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post #1 of 20 Old 07-21-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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05 gsxr wanna streetfighter it any advice

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-21-2012, 08:21 PM
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05 gsxr wanna streetfighter it any advice
Ditch it and buy a 919, a REAL naked.

Well, you asked....

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Like those but gsxrs been in my family for years

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-22-2012, 07:26 AM
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you can start by taking the fairings off of it

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I may be asking the wrong question here but isn't the point of a streetfighter a personal approach? I mean, in the essence its a motor showing, naked and no fairing, minimal approach to other body work, usually solo seat and unusual lighting from what was on the bike?

From there, its all about "you".

I've seen zombipocolypse themes, super hero, military, Asian assassin, hello kitty, obnoxious 80s, glow in the dark paint...the list goes on.

I say start with the body work, and flow with a concept that defines your idea more than an incomplete sentence and "family tradition" mention on a forum.

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You could look here for ideas.

GSX-R Accessories. Sportbike & StreetFighter accessories for all Gixxer's. Wild Hair Accessories.

There's probably a gixxer forum or two that would have some ideas too. This here hotbed of 919 snobbishness is probably the wrong place to look.

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I am wondering about coolant reserve its just sticking out looks kinda ugly but the rest look good

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I am wondering about coolant reserve its just sticking out looks kinda ugly but the rest look good
Use a couple monster cans.

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I am wondering about coolant reserve its just sticking out looks kinda ugly but the rest look good
I'm in the process right now of doing the same thing, I bought a 2000 GSXR 750, it's been wrecked, witch makes stripping it easy being there's no plastic on it

Anyway my friend just did the same thing with a wrecked CBR600, he used a whiskey flask for his overflow, it's flat and shiny, adds some flare to the very drab looking cbr

Edit: I have some pics posted, check out "wreck gixxer rebuild"

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Got plastics of what type of sandpaper is good for smoothing not scuffig

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Got plastics of what type of sandpaper is good for smoothing not scuffig
I would use scotch brite if you're going to do plastic sanding

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I just finished a CBR954. strip it down and stick a headlight on it. I went cheap and bought a round headlight assembly for $49. The mounting brackets were more but they look good. Bought some 3 wire mini signals for the front and 2 wire for the rear. I fabricated a guage mount that uses the ignition switch mounting. I made a pattern from a piece of flashing and took it to a shop.

fightering a sportbike is all about individuality and budget. Go crazy or be conservative. I would start out conservative and go from there. You can always spend more but once you spend the money you don't get it back.
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I just finished a CBR954. strip it down and stick a headlight on it. I went cheap and bought a round headlight assembly for $49. The mounting brackets were more but they look good. Bought some 3 wire mini signals for the front and 2 wire for the rear. I fabricated a guage mount that uses the ignition switch mounting. I made a pattern from a piece of flashing and took it to a shop.

fightering a sportbike is all about individuality and budget. Go crazy or be conservative. I would start out conservative and go from there. You can always spend more but once you spend the money you don't get it back.
Did you shorten the exhaust? I'm puttin a shortened Ducati can on the GIXXR , I can't take those massive exhaust cans


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Streetfighters are not bought, they are forged from the evil biker side of your soul to satisfy the need to wreak havoc on the streets of every city around the world

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I did shorten the can. It was about 20 inches long so I just cut it in half. It is a 2 bros can which I'm not crazy about but since it was carbon fiber I decided I could live with it.

Cutting it was no big deal. Angle grinder with a cut-off wheel did the job. I did have to buy some rivets to put the end cap back on but they are available at Home Depot.

It is a nasty sounding bitch. My neighbors all know when I taking it out.

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Yes! I love it, my Ducati can is only 9 inches, I can't wait to here this puppy

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Those are nice bikes

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Don't mean to high jack your thread, but here's a full pic, from about a week ago, since then I fixed the hole in the tail fairing with some Rigid rvt sealant and gave her a quick shot of gloss black

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Good luck on your build hope to see some pics soon, I'll wonder back over to my own thread, peace bro

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