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A little over a decade ago Honda released the CBR1000RR and I thought I've gotta get one of those NAKED! I was turning wrenches at the local Honda dealership and got to see the potential these bikes had underneath the fairings, but living on mechanics wages I couldn't afford the bike. So I picked up a 1998 CBR900 and stripped off the fairings and loved it, till I traded it off for another bike that wasn't nearly as impressive in an attempt to keep my wife from becoming a widow.

Fast forward to today CBR1000RR'S are plentiful and cheap and I have a better job as well. I almost bought 1982 CB900F café racer, but just couldn't let myself take a step back words from what I am used to performance wise with the my old CBR900. I decided on a 2005 CBR1000RR, I knew it was getting the fairings off so I picked up a bike that had been tipped over with busted up fairings for pretty cheap. In the meantime while I was bike hunting I fell in love with café racers and brat style motorcycles, I just can't get over their minimalist looks.

The goal with this bike is to get the performance of a CBR1000RR and blend it with the style of a brat/café racer.

Here we go...
 

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yer boys look happy sat there .I remember when mine used ta do that LOL .Nice find ,good project gonna follow this beastie fer sure .GL mate
 

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this is looking promising! Them H/Lamp brackets are awesome!
 

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Nice job on the coolant overflow!
 

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My bike came with some heinous pink footpegs, I think they were red in another lifetime, so I stripped the anodizing. The trick... 2 tablespoons of sodium hydroxide (lye) in a half gallon of hot water soak the parts for a half hour then scrub clean with a scrub brush. I also tumbled them in a solution of citric acid to make sure to neutralize the sodium hydroxide, be careful with this stuff it will literally eat your flesh.
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys, I think I like the designing and building as much or more than riding.

What I could really use is a wiring diagram for the 04-05 CBR1000RR now that I'm to the point of hiding and rerouting the electronics. Anyone have a pdf copy they'd care to share?
 

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^ Guilty as well, I'm afraid.

Did you make those headlight mounts yourself? Those really look great. Sturdy and clean.
Thank you glad you like them, I did make those, they're made from a piece of schedule 80 2" pipe and 3/16" stock, removed a 3/16" slice out of the pipe vertically, welded on the tabs on each side of the gap, then filed sanded and polished. They're sturdy and kinda heavy, I think you could probably stand on them and they wouldn't budge.
 

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I'm trying to decide on an exhaust system, right now the bike has the stock headers a slip on two brothers muffler, and with my plans for the subframe an undertail exhaust just won't look right.

I thought of buying a nice stainless steel system designed for the 2005 CBR1000RR, but I figured I'd have to modify it to a side exit and likely not use the can at all. Then the thought came to me the CB1000R uses the same motor as my bike why wouldn't a system made for it work for me? Maybe move a mounting tab of fab a bracket to attach the can to the foot rest at most. Anybody see why this wouldn't work?

Here's a picture of the Arrow Exhaust systems.
 

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Why don't ya just chop the exhaust somewhere between the peg and the front of the rear tire? Clean, out of the way, and loud.
 

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Why don't ya just chop the exhaust somewhere between the peg and the front of the rear tire? Clean, out of the way, and loud.
That's a good idea. Part of the reason I was wanting to go with an aftermarket header was to get rid of the little cats in the stock header, at least that's what I think those two little odd ball sections in the header are, and the stock header looks like crap.

I kind of like this vintage look, the cone muffler finishes it off nicely.

Also how do I make these pictures show up bigger, not thumbnails?
 

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