After selling my Bigtwin Evo chop I decided to go back to a sporty. They're fun, they're fast, and they're so damn easy to work on. But I decided to hold out for a 1200S model, cuz I've always wanted one.
I picked this 2000 model up on Phx Craigslist for $3500. It had 10750 miles on it and looked like it just came off the showroom.
The guy let me test ride it and I about shit my pants. Scariest, most wonky piece of shit I ever sat on! Then I checked all the suspension settings(3 way adjustable cartridge forks and shocks) and every adjustment was different from its mate, and it only had 7lbs of air in the tires!
After realizing it would all be easy fixes I quickly paid the man his money and left.
I like bikes that handle really well, so I started modifying this bike to that end.
First was a steering damper, rearsets, fork brace, KYB shocks, Venom X tires, and a Rineheart 2-1 exhaust for added grunt
This was awesome, until I found a Supertrapp 2-1 system on craigslist for $125!
5 lbs lighter and just as tough, with more ground clearance!
Then I decided I wanted to try a fairing to keep some wind off of my chest. I didn't want to do the standard played out half-fairing so I came up with this-
And now I've decided its time to move on to 17" GSXR rims with Pilot Power tires for a 35lb(!) weight reduction and even sharper handling!