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So... I joined this place quite some time ago with grand plans of custom parts and carbon fiber but and cool paint but so far I've posted nothing. I have been reading and learning a lot though and while I haven't posted anything I have been doing some work and taking some pics.

This is what I started with. 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650r (or ER6 outside the US).



Rode the sit out of it and then smacked it onto the pavement doing wheelies.... I'm dumb sometimes so these things happen from to time. Bent bars, rashed plastics, and a crushed stator cover and coil, total bummer.

Got into looking at ways to customize my wreck back to life and found CUSTOM FIGHTERS. New ideas flowing, odered some parts and stripped the fairings. Got to this, looks better already.
 

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Originally I wanted the catalyst 636 tail, but that seems to be the only tail swap this bike ive seen so I figured I'd try something different. After some thought I decided on ditching the entire subframe and going with a smaller wasp-ish race tail.

Bought myself a new saw.


Chopped some metal


And then waited for my little MIG and some other parts to show up.
 

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The left hand master is for a second far caliper but that piece of shit went straight in the trash... $50 on eBay for a MC ain't a deal.... Anyone who has a left master for stunt brake set up for cheap hit me up.
 

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But then I stalled out. Seems that offset shock, while striking, makes a huge pain in the ass to make a subframe around... So much trouble, I let it sit all simmer summer and played lazy. Then my parents retired to Florida and I was gifted by an entire garage worth of tools, building material, storage and chemicals. This completely filled my garage to capacity. No work area....

Now, nearly a year later if cleaned the garage out, set up new storage, new benches. And I'm back to the bike.

Got myself a nearly complete USD front end (97 750 SRAD) forks, triples, axle, wheel, rotors, calipers. Only missing a fender
Next to the stock 650r front end


It'll need yokes but I have a machinist in the fam so I'll work it out

Quick test fit to the bike

Next to the stockers

If only the stems were closer in size... Interestingly the 650 stem is both longer and wider in diameter than the 750 srad.
 

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So, now that the front is a plan in action, I'm trying to figure out the subframe.. This offset shock is making it difficult.



I thought of a spine type of subframe in a couple forms...

Thought this one in some type of plate



Well shit, photo bucket is being an asshole so I guess I'll post more later...
 

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Thanks Yan, I was thinking about a bit more angle to the tail but I don't want a nut cracker either.


I'm also still on fence about the headlight. Vertical dominators or MT03 are cool but I want something a bit different. Ive been into the XB fairing (stealing Yan's idea) and if I can't decide before I get it more together I could always go with a z1000 fairing on my stock headlight. Decisions, decisions...
 

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My newest idea for the subframe comes with another big mod. Since the side mounted shock makes a symmetrical subbie impossible, maybe I'll get rid of it.

If I swap in a new swinger, say a 675 arm for instance, and build a set of mounts for the shock and linkage, I can get rid of that troublesome shock and build a normal subframe. Then just plug and fill the shock gap and I get all new suspension all around (er6 has cheap harsh bike suspension and I don't like it).

How hard can it be???
 

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the square tube subframe looks good! bike with that tail and front end will have some nice lines! keep up the good work!
Thanks! I'll try to dig up some more pics of that subbie. It wasn't a great design and it's mounting area was far too small for me to want to put my ass on it but it gave me other ideas and I got to see the tail in place.
 

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That tail piece flows surprisingly well with the tank. Keep it up you'll get there before long! Besides once you're done with it you'll find an another junker in the shed before you realized you bought it :D
 

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I think that's my old tail, which means I bought it from the vendor in Vista, CA.
It was shipped to me in MI,
I sold it to Racing Geek and shipped it to WI,
He sold it to J.J. and shipped it to where? VA?
And then you got it shipped back to 5 miles from me?
Somebody mount this bitch, we've paid thousands in shipping already.
Bike's looking good, don't lose the direct link-offset shock, it's a great look.
Get back to it and we'll meet up next summer, maybe.
 

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Ive got some pics to post later of the frame from behind and why the subbie build sucks with the shock whereIit is. I like the look but I think its gonna go (the shock, not the tail). This tail is going on here even if it gets taped and JB welded in place...
 
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