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Old 02-01-2011, 04:34 PM   #196
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Are you sure that the angles will match?
Yes, the OEM suzuki rim is an Excel and the black rim is an Excel OEM rim as well. The angles are the same.

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #197
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OIl pan comparison

Here is the comparison photo of the stock oil pan and a modified one. A full 1.25" taken off.

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #198
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Rear Wheel

I decided on OEM DR650 spokes for the wheel. Looks like they will work out fine. Just finger tight now. Tightening and truing will have to happen another day.

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #199
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Here is the comparison photo of the stock oil pan and a modified one. A full 1.25" taken off.

That's really nice, I may be looking for one soon !
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:42 AM   #200
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Looks good

The stock oils pan is something to worry about to me. You did what Kawasaki should have done. Wait a minute, I thought I was saying something original here. Guess it belongs with quotation marks. "You did what Kawasaki should have done."

Great job, I think everybody will copy that.



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Here is the comparison photo of the stock oil pan and a modified one. A full 1.25" taken off.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:24 PM   #201
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More Exhaust Work

Received a grab bag of SS elbows from Stainless Works this week. I used these to build the intermediate pipe. I cut the stock muffler slip joint off the muffler and tacked it onto an elbow and worked my way up from there.




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Old 02-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #202
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This is an old GPZ750 handle bar that is going to become useful. Used a hole saw and drill press to cope the tubing. Tigged it onto the subframe for a muffler mount.



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Old 02-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #203
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Here is the complete mock up of the intermediate pipe. The pipe now just has to be welded.


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Old 02-20-2011, 05:08 AM   #204
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pretty clean work there. are you going to run the oem cowling back there?
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:21 AM   #205
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pretty clean work there. are you going to run the oem cowling back there?
Thanks. No sportbike plastic on this mutation. Going fo more of a raw look.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:45 PM   #206
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Great looking build!!!! I wish i had got a ninja 650 to start with but the price was right on this. Here is my sad atempt at a adventure bike build I know its not a 650 but it is a ninja. Still have alot more work to do on it but here is how is now. Its my daily driver but have been building on weekends I call it a Ninja GXLR 250
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:31 PM   #207
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Great looking build!!!! I wish i had got a ninja 650 to start with but the price was right on this. Here is my sad atempt at a adventure bike build I know its not a 650 but it is a ninja. Still have alot more work to do on it but here is how is now. Its my daily driver but have been building on weekends I call it a Ninja GXLR 250
Nice work, details please . . .

Forks, tire, wheel issues, etc. How's it ride?

Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #208
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Great looking build!!!! I wish i had got a ninja 650 to start with but the price was right on this. Here is my sad atempt at a adventure bike build I know its not a 650 but it is a ninja. Still have alot more work to do on it but here is how is now. Its my daily driver but have been building on weekends I call it a Ninja GXLR 250
Thanks. Well that 250 will go alot more places than the 650 will right now. I have to speed up the progress or spring will be here and it will still be up on the jackstands.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #209
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This triple clamp is from a 2008 KLX450. This set up is similar to Sanjon's, the bottom tapered roller for a Ninja 650 fits the KLX stem, but I'll need to machine a spacer for the top Ninja brg to work with the top of the KLX stem. I got the forks from the KLX as well.

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #210
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Man I wish had your skills. your build is very thorough. yur not just converting a bike you are basicly making a new one. I just put dualsport tires on it and gave it steroids. it used to look like this
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