Monday, May 11, 2009
Note I said it..... I got the tank in the mail last week. I've been busy with family stuff all weekend, but had a little time to work on the bike today. I mounted up the tank to see how it looks. I'm very pleased with it. I'm still waiting on the tail section and battery tray. I had to do little cutting on where the stock tank mounted to make the new one work. I was very interested to feel how heavy this fiberglass tank was. It is heavy! probably nearly as heavy as the stock tank! The tank seems to be extremely high quality fiberglass work. If you will notice, it has a really cool modern gas cap flush mounted on top! It's a very nice touch that Benjie added to go along with my very clean industrial look. Now, my headlight is still chrome. I will either be sanding it down to a dull satin finish or powder coating it black (it clashes right now). I like how low it sits though!
I also mocked up the rearsets I got off of ebay. I think they are some CBR1000 rearsets. They seem to fit very nicely. I'm going to go ahead and mount them where the passenger pegs were located. It puts me in an "extreme" racing position, but I like the feel of it. I did some grinding on them to give the pegs that machined look that will be found in various places on the bike. Hopefully the project will be picking back up in the next couple of weeks and I'll be posting more frequently. Until next time!