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    Minor facelift - numbers and jettrim seat

    I bought a used 09 FZS a few weeks ago. The first thing that stood out was that the previous owner thought it was a great idea to wax all of the plastic with some wax from hell.

    You can sort of see it on the grey gunwale pieces in this picture.
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    After two rounds with a toothbrush and dawn dishsoap and two rounds of Mother's Back to Black, I got ALMOST all of it off.

    Then I had to ditch these numbers:
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    I decided to keep going with the red/black theme already on the ski and got new numbers from exotic signs.
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    After a wash and correct polishing (I use Turtle Wax Ice), I had to take care of the grey seat so I called Jettrim. The top is black naugahyde, the sides are black vinyl, and the red strips are suede.

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    I'm kicking around getting the black gunwale kit, but I might spend the money elsewhere first.

    PS - sorry about the bad cellphone pics.
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    Nice!!!! You should come hit Lake Michigan with myself and a friend sometime. He rides a 2010 FZS.

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    Looks pretty damn nice. The black gunwale will make a huge difference. It did on my VXR anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Nice!!!! You should come hit Lake Michigan with myself and a friend sometime. He rides a 2010 FZS.
    I'm going to hit the Chain O' Lakes over the border in Illinois tomorrow. When we ride Lake Michigan, we usually launch at the marina in Racine. The North Beach area is much better than anywhere between McKinley and Bender Park. We should have a meet up sometime. I ride with two other guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by STUNNA View Post
    Looks pretty damn nice. The black gunwale will make a huge difference. It did on my VXR anyway...
    I agree - the black looks a lot better. One of my friends has a 2013 FZS with the black.

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    You have to go north of McKinley to find the really nice stuff. All the way to Port Washington is awesome shoreline!!!!!!

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    Lookin' good Griffin.

    Bryan, I still want to hook up with you guys on Michigan. I've been working on a new tow vehicle and it's almost ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuningforks View Post
    Lookin' good Griffin.

    Bryan, I still want to hook up with you guys on Michigan. I've been working on a new tow vehicle and it's almost ready.
    Shoot me a message when you want to go.

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