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post #1 of 34 Old 11-09-2008, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Baby Hornet Euro Streetfighter

This bike (see link) reminded me of ocool's 919 with the VRF single sided conversion (see 2008 BOTY entries).

Looking beyond the bike's wild paint, it's actually a nice attempt on a heavilly mod'd Hornet, 919 or 599. The Yamaha R1 tail and dual cans look at home and the Gixxer headlight grew on me as I scrutinized the bike more and more. I'd get rid of the radiator fairings and the belly pan.

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Very nice. I agree with you about the rad fairings.

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i thought that is pretty much stock cb1000r or the 599 version over there in europe?

had to do double take for the gsxr parts.

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thats a good looking bike. I saw it somewhere before, but still like it.

'04 919---40k----6/18/10 SOLD

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More Euro Mod'd Baby Hornets I found. . .

With 600RR tail and swing arm and Euro bike front end. Can anyone identify the headlight???. . .


Another with a VFR single sided swing arm and 929/954 front end. Can anyone identify the headlight???. . .


And, a road racing trike. . .



Here's a 919. . .Photoshopped with an '04 600RR tail, swing arm, forks/fender, and cropped fairing. . .

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Unless you lost your legs in the war there's no reason why you should take a perfectly good bike and turn it into some kinda abomination like that trike.

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Unless you lost your legs in the war there's no reason why you should take a perfectly good bike and turn it into some kinda abomination like that trike.

Or unless some ahole ran you over and you lost the use of your legs - but, other than that , no trikes !

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i have a couple of friends "older guys" that have trykes because they are old.. and their old legs won't hold up their goldwings anymore... cause they are old...

but i would sooooo tear it up on that tryke... i wonder if it will wheelie?



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Is that headlight on the red bike off the Aprilia Shiver? When the Shiver first came out I wondered what the headlight would look like on a 919.

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Is that headlight on the red bike off the Aprilia Shiver? When the Shiver first came out I wondered what the headlight would look like on a 919.
I don't think that is a Shiver headlight, and if it is it probably won't function for long...... sore grapes......

Here is a picture of the front of my Shiver..... Same shape, but the glass looks different to me????
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Yeah, after looking at more pics, it's definitely not off the Shiver. Whatever it is it's kinda cool... the Shiver light is too.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with your Shiver, I expected great things from that bike when it came out and really wanted to get one.

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Yeah, after looking at more pics, it's definitely not off the Shiver. Whatever it is it's kinda cool... the Shiver light is too.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with your Shiver, I expected great things from that bike when it came out and really wanted to get one.
It was a great ride, when it ran. But, I'll take a bike that starts every time!!!

By the way, do you recognize the corner I'm in??? If you do, you'll notice something really strange occuring....

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yamaha fazer headlight?

http://www.motoexpertos.com/web/imag...amaha-fz1n.jpg

or maybe an 03 gsxr 1000...

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awesome bike pics

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yamaha fazer headlight?

http://www.motoexpertos.com/web/imag...amaha-fz1n.jpg

or maybe an 03 gsxr 1000...

Funny. . .I was looking into the Euro FZ1 headlight conversion. A simple modern look without being over-the-top. It seems like grafting it onto the 919 would be straight forward. And with the addition of Koso's digital/analog GP dash, it would be absolutely cool. ---I have too much time thinking about additional mods on the 9er.

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http://www.kmp.fr/index.php?page=cat...rie=22&zoom=82

Here are some conversion units using the GSXR headlight with a mini-fairing. Very interesting stuff. Bit more clean, too.

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http://www.kmp.fr/index.php?page=cat...rie=22&zoom=82

Here are some conversion units using the GSXR headlight with a mini-fairing. Very interesting stuff. Bit more clean, too.

Hmmm. . .

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http://www.kmp.fr/index.php?page=cat...rie=22&zoom=82

Here are some conversion units using the GSXR headlight with a mini-fairing. Very interesting stuff. Bit more clean, too.
Nice find Transient. A couple of those are pretty cool looking!

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Funny. . .I was looking into the Euro FZ1 headlight conversion. A simple modern look without being over-the-top. It seems like grafting it onto the 919 would be straight forward. And with the addition of Koso's digital/analog GP dash, it would be absolutely cool. ---I have too much time thinking about additional mods on the 9er.
Roy, do you have any info on obtaining a Euro FZ1 headlight? The Euro FZ1 and the Shiver headlight are the two that have had me brainstorming about a way to use them with a mini cowl/windscreen on the 919.
I wish I knew how to work with plastics or fiberglass, I have a basic shape in mind...

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Nice find Transient. A couple of those are pretty cool looking!



Roy, do you have any info on obtaining a Euro FZ1 headlight? The Euro FZ1 and the Shiver headlight are the two that have had me brainstorming about a way to use them with a mini cowl/windscreen on the 919.
I wish I knew how to work with plastics or fiberglass, I have a basic shape in mind...
This is what I got so far on the Euro FZ1 Headlight conversion. . .
A kit is available through Burlington Yamaha. They put this kit together piece by piece using all OEM Yamaha parts for a direct conversion to the US FZ1. The parts guy, Steven, said he could eliminate parts for a conversion onto another bike. Parts that I would immediately foresee eliminating is the gauge cover, since you wouldn't be using the FZ1 dash. If I personally went this route, I'd also eliminate the OEM headlight side covers in favor of carbon fiber side cover bling I found on Ebay.

Here's the Euro FZ1 info:

http://www.burlingtonyamaha.com/page...light-kit.aspx

After Transient's find, I'm really thinking about a K6 conversion. The headlight is small and the fairing flows with the 919's lines rather nicely. Heck, even the sample on their online catalog is almost an Asphalt Grey in color.

In both cases, a new dash has to be considered as part of the conversion. The Koso GP STYLE SPEEDOMETER RX-1N is a nice dash. But, it has a fuel gauge set up not a low fuel warning light. After a call to Koso, the fuel gauge is the only option, which would only work if a float sending unit can be devised in the 919's tank. A stumbling block. May be the shift light can be converted to a low fuel warning light as an option.

http://www.kosonorthamerica.com/index_us.html

And in both cases, a headlight and gauge mount has to fabricated.

More later as I think about this conversion subject. . .

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I'm always happy to help others spend money.

I've spent a lot of time looking at gauges. Koso gauges all seem to be not-quite-right. Something is always missing on every one of the setups for me. Some of the folks on the European Hornets Nest site highly recommend Acewell gauges. Here's a link: http://www.electrosport.com/street/speedometers.php

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I'm always happy to help others spend money.

I've spent a lot of time looking at gauges. Koso gauges all seem to be not-quite-right. Something is always missing on every one of the setups for me. Some of the folks on the European Hornets Nest site highly recommend Acewell gauges. Here's a link: http://www.electrosport.com/street/speedometers.php
Gee, thanks a lot Transient. . .I was hoping to get out of thinking more about the headlight and dash conversion. . .no more spending $$$$$!!!

The Acewell gauges look very racy. One thing I like about the Koso is the analog tach for the quick read. But it's missing the low fuel light. I'm thinking that the Acewell has the same issue. I have an email out to them for an answer.

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I assume that problem will be the same with the Acewell gauges from what I've researched. Oh well.

I would love an Analog tach, such as a few of the Koso gauges have, but I don't dig how poorly they fit to my bike's 13K redline. They've got 10K, 15K, 20K, but... eh. It's one of those considerations way down the road.

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This is what I got so far on the Euro FZ1 Headlight conversion. . .
A kit is available through Burlington Yamaha. They put this kit together piece by piece using all OEM Yamaha parts for a direct conversion to the US FZ1. The parts guy, Steven, said he could eliminate parts for a conversion onto another bike. Parts that I would immediately foresee eliminating is the gauge cover, since you wouldn't be using the FZ1 dash. If I personally went this route, I'd also eliminate the OEM headlight side covers in favor of carbon fiber side cover bling I found on Ebay.

Here's the Euro FZ1 info:

http://www.burlingtonyamaha.com/page...light-kit.aspx
WOW!! $700?? That's insane! I like the shape of the headlight, but not for that much $$$$$... I'll start looking at the Shiver headlight again.
I also like the GSXR conversions that Transient found, but they're still not exactly what I'm thinking about... And 450 Euro is over $570 USD, not including shipping.

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WOW!! $700?? That's insane! I like the shape of the headlight, but not for that much $$$$$... I'll start looking at the Shiver headlight again.
I also like the GSXR conversions that Transient found, but they're still not exactly what I'm thinking about... And 450 Euro is over $570 USD, not including shipping.
Yep. . .lot-o-$$$$$$. And, factor in a new dash as well. . .$300-$475.
The the classic round is looking REAL nice. Roland Sands kept his custom 9er's headlight classic round, although the later 599's dual bulb unit.

Another option is picking up a used headlight like any one of the gixxers (cleaning up the main body by removing mounting tabs, filling, smoothing, and painting) mount it straight up without a custom fairing/surround. It's very feasible to use the 919's stock headlight mounts and use the OEM gauges.

Seriously, I'm really over thinking this headlight mod. . .I think I'll save my $$$$.

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It's very easy to over think this mod! Buying a used headlight and putting in some time and effort to make it fit, or adding a mini cowl/shroud is sounding better and better to me!
I want to add a gear indicator, but other than that I'll stick with the OEM gauges as well.

I need to research gixxer headlights - I kinda like the shape of the one used in the K3 conversion, but the K4 or K6 would probably look better.

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I need to research gixxer headlights - I kinda like the shape of the one used in the K3 conversion, but the K4 or K6 would probably look better.
I picked up gixxer K6 headlight for cheap off of Ebay. So my winter project will begin shortly. . .fall/winter in SoCal is 90 degrees today.

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I picked up gixxer K6 headlight for cheap off of Ebay. So my winter project will begin shortly. . .fall/winter in SoCal is 90 degrees today.
Nice! That'll be a fun project during your "winter"... Will the gixxer lights plug right in or do they need a different plug?

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Nice! That'll be a fun project during your "winter"... Will the gixxer lights plug right in or do they need a different plug?
Mike,
I don't know if you remember. . .I did the dual bulb 599 headlight conversion, with a special built single to double bulb conversion harness to operate correctly. Both 599 bulbs are H11. The gixxer headlight has an H7 low beam and an H9 high beam in a projector. The female H11 plug will work with the gixxer's H9 male. I'll need to change the low beam female to an H7.

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