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post #1 of 18 Old 12-18-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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BKing Diet...

I was in the garage today and figured it's time to start shaving some pounds on the BKing...

Started with the rear mud guard/license plate...





Removed the plastic cover and found a steel frame underneath with the turn signal mounts intact so i re-installed them...



I removed the lower section of the frame and flipped it upside down then re-welded it back to the frame aligning it to the lower bolt hole on the rear brake light...



Next i had elongate the inner bolt holes on the bottom of the new setup in order to mount the new license bracket...





And here is the finished product, i forgot to mention, i welded nuts to the frame to mount the upper half of the brake light...






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post #2 of 18 Old 12-18-2009, 08:07 PM
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The exhaust and tail light just look like a smiling face to me.

Bking is still bad ass though.


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LOL!!!

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I see the face thing you're talkin about ... lolol ... but good job though man ... that took some creativity if you came up with that all by yourself ... Nice work ... ...

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I see the face thing you're talkin about ... lolol ... but good job though man ... that took some creativity if you came up with that all by yourself ... Nice work ... ...
Thanks stevo, i was planning on fabing a bracket but when i saw that the original had a steel frame underneath ideas popped in my head and i came up with this.

Next im gonna remove the emissions canister and i'll post pics of it's removal...

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How about the exhaust their huge. I'm sure you could lose some weight with a nice yoshi exhaust.

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I think the exhaust is the B-King's downfall aesthetically speaking.
I've seen one with the two brothers slip-ons and they look waaaay better than stock.
...but I realize money could be a factor there.

Your progress looks good so far!

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Once winter is done here I'd like to see that bike.

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The exhaust and tail light just look like a smiling face to me.

Bking is still bad ass though.

Looks like it should be a character on MST3K

BOOM CHICKA
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I knew it reminded me of something, but I just couldn't put a finger on it.

(Although a direct comparison doesn't really show the similarities as much as it does in my head for some reason)

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How about the exhaust their huge. I'm sure you could lose some weight with a nice yoshi exhaust.
I love the exhaust, but your right it weighs alot!!! If i do remove it i will just put two megaphones in it's place to make it look more like the concept bike.

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Once winter is done here I'd like to see that bike.
That sounds like a plan, im going riding today and prolly will tomorrow if it doesn't rain...

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Today i got around to removing the emissions canister...



First i removed the cover to the hydro clutch bleeder...



Then i removed the canister bolts...





The lines running to the canister are in a loop soooo...

I removed one line starting here (lower line)...



Then i removed the upper line on the canister and re-connected it here...





Now it's out for good and it's kinda heavy too...



Here's the finished results...


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I wondered when you would start in on the BKing!

I'll never forget riding it, what a machine.

Still on my list of favorite motorcycles.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Andre!!!!!

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Great pics... what's next?

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I wondered when you would start in on the BKing!

I'll never forget riding it, what a machine.

Still on my list of favorite motorcycles.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Andre!!!!!
Hey ol'pal!!! I just couldn't wait anymore, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.

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Great pics... what's next?
I think im going to remove some of the baffles from the muffler next, i want some more rumble. Eventually there will be two crome megaphones back there but that's when the money's right again. Thanks Recession!!!

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I dunno, I kind of liked it in "stealth" mode, as if that machine has any stealth mode to it......

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