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I've been meaning to start a thread here for a while, so here it is. Back in 09, I crashed my 711 and broke my femur, tib and fib. By 2011, i had a speed triple, great bike, but nothing i wanted to modify. My wife said sell it, and buy a commuter and a project. Genius, she is.

When i bought it.


dodgy as fuck headlight bracket so i could ride to get the new subframe welded on


ninja 250 seat and subframe on


04/05 gsxr 600 front end


Ducati 848 front wheel with carbon centred rotors that i had to change


to get the 1098 forged rear wheel in





Then it looked like this for a while, black rear panels instead of the green ones, and er6n rad shrouds to hide the side mounted rads for a bit. It's stayed like this until the last month or so.


Then i wanted to get rid of the side mount rads, they worked, the bike never overheated or spewed coolant, but the fan was always on. I went with a TLR top rad, and an SP1 oil cooler. The TLR rad is a little bit smaller, but faces forward so will be a shitload more efficient, and the SP1 oil cooler is 4 rows instead of the vfr's 2 rows.
 

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side rads off, and the vfr is quite narrow.


front on with the tlr rad held in place with zip ties


top view, also shows my bxp risers and driven bars.


I have made up some quick test brackets to mount the rad and oil cooler, the rad bracket is being remade by a mate out of something a bit sturdier than 2mm al flatbar.
Once the rad is in, i'll get the oil cooler bracket finished, then it's new oil lines and silicone hoses, and wiring up the fans and temp sensor for the fans.
 

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i love the way this is looking. cant say i agree with the headlight but if it works for you then have at it lol. congrats dude. ill be watching.

do you by chance remember the outer diameter of the 1098 hub you used?? ive been looking for info on swapping the 750 hub i have for either a ducati or triumph hub to get the monster evo wheel on the back of my build.
 

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Looks great man! Ill be following this for sure.

What or who is/built that subframe? Looks kind of like a Triumph Daytona subframe??

Thanks for posting man!
 

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i love the way this is looking. cant say i agree with the headlight but if it works for you then have at it lol. congrats dude. ill be watching.

do you by chance remember the outer diameter of the 1098 hub you used?? ive been looking for info on swapping the 750 hub i have for either a ducati or triumph hub to get the monster evo wheel on the back of my build.
No idea about the dimensions, about 3mm smaller than the vfr 8 one?
I didn't do the swap myself. Ben at extreme creations did, he has more skills than i do. the CNC machine comes in handy sometimes too. I dropped the rear wheel over to him, thinking he'd make a spacer/plate to attach the duke wheel to the vfr hub (he had a spare vfr arm at his shop). The more he looked at it, he thought it'd be easier to make the duke hub/eccentric/rear brake rotor and calliper to fit in the vfr arm. Fairly easy in the end, it just meant watching ebay for Ducati bargains for a while.
 

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Looks great man! Ill be following this for sure.

What or who is/built that subframe? Looks kind of like a Triumph Daytona subframe??

Thanks for posting man!
Kawasaki built it.
I bought the seat and subframe off a guy on ASF, it's a late model ninja 250 seat and subframe, maybe a 2008 model? He bought a wrecked one to part out, and he cut the subframe off it for me.
Vfr subframe off, cut the mounting tabs off it, weld them onto the ninja seat, and away we go. The widths of the subframes matched up well, and the seat is now about 2 inches higher which is fine with me, I'm about 6' 4".
Just slid the seat down the tank until the curve of the ninja seat matched the curve of the tank to get the height, just lucky it looked so "right". The ninja seat unit is also about 150mm shorter than the vfr seat that came off which is a massive bonus.
 

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No idea about the dimensions, about 3mm smaller than the vfr 8 one?
I didn't do the swap myself. Ben at extreme creations did, he has more skills than i do. the CNC machine comes in handy sometimes too. I dropped the rear wheel over to him, thinking he'd make a spacer/plate to attach the duke wheel to the vfr hub (he had a spare vfr arm at his shop). The more he looked at it, he thought it'd be easier to make the duke hub/eccentric/rear brake rotor and calliper to fit in the vfr arm. Fairly easy in the end, it just meant watching ebay for Ducati bargains for a while.
fair enough, do you by chance know the year of the hub that you're using?
 

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I was just riding with a guy who was on 13 ninja 300 and I think I'm going to be trying to get a race version of it for my 636 and seeing how good that 250 one looks on the vfr I'm sold
 

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I've been chippping away at this when i manage to find an hour here and there.
A mate of mine has a hypermotard, and he gave one of his old side panels from when he dropped it a while ago.
It looked horrendous mounted straight, and i wasn't going to use it, but then i thought of mounting it sideways.

 

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Like it, hides the too-wide radiator some. Make it happen :)
 

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If you can get it molded smooth with the tank so it flows nicely and enough strength to it so it doesn't rip off go for it.
 

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Molding it smooth seems like work....
The Vfr has plenty of mounting points, the coils used to mount on the outside of the frame, they are now under the tank, so there's some holes there, plus the old mounting points for the side mount rads, and maybe some super glue:D
 

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Molding it smooth seems like work....
The Vfr has plenty of mounting points, the coils used to mount on the outside of the frame, they are now under the tank, so there's some holes there, plus the old mounting points for the side mount rads, and maybe some super glue:D

It would definitely be quite a bit of work but I agree it would look a lot better if it was all smoothed in so to speak. Looks cool either way. Smart thinkin' mounting them sideways.
 

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damn i thought id never see the day thank you so much i love viffers and i cant wait to see urs done im subbed!
I can't wait to see it finished either, I've had it for about 3 years, now.

I had some new oil lines made up today, and got the oil cooler mounted. I'm getting some carbon fibre hypermotard shrouds on Monday, and getting an inline water temp sensor drilled and tapped to fit the Vfr fan sensor, it's an m16, so going to a mates workshop to use his- the biggest tap set I can get is m12.
It's getting closer to being able to fill it with fluids again!
 

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Thought i should update this thread with some pics from a ride i went on a month or so ago, through the snowy mountains. No particular order, and some of mine and some of my mates bikes.

The front rad works perfectly, never went over 85 degfrees celsius the whole weekend. Now i just have to make it pretty. And new fork springs. And some dyno time for a custom map. And...










 
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