As some (very few) of you know, I picked up an 08 ZX-10R back in January. It had been down and needed some fairing work to get it back to being a nice bike. PO said he had priced it all and it was about $500 bucks to get OEM stuff back on the bike. I drove out to bum fuck to pick it up and brought it home one rainy Sunday night. The next Saturday, I started the tear down.
Boy was I in for a surprise. The "$20 parts on ebay" that it needed quickly became a lot more fucking expensive and added up. I came to find out that it had been half ass put together to get it back on the road. Zip ties and broken plastic everywhere My wallet was unhappy. But several merchants on eBay welcomed me with open arms.
I won't go through all the horse shit I had to do to get this bike where it is now, but Let's just say I wasn't too happy when I promptly tripled the $500 estimate. I've had bikes before, and know that OEM stuff is the way to go. I could have bought some bullshit ABS stuff to repair the bike, but I'd still be fighting fitment and such.
Mods are as follows.
-1 front sprocket
1/5 throttle insert
k&n air filter
secondary butterflies removed
lowered an inch or so on vortex lowering links
I'll flash the ECU and tune it if I decide to keep it. Still tossing around the idea of selling it to buy a newer car and do some stuff around the house.