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Just got my Matte Black bike...what should I start doing to it.

1. take off all the stickers except the VIN sticker (or should I take that one off too?
2. Take off the yellow and red reflectors on the forks and back fender
3. Change the turn signals? I'm gonna start with clear lenses until i find something nice and affordable... Need to change both the front and back
4. Somehow cut off the license plate holder from the back light (any suggestions on how to do this??)....I like the back tail light that Raw has designed with the built-in turn signals but $260 for a row of LED lights is too much in my opinion
5. Save up for an exhaust system...I like the Cobra swept pipes...dont' know if I should do chrome or the black (whats the lowest price you guys found, I live in CA)
6. Should I add the Cobra F1200 fuel management computer thing? some people say its worthless....any takes?
7. My dealer says to not change the air intake as the stock one is much better in his opinion "a lot of design and thought has gone into the stock one, the aftermarket ones only sound better"
8. Change the front headlight....HID kits are too complicated...getting an aftermarket H4 bulb is fine
9. What else?
 

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Hmmmmmm....What to do first. Something we've all pondered from our first day of ownership. What I did was go small first. New mirrors...front turn signals...remove all stickers etc., while giving lots of thought to the more expensive mods. I think you should take your time with the bigger decisions such as exhaust. In the end, it's all your choice. Go with your whims and what you wallet can handle.
 

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Mine was... take off reflectors... replace grips and mirrors... decide where to go from there... listen to CBFury's pipes, my other friend's pipes... change pipes out, change out lollipops, give up on lollipops and change to LED's... put on side mounted plate and LED lit style mount, change out front lollipop to LED's, put insignia's on side panels, buy sissy bar... change out seat... buy L&M adapter, buy spike intake, Fuggin controller... sit and contemplate chrome... buy other Kury items... sit and stare at wall, look at girl, get excited... look at bike, figure there's room on there for two to have fun... yadda yadda yadda :eek:
 

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Congratulations on the new bike. Go to the Gallery and check out as many photos’s as you can. Pull up YouTube videos. You will start seeing things you like and things you don’t. It’s your bike so make it your own and enjoy it.
 

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Welcome, well I started with the things I wanted to change most and went from there. Pipes, license plate, I put on the KURY turn signal bezzels, grips, and so on...It will never end so have fun.
 

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One mans trash is another mans treasure. Everyone's taste is a little different so take a look at everyone's mods and target the ones that catch your eye and can be supported by your wallet. Start slow and take your time. Welcome aboard!
 

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what to do ?

Just got my Matte Black bike...what should I start doing to it.

1. take off all the stickers except the VIN sticker (or should I take that one off too?
2. Take off the yellow and red reflectors on the forks and back fender
3. Change the turn signals? I'm gonna start with clear lenses until i find something nice and affordable... Need to change both the front and back
4. Somehow cut off the license plate holder from the back light (any suggestions on how to do this??)....I like the back tail light that Raw has designed with the built-in turn signals but $260 for a row of LED lights is too much in my opinion
5. Save up for an exhaust system...I like the Cobra swept pipes...dont' know if I should do chrome or the black (whats the lowest price you guys found, I live in CA)
6. Should I add the Cobra F1200 fuel management computer thing? some people say its worthless....any takes?
7. My dealer says to not change the air intake as the stock one is much better in his opinion "a lot of design and thought has gone into the stock one, the aftermarket ones only sound better"
8. Change the front headlight....HID kits are too complicated...getting an aftermarket H4 bulb is fine
9. What else?
Just ride the bike and enjoy !
 

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Just got my Matte Black bike...what should I start doing to it.

1. take off all the stickers except the VIN sticker (or should I take that one off too?
2. Take off the yellow and red reflectors on the forks and back fender
3. Change the turn signals? I'm gonna start with clear lenses until i find something nice and affordable... Need to change both the front and back
4. Somehow cut off the license plate holder from the back light (any suggestions on how to do this??)....I like the back tail light that Raw has designed with the built-in turn signals but $260 for a row of LED lights is too much in my opinion
5. Save up for an exhaust system...I like the Cobra swept pipes...dont' know if I should do chrome or the black (whats the lowest price you guys found, I live in CA)
6. Should I add the Cobra F1200 fuel management computer thing? some people say its worthless....any takes?
7. My dealer says to not change the air intake as the stock one is much better in his opinion "a lot of design and thought has gone into the stock one, the aftermarket ones only sound better"
8. Change the front headlight....HID kits are too complicated...getting an aftermarket H4 bulb is fine
9. What else?
welcom easyflow.i can answer that question for you.(all of them).you are going to do it anyway so just sail on it.ride safe.
 

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1. Get rid of all stickers and reflectors: cheap and the improvement to the looks of the bike is dramatic,
2. Get the kury bevelled lenses that snap into the oem turn signal nacelles; again cheap and dramatic improvment in looks,

STOP

3. Ride the bike for a month. Or two even.

You'll be making modification decisions that'll change as you get a better feel for what's going on, which will save you some money if you take some time before you make them. i.e. I put the cobra swepts on mine 'cause I was desperate to get rid of the stock pipes. And they're great pipes; good sound, good looks. But I eventually decided they weren't for me and had to cough up mucho moolah for the fuggin viper 2's. Now, the $700 I spent on the swepts would go almost all the way towards purchase of a D&M air intake and accutronix adapter and throttle body cover, which I'd dearly love but just can't afford now.

Eventually, if you're like most of the rest of us, you'll wind up doing something like this: pipes, air intake, FUEL MANAGER!!! *read the threads on this*, Chrome wheels (a biggie), plastic crap on rear fender, risers or not, sideplate holder, clutch relief kit, mirrors, radiator cover, grips, seats, windscreen issues (bike generates a pretty brutal windstream).

Oh and don't forget that some or all of the money you save can be sent to worthwhile groups such as the Poor Sad Stonewheel Tragic Decision Fund (PSSTDF or more popularly Pissed Off) which is dedicated to sending a biker to bed happy (oh alright a particular biker stop splitting hairs) with new mods he decided wrong the first time around.

The value of contributing to such groups can't be underestimated. :rolleyes:

Just remembered you have matte bike; scratch chrome wheels but the other stuff stands ...
 

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One mans trash is another mans treasure. Everyone's taste is a little different so take a look at everyone's mods and target the ones that catch your eye and can be supported by your wallet. Start slow and take your time. Welcome aboard!
How very very true.......Best comment I've seen here for a long time.....
 

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Lots of good advice in this thread. I would say also to start out small. Enjoy the bike for a while. The more informed you are on what's out there, the happier you will be with your purchases.
 

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IMHO

Musts: Remove all stickers (including VIN) and reflectors, replace those turn signals with something smaller (or just remove them like I did), pick an exhaust, do something with that plastic license plate hanging down

Next: Review choices as there are a lot more options now than when I started and take time to enjoy the ride!
 

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I gotta say these guys are right. I've hunted turn signals since I bought my bike. Smaller, ultra-small, LED, halogen. Guess what? I still haven't decided and the stock lollipops are still on there. I believe in doing it right the first time. It costs twice as much to do it again. Take your time with the mods and do what YOU want.

Oh and I got my Cobras without ever hearing them. I liked how they looked and didn't care how they sounded. The baffles will stay in no matter what these guys here say.
 

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1. Get rid of all stickers and reflectors: cheap and the improvement to the looks of the bike is dramatic,
2. Get the kury bevelled lenses that snap into the oem turn signal nacelles; again cheap and dramatic improvment in looks,

STOP

3. Ride the bike for a month. Or two even.

You'll be making modification decisions that'll change as you get a better feel for what's going on, which will save you some money if you take some time before you make them. i.e. I put the cobra swepts on mine 'cause I was desperate to get rid of the stock pipes. And they're great pipes; good sound, good looks. But I eventually decided they weren't for me and had to cough up mucho moolah for the fuggin viper 2's. Now, the $700 I spent on the swepts would go almost all the way towards purchase of a D&M air intake and accutronix adapter and throttle body cover, which I'd dearly love but just can't afford now.

Eventually, if you're like most of the rest of us, you'll wind up doing something like this: pipes, air intake, FUEL MANAGER!!! *read the threads on this*, Chrome wheels (a biggie), plastic crap on rear fender, risers or not, sideplate holder, clutch relief kit, mirrors, radiator cover, grips, seats, windscreen issues (bike generates a pretty brutal windstream).

Oh and don't forget that some or all of the money you save can be sent to worthwhile groups such as the Poor Sad Stonewheel Tragic Decision Fund (PSSTDF or more popularly Pissed Off) which is dedicated to sending a biker to bed happy (oh alright a particular biker stop splitting hairs) with new mods he decided wrong the first time around.

The value of contributing to such groups can't be underestimated. :rolleyes:

Just remembered you have matte bike; scratch chrome wheels but the other stuff stands ...
Hey Thanks for the great advice....what are the "kury bevelled lenses" that attach to the "nacelles"?? I went to there website and only found clear lenses and something called standard accent bezels and deep dish bezels...which ones fit on the honda fury lights? Thanks again....

Would you say I go with chrome pipes or the black ones?
 
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