Okay, I've decided I'm far enough into tear down to start a thread, but let me give a 'lil history on me first. This is my 2nd bike ever, but I'm still a newb (less than 1 year ride time total) since I didn't own my first bike for more than 6 months. That 1st bike happen to be a '01 Ducati 748 that I bought & sold in 2003. My dream bike at the time, but I couldn't afford the maintenance or insurance at the time. So it had to go.
Alright, moving on 9 years later. My wife finally agrees to let me buy a bike.
At first I thought only a 2012 CBR1000rr would do. Then I got realistic and asked my self what is my all time favorite bike right now? That's when I started looking for 06-07 R6's. I wanted a Raven only, but came across this 2007 Charcoal (6700mi) & was sold. Purchased April 2, 2012 and it had just enough upgrades that I didn't feel like I was starting from scratch. DID 520 chain, Supersprox Sprocket, Michelin Power Pures, HID's, frame sliders, flush mount front signals, fender eliminator, removed reflectors/stickers & ASV gold clutch/brake levers. Being married with 5 kids, I was lucky enough just to get the bike, so upgrading it was going to be tough. Let me first say I have expensive taste when it comes to modifying stuff, but it's just not in the budget for this build. Enough of the boring stuff! Just remember, this is a budget build and expensive aftermarket goodies will come in time (hopefully). I'm making the bike more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes at this time. The Charcoal looks awesome, but it has to go...
As I bought her 4/2/12: