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yeah I've been riding it instead of taking pictures of it..I'm lazy. since I don't want to use up any more riding season by doing mods I sort of slapped some parts together (instrument console, mirrors) so I can ride. during the winter dec+jan I'll have time to make a better design. also I didn't really have money for mirrors.

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the mirrors are pretty goofy I gotta do something about that.. but not right now.

I went to get it inspected today and the guy told me my front turn signals are too close together and also they're not DOT approved. he said he didn't care if I threw on the stock and changed them afterward but.. I physically can't temporarily slap them on because stock for '97 was flushmounted to the fairing and... I don't have a fairing anymore. is this something every shop is going to fail me for? if there's a chance some guy might overlook it I'll probably just keep taking it to different shops. these are my signals: http://www.flyncycle.com/Motorcycle_Turn_Signals_p/indulspecbn.htm I don't mind getting dot approved bulbs I just wanted the damn thing to get an updated sticker.
 

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took it to a different place, they passed it without issue. i'm happy. no comments about the look? good, bad? opinion? the first inspection place the guy was kind of a jerk 'wheres the rest of your bike??' and the second guy was like 'dude! your bike screams "road warrior!"' so.. I decided I like it anyway...
 

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Yeah, I like it. VERY bare-bones, but it's cool. I'd probably do something with the bright red tank, and the HUGE headlight, but it's a great start!

I bought some Projector foglights to use on my streetfighter GSX-R, along with a SV650 windshield to cut up and make fit. Point being, I think streetfighters still need a bit of an "eyebrow" above the headlight, and you've got a good start with the instrument panel being there, mount up a little deflector. :)
 

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I dig it!

I would recommend using some of the fairings still. The sides on the back, that cover up all the electrics, etc, so that they're covered from the weather. I would also cut of the lowest part of the main fairing, and stick it on the bottom of the bike, ie - "chin cowl".

Oh, and flat-black everything.....

I know you've said you'd prefer to ride than wrench for the rest of the season, so stick these suggestions, ideas in a list, and get to them during the cold months, and go ride that beasty!
 

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I know the headlight is big, but I like it =)

I want to replace or paint rusty hardware and grind off some bolt-holes on the gas tank and get real bar end mirrors. this winter. no more work other than maintenance for now ! lots of fun to ride, I get lots of comments on it from random people.. most are good haha.

I would like to make the electric wires more neat and take care of weather proof . I'm sure there's some kind of grease I can smush on it to take care of that. also there is a plastic hub piece over the back tire I want to take out, only 2 things are mounted on it. like a fusebox and a heatsink-looking-thing that I don't actually know what it is. oh well, will investigate come cold weather. I'm not hardcore enough to ride in the snow / cold. thanks for the comments =)
 

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sharrokor said:
...grind off some bolt-holes on the gas tank...
Careful please! I don't want a thread detailing how you've gone and blown yourself up because you got all crazy with the angle grinder, lol.
 

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sparks + gas = good times! :D

oh, and sharrokor, the heatsink thing you're referring to is your ignition module.... :D It's kind of important....
 

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yeah I might empty the gas tank first.... and I don't want to get RID of it.. just move it..... I don't know guys. dunno what I'm doing really haha
 

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yeah I might empty the gas tank first.... and I don't want to get RID of it.. just move it..... I don't know guys. dunno what I'm doing really haha
If you're really serious about working on a gas tank, your best bet (but not completely safe) is to empty ALL of the contents, then refill the tank with water, FULL! It's going to be a PITA, but about the most proper way you'll find to working on containers that have held flammable/explosive materials before.
 

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Sharrokor, you're doing fine! Oh, if you want a slightly more espectacular way of making sure there's no more boom-juice in your tank is to empty it out completely, remove the petcock, and hold a lighter over the hole....

HAHA, LOL, I'M JUST KIDDING! Please don't do that. I tried it once, and ended up with a slightly "bloated" tank... :p

Anyways, seriously now, you could also leave it open for a few days, especially in the sun to evaporate all the gas....
 

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Travisty said:
If you're really serious about working on a gas tank, your best bet (but not completely safe) is to empty ALL of the contents, then refill the tank with water, FULL! It's going to be a PITA, but about the most proper way you'll find to working on containers that have held flammable/explosive materials before.
And the water disperses the heat while you work to prevent heat damage, like warping. ;)
 

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nice bike, I would have rewired them with pvc 'looking white trashy' and got it passed then swapped them right back.

nice job, what kinda bike?
 

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close, but no cigar
 

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its a ninja 250. 1997. i think thats 2nd or 3rd gen ? i think 2nd. you guys probably know. the wiring is starting to corrode... need to weather proof it soon
 
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