Custom Fighters - Custom Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum banner
1 - 20 of 61 Posts

·
Fabrication Specialist
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey guys, back with another build, similar to my last tracker build but a little different. Here's a couple of my latest builds in case you forgot :)











I have been wanting to build a bike for my wife for a long time. I have been on the lookout for an old twin in the smaller displacement range. I just got this KZ440 with a clear title for a great deal. Not running, been sitting for about 15 years now, but its all there. Kind of a shame because I'm going to change a lot of it.



Stripped a few things....



Chop chop, cut the factory bars down to a usable size, chopped the back of the frame off for the mono shock conversion, slapped my f3 rear wheel in the swingers. Cut off all the excess tabs and tossed on a potential Honda gas tank.





For the coup de gras I put on my gsxr front end with Vfr wheel. Those who have seen my builds before know this is pretty standard on my builds.







Pile o parts not to be reused



Anyway, not bad for a start :)
 

·
Just Here For The Party
Joined
·
696 Posts
As a heads up you'll have a hell of a time getting the stock carbs to run right on that bike with anything other than the stock airbox. Swap out the carbs to something, anything, else!

Looking like a great build so far!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
50,500 Posts
lookin forward to this mate ,yer work is always unusual and exceptional please never change yer way of thinkin;)
 

·
Hack in a barn
Joined
·
4,409 Posts
I'm sure you've taken it into account. But is that chain going to be good when proper tension is applied? It looks close to the brace...

Really love the look though, pretty fucking killer combo!
 

·
Fabrication Specialist
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Yea the chain will move closer to the centerline of the wheel because I have to mill the cush drive down to keep the chain alignment correct.

Little bit of work today. Finished the mono shock mount, mounted the front of the gas tank, and drilled the top triple for the bar risers. Need to swap the 180 rear tire for a 140.





 

·
Fabrication Specialist
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Hey guys, back at the bike. I'm really pleased with how quickly I have been able to progress with it!

I swapped the rear tire with a 130 fits much better now. Got the cushy drive milled down on my lathe so the chain lines up properly. Was a bit of a pain to get it chucked up properly, and had to take almost a full inch off of it to make it work!





The chain has more clearance than it look from that picture. Won't be a problem.

And the thing I'm most excited about: got my subframe built! Love how it came together, I used the bottom of the tank to make a straight line for the top rails. Check it out and let me know what you think...











That is the last of the major frame modifications. Some tabs and brackets and such need to be made now. I'm going to try to hide almost all the electronics under the tank and seat. Speaking of the seat, for the first time I'm going to try and make one myself. Don't know yet if that's a good idea or a bad one ��

Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think so far.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
5,264 Posts
Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think so far.
Love it! The frame / subbie / swinger combo all looks killer. Subbed so hard it hurts.
 

·
Stupid motherfucker
Joined
·
6,826 Posts
I love the stance and everything, but are you sure that chain will have enough clearance? I've been next to enough bikes on the dyno to know how far a chain bounces up and down. I'd hate that gorgeous tube swinger to get garked!
 

·
Just Here For The Party
Joined
·
696 Posts
Very tracker-esque. Not my style, but the quality of work is excellent! Nice.
 

·
Fabrication Specialist
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Ok so a bit of time between updates, but I have been working on it. First thing is I decided to build my own tail instead of buying one. Would have been FAR simpler to just buy one, but I wanted something unique.

I built the tail on my tracker bike this way so I decided to do the same thing, first I built the skeleton out of round bar.





Then I started skinning it up with sheet metal. I used 16 gauge again because I can't find any 18 gauge. This stuff is pretty thick and doesn't want to form very well. On the upside it's quite strong.











Overall I'm thrilled with how it came out. Still have the center section to fill on the bottom, but really happy with it. Too much work!

Got a few parts for it, new headlight, tail light turn signals, battery.













Tail light is an led unit for a r1 with sequential turn signals. Free internet cookie to anyone who can guess what the headlight is from. It's from one of my favorite bikes of all time.

A look at it on the bike





I originally was going to just reuse the stock round headlight, but the tail I made was so new age looking it just looked completely out of place, so I went in this direction. For those of you who don't like it, it's my bike :p

Oh yeah, also got my bearings for the fork conversion



Had to take of picture with me on it to check proportions. I was surprised, I don't dwarf it as much as I thought I would, should be great for my wife.



I'm beyond pleased with how the bike is coming together right now. I'm currently working on the seat area, that will be in the next update. Stay tuned!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,339 Posts
. But my taste and judgement in headlights has been questioned before. :D:D[/QUOTE]6



Yeah but its all good now you made it work and showed us we were wrong to question you!
 
1 - 20 of 61 Posts
Top