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WANNABE
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So this is my first post, first bike, and first build. Hoping I get the post right the first time.


This thing was a mess (to me at least) lots of messy wiring, dent in the tank, stuff like that. I wanted to ride it bad, so I did the beginner builder at first going with the bobber look, but of course my noob ass just chopped it down and threw the seat back on, chopped the harness and hid it under the tank along with the battery, painted the tank, put a new headlight, grips, levers, mirrors, and called it good. It looked good in the end, but don't judge. After building I kinda got into the scrambler look and decided to change it into that version.

When I first got the bike.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/justinslomian/418369_4051327358014_1739572184_n.jpg

After I got rid of the old tail. Not exactly sure what tail was on it. Chopped it off, then made my new tail. Going for the bobbed look I just wanted the seat with a integrated tail light, so I just went with basic square tubing and my pathetic welding skills to make it work.

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I ended up chopping like 6 or more inches out of the wiring harness in the end. When you do this take your time. I will admit I forgot to cover the solder points at first, taped it all back up, and spent a week wondering why my fuses were blowing, because I was sure I covered them. Rookie mistake. If you do this, I'd recommend soldering and heat shrinking tubing each solder point. Definitely worth it in the end. I don't have a picture of that too. Oh yeah, the fuel on/ off switch was missing too. Had some jb weld crap all around the fitting and just a constant flow of fuel going. I don't know how some guys think of that crap. Do it right the first time.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/justinslomian/DSC00398.jpg

Next I went to the front end, replaced the headlights that were on it with a cheap ebay item. Pretty sure it wasn't road legal but it never got me stopped. Had to find a new clip on too, because one was bent. I added a digital Acewell gauge to the front also. Pretty badass gauge I think and easy to install. I know the levers and grips look kinda dumb. Don't know what I was thinking there.

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Next I went to the exhaust, chopped it all up, and put straight pipes on it. It was crazy loud, so I threw in some Harley baffles and it toned it down a little bit. Wasn't sure if I had them in right at first, but they worked.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a637/justinslomian/DSC00418.jpg

I went with a racing striped tank and matched the front fender to the grey on the tank.

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I added bar end mirrors and thought I'd ride it for a bit until the weather got cold. This is what I ended up with the first time.

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WANNABE
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So it got cold, and I decided to redo the bike once again in a new "Scrambler" style, sorta.
I wanted a full new tail with a sequential integrated tail light. So I got a newer cbr's off ebay, my best friend.

I chose to use pipe this time. I chose to stick with lightweight tubing, but other builders will probably tell you to use some sturdy tubing. I wanted kind of an extreme angle still also.



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I hand bent all of the curved pieces. Primitive, but have to get it done some way.

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I had the tail done finally. The seat pan has two fingers underneath which latch under one of the cross support tubes and two bolts which go down through the tail light cover, and a flat cross section on the subframe and bolts it all together in one section. Wiring is ran through the tubing and license plate will hang in the center. I like a clean look. Primitive, but newer looking and is was I was going for.



Next I got 7/8 super low Renthal road bars sitting on outlaw risers. I switched out grips and put on shorty adjustable levers, and a 6 3/4 headlight out front now. I love the look and stoked to ride it this year.



I currently have the bike apart once again. Wheels, subframe, brackets, and triple trees are all getting powder coated. All new bearings for the steering and wheels, new cables, a 520 quick acceleration kit are on their way to get installed. And I decided to try putting a fuel level sensor in this tank from a f4i to let me know when the fuel gets low. Forgot to check in one day before I left. It's a thermistor sensor, which work in a pretty neat way, but as I ready further into them, I saw a lot of posts about how they only let you know when you get low, not the exact amount in the tank. Still be nice to have an alert if it works out alright. Already have the fitting in the tank and wiring ran for it so I'll find out.
 

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WANNABE
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Thanks man, you have some sick builds. They look awesome. and yeah the last owner of the bike actually had the bike on here for sale at one point. Said he was going to MMI or something. We showed the kid what I did with it. We cracked up when they just let the subframe rust away like that. But whatever my gain. the tank I have to get repainted again because I chipped it it right on the stripe somehow. No idea either, wasn't even working around that area. Its a head turner though.
 

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WANNABE
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So I finally got back into my project, and had some parts powder coated. I used kydex foam for the seat and gripper seat material since its a small seat. I bolted my turn signals into the headlight housing for a clean look. Once the hard stuff was done I installed new steering and wheel bearings, new cables, stunt sprocket kit, and synched the carbs. I got the motion pro synch tool and its awesome. I would have to say I've spent more in special tools than parts lately but they'll pay off in the future. I buttoned up the wiring, and checked over every bolt. I had not rode this thing in almost a year and I'll admit the power of these 900rr is a little startling at first. I'm a huge fan of these bikes because of their smooth frames, and beefy looks. Im on the look out for another project one already. Here are two pics of it finished. What do you guys think?





And just so you don't have to scroll back up, a before picture.

 
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