with the stock covers the radiator looks very big. now it looks much more naked. the stock plastic covers are only ornamental ,my bike runs the same temp as before.it was one of those cheep fun jobs you can do yourself with hand tools. i do have a cheep drill press [ china] for drilling all those cosmetic holes. i hand bent the top about 2 inches and about 1 inch at the bottem. the finish is fine sand paper then scotch bright. i will try to post a pic ,but not for a few days. of all the zed web sites i only saw one other 03-08 z 1000 with custom covers.