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Interesting video....it is a bit "dorky" with the chatter but the painting result I think looks great...
Yeah, "dorky" is an understatement. His running commentary was as about as goofy as it gets.

Who uses a fricking timer set for 1 minute to shake up a rattle can of paint?

The thing that really made me shake my head, was how he was so anal about washing and prepping prior to painting, only to then comment about how he was wearing his dirty, grimy gloves to handle the freshly painted muffler. :rolleyes:

I won't even go into the bad idea of letting the engine idle for 20 minutes to "cure the paint"... :eek:
 

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I would rather spend any time and money I had on removing the great lump and replacing it with something lighter and better looking.
Exactly.

And now he has a stock muffler that looks like a dirt bike muffler, which is worth next to nothing in terms of resale.
 

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for the black and red bike with black wheels etc
you can see how he might prefer the black muffler,
but thats not in the same context as the thing itself
with its catalytic converter thus weight and high heat,
compared to a lighter weight basic muffler..

the lv evo11 carbon s/o on black beauty [cbr250r]
was very dark 'grey' carbon weave almost black,
which matched the all black motorcycle,,
but the stock 'anchor' was also black..
and did not,, match the overall design on
that beautiful [imo] honda motorcycle..

theres a video which automatically came after that
video when i played it, which is of a bloke swapping out
his black painted [with defect chip showing chrome]
for a yoshi 77 s/o which is the same or exactly similar
motorcycle..
the second bloke obviously thought it worth paying for
another, black muffler, the yoshi 77 to replace
that stock black painted original..

my son reckoned the stock 300 chrome muffler 'looked good'
[surprising for him] and honda obviously took note of the
tidal wave of feedback from cbr250r owners worldwide
complaining about 'the anchor' when designing cbr300r..

and yet, if she hadnt been destroyed, it was my intention to
swap that muffler for a good aftermarket alternative..
mainly for the unacceptable imo level of heat
generated in even a fairly short ride..

again, nothing to do with fashion etc..

notice new hondas past the concept stage
shown publically at shows etc often
have akro exhausts,, which are exchanged
in the for sale versions for other mufflers
with cats etc, along with dual seats, basic
pegs and so on..

this, is how honda designers see the motorcycle..
before it has been neutered or normalised for
the average rider and basic uses..

while stock honda parts will work, of course,
rational motorcyclists of all sorts worldwide
still often opt for different tyres and so on..
not because the stock are dangerous etc,
but for beyond basic uses and riding,
where there will always be superior
specialist products for specific uses..

real horns and suchlike easy replacements
are popular for good reasons..
beyond the idiot attention seeking
mob you might find anywhere..
 

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notice new hondas past the concept stage
shown publically at shows etc often
have akro exhausts,, which are exchanged
in the for sale versions for other mufflers
with cats etc, along with dual seats, basic
pegs and so on..

this, is how honda designers see the motorcycle..
before it has been neutered or normalised for
the average rider and basic uses..
I've noticed all right and it bugs the crap outta me because you get quite excited about the prospect of a sporty beast being released but then the watered down for the masses version comes out and its like ugh...dang! :(
 
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