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Old 03-10-2008, 09:05 AM   #16
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Great project mate!
wish I could help you with that wheel issue, but with the new forks you have, you're into a fabbing operation any way you turn.
Luckily I have a few CNC mills and lathes at my disposal
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:44 AM   #17
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Tonymorr,

Looks like a fun project, and I can't wait to see the outcome. I love my Versys. That motor is a genuine grin making machine.

HIJACK-If you are not going to use the plastics I would be interested in buying them. I have a 650R that took a fall and could use them. Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:39 PM   #18
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Looks good!

A simple round headlight, and maybe a small smoked sport screen, and it'd be a done deal, to my tastes.

That's what I'm thinking, maybe an SV round headlight and this screen (would only use the flip-lip on long rides).



One of the reasons for building this bike is a trip to Goose Bay in July. (and many more like it) Where in Labrador are you?


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Old 03-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #19
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Are you using protection ?

, it's the bike I'm interested in, of course.
Are you planning on installing a bash plate and crush bars? And if so, which ones?
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:11 PM   #20
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, it's the bike I'm interested in, of course.
Are you planning on installing a bash plate and crush bars? And if so, which ones?
Yup, #5,6,7 from first post.....

5.Skidplate (Homemade aluminum).
6.Givi engine guards.


7.Radiator stoneguard.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:05 AM   #21
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That's what I'm thinking, maybe an SV round headlight and this screen (would only use the flip-lip on long rides).


Tony...

Here's what one dude did with a DL650 V-Strom, when he went naked with it. He put an SV650 tank on it, along with a round headlight and a shorty screen...

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Old 03-11-2008, 02:34 PM   #22
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5.Skidplate (Homemade aluminum).
6.Givi engine guards.
my bad, I missed that part. The crash bars though are made by SW-Motech. Any technical reason for choosing these ones over HB or Happy-Trails?
And are you thinking to make more than one skidplate ?
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #23
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are you thinking to make more than one skidplate ?
I possibly could, but it will be made to work with my custom exhaust and modified oil pan so.........
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:13 PM   #24
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I've been thinking that Kawa should have done the same exact thing you are doing.

Can't wait to see the results.
Might be me being a bit dense, but they already have.

I say this because, correct me if I'm wrong, but everywhere else in the world, the bike he started with isn't known as a ninja. It is a ER-6f:



They also sell the ER-6n over here too:



The last letter of the model name signifies Naked or Faired.

The only thing that is branded as a Ninja here is the ZX series (ZX-6R, ZX-10R) which is a much more focused supersports bike (the ER series is a bit of a crossbreed):



Is the ER-6n available in the US? Branded as a ninja or otherwise? Having the option to put the fairing back on is nice I suppose and the front light unit on the naked ER-6 isn't the nicest around.

Keep us updated with pics of the project.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:09 PM   #25
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I possibly could, but it will be made to work with my custom exhaust and modified oil pan so.........


that's to bad . I'm curious though how your bike will look in the end...
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that's to bad . I'm curious though how your bike will look in the end...
We'll find out together. I'll post all the progress here. There hasn't been much yet. Just got it inside to start looking things over a little more closely.

Stay tuned....
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:24 AM   #27
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Might be me being a bit dense, but they already have.

I say this because, correct me if I'm wrong, but everywhere else in the world, the bike he started with isn't known as a ninja. It is a ER-6f:

Is the ER-6n available in the US? Branded as a ninja or otherwise? Having the option to put the fairing back on is nice I suppose and the front light unit on the naked ER-6 isn't the nicest around.

Keep us updated with pics of the project.
The ER6n is not available in the states. I'm not just trying to make a naked ER6. I'm trying to make (pick one)

A twin cylinder KLR
A Versys with better dirt road suspension/more clearance.
A cheaper, lighter, less BMW-ish (sorry) F800GS
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #28
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A twin cylinder KLR
A Versys with better dirt road suspension/more clearance.
A cheaper, lighter, less BMW-ish (sorry) F800GS
Ah, sorry. It was just me being dense then. That makes a lot more sense now.
Sounds like a damn good project idea. Look forward to seeing the end results.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:01 PM   #29
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Still sizing things up......

Not much progress. That freakin muffler weighs a ton!



I'd like move the footpegs down and forward a bit. I was thinking about Versys pieces, they are cheap. The stock brackets may be my best option for supporting the bottom of the panniers. I'm going to pull up a chair and stair at it tonight. Maybe a beer or two will help get the creative juices flowing.
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Not much progress. That freakin muffler weighs a ton!



I'd like move the footpegs down and forward a bit. I was thinking about Versys pieces, they are cheap. The stock brackets may be my best option for supporting the bottom of the panniers. I'm going to pull up a chair and stair at it tonight. Maybe a beer or two will help get the creative juices flowing.
...always helps me!
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