Yeah, I started thinking about how many areas that you can see the insides of the plastics... the whole dash/nose area, upper edges of the lowers, down in front of the rear tire... since the stock plastic insides were green, I just went with it. My first experience painting... Now I wish I had some real paint equipment! It would be a fun hobby/side business.
I'll still wrap the headers and pipe to where the exhaust exits the lower fairing... I'd hate to melt them, plus I wasn't really aware of the benefits of containing the heat. I got a roll 2"x50', I'll post up plenty of pics ;)
I'm running into other things I wasn't planning on... like finding where oil is passing through the system after seeing the exhaust ports after header removal... I'll probably throw some new gaskets at it and hope for the best. Probably going to get some new rear sets too...always liked the Gilles, but they don't seem to make them for the 12 anymore... Same with a damper, Scotts is the only brand I can still find new. ...not big on drilling into the frame to mount it, but I've had a couple tank slappers that scared the crap out of me - I'd like Ohlins/Hyperpro... but having trouble sourcing them. ...not easy finding new parts for a 15 year old bike!
Any twelve people who can't get themselves out of jury duty are not my peers.