Found this place at the top of my google searches list, so thought I'd join up.
Got my 5EB roughly 2 months ago from a friend, its a 1999 model, covered 20,000 miles when I got it. My first bike at 20, although I did my test well over 2 years back. More of a car person to be honest, but i'm coming around to 2 wheel fun....
This is how it looked:
First up was 2 new tyres, and a new battery.
It had a full custom respray 2 years ago just before my friend bought it, into the gloss black, white stickers, polished wheels etc. Looks pretty smart, but being known locally it will be changing.
Anyways, bought a few new bits and bobs for it, mainly carbon fibre! Getting ready for the rebuild over the winter.
Got hold of a rear seat cowl and sprayed it myself, bad picture but can kind of see it...
Then decided it needed a good service, so bought myself:
Oil + Filter
K&N cleaner and reoiler for the air filter
Just as it was all delivered the bike started running really badly, no power below 6krpm, cutting out etc. So as of a few days ago the bike looked like this:
Stripped everything off, changed it all over, running a treat now
Needs the carbs setting up and possible re-jetting, but that will come a bit later.
In the winter it will be fully resprayed, white panels, black frame, lots of carbon. Along with more maintenance, new bearings etc, plenty to keep me busy.
Long intro.....but look forward to finding some decent info on here