Originally posted by SecondMethod
I just bought my first bike today. I've taken rider course after rider course and saftey course after saftey course. I am pretty "able" with the bike. Still taking it slow, around the hood, and keeping to open areas let me get a feel.
BUT...that all said. I bought an '03 CBR600f4i. I think it's a good start out bike. Especially according to the salesman.
not all salesmen are good sources of information. his best interest is lining his pockets and most only think of today's sale.
I am interested in a couple of things:
The bike currently is black and silver. And sometime soon I am painting it all black (flat black maybe any suggestions?).
flat black is cool, but avoid painting it for the first year. trust me. minor tip-overs are common.
But what are some good exhaust systems? I am not worried about price at all.
price not an issue--ti force and akropovic. price is kind of an issue, m4 or leo vince (my favorite medium priced-pipes). wow, they're a lot more than i thought--hindle (great power, great price).
Nice body components? tail and carbon fiber products?
undertails are nice, ask around, quality varies quite a bit.
i am trying to do all black and maybe some red like Gauges? anything out there red looks nice
i think eurobikes.com sells inserts.
black helmet i have but i want black helmet with red visor? any clue?
how old is the helmet? if it's new model, they'll sell differing kinds of visors depending on helmet. a red tint would actually have some pluses. should accent brake lights well. if it's an old helmet, buy a new helmet. trust me. old helmets are a great way to get hurt.
i guess thats it for now! any help i'd appreciate it much thanks!