Adding X-factor to my XX....??

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Yeah,cut your loses and trade it on a Ducati,Multistrada's stick out

    Glad i could assist

    CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Aug 19, 2003
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    Dave Ello Guest

    Hi all,

    During the week, I observed an R1100S with the BMW yellow/white checkers
    parked at Pie in the Sky. The owner had made a few subtle cosmetic
    additions (along with a number of mods including carbon pipes etc.) that
    really made the bike stand out from the crowd, and this is not just IMHO.
    Incidentally, he wasn't of the "Doof-doof" genre - prob. 45 and was no
    wally - prob. an exec of some description.

    Specifically, the rims were polished with gold spokes (on standard rims) and
    had a few other gold anodised parts on it - including the number plate
    bracket. This bike really looked great and at the same time, understated
    and I wish I had the camera with me so I could pinch a few of his ideas.

    Anyway, I'm usually very synical about cosmetic work to machinery, but I
    have to say, the thought of making a few little aesthetic changes to the XX
    in order to add some unquantifiable "X-factor" to it is appealing to me
    right now. Coming from the Duck, I'm used to being able to just marvel at
    the workings of the bike visible by design. The new XX (black) has almost
    everything fully covered and perhaps a little something would add some sex

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd considered polished rims with gold
    spokes (mine are the standard 3 spoke rims) as a starter, with the thinking
    that silver and gold would look good against the black. Suggestions of a
    mural of some large-breasted chick on the fairing have already been made by
    a less savoury mate, but this is *not* my thing... (the mural that is...).

    Looking forward to some suggestions - and perhaps links to the odd pic or

    Dave ZZR600 => ST2 (stolen) => '03 XX
    Dave Ello, Aug 19, 2003
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    Johnnie5 Guest

    you want to add some X to the XX , looking for a XXX blackbird ?

    you are the deviat dave


    anodising is available, it is cheap a bucket worth of bits runs about $50

    other options are zinc plating in different colours
    Johnnie5, Aug 19, 2003
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    Nev.. Guest

    Nickel plated wheels look good on the black XXs, but at about $450 or so per
    wheel they'd bloody well want to. Carbon huggers are available but because of
    the design of the bike they're not as obvious as they are on some other sports
    bikes. Several companies make single rear seat covers, the best I've seen on
    the net was from a German crowd who will deliver for about $AU500. It's a
    whole replacement single seat and painted rear cowl, but I guess since you do
    lots of two up stuff that's not practical.

    '02 CBR1100XX #2
    Nev.., Aug 19, 2003
  5. Cool, a "Sandman" Blackbird! You'd have to get a "Don't laugh, that
    could be your daughter on the back" sticker for it too! ;-)

    Iain Chalmers, Aug 19, 2003
  6. In on Wed, 20 Aug 2003 00:38:09 +1000
    OK, so maybe an eagle or a phoenix instead, if hens aren't your thing.

    Consider some pinstriping, shaping the tank and covers.

    Zebee Johnstone, Aug 19, 2003
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    sharkey Guest

    And those little bubble windows on the luggage ...

    sharkey, Aug 19, 2003
  8. So, do you reckon he should be playing Uriah Heep or Tangerine Dream?
    (in crummy am radio quality, of course)

    Iain Chalmers, Aug 20, 2003
  9. Kraftwerk!
    Intact Kneeslider, Aug 20, 2003
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    Wocka Guest

    Fade the paint from Black at the front to Yellow under the seat... Oh hang
    on that's my paint scheme.

    How about a pair of fluffy dice from Supacheap Auto on each mirror?
    Wocka, Aug 20, 2003
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    Dane Guest

    you should get those aftermarket iridium windscreens.
    They are the supercoolest mod ever!!!

    I know I have one and all the bitches dig me...

    well its either the windscreen or my "I **** on the first date" t-shirt.

    in conclusion: why ruin a perfectly good bike? Theres a difference
    between "sex appeal" and "wog appeal"

    The only people who will find it more attractive is someone like IK who
    dreams of chromed rims and chassis, custom paint jobs and custom license
    plates. CBR-4U!!! 2HT-4U!
    Dane, Aug 20, 2003
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    Am I the only one who can see the obvious here?!!?



    Dave Ello wrote in message ...
    Knobdoodle, Aug 20, 2003
  13. Re-do the seat cover in purple velour or red shag

    Brett Danvers, Aug 20, 2003
  14. See, now you indicate how poor your comprehension skills are, and thus erode
    your own credibility here... :)
    ....the whole point of that other post was to show that the
    challenge-the-opening tactic is ineffective and to be avoided, kinda like
    castling in chess.
    OK, I tell you what; I'll shoot you a PDF copy of a paper entitled "Theory
    of Neoclassical ion temperature gradient-driven turbulence". If you read it
    and jot down the gist of it for me, that'll give me the time to compose a
    suitably devastating reply to your taunting me about my love of bling-bling
    Seriously doubt it. If a pair of soccer shorts (Adidas, of course) can
    practically turn into a g-string due to all the side-to-side sliding action,
    they'd probably have to send an endoscope after a jock strap to find where
    it got to.
    Oi! The bloke who organises those runs is actually a schoolteacher, and not
    a bad one, apparently...
    Intact Kneeslider, Aug 20, 2003
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    Boxer Guest

    Personally I prefer the paper on, Transport processes and entropy
    production in toroidally rotating plasmas with electrostatic turbulence, a
    much more interesting after dinner read, with a riveting plot and a terrific

    (Standard debating tactic no 7, quote high brow scientific texts to make one
    appear intelligent)

    Boxer, Aug 20, 2003
  16. (eyebrow raise) Wow, I'm impressed. Apart from the "entropy production" bit
    (entropy isn't something you strictly produce or consume; it ain't that kind
    of party), that sounds very plausible.
    Come on, now. If that's really where I was headed, I would've gone all the
    way and resorted to ancronyms; I'd've asked Dane to read up on ITGDT for me.
    Intact Kneeslider, Aug 20, 2003
  17. Sounds like "BA-VO-RO" to me

    CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Aug 20, 2003
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    sharkey Guest

    (It's better if you use ones you wrote.)

    sharkey, Aug 20, 2003
  19. Tyreflies


    "Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon. "

    Remove *ME* before replying
    Alan Pennykid, Aug 20, 2003
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    Peter Guest

    Peter, Aug 20, 2003
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