Okay, being ecstatic is one expression...having withdrawal symptoms is another ! My 'new' bike, 2008 Black R1, has finally arrived to its new home ! Courtesy of my bro, doing all the work for me (including picking it up, which he loved doing ) in my absence overseas. As one would understand, my withdrawal symptoms will see me right through to the 17th August, my first ride on my latest 2 wheeled warrior, "Black Knight" ... He's an evil looking b*stard, so I'm told and being that all my gear is black also should match just peeeeerfectly. Bike pics will be posted shortly, as soon as the bro takes some snaps. It's booked in for it's first 1000km service early next week (1200km total ODO after delivery to new home), where it'll have the following mods fitted : *Yamaha GYTR Dark Smoke Double Bubble screen * Pazzo Shorty levers (Black levers, gold adjusters) * Akrapovic Carbon Fibre 'Slash Cut' slip on exhaust (dual undertail pipes) * Fender Eliminator * Stock indicators (orange) replaced with clear lens * Gold aftermarket 'revolver' swingarm spools/pickups * Gold 'R1' parts : Front Brake Reservoir cap, yoke nut cover, bar ends * Gold Oil Filler cap, Clutch Lever cable adjust nut * Either black or carbon fibre tank pad (Already fitted with GYTR Crash Knobs) At some stage, 'maybe' gold wheel rim strips (though I prefer to keep the wheels dark), and gold 'piston' type valve caps. The idea of billet gold Vortex rearsets seems to have somehow made its way in my mind also Having looked through custom lighting options for the R1 headlights, I have seen advertised, 'Angel Eyes'..which I'm trying to decide between Yellow/Amber or Fiery Red. To be decided at a later date. Yes, I am stoked ! Also, as promised to a certain popular Netrider Member (yes Goz, you know it's you mate ) today is R1 DAY and the new logo beside my name is courtesy of Goz (applause) Stay tuned for pics !