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Old 05-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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i'd add the mounting points anyway. you can fab yourself a nice tail rack, carry a tail bag for your day rides. tools, spares, water bottles, lunch.
I hear what your saying. I may fab up a removable set up. My plan is to be able to ride to the smoky mtn. (250 miles) on the interstate get a room drop what little i have off except for tools and ride. I like as little on the bike as possible. The guys i ride with ride at race pace on 450s. I know this bike will not be able to keep up but don't them waiting to long.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #17
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I just went and looked at the bike, sat on it, and generally drooled all over it. Can't wait to ride it
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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Ok here is another reason for the crash bar. I have a set of street tires and wheels and will be swapping them back and forth. I also plan to make a center stand that will mount under the crash bar it will pick the front wheel off the ground and also have a skid plate.


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Old 05-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #19
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Is there anyway to reroute that exhaust so it's not so vulnerable on the bottom like that?
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:02 AM   #20
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Is there anyway to reroute that exhaust so it's not so vulnerable on the bottom like that?
I'm going to put a skid plate under it and a rock guard in the front. Also a radiator guard. I have looked at rerouting the exhaust but it would be tricky just not much room.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #21
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Working on the front brake. Going to try and run one of the Ninja's caliper's and the DRZ master cylinder but i don't know if it will work. I have a few banjo bolts the same size with different size holes i will try. I found some scrap aluminum about the right thickness and here is what i have so far.










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Old 05-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #22
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why not run the ER6 master? the DRZ brake line bolts right up, although i would go braided.

the ER6 caliper and 300mm rotor should work fine.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #23
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why not run the ER6 master? the DRZ brake line bolts right up, although i would go braided.

the ER6 caliper and 300mm rotor should work fine.
Mainly the looks. The levers on the Ninja are huge and i will have bark bustets on it. Did you run the DRZ banjo bolts on both ends.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:22 AM   #24
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Mainly the looks. The levers on the Ninja are huge and i will have bark bustets on it. Did you run the DRZ banjo bolts on both ends.
i think i used ER6 OEM banjo bolts on both ends. the DRZ OEM brake line was used until i ordered the braided. i've always used handguards, Cycras lately, no interference with the levers.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #25
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LBL for the shakedown runs or Hickman????
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #26
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LBL for the shakedown runs or Hickman????
For sure Rob, i think this thing will be ok at both but it will be a handfull to try and keep up with you guys. I'm planning on riding it in the LBL 200. I bet it will be the only Ninja there. Unless JD shows up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #27
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Maybe I missed it. have there ever been two 650 rat bikes in the same place yet? bound to happen
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #28
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Maybe I missed it. have there ever been two 650 rat bikes in the same place yet? bound to happen
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #29
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Maybe it's just me but this bike feels cramped no matter what i do. I lowered the pegs as much as i could changed the seat and added padding so the seat should be about 2 inches taller then stock. I also feel like i'm reaching for the bars so i added a spacer under the bars. I have only put about 70 miles on it so time will tell. JD it looks like your a big guy and put a TON of miles on yours so maybe i will get use to it.


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Old 05-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #30
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Not much time to work on the Ninja this weekend but got a little done. I have the brake about done just have to mill 2 1/2 MM off the plate i made and it, should be good to go. Went ahead and changed the hand controls back to the Ninja because the bark busters would not fit around the DRZ master cylinder and no mirror mounts and JD rocks bike works fine this way. Went ahead and bleed the brake and maybe tomorrow night will be done with it.





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