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Been browsing this site for awhile. So much inspiration, so I decided to give it a shot on my bike. Just finished stripping the bike down last night. I ordered some parts today and already have a different suspension I need to install.






 

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Got in some stuff for the bike. A new gen gas tank and a flat tracker seat. I did a mock set up to see how it looks. Going to try to start shaving down items I don't need on the bike anymore and probably cut the seat a bit to give it a shorter tail look.







 

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I like that choice on the street tracker pan!
Is that new gen tank going to be a bitch to fit or is that a straight forward swap?
 

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I like that choice on the street tracker pan!
Is that new gen tank going to be a bitch to fit or is that a straight forward swap?
It's not a straight swap. I looked at someone's (Shaveliva, on Ninjette) build prior to this and he had to cut the frame for the petcock to fit in. He also needed a custom rear bracket for the tank. Before I cut, I'm going to see if I can relocate the petcock back a bit more. I'm new to modding so I gotta ask for more advice and read up on more stuff.
 

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I've been wanting to do a ninja 250 project for quite some time, but I have to get three other projects done and out of the way. Excited to see how this shapes up!

Bill Werner raced a Ninja 650 in AMA flat track.



The ninja can definitely pull off the tracker look and race in the dirt. Good luck with the build
 

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I've been wanting to do a ninja 250 project for quite some time, but I have to get three other projects done and out of the way. Excited to see how this shapes up!

Bill Werner raced a Ninja 650 in AMA flat track.



The ninja can definitely pull off the tracker look and race in the dirt. Good luck with the build
Yah projects stack up after awhile. I'm looking for a welder right now since I have no skills in that department. I need him to redo my subframe portion. I'll stop by to check out your projects.
 

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Ended up dropping the engine today. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. Also tried installing different rear suspension. Top part of bracket giving me issues. I started to shave some of it away,but than a friend of mine suggest shave down some of the suspension. It almost fits now,but needs a bit more shaved. Hoping to get it welded this weekend and the suspension installed to see if it works out. I'll post up pics tomorrow afternoon. Kinda tired to go and take pics.
 

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Thanks predator. I ended up modding the bracket on the 250. Shaved it down to accept the new suspension. Got it in and working, but now my forks feel super crappy in comparison. Sent it off to a welder today since I have no welding skills. When it comes back I'll post some after pics.





 

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Got the bike back from welding. Decided to see how it is with the gas tank raised a bit which allowed the petcock to fit in without cutting the frame up. But since I got ahead of myself and cut the seat before seeing where the tank lands I am now stuck between rewelding or finding a better fitting tank. My first intention was to put the tank more forward aswell, but if I put the front tank mounts with the knob thingy it pushes it back. Not sure if I like it right now as it sits. Here's a few pictures.





 

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I wouldn't worry too much about the seat and the fact you already cut it. Get that tank where you want it and in a spot that can clear the petcock and then just fill what ever gap to the tank from the seat with more fiberglass. Fiberglass is pretty damn easy to work with..
 

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I wouldn't worry too much about the seat and the fact you already cut it. Get that tank where you want it and in a spot that can clear the petcock and then just fill what ever gap to the tank from the seat with more fiberglass. Fiberglass is pretty damn easy to work with..
If you have to raise the rear of that tank a little bit it shouldn't be an issue. Nice thing about those new gen tanks is they have mounting brackets up at the front. So you can make some small scoops to hide any gap with the frame to get it to fit right. Then for the back you can just chop and re-do the entire seat frame.

When I was building the subframe for my ex500 I put it on just a little crooked the first time. Ended up having to cut it out and re-do it. Had a couple of those types of deals and it taught me that it's worth it to take a bit of extra time, drink a few beers and look it over a bunch. Then do it as right as possible the first time.

If you are really set on that tank then just worry about making the tank work on the frame. You can easily use pvc and duct tape to mock up a new subframe after that.

Keep at it though for sure. It's looking really good so far.

OH and btw. If you are keeping the 16" tires, check out the pirelli diablo scooter tires. They are dirt cheap and get good reviews.

Bob
 

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Thanks F'dup and Bob. Im going to get the tank in the right place first and then focus on the rear. I'll give a try on fiberglassing. Good idea for the mock up Bob with the pvc. I'm going to be taking this weekend off from the project and look up some fiberglassing videos. I'll also look up those tires you mentioned Bob. Thanks for the reply guys.
 
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