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I wanted to give my trusty Yamaha a makeover. The original owner had repainted it with a rattle can after a minor accident, and I never loved the paint, but the price and low mileage couldn't be beat. I partnered up with my buddy Ritsushi Miyazato, a Japanese motorcycle mechanic and designer, to bring this bike some new style. Together we refinished and removed all the fairings and simplified the bike down to the bare minimum. Design by reduction. Now it is truly unique, and I get more compliments than cringes.