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Naked / Streetfighter conversion

So I have been buying parts for this for a while now. I removed all the plastics, but put the bottom skid plastics back on as I think it looks better as they hide the ugly headers. Maybe I will get them to jet hot one of these days.

Anyways, some mods so far are the shorty lowering link and kick stand, and different fuel tank (because, ya know...the brackets).

My future mods are a different top triple, bar and new bar clamps to get rid of the super high mushroom riser, and a new bucket head light.

I will be posting my progress as I go.
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Plastics removed.
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Tank and headlight assembly, gone.
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New tank on. Stopped for the day. I'm waiting on my relay that I ordered online for the headlight so it might be a few days until more photos.
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What tank did you use for the replacement, and what is the fuel capacity?


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What tank did you use for the replacement, and what is the fuel capacity?
Look like an Er-6N tank - these ones have the knee wings - but reduced capacity 19lt down to 16lt from memory.
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The tank is from a 2009 650r. Perfect match up with a few tweaks. There are rubber dampers on the tank of the versys but on the ninja they are on the frame. I just drilled two small holes in the frame and stuck them on. Also, there is one overflow tube from the versys tank but there are two on the ninja. I haven't figured out if I need the second one (which is a breather tube).

The ninja tank is smaller but I only do in town riding anymore. I don't mind.

I got the 2009 ninja tanks because it has the fuel gauge. I not sure if I should use the versys float or the ninja float that came with the tank. Either way I might not get an accurate reading. We will see.

All of my old parts will be up for sale soon. Check the classifieds in a few weeks.

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I like the look so far. Can't wait to see what you do for headlight and instruments. What brand of fender eliminator did you use?
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Headlight will be installed this week. Being delivered tomorrow.

Redden68, I used a dremmel.

Further updates, I installed my new top triple, new bar clamps, and reused my old bar. I like it.
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I do apologize for one picture per post. iPad will only let me do it this way.
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What are you thinking of doing with the coolant tank? something like this http://www.twistedthrottle.com/twist...oz-fuel-bottle could work and look cool with a little modification. So far the progress looks great. I cant wait to see what you do with the front.

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Headlight fitted. Figuring out how to mount the speedo at the moment.
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I'm still figuring ideas for the coolant tank. I have a stainless steel bottle I need to figure how to mount. I really like that picture. Haven't seen one mounted like that. Obviously homemade.
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I'd put a NOS sticker on that overflow bottle.
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I'd put a NOS sticker on that overflow bottle.
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I love the build thread! Keep it up. The bike looks sharp!
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I recently had an incident trashing my left fairing, I have been wanting to do a naked conversion, I guess now is a good time to start, Definetly following this build.
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I found an overflow tank for the coolant on Fleabay. It should arrive next week sometime. I will post when installed.

I had an incident when tightening the fork clamps for the headlight. I torqued them too much and one of the clamps cracked.

I have sent the cracked one back in hopes of a replacement. They are plastic so its my fault. Im using locktight next time .

On a brighter note, I have a buddy who works for a local plastic fabricator. I dropped it off to him and within 15 minutes he made me 4 extra fork clamps for a case of beer. So we are back on track weather or not I get an original replacement.
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I recently had an incident trashing my left fairing, I have been wanting to do a naked conversion, I guess now is a good time to start, Definetly following this build.
An 'incident' is not hard on these shifting direction at low speeds. I can max out the squat machine at the gym for a set of 75 each, and I need every bit of that sometimes when the bike starts to tilt in close direction changes.

There is not enough friction in the world or leg muscle strength to ride one of these off-road in tricky situations like that! O/w, naked/streetfighters is the name of the game for off-roaders (and maybe 2 bikes wouldn't hurt too,) lol.
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...There is not enough friction in the world or leg muscle strength to ride one of these off-road in tricky situations like that!...
I'll save jdrocks a reply - WRONG!

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