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Just posting to introduce myself. I own a parts/accessories/apparel dealership (FatBoyz Motorsports) - Shameless plug: www.fatboyzmotorsports.com - I'm also a die hard streetfighter fan.

Here's my work-in-progress, low buck, picked up as a salvage 3 weeks ago and rode all week down at Bike Week last week '98 Gixxer 600:



Little about the bike:
Salvaged mainly due to the plastics.
Smoothed and painted the frame
Rerouted all of the wiring
Cyclops headlight
Ground out and polished the upper and lower trees
Fabbed up the bracket to hold the stock guages just behind the upper tree, above the tank
Cut, ground, and polished the factory levers (converted to shorty levers)
Bead blasted the radiator back to bare metal
Fabbed up an aluminum coolant reservoir
Soon to have a lot of it powdercoated and then old school pinstriped or airbrushed.

I've seen some killer bikes on here, keep rockin. :metal:

Chris Battles
FatBoyz Motorsports
 

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These Srads seem to getting more popular, nice, welcome,
 

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Britjoe said:
These Srads seem to getting more popular, nice, welcome,
They're cheap. :LolLolLolLol:

Plus, they're obviously pretty light to start with and when you take a solid probably 20 pounds worth of basically crap off of the front end - they're fun little bastards to ride. I still have a jet kit, custom shorty exhaust, and a k&n to go on it but haven't quite felt the need yet. Sit back on the front seat a bit and roll onto the throttle a little hard and it'll pull the wheel at half the redline. I don't have to tell you though. lol
 

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Welcome! Nice start on that bike. More close ups of the work you did would be great!
 

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Welcome, feel free to stick around the best SF site this side of the pond:cfrocks:
 

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Welcome man...I haven't been here that long, but already it's a fav!

And yeah, you need to post up more pics of the bike...I am building one as well (aren't we all!) and am always looking for some ideas!!
 

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WELCOME TO THE SITE FATBOYZ

bikes looking good. i like it. agreed more pics would be cool. like to see your tripples and mounted up gauges.

enjoy the site! thx for signing up!
 

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929_adam said:
[WELCOME TO THE SITE FATBOYZ[/S]

bikes looking good. i like it. agreed more pics would be cool. like to see your tripples and mounted up gauges.

enjoy the site! thx for signing up!
Keep in mind, basically everything on this bike is a work in progress and as they say, the shoemaker's kids go barefoot. lol -- Here's the OEM top tree roughly polished (Ground out the seams, took it down to a smooth finish, polished it but no protective coating, salt air in daytona made it haze something fierce) As you can see, I've had a master cylinder reservoir retaining bolt failure that's yet to be addressed. lol



You can see the rest of the gauge mount here, basically it's a flat piece of aluminum cut to the contour of the guages and the front tank mount, then bent so it follows the lines of the tank and provides a platform for the gauges to sit on - before I can call it finished it's going to have some holes punched in it (mainly for decoration) and then it's getting polished :

 

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looks great. thx. any problems gettin the wiring to reach??
 

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looks great. thx. any problems gettin the wiring to reach??
Well, during the streetfighter conversion all of the wiring was rerouted anyway, and where the gauges are located now, they're actually closer to the central part of the harness than they were before. So no, no problems at all. :)
 

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got a 97 gsx-r 600 and a buddy of mine showd my this site. im going to streetfighter my bike and i was wondering how you rerouted all wires. are the wires going between the tank and frame cant relly tell very well frome the pixs. like the gauge mount. any other ideas would hellp me to as i am new to the style.

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Pyro, that's how most of us did it. You'll probably have to shorten or lengthen wires to fit better. Mine are between the frame and tank. Some people do it between the tank and airbox. Wherever they'll fit and won't get in the ay of something :p
 
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