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new naked v

here are some pics of my v i've been workin on. headlight assembly still needs to be painted and it eventually needs a new exhaust and some crashbars.
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How is the handling, any test ride done.

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How is the handling, any test ride done.

its a little different in real tight turns but overall i really like it. all that really changed is i now steer maybe a little more with my body instead of arms.
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its a little different in real tight turns but overall i really like it. all that really changed is i now steer maybe a little more with my body instead of arms.
Cool. What you like is what matters. All the best and go enjoy your ride. Keep the good work up.

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Looks great!! Is that a ninja tank? And no gauges??



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What are you going to do for a speedometer???
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Looks great!! Is that a ninja tank? And no gauges??
that actually is a versys tank with two months of fabrication work. took a while but im very happy with the results, and as for the gauges i want them on there but havent found a way to mount that im happy with. also turn signals are still on the list of things i need.
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oooooo nice! When you get a chance, please post more photos, maybe taken outside?
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oooooo nice! When you get a chance, please post more photos, maybe taken outside?
i will post more pics as soon as i get a chance. getting the headlight cover painted this wednesday so ill try to get some more pics up after that gets done. on the way to class this morning almost dropped it on a scooter parked next to me... close call...
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I really like it.

Definately more photos, thats really cool.
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I really like it.

Definately more photos, thats really cool.
i dont have any "new" ones yet but here are some others i didnt post up the first time.
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Cool. Nice job on the tank.
What did you do with the coolant bottle?

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the coolant container is located behind the lower, black exhaust cover. used the same hose from the over flow container except now its hooked to the radiaor. post up some pics when i get my headlight back from being painted.
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Great work on the tank. It looks like your project is coming together nicely.


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Cool. Nice job on the tank.
What did you do with the coolant bottle?

I agree! One of the nicer jobs I've seen.





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I COULD be wrong, but shouldn't your coolant overflow bottle be equal to, or higher than, the top of the radiator, or else it'll siphon fluid from your rad...?

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I COULD be wrong, but shouldn't your coolant overflow bottle be equal to, or higher than, the top of the radiator, or else it'll siphon fluid from your rad...?
The way I did it is I prefilled the bottle (about 5 inches long, and about half the diameter of a soda can) under the lower cover about 9/10 the way full. The way this basically works is that the small open area in the hose and bottle is enough room for the hot antifreeze to expand and run into it while there still seems to be enough fluid in the radiator to keep an acceptable level of fluid for cooling. It has only been this way for about a week but so far everytime I check the fluid level it is close to the top. I'm going to keep checking it often and depending on how it works I might have to refigure this issue but maybe not.
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I can't believe I missed this thread. Nice work. I'm glad the tank worked out for you. The bike is comming allong nicely.

Did you do the tank work with body filler or is that a shell over the factory shape? I ask because that woudl be a whole lot of filler.

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I can't believe I missed this thread. Nice work. I'm glad the tank worked out for you. The bike is comming allong nicely.

Did you do the tank work with body filler or is that a shell over the factory shape? I ask because that woudl be a whole lot of filler.

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Thanks Tailgun, this is the extra tank I got from you a few months back. Anyways, to make the tank I used some scrap sheet metal and got the basic shape down, then used body filler to refine the overall shape. Took a long time of trial and error but am very pleased with how it turned out. The body shop I went to also did a great job with the paint.

Also, I am a frequent visitor of the customfighters website but I think this bike might have too much plastic for their liking? When they say "naked bike" they mean pretty much an engine and wheels... but they definately have some cool, bad-ass bikes over there. Got a lot of ideas from that site.
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