I said I would do a build thread once I was finished with my 9 for the season. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Hopefully, this will help some folks with their build.
Now, with any build you have to have a starting point and a reason for the build as well as a vision of what you want it to look like before you start. My reason I wanted to do this build was because I didn't like how Suzuki used a mixture of raw aluminum, clear coated aluminum, gray paint or powder coat, and chrome. All of these metallic parts were a mix and match with no rhyme or reason as to why each part was a different color. It was the one thing about the bike that has bothered me from the very beginning. My main goal for this build was to make all parts match the rest of the bike. Everything had to be either black or chrome! I was originally going to chrome all of the parts, but I wanted something a little different. ObsceneJester's 9 is the one that got me leaning towards a contrast cut theme. Then I took things I liked from several other members bikes. Shortly after I decided to go with a contrast theme and started collecting part, Grumpy posted pics of his 9 and that solidified the contrast build!
I'll be posting the vendors I used for the different parts throughout the thread. Also, a ton of pictures, as well as how I did most of the mods. I may throw in a few reference pictures for others to use for their own builds if I have room.
Here are a few picture of my starting point for this build. She's not "2THE9S" in this picture, but she will be by the end of the thread!
8497 miles on her at this point.