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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #1
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I finally persuaded the wife to let me turn her K3 Gixer 6 into a SF... she agreed on the condition that it's reversible.

It all starts now!


So, first thing on the list was to get a new top yoke so I can get some risers and dirty bars fitted to it. I found one in good condition for 25 on eBay (with free delivery) which seemed a bloody good start. Ordered it around 11pm on Wednesday night and it arrived before lunchtime on Friday! Awesome service.

This weekend's job is to tidy the garage up and get it useable so I can finally start on this MF project!

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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fuck yeah

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The question now is, do I go for 7/8" bars or 1 1/8" fat bars?

Pros and cons of both, please guys? Incidentally, I prefer the look of bars without the extra cross bracing if that makes any difference to the choice. Cheers.


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the fatter the better. i have a set of 1 3/8 bars on mine. fat bars are less likely to bend or flex. other than that its not much different

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Thanks Piester. (I wasn't aware they came in 1 3/8"). I'll probably go for the 1 1/8" though. Need to find some risers now.


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Anyone know if these Pro Taper Risers will fit my top yoke? (I like the look of the Pro Taper bars). The listing says they're for CRF/KXF but if I'm drilling the top yoke then surely it won't really matter?



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Unfortunately there's no progress to show yet (life just keeps getting in the way!) but there are plenty of plans forming in my head. I'm in two minds about which diameter bars to get as the Pro Taper fat bars are about twice the price of 7/8" Renthals. (Around 80 for Pro Tapers, as opposed to 35-40 for Renthals).

As for the rest of the bike, I'm thinking about getting 2nd hand fairing panels and cutting them down to make into a belly pan, unless someone knows of a one-piece belly pan that fits my bike?

The main problem I've got is that I have loads of ideas of what I'd like to do and neither the funds, time or skills to do them!


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i had those risers when i had my protaper bars. they will fit just fine.

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Exclamation Getting nowhere fast!

Sadly, no progress to report yet which is really pissing me off!! Every time I try to get out to the garage, the missus is working and I have to keep an eye on the kids, or there's shit to do in the house, or I'm at night class or some-fucking-thing just gets in the way!! Aaargghhhh!!!

I was going to head up to the NEC bike show this week to try and get some bargains but the cost of getting there would eat into my budget for converting the bike so I decided I'm better off not going. Instead I'm going to use a local bike shop to get the bars and risers for a start. Conveniently they're also engineering types so I'll see if they have some small lumps of ally/steel I can buy to fill the recess on the underside of the top yoke.

TBH I'd rather support a small, independent, local dealer and put my money in his cash till rather than into some faceless bike shop with a stand at a bike show who I'll never go anywhere near again. The bloke in the local shop is an engineer by trade who races bikes at the weekends and was really friendly & helpful when I went in the first time so it makes me want to help keep him in business.


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He sounds like good people!
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