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Only one thing better than a stretched & chromed CBR1000...

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Down w/the White Rimes - Old School Giggy Style

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So people actually come in and want this done to their bike?

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I'd rock the fuck outta that thing - Dug by Bug

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I agree, the white rims look good on it. Personally I could do without the stretch and bling on this.

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Seriously?


It looks like a cheap throw-together. The only thing chrome on it is the swingarm, if the wheels or frame were chrome it would at least look somewhat matching, now it just looks ridiculous. I like the look of the white wheels, but nothing about this bike from the frame back looks right.


Not to say that Chicago Performance doesn't do quality work, I'm just questioning the owner's taste.

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Seriously? .
Yup!! - You ever ride a stretched bike before? - Twist that fucker hard and the front stays and your arms get torn from the sockets - Hell of a good time - I dig the bike for sure and I admire the wrench time too

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The color scheme does not go with the chrome at all.

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So people actually come in and want this done to their bike?
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I agree, the white rims look good on it. Personally I could do without the stretch and bling on this.
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Seriously?


It looks like a cheap throw-together. The only thing chrome on it is the swingarm, if the wheels or frame were chrome it would at least look somewhat matching, now it just looks ridiculous. I like the look of the white wheels, but nothing about this bike from the frame back looks right.


Not to say that Chicago Performance doesn't do quality work, I'm just questioning the owner's taste.
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The color scheme does not go with the chrome at all.
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I was totally on board...until the swingarm.

it was like...yeah I dig it...then the eyeline went to the swingarm and I had a WTF moment.

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wats wit the slip-on.

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Down w/the White Rimes - Old School Giggy Style
Normally on this type of job I think chrome would look better, but white does add some pop when they are clean.

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So people actually come in and want this done to their bike?
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I agree, the white rims look good on it. Personally I could do without the stretch and bling on this.
Then it would be a stock bike. (except for the black painted body parts we added)

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Seriously?


It looks like a cheap throw-together. The only thing chrome on it is the swingarm, if the wheels or frame were chrome it would at least look somewhat matching, now it just looks ridiculous. I like the look of the white wheels, but nothing about this bike from the frame back looks right.


Not to say that Chicago Performance doesn't do quality work, I'm just questioning the owner's taste.
The rearsets are chrome also. Yeah I would have preferred chrome wheels at least but the owner makes the calls.

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lower that bitch.
Fuckin A right. She sits way too high like this.

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Yup!! - You ever ride a stretched bike before? - Twist that fucker hard and the front stays and your arms get torn from the sockets - Hell of a good time - I dig the bike for sure and I admire the wrench time too
Thanks Bug, and yeah stretched bikes are a different kind of fun for sure. Not for everybody though.

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The color scheme does not go with the chrome at all.
Agreed, normally darker colors look better with chrome.

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I was totally on board...until the swingarm.

it was like...yeah I dig it...then the eyeline went to the swingarm and I had a WTF moment.
We gots more where that came from.

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wats wit the slip-on.
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Looks lowered to me.
Nope, stock height unfortunately.

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That would look way better with a powder coated swingarm, + should be lowered more.
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That would look way better with a powder coated swingarm, + should be lowered more.
Yep that's what I would have done too.

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Is that a weld on swing arm ext? Looks damn clean, can't even see the welds.
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Is that a weld on swing arm ext? Looks damn clean, can't even see the welds.
Yep. We weld it, smooth it, and chrome over it so you can't even see the joint.

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Yep. We weld it, smooth it, and chrome over it so you can't even see the joint.
How much more does that up the price of labor? Strange i haven't seen many bikes smoothed out like that. Even show ones at the ims.
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How much more does that up the price of labor? Strange i haven't seen many bikes smoothed out like that. Even show ones at the ims.
Nothing. That is the way WE always have done them.

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Nothing. That is the way WE always have done them.
Fucking ghetto ass mofo yo!
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I can't walk to the bathroom, I just soak in them until my nurse comes.
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Needs more angled valve stems.
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How much more does that up the price of labor? Strange i haven't seen many bikes smoothed out like that. Even show ones at the ims.
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Nothing. That is the way WE always have done them.
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Yep. We weld it, smooth it, and chrome over it so you can't even see the joint.
Just from a welder's standpoint..what OTHER way is there to do it? Do people weld it..then NOT do any grinding/buffing on the weld and just leave the bead? Then paint over it so you can see the bead? That would seem to me to be a "shoddy" type and CP's way would be the "correct" way to do it.

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Just from a welder's standpoint..what OTHER way is there to do it? Do people weld it..then NOT do any grinding/buffing on the weld and just leave the bead? Then paint over it so you can see the bead? That would seem to me to be a "shoddy" type and CP's way would be the "correct" way to do it.

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Yep most others (though there aren't many shops that do this type of work) will do just that and leave the bead unfinished. Looks MUCH better like this, and that is always included in our pricing.

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