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I am just posting up some pictures as I go along the way. I am not doing anything major to the bike. It is black, I like the black. Just going to add a few touches here and there as I see fit. First real mod I did was powdercoating the peg brackets.

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Then I added some Chinese shorty levers, no pics needed. You can see them in the following pics.

Next I added a Thai headlight. This is only temporary for about a week or two until I get my super secret custom headlight setup in. Nothing crazy, just a little something I am throwing together. Here are the pics as it sits today.

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More to come as the Evolution continues.
 

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Looking good. Can't wait to see the custom headlight.
 
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So I have a minor update. The Chazzos suck, do not even touch the front brake switch, so I was rolling around with my brake light fully lit all the time. Took that off. Put my MNNTHBX fender eliminator on. Fabbed up a plate light from Audi style side emitting LEDs. Works alright, might slightly crease the plate if it becomes an issue. On to the pic:

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That light is sweet! Can you tell me what the whole retrofit ended up costing?
 

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You should be able to do it for around $200 in materials and $75 in labor. Another $15 for postage and you are around $300.

If you are a do-it-yourself kind of guy you could probably do it yourself. I am not. If you need someone to do it, I can put you in touch with my guy. It is a hobby for him, but the work I have seen him do in the past has been good.
 

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So I am at a stand still with the HID light because it appears that the relay I received from TRS is bad. So. I have been waiting on Part Unlimited to get the Carbon RS-9 Yoshimura full exhaust system in stock for about 2 months now. The ETA was about two weeks ago but when I called they told me a few days and then those few days turned into "end of November." I am impatient, so end of November doesn't work for me. I work at a Honda dealer and had called Yoshimura directly but the price they quoted me was higher than the one I got through Parts Unlimited, so I decided to wait. Once Parts Unlimited told me it would be another month, I decided to again try Yoshimura directly. Talked to a guy who was able to get me one out the same day for a decent price. Got it in yesterday. Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Car Motor vehicle
 

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I'm trying to think of something neat to do with the upper mount below the seat... since the Yosh doesn't use it.

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Talked to TheRetrofitSource about the replacement relay they sent me. Turns out they sent the wrong thing and the right thing will not be in stock for about another week. Greeaaatttt.
 

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So whenever I would ride next to a jersey barrier I noticed that I had a bit of noise from the chain. Checked and made sure everything was aligned, it was, still had the noise. It may be a bit nit-picky, but that's ok. I started looking around for a 420 o-ring chain and realized there weren't a ton of them out there. Alas, I stumbled across this on Amazon:

DID 420V-120 O-Ring Chain with Connecting Link : Amazon.com : Automotive
Put it on tonight and went for a quick ride. The noise seems to have settled down to almost nothing. Still waiting for my wiring harness to come in the mail so I can complete my HID setup.
 

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So whenever I would ride next to a jersey barrier I noticed that I had a bit of noise from the chain. Checked and made sure everything was aligned, it was, still had the noise. It may be a bit nit-picky, but that's ok. I started looking around for a 420 o-ring chain and realized there weren't a ton of them out there. Alas, I stumbled across this on Amazon:

DID 420V-120 O-Ring Chain with Connecting Link : Amazon.com : Automotive
Put it on tonight and went for a quick ride. The noise seems to have settled down to almost nothing. Still waiting for my wiring harness to come in the mail so I can complete my HID setup.
I noticed the stock chain was a little noisy too. Chalked it up to my lack of experience since it checked out ok. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who noticed it. I think I remember reading that someone on here switched out to a belt drive.
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
Got another piece of the equation today. It is a BTX Industries intake. Ran me $176 shipped. Has a provision for the AIT sensor and includes a UNIfilter. Going to be about a week before I put it on as I am still waiting for my HID harness from TheRetrofitSource.

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Got another piece of the equation today. It is a Standard Function intake. Ran me $176 shipped. Has a provision for the AIT sensor and includes a UNIfilter. Going to be about a week before I put it on as I am still waiting for my HID harness from TheRetrofitSource.

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Loving that intake, Is that a direct bolt-on ? And if so where did you get it


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As I understand it, it is a direct bolt on. I have about a week before I will get my first glimpse at the intake manifold/throttle body setup on the Grom. CORRECTION: It is a BTX Industries intake. If you are interested please email: [email protected]
 
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