Well that took long enough! Good grief! Good on the local shop for replacing the scratched rear wheel and getting the front wheel re-anodized to match.
Well, after 14 years of regular riding, when a local motorcycle shop dinged one of my Carrozzeria rims while trying to mount a tire - I decided the time had come to tear down the CBR 1000RR and give it a deep cleaning while I was waiting 6-8 weeks for my wheels to show back up.
Tore all the plastic off, tank, airbox, shower injectors, tail, etc. and started in with a sponge and some dish-washing detergent (like for your dishwashing machine - works great to cut the grease) and parts-cleaner.
Cleaned up the tail first and reassembled the tail:
Then cleaned up the exhaust system:
Repaired some of the broken/burnt LEDs in my tail light as well. Also glued the tach faceplate down where it had bubbled up a little, causing the needle to rub.
Cleaned up the airbox, fresh K&N filters, and reassembled all of that.
Next will be the front-end cleanup, forks, calipers, etc.
I ordered new matte-black fairings for it - birthday present from my wifey . Should have those in hand in the next couple of weeks. Also got new grips and bar-ends that some nice accents. Bike should be all black, gold and silver.
I’ll post more pics as I reassemble - shoud look pretty dang sweet when I’m done.
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