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Arrr arrrrrrrrrrrrrr! (900/fireblade going naked)

Hello to all my WT virtual friends lol. Some of you have been following my headspinnin ridiculous stolen bike drama, turns out Im making lemonade outta lemons over here. I bought a KTM 620 after my bike got taken from me see here if youre interested in the story https://www.wristtwisters.com/f2/omfg...ain-26127.html . The KTM was a total impulse buy and as I knew nothing about them but wanted to tinker. I tinkered a little and sold it for a small profit (yay). Then I turned around and scooped up this little gem DIRT cheap, 1000 bucks. So Im into this blade for 600 bucks as of now, I impressed myself on this one! Its by no means clean, the forks leak the rotors are warped ect. But it runs great, shifts smooth and ISN'T STOLEN! I bought it fully expecting Id have to replace the frame. Maybe someone with some deep knowledge on frames and stress points can advise me if this is nessesary? The ugly hole doesnt bother me if its not gonna fall apart. Also the ear on the motor mount is broke off from where there was a slider. When it went down it busted off Im assuming. Can I simply get a ear welded on? Or is it worthy of me being nervous over it?

So some seals, a spiffy headlight and a LSL handlebar kit are on the list along with some new tires some powdercoating is going to be in order. All in all Im super pumped. Ive liked the RR's all the way back to my earliest memories of motorcycling and now I have my blank slate to start MY creation. Its got a full micron system that sold new for damn near what Ive got into it

Im going naked with it, and Im open to ideas from you guys on whatever. Some of my best mods have come from the WT pool of minds, you guys rock! Im a honda/suzuki guy at heart but I must say it felt gooooood to ride a honda home. Now shes parked for further review.... YAY!
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post #2 of 88 Old 03-09-2011, 06:07 AM
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sounds like you're luck is a changin.....

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where the F are you finding all these deals Brian!!!! Think you made a smaaaart move dumping the KTM 620. After 2 years of ownership --- I know first hand those bikes are a PIA....

I bet you can find a cheap 900RR frame out there......

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Did a search on 'Naked Honda 900RR'.... look what I found.

Heres the link to the build....1994 Honda CBR900rr






He's got a link to the build....

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She definitely has a Big Country Booty!! Think I would look for a smaller tail. All in all I would say you did well. The bullet hole in the frame is a little weird though. Happen from the get off?

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That RR looks nice, Im really diggin the RC tail (I think thats what it is). As far as the deals, I score of CL alot look for a decently priced bike from the get go and just Email people and nicely say "Im interested but low on dough if your open to considerably lower offers let me know if not good luck with the sale" I send out tons and get a few responses. But as Ive learned you gotta be careful....

I was thinkin 954 tail, and that tear drop headlight I was plannin for the zook. The hole I assume happened on the get off, not sure how though? The guy didnt know much about it he bought 3 RR's from the same guy. Im juiced about the full micron system and how good it runs even before I get in there and check plugs ect. I definitly prefer a FI bike but on the ride home last night I was reminded why I like carbs as well. Brings me back.

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Anyone got any thoughts on the frame, should i ditch it? Or is that ear repairable and the hole a non-issue?

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Anyone got any thoughts on the frame, should i ditch it? Or is that ear repairable and the hole a non-issue?
I wouldnt ride that frame... If you want a real project put the front/rear end on a 919 frame

Gonna be a cool project!

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I wouldnt ride that frame... If you want a real project put the front/rear end on a 919 frame

Gonna be a cool project!
No way the frame was a big selling point on the RR vs 9er. Im gonna try and loosely replicate the look of the 9er with what Ive got here.

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Glad your lucks finally turned around a bit. Nice to have you back on two wheels.

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On most naked conversions I find it is the little things that make the difference between a clean job and a road hack. A bit of attention to cleaning up the cables etc usually hidden behind plastic impress. Also you'll find most have a visual hole between the radiator and engine that can be improved with a custom alloy shroud or similar - also you'll be able to adapt a belly pan to tie it together.

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Thanks, yeah its gonna be one of those deals that go on and on for awhile. I liked the look of my 9er in naked trim best (no screen, pan ect.) just clean, didnt even like the corbin cause it messed up the "flow" of the lines but was comphy so I sacrificed. Thats the direction Im going with this... minimal. I agree attention to detail, but its also not my strongest quaility so Im gonna have to stay aware.

Got the light picked out I may not even run gauges havent decided yet. Still pondering this frame Im gonna run it up to this guy that owns a shop and get his .02 cents. I saw a RR with a r6 tail and it looked nice!

Anyone got an inside track with LSL? Those are nice but $$$

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Nice Brian. Glad to see your luck is finally turning around!

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Hey BRO! I love the Blades and have been buying them ever scene they came out in 1993. I live here in FL also so if you need any help I can assist you in any way I am here for you. there is a A$$ load of swappable parts that can be done to make your dream bike. PM me and i will give you my cell so we can chat. I got a ton of parts and a lot of hookups I can share

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You should turn that small hole in the frame into a big hole and add some sweet ram air ducting. Guaranteed to ad 50hp!

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You should turn that small hole in the frame into a big hole and add some sweet ram air ducting. Guaranteed to ad 50hp!
Im gonna put a NOS sticker over it, a claimed 75hp "stick on"!

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Hey BRO! I love the Blades and have been buying them ever scene they came out in 1993. I live here in FL also so if you need any help I can assist you in any way I am here for you. there is a A$$ load of swappable parts that can be done to make your dream bike. PM me and i will give you my cell so we can chat. I got a ton of parts and a lot of hookups I can share
Will do, I miss my 9er we should ride!

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Hell yea we should ride. I will be at Daytona stunt show all week. Its at the race track

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Progree so far.... I think its already looking better. Someone wanna tell me WTF Im supposed to do with all these wires? My buddy that dosent have any mechanical experience but is fairly smart said some dumb shit. Cut em he says, its painfully obvious he's never had a voltometer out tracking down a electronic gremlin!

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have you tried fireblades.org?

They have a streetfighter section that is probably loaded with ideas

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I have not, I may though theres another one called custom fighters thats got some good info. Wires are going away nicely so far, Im gonna get the airhorn on got fork seals on the way. deez is nice enough to voulenteer his help as Ive never done fork seals and I hear they can be a PITA for 1st timers. And the headlight is on its way, this is feeling groovy! Ive got a 03 gsxr tail section but I think I like the r6 dual tail light config. Or the 05-06 gsxr tail and I have a light and cowl cover for that but no tail/subframe/seat so Im not commited Im conflicted lol. I also have a seat from a 1000rr, that tail would look cool, lol Im drivin me nuts!

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Very nice project, I love streetfighters keep us updated...

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find a wrecked 900rr(should be dirt cheap and you won't need a title), cut the mount off and cut it off yours then have it tig welded on.
as for the hole, buy a hole saw a little bigger then the hole cut a plug from the wreck and from yours(that way the alloy will be the same and make welding alot easier)have the guy weld both if you don't have a 4" grinder get one from harborfreight.com ($30 and not bad for the money) and a flapper wheel from homedepot grind it flat. done

p.s. find a local place that builds "tuna towers" for boats, those guys weld alum. all day and are excellent at it. see if he wants a little side job

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yeah I was thinkin something along those lines. My buddy up the road, whom can be arrogant but I resepct his opinion to some degree said the hole is a cosmetic issue. The ear is small enough a welder can rebuild it? I dunno, a clean-holeless frame sounds better but I may just get the ear fixed for now and get a frame down he road I want to PC it black anyway.

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fix it all before ya pc it,brian

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Here we go, cleaned up the wires a little and whats this? a cbr600rr tail?

Its my 1st attempt at a tail conversion you're not gonna hurt my feelings, whatcha think?
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Doesn't look out of place atm. The pipe angle offsets it a bit, but nothing big.

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Oh hell yeah it does, the pipe goes up about 4-5 inches and is a completly different angle. I need to make a hanger lol.

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looking good I like the tail section



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any chance for a more side on view?

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Looks pretty good! Man....that front end naked looks mean....big beefy forks.

So ---- what the hell happened to the black/yellow tank?

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A. Awesome dog.

B. Murder it out

Check out customfighters, some great fireblade builds there.

I have always wanted to strip and black out a 954.

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Thanks for the positives. Like I said Im a 1st timer on this.

I'll try and get a side shot up, I still have the other tank this one has a smaller dent lol.

And what does "murder it out" mean?

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Urban Dictionary: murdered out

Nevermind I found it, thats the direction Im going with it. But now Im all irritated that somone is gonna pull up to me at a light and be like "yo that thing is murdered out son!" We used to just call it black...

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4th definition down bwahahahahahahah agasp, bbaabwwahahahahahah....


"Special edition g-shock watch painted entirely flat black with a purple light. It appears to be completely "murdered out". Very popular amongst the homosexual crowd of G-shock users in miami florida."

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WTF G-shocks are for homos?

Hey - like the rear end, looks great.

Constructive comment - pipe has to go. Too large IMO.

I'd be looking for something smaller - maybe a pair siameze on top of each other. I'm a fan of megaphone pipes. Or under-tail.

Actually a short 919 aftermarket pipe will look cool - not sure how loud just one would be!

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looks great,way better than the 51 tail. allen is right the can has gotta go.
freak everyone out and do a 919 exhaust swap.

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Thats funny I just happen to have a megaphone pipe here. And I just happen to have a 919 header and mid pipe. I was thinkin about setting up a 600rr exhaust with a yosh pipe.

But Im playin a little game with myself. Im seeing just how little money I can use to build what I would consider a 'cool' bike. So far Im pretty pumped, Ive bought some new and sold some old traded this for that. Its all come together so far for a grand total of around 670 american dollars..... not to shabby so far. I know Im gonna break a grand but I bet I end up with a sweet ride for under 2, maybe. Its workin out GREAT!

Allan, hows the wire tuck situation look? I thought it came out OK?

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veEnom here's a side shot, and the only shots you'll see with this pipe. You ever hear the saying "if its too loud you're too old"? well I guess Im to old cause its LOUD Im going back to the micron for now even though its huge and is gonna look goofy with the hanger Im gonna have to make.

I started this bike as a FU to the guy that stole a bike and had me buy it thus depleting my funds and keeping me from riding. I wanted to see how inexpensive I could put toogether a "rideable" bike with exsisting parts and minimal out of pocket expense. I did it real cheap lol. Now its time for the cosmetics. Black wires were red ones are visible, paint/repair tank and tail eventually PC some stuff and some fat bars. I do want to figure out a bracket to bring the head light lower but Im concerned about it interfering with the forks. The list goes on and on, but after a significant amoumt of work Im finally at a starting point!

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