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Hey, my name is Chad, I'm 33, I live in Austin, Texas and I stumbled across this website and thought I'd join up. I bought a bike from a friend in MI 5 or 6 years ago now for $500 bucks, and began tearing apart to see what I came up with. I had never heard the term "street fighter" then, and it wasn't until people called the bike by that name that I began to see and find others done in the "style", if you will. Here are 23 pics chronicling her development. The bike is currently comprised of 4 different bikes. The original bike chassis and engine is an 87 or 88 CBR F1 Hurricane. The seat is from a 2000-something Honda VTX 1800, the can is from a 2000-something Yamaha R6 I think, the rear tire is from a Honda CBR F4i, and the risers were from a Harley of some sort but now they are from some other Honda cruiser. The tail light is a 4-function trailer light from Advance Auto Parts, lol. I built several of the components that allow the swingarm (approx. 1 foot longer than stock) to work. I shimmed the front sprocket for proper chain angle, I dropped a tooth up front and gained two in the back. I measured, cadded, then made the rear axle compression washers, and modified the original chain tensioners. I also fabbed a headlight bracket, and lots of other stuff. I went upstairs to solve what turned out to be a simple math problem using basic trig identities, went back downstairs, located the new hole I wanted, drilled them, and lowered her 4" in the rear. She is 100% street-legal, pending the license plate being re-mounted on the side. I rode the CRAP out of this bike for a whole year before switching back to my VMax, Lilith. Riding Scylla is like surfing on pavement. I consider this bike about half done for now. Still in the works are rhino-lining the rest of her, custom chip-controlled white led lighting that flashes every time cylinder one fires, oval headlamps (HIDs if possible), and new triple-tree modifications that will allow a 180mm wide tire up front. I am also pondering a belly pan and a few other air deflecting foils. Time and money will tell.


























Here's a couple of pics of my other daughter, Lilith, my custom '85 VMax:


 

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welcom in mate ,awsome work and grate pics ..Tha CB looks lika wee brute :D .

Tha Veee is jus gorgous fer sure ..
 

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Welcome in!

Later, Doug
 
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Welcome! nice bikes
 
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Welcome, nice bikes.
 
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Thank you. From spending a few hours here last night (and early morning) it seems to me most of you are pretty helpful. I'd like to extend that offer to anyone around who needs help as well. I do CAD work and work in a shop fabricating components for exotics. Tig, Mig, sheetmetal and tube work. I also do mechanical and electrical. I've recently started school for ME though, so lack of time is my biggest set back. I can't even work on Scylla until I finish with this TT Supra motor swap into my Cherokee. The bike is next though. If anyone needs help, I'll be more than happy to do whatever I can for advice, experience, fab, electrical, or whatever. Peace.
 

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Thank you. From spending a few hours here last night (and early morning) it seems to me most of you are pretty helpful. blah blah blah. I can't even work on Scylla until I finish with this TT Supra motor swap into my Cherokee.
fookin pic bub pronto

welcome btw
 

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^^^^^^^^i definitely second that....and welcome. that cane is pretty badass
 
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fookin pic bub pronto

welcome btw

Most of this has been research. I'm relocating the battery now to make way for the charge piping, and am also awaiting the completion of the key to the whole project; the hybrid Jeep/Toyota transmission that will allow me to keep the Cherokees 4WD. I should have the trans in about a week.





The tires on these Supra rims aren't right for the truck, so they won't be on it, however I wanted to test fit the 17"x8" front and 17"x9.5" wide rear rims.

Who says hybrids are ghey? I LOVE HYBRIDS, LOLOL.


 

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Sick work guy, bikes and non-bike. And thanks for the offers of help
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Yeah wow... I thought my bike was sweet, but some of you have got some serious machines. Very impressive. Good to know that you take the bikes seriously. Most people I've run into that say they have a "streetfighter" are just dumb kids that laid down a crotch rocket and can't afford to fix it; so they've just stripped off everything they broke. I'm not only breathing a sigh of relief, but kind of excited to be part of this. Woohoo n' shit. :)
 

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Updates!

I've recently installed an inverted R1 tail light to replace that damned 4 function trailer light I had on forever...and lit up my "Afterburner" exhaust silencer.




 

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Well, I'm late to the party, but WELCOME TO CF!! You got skills Chad....;)
 

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Oh damn...I could update the Jeepra too, lol.









Now, since after trying to get her legal the state told me to talk to the feds and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (EPA) told me to get fucked, I can't do that...so I'm converting the powertrain to be the equivalent of a '96-'98 US-Spec OBDII Toyota Supra by replacing the ECU, the injectors, converting the Japanese MAP setup to a US MAF setup, and wiring in the Jeep's OBDII port to the Toyota ECU...so it will pass inspection and they can SUCK IT EASY. :)
 

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Got a new headlamp put on. I feel like this is tricky territory on fighters, but like where its going. I will likely add another light below and slightly forward of the one on now for high/low beam compliance and well, more light. It was strange at first, but it's growing on me real fast.

8.4" Super Duty Off Road LED Light Bar- 36W I got from Superbrightleds for anyone curious.

 
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