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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2003, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile For anyone who hates the "look" of an EX500

http://www.classicbikes.com/2003-april-paulo-ex500.jpg
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 11:47 AM
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Wow That looks awsome.
Nice pic
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 01:24 PM
 
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Outstanding photo. Someone has done a lovely piece of work. One could claim it was a fast trotting 4-pot 600, 750 or 1000 & many would have believed them.
My thanks for the photo.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool www.classicbikes.com

As a newbie, I bought my 2003 EX500, based on many months of reading posts by smarter, experienced folks like you! And as much as I love riding that bike, I always mourned the fact that it did not have quite the pizazz of its larger cousins, or even the cool full naked look. It sits in a sort of never-land in between, with its half fairing. At any rate (boy I'm long-winded tonight!), I wanted to find out what was available aftermarket to "pretty" it up. An internet search led me to speedbike.com, & I've been corresponding with a guy called Edgar, who races ex500s. It's really cool what he's done! Check out his site. The bike in the link I posted is the Brazilian champs bike - Edgar is trying to get the fairing into the US. His own bike is awesome too. But best of all, like all of you, Edgar loves what he does & is happy to share his learnings!
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I really don't mind the looks at all. Some of the color schemes through the years were a little rough, but the bike looks good rolling down the road. I think you're being too critical.

Those things can RIP when you learn how to use it.

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I really don't mind the looks at all. Some of the color schemes through the years were a little rough, but the bike looks good rolling down the road. I think you're being too critical.

Those things can RIP when you learn how to use it.
This pretty much sums up my opinion...

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chacun a son gout!

We all have our preferences! Like I said, I love riding the bike & can picture the day when I "retire" it to the track! But I find it nice to see what creativity can accomplish!
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 06:33 PM
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nice bike

That guy's EX is the best looking, most inspired example of the bike I have seen. Whereas most would say "Off to a 600cc I go", he has brought tech to the twin. Very nice. Almost makes me want to not sell my wife's EX. Almost...
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 07:04 PM
 
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Wish my EX was that pretty.

Oh well, the R6 will have to hold the light.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 11:43 AM
 
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Where is snigg? His bike could look that good!
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