2002 HSXR 600 forks, calipers, etc. Complete swap. Running this 3.5x17 Excel Takagao rim with heavy duty spokes, Triumph Speed Triple 6 bolt rotors and a 120 front tire (Michelin Pilot Power). Rim and hub/adapters will be powdercoated black, spokes will get polihed.
1977 Kawasaki KZ650B with ALL braking and tabs removed. Regusseted and custom motor mounts, custom swingarm mount. The frame will be welded up soon, smoothed over, and powdercoated a nice cherry red color.
1986 GSXR 750 air/oil cooled. Stock motor. No need to try to bend the frame with MORE power. haha It's getting sandblasted, repainted, and then polished fin edges and covers with SS bolts. Custom exhaust.
2003-2005 Yamaha R6 swingarm. 1977 Kawasaki KZ1000 single disc rear hub with 40 heavy duty spokes running to a 5.5x17" Takagaso rim. Black rim/hub with polished up spokes and drive gear. 170 rear tire, Michelin Pilot Road. Shock of choice will be a Ducati 750/900SS since I can fab a bracket to weld to the arm and not have to fuck with linkage assemblies.
Was going to use a 83 GS tank, but now I got a 81 GPz1100 tank that I have been drooling over for some time, so I'll run that instead. I've got it shaved now with no emblems. Will get black paint with good clearcoat, and then when I get that finished I'll goldleaf some stuff on it.
Going to go with an Airtech seat (We have an account through work). Standard "Boxed Cafe Seat, Long" because it's wide, square, and will fit the tanks profile. I'll clean that up, paint it black, and do some goldleaf on that too.
Building my own harness using the stock plugs and connectors. New wire is better than 20 year old wire. Speedo/Tach is the Acewell 2800 kit. Thinking I *may* sink some MIG lights back in the forks. It's going to be more of a cafe bike than anything else, but the look of having no lamps on the front is kinda sexy in my opinion.
There will be other things accented with red to match the frame.... brake lines, stuff like that.
The overall posture of the bike will be more cafe than streetfighter. I've decided to wait to pick up a sportbike to streetfighter instead.
Uhm, no... it was no hubs sacrificed.shift1313 said:looking good man, you forgot to mention how much work went into making the front wheel work, wasnt it 3 hubs sacrificed
Good luck with the son, im sure thats scary. My cousins kid went through a similar thing a few years back and hes a tank now.
WOW i had a cath when i was 6 (20 yrs. ago), and i was in for a whole week. At that time, 6 was the youngest they would do it. My best to you and the little guy.mpls|cafe|racer said:THanks. It's all good though. He had open heart suregey for 2 of the 3 conditions at just under 2 weeks old and he's a smily little guy now at 3.5 mos.
Has to get a catheterization on his aortic valve next month, but that's an overnight procedure.