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post #1 of 12 Old 10-19-2015, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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ZX14R Chromed

Just picked up my bike from the shop this weekend because I wanted to ride. Bad news is shop did not bleed rear brake so could not ride. On a good note, had a lot of chrome and other things added:

Pegs and brackets, swing arm, fork caps, wheels, frame cover
Removed cans and add shorties
Ram phone mount
7 Channel Remote LEDs
Chrome Double Bubble

Want to add front fender chrome inserts(received in mail today) and chrome mirrors (had to return because not for 2014)

What you think?
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-19-2015, 04:05 PM
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Black looked better....and why people add rear exhaust tips and call them gp mufflers? Its a exhaust tip/piece of pipe without any packing

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Flush mount signals,retrofitted projectors(yes I forgot demon eyes lol), indiglo gauges, under tail and integrated taillight,gear indicator,BMC race air filter, kleen air mod, scotts dampener,14r QAthrottle, advanced ignition,Full muzzy exhaust+PCV with autotune+bonneville box going for 200mph
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I didn't call it a gp muffler those are your words. I called them shorties and I think some will like them and other don't. It's all about what sound you like.

I can appreciate that you like black better
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I didn't call it a gp muffler those are your words. I called them shorties and I think some will like them and other don't. It's all about what sound you like.

I can appreciate that you like black better
Stores, eBay etc call them shorties or gp....
Its you bike as long as you like it that all it matters....hope you got a custom tune along with new exhaust....running open header will require that

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Bad news is shop did not bleed rear brake so could not ride.
You don't "need" a rear brake to ride it

Not my bag at all but if it makes you smile then it's all good

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You don't "need" a rear brake to ride it

Not my bag at all but if it makes you smile then it's all good
My thoughts exactly, No rear brake no problemo. As for the blingy look, well looks are subjective everyone likes different style and there's plenty of people who love blinged out bikes. I like real low key I like to be fast not look fast, helps me with the officers to not stand out lol. Real Nice bike though those 14s are animals. If it's cool to you than its a cool bike...

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And Cmon now, at least he didn't stretch it and throw a 300 on the back! ;)

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Couldn't you just bleed the rear brake yourself ? Ten minutes if that .
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@Peterrose...I try to fix many things but bleeding brakes is something I have never done so didn't want to practice with my life...LOL. Once I see someone do it right I will fill comfortable doing it myself.
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@2WheeledObsessed...stretching and 300 is not my thing. I do like custom bikes and appreciate the creativity but would not want to do it with my bike.

@Everyone else...I'm a little surprised that more people don't like chrome. If my bike was a one tone I would gone carbon fiber.

Anyway, I appreciate everyone's comment not to speak negative even because it is not your style. Stay safe. I hope to be able to get a few miles in this week if the weather clears up a bit.
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@Peterrose...I try to fix many things but bleeding brakes is something I have never done so didn't want to practice with my life...LOL. Once I see someone do it right I will fill comfortable doing it myself.
It's real easy! I did it for the first time last year. Purchased a hand bleeder kit from Autozone, but clear tube on bleeder thingy ( my term, not theirs ha ha) vacumed out some old fluid, pour in some new, vacumed out more fluid, when clean fluid came through tube..job was complete. Very Condensed Directions...
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Bling looks great as long as it's shiny......shiny means clean......clean means cleaning....I hate cleaning :) Glad you're happy with the results though and that it puts a smile on your dial. Enjoy!
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