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View Poll Results: How much have you/ would you spend customizing your bike(s)?
$0 -- I like it as is! 7 4.17%
$100-$999 -- I'm thrifty and crafty 75 44.64%
$1000 - $2000 -- yes i admit... I have a spending problem. 47 27.98%
$2000 and up -- I'm rich. 39 23.21%
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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how much are you willing to spend?

Ive spent quite a bit now, i think once i add it all up once i'm done... I'm looking at about $1800.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 10:12 PM
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I have spent maybe a thousand bucks on my ZX9. I have no desire for any big changes. The best money was spent on the suspension being redone by Race Tech, wich I think was about 3 or 4 hundred bucks. But I am going to have a custom seat made for about three bills. I have spent a lot for soft luggage and tank bags, some of which is just collecting dust now. Guess that does not count for customization.

Now, my standard bike, that is another story. I might be headed for that two thousand marker when I get finished, we will see. The engine work is next, that is going to be the big dollar item.

I still want a VTX 1800. I think I could easily surpass two grand on that bike. When I looked into buying a Softail Deuce, I had $3000 worth of accessories picked out before the bike was going to make it out the door.

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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 08:10 AM
 
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Talking $$$$$$$$$$$

F3Bufford, I'm right there w/ you when it come to "suprise" spending! My bike is still in the shop (had a little accident), so the deductable is $400, and while it's in there, I mind as well have some dual slip-ons thrown on there ($450-699 + installation, depending on brand).

And for X-mas I want:
Flyscreen
Flushmounts for flyscreen (seriously!!!!)
Fender eliminator
Neons (just a little)

$$$!
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Re: $$$$$$$$$$$

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F3Bufford, I'm right there w/ you when it come to "suprise" spending! My bike is still in the shop (had a little accident), so the deductable is $400, and while it's in there, I mind as well have some dual slip-ons thrown on there ($450-699 + installation, depending on brand).

And for X-mas I want:
Flyscreen
Flushmounts for flyscreen (seriously!!!!)
Fender eliminator
Neons (just a little)

$$$!
thats how it all starts. After my accident is when I started my kick to customize my bike. Its been about a year now and since I'm almost done with it.. I'm just ready to ride again!
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A dollar or two
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-02-2002, 10:00 AM
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Awww ya know, a guys gotta go what a guys gotta do

but lately I've just gotten stupid with it (as seen in the links below)... I have had a set of cannister sleeves powdercoated black as well as the exhaust hangars & obtained some gold anodised bands & even replaced the entire front cowl because my stock one had too many rock chips etc from too many weekend warrior trips... It's an addiction as I want the bike to be both unique & functional & the way I see it is ya have to spend your money on something LOL My next large expenditure will be Brembo monoblock calipers & full floaters maybe once that is finished I will start on the 919

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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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That's definately a head turner! I love the gold forks.

And where did you get those exhause hangers? how much?
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 02:08 PM
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How much?

So, Duckhunter, tell us: how much have you spent on aftermarket items?

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I've spent a little here & there, but I use 1-800-COLLECT so I can save a buck or two that way my poor ass can keep adding parts

What really gets expensive is all the parts I buy just to test... I've been through 5 different exhausts, 3 sets of rearsets, 3 windshields plus 3 prototypes that I had made just for me etc... & that's just the normal stuff as I had also bought a spare motor & had HRC pistons installed just to see what happened...

I've got some sizable plans on the horizon for the 919 as well including upgrading the brakes & an Ohlins shock, fork work & even some additional powdercoating maybe even some streetfighter DYMAG's
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I have spent $2000.00 on my '94 ZX6E that is used in NHRA/PROSTAR competition. I am not rich...........But it runs!


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