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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by sailah, Sep 27, 2011.
Dammit! If you aren't gonna ride it, at least someone else take up the reins :)
No I am going to ride it for sure. It's a really sweet motor and I love how light and flickable it is. The Ninja 650 is the ultimate conversion for me and since I already have a full set of supermoto suspension sitting on my bench I might as well dedicate it to a certain bike and the CBR wins the prize. I need to move the bike into storage as I literally have a one car garage that is so stuffed with machine tools and other bikes that I have no space. I plan on putting the CBR and the FZ1 on my trailer and bring them down to a buddies who has a large steel building where I can store them for the winter. The Husky doesn't take up much space plus I'll probably ride that this winter.
The only thing left to do on the CBR is fiddle around with a couple cosmetic things, header wrap, powder and paint, some wiring, heated grips etc. I really want to get back into some heavy fab work and the Ninja will be it.
If you want to come over and pick it up, it's all yours until spring.
did you get it out for summer?
No I've been riding my new project. I'm probably going to part it out. Which means it's going to be in my storage unit for decades
The ninja 650 is just better in every way other than outright acceleration. More comfortable, polished, better action on rear suspension, much better range, fuel injected, better ergos, slightly heftier but only by 10#.
I have a lot of bling parts on it like the ktm supermoto setup, radial brakes that are worth it to sell so I'll use that to fund the next project.
Why you want to buy it?
I would give my right arm for the front end off it. Too bad I'm broke trying to make sure I can afford the Alcan event. Last mod I want to do to my KLR is upside down forks....
I already robbed the forks off it for the Ninja and put the SMR forks on. Although I do have a set of 690 forks...
Oh really? Have the triples with them too?
no but (pretty much) any WP48 triples will work.
Hmmmm, your tempting me, and that's bad, lol. They need a specific front wheel or are there options?
Pretty sure any modern KTM wheel will bolt up from the 690 down to 125. Not the 950. I don't know about brakes or any of that.
Shoot me a pm for what you might want for someone to take them off your hands if feel like selling them. Cartridge forks would be a really nice upgrade....
Any 03+ 125-990 wheel will bolt on, if it's from a 950/990 you just have to swap the spacers. Any non radial 125-990 brake caliper will bolt on as well (except the gold Brembo caliper from some LC4 SMs).
I had a '94 600 F2 back in the day and never thought of doing this to it. Very cool project!
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Sure but it's been mothballed and about ready to hit the scrapyard
My Ninja build is a lot more complete and as close to a finished product as I will ever get.
And the FZ1 has done 20k miles with a complaint.