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Ok all I thought I'd share this project I've been working on with you nice people.

Don't see the gsx1100f streetfighter over here in the UK most are used for getting the engine, so just to be different I've gone for making one as a streetfighter.
So the plan.
Uprate the running gear.
As I don't have the gsx motor a b12 motor will be used.
A different seat/tail unit.

To start, frame.
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I'm using gsxr600 srad running gear but with the 750 6" rear wheel.
I was going to use b4 rear sets but change my mind on that but the b4 rear sets do bolt straight on.
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One reason I changed my mind was because the wider gsxr swing arm hit them.
So first steps, bottom yoke stem swop which I've used a gsxr1100 slingshot stem as I had one.
Then sort the swing arm. Needed to make some top hats for the swing arm pivot spindle.
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Not sure if there is a limit for pics per post so sorry if I'm doing this wrong.
So, as the swing arm is needing a bit more space around the footpeg area, I had to make some, so I cut some of the frame foot peg hangers area away.
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Also cut the rear sub frame off ready for the new one to be fitted, and I'm going for a gsx600f seat and tail unit.
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I'm going to cut off the area painted grey.
Made some plates to fit inside the top yoke (gsxr600 srad) to convert them into standard bars instead of clip on type.
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So this what it looks like at this point
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Then time to fit the engine and start sorting exhaust, oil cooler etc.
The exhaust I'm using is a unknown gsxr 4-2 (think it came off a water cooled)
So had to open the down pipes up a bit to get them to fit the b12 head, then make 2 link pipes and fit the end cans.
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Had to fit spacers for the down pipes to get them to fit as well, also had to change the b12 sump and pick-up for a gsxr 4-2 type.
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Then the link pipes.
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You can see in the pictures I've also fitted the gsxr aftermarket rear sets.
 

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Keep looking at it and thinking it looks a bit standard ( even though it's now where near standard) so as I don't need a twin seat, think of cutting it down to a single seat?
What you all think?
only one way to find out :)
 

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Quick update,
Not done much on the gax1100f as been putting a different swing arm in the miss bike and some other jobs on her bike.
I have finally decided on a colour scheme for the gsx, going oldskool and going all black prob gloss black.
 

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Cheers,
Looking at getting one of the single seat cowls, so I can still take the miss on the back if needed ;)
It's one of them bikes that has turned out different to what I was thinking in my minds eye.
was thinking of doing it in grey then orange candy met but I think I'm going to stick with all gloss black.
 

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This came today
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The single seat part to replace the rear seat. So when it stops snowing and I can move some bikes around I will fit it and see how it looks.
 

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Fitted the single seat panel today after giving it a very quick coat of black, so the yellow does not detect from the rest of the lines.
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Going to be some cutting as I want the part where it meets the riders seat to be at the same height.
Also had a rethink on the indicators and I'm going to go for smaller ones
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And before
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Going to put the same small ones on the rear, just going to need to do a bit of trimming
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One last thing, as the miss bike was in the garage and I was doing some work on it (fitting a srad swing arm) I made a new stainless chain guard for it.
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Not an easy platform to make cool. I like everything except that tail. Just not a fan of the bulk. My eye wonders what a 1st gen Monster tail would look like on there 🤔
 

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I know what you're saying with the tail but it does grow on you. lol
I was thinking of a sv650 gen2 tail but when I started this they where daft money, now seen the sub frame and plastics for less than £80.
For a bit of see what can be done build, it's not standing me for much money at the moment and trying to keep it cheep lol
frame £130
running gear front and rear £112
tank, sub frame and plastics £87
b12 engine with full gasket set £200
B12 carbs £50
harness, clock's etc £90
so up to now total £669
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Got got off eBay carbon fibre front mudguard and rear hugger, so we will see how they look on the bike when they arrive.
I've also cut the subframe and lifted the rear up, in total about 2" looks much better now.
 

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Got rid of the carbon look a like end cans, as they just looked fake. Gone for these instead, think they look much better.
Need to do a bit of tweaking on the link pipes.
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Hope to start getting some real progress on it after next month and all the other bikes are sorted and ready for summer :):)
 
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