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angry kiwi
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well i thought i better post some pics of my progress and what not
firstly what she looked like before


my first mission after stripping all the fairings off was clocks and a new headlight, both of which i got from germany for pritty good prices

as you can see i just cut all the wires from the original and soldered them to the new clocks wires, so i could use the original plugs on the harness. cool aye
thats it mounted, it came with, a bracket to mount it to the bars, but since i had fitted risers and moto x type bars with the support, it really wasn't a viable option
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so i just made up some brackets from some aluminium i got from b&q

i did the same for the headlight used all the original wiring including the original bulbs and made some brackets again ali (amazing what you can do with a pair of pliers and a hacksaw )

next issue was the thermostat housing, its seperate from the engine and radiator and was mounted to part of the fairing support
all i did was bought a bit of flexible rad hose and again got a bit of L shaped ali from b&q and made a little bracket up and bolted it to the side where there was an old fairing support hole in the frame and ended with this

next on the cards was trying to find a tail that i like the look of and would go past the front of the seat to hide all the crap under the tank,
the best looking thing i could find was a speed triple tail unit, which again i got shipped over from germany for a very reasonable price
heres the bike with her naked bum showing,

i didnt want to alter the subframe this time, as i wanted to if need be, go back to the original bike, but i discovered that wasn't meant to be..... out came mr hacksaw again to do some trimming,
after the seat was made to fit and what not it was time to paint it and the mudguard and then deal with the huge exhaust,
this is the original bazooka

and with the use of a pop riviter and mr hacksaw again i ended up with a nice loud stubby can

then all the plastics back on now that they were painted and dryed,


and thats how she stands at the moment.
i still have to do the wheels but ill wait till i need new tyres as ill need to get them powdercoated,
i did some leds for the tail light but i dint mount them perfectly (which im very pissed off at myself for) so i have got one coming from portugal on the way that i will use instead.
and i also have a small analogue rev counter to install, as the digital is fine for reading the temp and speed but i like to see a needle move when it comes to revs.
im fairly happy with the result, and its defently a whole lot more comfatable to ride with the bars being 6inchs higher than the clip on height, (although that meant buying new extended brake lines)

and thats all for now
 

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Looks sweet. I'd try something else with the thermostat though. Everything else is good.
 

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fighter transplant in NC
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I'm lookin for new gauges and I really like your setup. where did you get them and how much?


otherwise, it looks great
 

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angry kiwi
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the headlight is from ebay germany, cost 30euros
ebay germany is wicked, every german who has a bike seems to streetfight it, so there are heaps of bits on it, the only down side is trying to communicate with them, but bablefish helps if you keep it simple and dont use slang, also the clocks were from germany as well
from this guy
http://myworld.ebay.com/ghcom/
he also has a online shop, www.gh-onlineshop.de
he sells all sorts of digi clocks, ships worldwide, and luckily has a basic grasp of english :D (always pays to send messages in both english and german).... my clocks cost 127 euro ($150 approx)

im at a loss as to what to do with the thermostat, as it has the filler cap built in.
i don't really care that much, as long as it works and doesnt blow up, i think ill just live with it :D
 

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aka crash test
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i too would like to know where you got your parts from??
 

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angry kiwi
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albertaf4i said:
i too would like to know where you got your parts from??
read the post above yours :D
the tail is a triumph speedtriple race tail.... funnily enough i also got that from germany.... yep, ebay as well :D
www.ebay.de just do a search for streetfighter then start to sift through all the crap on there untill you find the thing you are after, then copy and paste the actual name of the thing, eg headlight cowl is lampenmaske ect ect.
easy
 

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ZUK ATTaCK
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hmmmnz said:
read the post above yours :D
the tail is a triumph speedtriple race tail.... funnily enough i also got that from germany.... yep, ebay as well :D
www.ebay.de just do a search for streetfighter then start to sift through all the crap on there untill you find the thing you are after, then copy and paste the actual name of the thing, eg headlight cowl is lampenmaske ect ect.
easy

Do some of them ship stateside? I'll start looking but if you know off hand that would be great. Bike looks great!


Nate
 

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aka crash test
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as for the bike looks good i would get rid of that nasty hugger also for that thermostat you could upgrade to a new rad im sure you could find on on ebay for fairly cheap i think some of the rads have a internal thermostat ???
 

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angry kiwi
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Ammadien said:
Do some of them ship stateside? I'll start looking but if you know off hand that would be great. Bike looks great!


Nate
that guy i posted about the clocks will post worldwide, he also accepts paypal so you don't have to worry about currency conversion and all that.
alot of the german ebayers don't accept paypal,they have a crazy german only system, so it always pays to ask if sellers accept paypal before winning an item.

ill look into a different radiator system, but to be honest, i probably won't do anything about it, its kinda hard modifying bikes in a back yard with minimal tools in a foriegn country, :D who knows
 

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angry kiwi
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the only problem is the thermostat has the filler built in, so putting it somewhere else isn't really an option as i have to have it higher than the top of the radiator so i can fill the radiator right up.

failing getting a new radiator and a seperate thermostat and housing, there really isn't anything i can really do about it.
 
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