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My Bling and Black GT1000... Lots of Pics! VIDEO ADDED!

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Hello everyone,

I think I’m done modifying my GT1000 and am pretty proud of how it ended up.

Although I didn’t take pictures of the build process, I wanted to share with you how it looked when all started and how it looks now. After all, I took most of the mod ideas from this forum.

I asked the seller to take a picture of me on the bike they day I bought it.
The bike was pretty far from home, so I had to put 500 miles on my first ride.

First ride picture:

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It looks really different now. After finishing the mods I rode it 100 miles on the back roads. Both handling and the amount of time grinning improved dramatically.

Latest ride picture:

2017-09-22 13.38.50

Fist mod to pop out is the new color.
I was fortunate enough to find a brand new original black tank. Some might ask: Why change it? The reason is that although I think the red is nice, the black tank seems smaller (optical illusion). I also think that the logo location is better in this tank model. And lastly: I just like black for the GT1000.

Second obvious mod is the exhaust.
Another forum member sold me a Marving Slip-on set (Thanks Roadie). I polished it and placed it along with a nice set of Corse Dynamics Velocity Stacks and an ECU reflash.
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I made the Tail Tidy myself by reducing the OEM mudguard to its minimum possible dimensions. Turn lights are watsens sourced from our forum sponsor JC.

2017-09-20 08.51.22
This is by far the best tail tidy I've ever seen. I've been messing with mine forever (since I got the bike in 2007 really...) and have never been satisfied. But this looks perfect.

Do you have more pictures of the process of putting it together? did you cut it yourself?

I have watsens and a POSH light that's a bit similar to yours, but I really dig the use of the stock GT fender... I will be scouring eBay for one of those shortly.... ;)
Didn't take long. Found a beige one on eBay for cheap, will be here in 3 days... :grin2:
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Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process. I was not sure it would end up right when I started.
Other forum members might appreciate if you post photos of your's in the making.

The procedure is quite simple really:

For the mudguard:

1) Mark with tape the OEM mudguard with the final length you are looking for.
2) Cut the mudguard close to the tape with a saw (Leave it a little longer at this point).
3) Get close to the final dimensions with a grinding wheel.
4) Give it the final dimensions grinding it with a coarse sandpaper over a table (that way you will get an even flat finish).

For the mudguard bracket:

1) Place the chopped mudguard in its place with the OEM bracket.
2) Fix a generic license plate holder to the bracket. I used the top thread meant to hold the OEM stop/turn lights set and drilled another fixing point. Fixing points will depend on the plate holder you choose. I chose a license plate holder with a stoplight extension and bent it slightly to get the right stop light angle.
3) Cut the mudguard bracket removing the part that extends beyond the license plate holder.
4) At this point your mudguard bracket will still have the full thickness due to the tubular nature of the bracket. To get it like mine, you will have to remove the steel from outer and lower sections, leaving intact the top. You want only a curved plate section extending beyond the mudguard's length. Mark the bracket and remove those sections carefully by alternating a saw and a grinding wheel.
5) When you are satisfied, get it painted.

Cheers!
Thanks Jorge! Much appreciated. I'll report once done.
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Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process. I was not sure it would end up right when I started.
Other forum members might appreciate if you post photos of your's in the making.

The procedure is quite simple really:

For the mudguard:

1) Mark with tape the OEM mudguard with the final length you are looking for.
2) Cut the mudguard close to the tape with a saw (Leave it a little longer at this point).
3) Get close to the final dimensions with a grinding wheel.
4) Give it the final dimensions grinding it with a coarse sandpaper over a table (that way you will get an even flat finish).

For the mudguard bracket:

1) Place the chopped mudguard in its place with the OEM bracket.
2) Fix a generic license plate holder to the bracket. I used the top thread meant to hold the OEM stop/turn lights set and drilled another fixing point. Fixing points will depend on the plate holder you choose. I chose a license plate holder with a stoplight extension and bent it slightly to get the right stop light angle.
3) Cut the mudguard bracket removing the part that extends beyond the license plate holder.
4) At this point your mudguard bracket will still have the full thickness due to the tubular nature of the bracket. To get it like mine, you will have to remove the steel from outer and lower sections, leaving intact the top. You want only a curved plate section extending beyond the mudguard's length. Mark the bracket and remove those sections carefully by alternating a saw and a grinding wheel.
5) When you are satisfied, get it painted.

Cheers!
couple of months later and I finally got to make my tail chop following your footsteps. I altered the profile of the mud-guard a bit, shaping it so it would cover all of the metal armature and so that the light would sit on it... here are some pix.. aside from painting the mudguard I did it all by hand. Wasn't too complicated. Thanks again for the tip!

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