After the first season and a half I finally got around to doing some customizing of the Z over this spring.
Made my own fender eliminator, added a PC III, remounted the newly toned down Muzzy pipes and got the silver bits of the stock Z painted in that slightly glittery dull black that Borderline seems to have about 100 gallons of... I also got the hugger painted at the same time and with the same paint. Blacking out the hugger really made a huge difference and concentrates the attention on the red upper parts and sets up a far better visual flow.
As you can see in the before and after it's quite a change. I really love the new look. It's what the Z should have looked like direct from the factory IMHO. I don't have one with the stock exhaust but you can see that at the Kawi websites.