deviate from the instructions, as I don't believe I would have had clearance with the hugger on there. But at least now I have lights on my plate. Hopefully Johnny Law doesn't mind that I've drilled new holes into my plate (again.) Now I have to hem and haw over whether or not to cut off the old muffler hangers.
 

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very nice. every bike i get as soon as the weather turns cold i rip apart and start modding. my last bike, a rocket 3, turned out to be nothing but trouble. sold it and picked up my s3. told the wife i am not going to take it apart. i am just getting it back together now. modding the bike is like a bad heroin habit, once you start there is no stopping until someone intervenes. i hope no one ever intervenes on my modding addiction!!! :afro:
 

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Bike back together. I actually might get to riding tomorrow if the weather stays above freezing. Thanks again to everyone for all the help. Next step... Getting the balls to finally cut off the stock exhaust hangers. Cheap, I'll do it if you do it.

 

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AlaskaS3 said:
UPDATE! Hopefully Johnny Law doesn't mind that I've drilled new holes into my plate (again.)
dude, they have cops in alaska?...i thought you guys just lived all wild and shit :horse:
 

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that seems like a pretty good deal on newspeed3.com.....comes with taillight integrater and all...nice
 

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She's looking cool Alaska. I like the reg plate idea. Unfortunately the Police here the UK are pretty shit hot on small number plates. Our standard plates are huge. The only nation who have bigger is the Germans. Theres are truely enormous. nearly as big as your average PC monitor. Going smaller is a bit naughty but is accepted in some area's; but then hiding it up near the shocker would send the boys in Blue into raptures.
Any your bike proves Yella is best.
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AlaskaS3 said:
Bike back together. I actually might get to riding tomorrow if the weather stays above freezing. Thanks again to everyone for all the help. Next step... Getting the balls to finally cut off the stock exhaust hangers. Cheap, I'll do it if you do it.

 
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Yeah, UK numberplates are a pain... I've just cut about 1/2 inch off either side of my plates to clear my rear indicators better (used to have the Clear Alternative light but now gone with the 'short arse' tail and LED blinkers). It's probably about as much as I can do without being too obvious.

I've been looking at getting some smaller plates made up but I really could do without being pulled if they're not legal. For my reg, the smallest legal plate I can apparently go with is 9x7 - which is huge - so I'm still thinking I might risk using 'show plates' which aren't legal but can be a more sensible size...
 
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