Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » Gallery » Bike pictures




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:25 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Hi. I'm new here! Just wanted to add some pictures of my Hornet S.

I have got a Danmoto on its way from China. Other than that I changed the blinkers and did a tail tidy.

Was going for the more naked Hornet, but this one had 16k KM on the clock (10k miles)

Image

Image

Cheapo tail tidy. Basicly just removed the whole backend and put the plate back on + new blinkers.
Image

Shaved 16mm off the backlight. Made it look more flush.
Image

Tilted the licens plate.
Image

Bobbins.
Image

Coming:
Polishing the exhaust system
Changing levers to short CNC drilled ones
Hugger
Belly pan
Fenda Extenda
Jack up (Tail raise)
Changing plastic grill to a metal one
Maybe converting to the non S-type (no fairing)


Last edited by Mortenhoe on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:07 pm 
Offline
Darwin Award winner 2016
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 pm
Posts: 1046
Nice bike Moe and with very low miles! I've got the Danamoto GP carbon on mine, found it annoyingly loud on a long run (even with ear plugs) so ordered the DB killer shortly afterwards, mind you I'm currently running without the DBK so either I've got used to it or I've gone deaf... what?

Got my shorty levers from and I'm very happy with them.

Welcome to the nest bud :D

_________________
60th cog in the Gear Driven Cam Appreciation Society.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:02 am 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Thanks. I actually forgot to order the DB killer. I will be ordering that to :-)
I have to get levers from inside EU, or customs will have my ass for breakfast. The fee for import is about as big as the price of the levers. So UK stock it is :-D


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:13 am 
Offline
Hornet Lord
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:02 pm
Posts: 589
Location: Somerset
Nice bike & good work.

I particularly like what you've done with the rear light - very neat. :clap


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:25 am 
Offline
Needs to get out more!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 am
Posts: 1378
Location: In The Garage
Yeah - nice job on the rear end - you've really tidied it up :D


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:49 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Thanks for all the replys. Will be mounting the L plate with more angle. And cutting all the remaining plastic, that you can see frem the side. I'm just waiting for the exhaust to do the cutting so I don't have to take it apart more than once :-)

Biggabit I found the same ones from a UK dealer :-)

Would also like a rearset. They are expensive.......


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:22 pm 
Offline
Darwin Award winner 2016
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 pm
Posts: 1046
Mortenhoe wrote:
Biggabit I found the same ones from a UK dealer :-)


Excellent, once ordered you won't have to wait quite as long for them to be delivered.

Regarding the DB killer, before ordering one give it ago to see what you think. It's not too bad at lower revs (easy on the neighbours when I set off at 7am) and it passed it's last MOT without the DBK installed (though with a 'loud exhaust' advisory) but at sustained higher speeds IMO it does soon become tiring.

It's just about tolerable with ear plugs which I always wear.. well 98% of the time.

Which Danamoto did you order? :)

_________________
60th cog in the Gear Driven Cam Appreciation Society.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:32 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
We have quite different rules over here in Denmark, so I think I have to use the original exhaust if I get called in.

I got the Carbon GP one. Most people seem very happy with that one, and it looks good.

I like a noisy exhaust so maybe youre right. Ill wait with the DBK.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:39 pm 
Offline
Darwin Award winner 2016
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 pm
Posts: 1046
Nice choice you won't be disappointed they're made to a high standard, mine still looks as good as new after commuting every day on the bike for the last three years :D

_________________
60th cog in the Gear Driven Cam Appreciation Society.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:42 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Yeah. Some people have been writing badly about them on the internet. The carbon fibre melting. But that will happen to all exhausts if the wool gets worn. Even very expensive ones. Danmotos are cheap because they are very basic and easy to make. :-)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:03 pm 
Offline
Darwin Award winner 2016
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:26 pm
Posts: 1046
Well for everyday road use I've had no problems, never tracked my bike so can't comment on those conditions.

I think due to their competitive pricing there's a lot of 'scare mongering' put out on the internet about Chinese products, if you read my someone posts a reply about horror stories he's heard regarding cheap Chinese levers... well mine are still working and looking as good as the day I bought them :love

For me it was a no brainer with 'name branded' shorty's costing 4 times as much!!

Don't worry I doubt your exhaust will melt. :D

_________________
60th cog in the Gear Driven Cam Appreciation Society.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:33 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Ordered those chinese shorty levers. Now I just have to wait 20 days. Hah. Still waiting on my Danmoto, also.....

Did more tail tidy'ing today. Made a tilted bracket.
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Moe's '03 Hornet
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:12 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:57 pm
Posts: 7
Bobbins arrived.
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

Board index » Gallery » Bike pictures


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: