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> Post #1 - Intro
> Post #4 - New tank pads and wheel decals
> Post #10 - Bike overhaul; New K&N air filter, Valve adjustment, spark plugs, chain, sprockets, coolant reservoir, and changed luids. Removed rear pegs and added a carbon fiber exhaust hanger.
What up Peeps!
This is my first bike journal. I've built a lot of different cars in the past; Mercedes (VIP), Nissan Frontier (Off-Roader), RSX Type-S (AutoX), Nismo 350Z (Drift), Evo X (Current Daily), etc…
When I had those cars I always started a build journal on the forums that I updated when I could. So I figured I'd do the same for my bike
Anyways, I've always wanted a bike ever since I saw Top Gun with Maverick hauling ass next to an F-14 (With no helmet… wtf? I know…). After a few years of convincing the gf to let me get one she finally gave in… I was originally going to get a brand new 2016 ZX-6R, but I knew I'd drop it. So I decided to get an older bike instead to learn on. I came across this 2003. The owner was a super young kid in college, but he had like 5 bikes. This was just one of his bikes, and I could tell it needed some TLC. But I bit the bullet and bought it anyways.
The seats were shredded, the paint was faded and needed a detail real bad, it was missing a few parts here and there… Since I hadn't taken the MSF course yet, or gotten my license I figured that I'd start buying replacement parts while it sat in my garage. I bought a brand new seat, OEM mirrors, detailed the shit out of it.
After 6 months of owning the bike and riding every day I had clocked in 4k miles. I felt I was ready to sell the bike, and get a new ZX-6R. I posted the ad on craigslist and within 5 minutes my phone was already blowing up. People were getting into bidding wars, and someone offered me $500 over my asking price. I was so excited… I was already frothing going to the local dealer and picking out my next bike before the guy even picked it up. He just requested that I take the bike in to get serviced to make sure everything is good. At that point for some reason I started to second guess selling the bike.
(Emotional image of me contemplating)
But I decided to take it in to get serviced anyways because of a ticking noise. After my mechanic went through the bike he said it was solid. Everything was running good. It just needed a few small things here and there (i.e. air filter, cam chain tensioner, etc.). He said I'd be stupid to sell the bike. So that was it… I decided to keep the bike. And that same day I decided to name my bike, "Arya." I never named my bike since I was planning on selling it after I learned on it anyways. But since I was keeping the bike I finally named her… And yes, I named the bike after Arya from Game of Thrones.
Now that I'm keeping the bike I started ordering new parts for her. New air filter, spark plugs, cam chain tensioner, etc. I plastidipped the frame black, and got a rear seat cowl. I just ordered a few other small things here and there as well. This is how she sits at the moment.
- Yoshimura full exhaust
- Hot bodies tinted windscreen
- CRG Adjustable levers
- Dan Moto rear sets
- Shogun frame sliders
- Rear fender delete with integrated turn signals
- AGV K5 Helmet
- Scorpion EXO-410 Helmet
- Dainese Super Speed Leather Jacket
- Dainese Super Speed Textile Jacket
- Sedici Ultimo Gloves
- Sedici Ultimo Boots
Since I'm not getting a new bike and not having payments I'm saving up for more parts and more gear. I hope to take her to the track.
Anyways, hope that wasn't too boring. Let me know if you guys have any tips and feedback on things I should do to the bike!