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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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A walk through my winter build!

So, I received this bike as a gift from the artist I drum with in January. It was a bone stock KRT with 17 miles. Still has less than 100 miles,but it's a whole other bike! I looooove it now and it has been a blast working on this thing. I have never done a forum like this so I am going to start from stock and add some different pics and comments from what I did a long the way. I did it take individual pics of every little thing I did but I will add what I can. I stay busy as ****, so it's going to be tough to knock it all out real quick, but here is a start 🙂 Thanks to anyone that is caring to watch, and I am mainly doing this to help with anyone's questions that I may be able to help with and to maybe save some people from dealing with issues I bumped into along the way. Here she is stock
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First things first was pulling the reflectors and the rear fender. Then, I added a Zoom Loop exhaust. I recently ordered a different exhaust because I didn't find this to sound good anymore after I did the engine build. I will say that this is my favorite sounding exhaust for a predominantly stock engine. I know it's cheaper than most but I love it and I think it has an aggressive growl and a deeper tone than a Yoshi but that's just me.
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Next I added a green "fairing bolt" set I had ordered off of eBay. I basically went around and replaced any bolts I could with green fairing bolts (besides engine bolts). I also added some smoked flush mount turn signals to the front of the bike. The ones I bought were the cheap eBay ones. They work great though. I'm sure they are not as bright as the more expensive proton model, but they did the trick for me.
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Next was a set of Area 22 rearsets. I will say that looking back, I wish I would have bought the other Chinese alternative. The reason being is that the slightly less expensive Chinese alternative has pegs that fold up if they hit the ground. Luckily I haven't had a low side crash to hurt them. I will also say that if you are somewhat tall, a new set of rear sets is invaluable in my opinion. It allowed my knees to get off the side of the gas tank and sit more comfortably like I'm on an actual bike. The downfall of these cheaper aftermarket rearsets is that the rear brake function just plain and simply isn't as strong as stock. It gets the job done, but anyone buying these should be prepared that it won't feel quite as stoppable at the rear wheel. The area 22 rearsets are somewhere around $120. The driven and woodcraft rearsets are awesome but I didn't want to spend that much money at the time.
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Thanks for taking the time to do a build thread, they are fun to follow. Excited to see how the new paint and Thailand headlamp look.

Dropped a gear... . . . . . . . . . . ...still here
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Thanks for taking the time to do a build thread, they are fun to follow. Excited to see how the new paint and Thailand headlamp look.
Thanks bud! I went all out on this one too. I'm hoping you enjoy it. I replaced or upgraded basically everything lol! Looking forward to showing you guys the final pics of it!
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Came a long way since then.. hate I've been too busy to post, but I will get it caught up..
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Awesome build! Where did you order your chain from and curious how you painted the engine area green to match?
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Dear lord, are you sure that's the same bike?!

Even in profile the Thailand headlight really compliments the low stretch going on.

Hows the ZoOM Brute so far? I'm surprised there aren't more of them finding their way into builds for how attractive they look.

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Awesome build! Where did you order your chain from and curious how you painted the engine area green to match?
Thanks man! I ordered the chain on eBay. I had to wait a while because it came from Britain. The brand is RK. So far, so good! It hasn't even stretched as much as my much better chain I had on before..

And I spray primer and laid the base coat with engine primer and paint, then I hand painted the green on the fins with engine paint. I used a foam brush which made it not that hard..
Keep in mind though, I did all of this before it was installed.. it is a 143 CC cylinder, V2 race head I have ported as well as a TB manifold that was ported as well.
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