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post #1 of 99 Old 12-30-2009, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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If I can't buy CB1000R then I'll make one!

Got rid of the KTM. I think that was my shortest relationship ever. We did not see eye to eye at all. I realized I needed something much faster on the street and missed my do everything 9'er.
Since I already sold the good stuff off my 919, buying another one was not too bright. So........
With no CB1000R coming to the states this year. I decided to make my own damn open class Honda naked bike.

Starting from this...
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Got rid of the KTM. I think that was my shortest relationship ever. We did not see eye to eye at all. I realized I needed something much faster on the street and missed my do everything 9'er.
Since I already sold the good stuff off my 919, buying another one was not too bright. So........
With no CB1000R coming to the states this year. I decided to make my own damn open class Honda naked bike.

Starting from this...
Don't do it!!!

Seriously. Can't you just try a Bandit or Tiger or something else that may manage to fit the mold?

Don't take it personally. I just have a very high degree of respect for what the late model CBRs can do out-of-the-box.

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Strip down and paint it with bedliner!

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I'm doing it. Its to late now.

Handlebar kit will be in within a week or two. Then she goes in the buff and some streetfighter head lights will be ordered when the fairings sell.

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I'm doing it. Its to late now.

Handlebar kit will be in within a week or two. Then she goes in the buff and some streetfighter head lights will be ordered when the fairings sell.
I suppose that's not a big deal. I thought you were going to pull the motor and hackchopbangsmash something else together.

Good luck and keep up posted on progress.

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Oh good, another project for me to watch with great anticipation

Post pics... Post them OFTEN

Thanks in advance & good luck!

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I'm doing it. Its to late now.

Handlebar kit will be in within a week or two. Then she goes in the buff and some streetfighter head lights will be ordered when the fairings sell.
I had the exact same idea 3+ years ago (but with a ZX10). But, after I put on the handlebars (a must for me, given fused neck), I decided to leave the plastics on. Spent the money on suspension, then odds and ends. By far the most exciting bike I have over owned, or ridden.

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sick!!!!! this should be awesome

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Love it! Go ahead and make it a bobber while you're at it. Can't be anything larger than a piece of paper under that pillon seat, anyway. Also want to see a shorty GP exhaust along these lines:

Leo Vince GP Pro Slip-on Exhaust - Honda CBR1000R (2008-2009) - Leo Vince Exhaust - Exhaust - Exhausts & Air Filters - Superbike Toy Store - Sportbike

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...... alright !!! ....

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please please please no bobber

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I know I will be watching for pics. I want to do the same thing.

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Awesome project, looking forward to more!

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please please please no bobber
You're spoilin my fun.

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For sure on the exhaust. I'm going to have to search a little to find one I like. That one actually looks like it wouldn't be too loud.

I'm thinking head lights and a little fly screen. Very much like the set up on this SV.

No bobber. I do intend to ride this thing. Which means I need a rear pilod to drape my saddle bags across. Wow if my wife read that she could so take that the wrong way!
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Looking forward to seeing the transformation.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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I have been turning this idea over in my mind for awhile. Cant wait to see the result!

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Nice. May I suggest that prior to the transformation you take the opportunity to wring it's bloody neck at the track. It really is a fantastic bike. Looking forward to the results. Please do some sleuthing and make sure that you suss out the threads re: oil burning, clutch recall, motor problems. Not everyone is suffering, but there seem to be some "issues" out there and careful documentation may be needed.

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I have been looking for somebody to do what you're up to. I can't wait to see how it turns out. That's about the only thing I might want to upgrade to from the 919.

But my $0.02 on that Leo Vince exhaust. That thing is FUGLY - looks like a giant donkey dick!

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But my $0.02 on that Leo Vince exhaust. That thing is FUGLY - looks like a giant donkey dick!
Disagree!! I think its beautiful!!! Look at those welds!!!

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Thats the way you do it! Who are you getting a top clamp and mounts from?
I could really go for a new GSXR750 in the same config......Keep digital record for us to drool over.

That'll work........
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But my $0.02 on that Leo Vince exhaust. That thing is FUGLY - looks like a giant donkey dick!
BTW..That exhaust is pure art.

That'll work........
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So it's been a few hours since the post, got those plastics off yet? I'm curious what she looks like naked.

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For the bars: LSL Superbike Handlebar Kits

No plastic is off yet. I wasn't planning to pull plastic off until my bars show up. That and this bike looks freakin' good! I feel kinda bad pulling off her cloths. Though I'm curious to see what it looks like with the upper still on and the lower off. Might look good.

She will get her neck wrung good but I'm sure by the time the roads are able to suport neck ringing the transformation will be complete. Winter sucks. I'm also sure it will see plenty of track time. What better instructor bike than an upright seated superbike. Then sneak out with the advanced guys every so often just to see what she can do.

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I love the way they look with the plastics, but can't wait to see it naked!

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Might look something like this? Cycle World - cycleworld.com

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I don't understand the whole "it's gotta be naked" bs mindset. Make it COMFORTABLE. I think Sike got it right. Just put a handlebar on it and go. You were unhappy with having to work on the KTM you sold, but now you're going to open up a bigger can of worms with the CBR. Just the wiring and cables alone are going to be a huge PITA. A set of HeliBars might be all that thing needs.

Me personally, I need a narrow bike. Having my knees spread apart for hours really starts to work on me. Being bent over compounds the problem. My 929 is a wonderful bike, but with the fat tank on those things, I don't last long. My little CBR600RR with HeliBars is just about an all day bike. For me it is more comfy than a 919.

Too bad the Adventure didn't work out for ya. I don't like those either. Whatever you do, I think it's cool that you're going to take action instead of sitting around whining about not being able to get a CB1000R. That crap has gotten old. Good luck. You go Guy!

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Might look something like this? Cycle World - cycleworld.com
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Its gotts be naked, I love seeing the mill. Good idea, and I'd do it. If I had a 1000rr

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That RSD bike looks awsome. Hopefully its on display at the new model cycle shows so i can get some ideas. I like that 599 head light. Its a toss up between that and the dual 4" lights.

THere is two kinds of wrenching. The manditory kind and the volentary kind. I like volentary wrench turning. I hate manditory wrenching. That KTM required alot of manditory work and it was miserable to do. I could check the valve lash on my old 919 in the same time it takes to change the oil on that KTM and with 90% less cussing.

I could leave the plastic on. But I do really like naked bikes. And those fairings are worth alot more money to someone else than they are too me. I enjoy the wind blast from a naked. Keeps pressure off the hands and cools me off. I thought I was going to have heat stroke riding that ktm in Aug. Granded I'll miss those fairings this time of year but its worth it.

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Can you list your planned changes that aren't purely cosmetic?

Those are the changes that interest me the most.

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As for the naked thing, it's personal preference. I don't really care to see a bunch of brightly colored plastic. I want to see the engine and the headers and all the stuff that makes the bike what it is. When it's all covered up, it might as well be a 250 in there, for all I can see.

I like the 599 headlight, too. Was hoping to spot a used one somewhere for transplant onto my niner, but no such luck. Even checked UK ebay and threads. Can't justify the coin for a new one, so I'll stick with stock. It is a nice looking light, though. I also like the V-Rod light. They might be more plentiful.

On dual headlights, wonder if you could find a used Triumph set-up floating around? Probably not. They look pretty good, but I bet they're as hard to come by as 599 lights.

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The only non cosmetic mod is the handle bar conversion. I may do a seat latter on if the old airhawk isn't enough to turn that plank into a touring seat. I really like the look of sargents stuff. THey look comfy but arn't deeply dished so hanging off is still comfy. I think. Never actually tried on.

Everything else, which is only a headlight kit is essencially cosmetic. I just ordered a dual 4" kit with a fly screen. I'm off to practice welding Al now as I need to make a new braket for the combi meter.

All the plastic is off now. SO much for waiting. But I'm motivated. That plastic was a bear to get off. I am not going to find out how hard it is to put back on. Big advantage to naked.....Don't have to screw with plastic the next time I need to change oil, check valves, or just drool over the engine. Though the frame does cover the engine quite a bit. There really isn't much wires to hide. The only thing to hide is the lighting harness which will need rerouted over the center of the rad instead of off to the left side as it is now.
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Aheeemmm.

Remind me again, how many miles were on your 919 before you rode it into the ground?

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Looks better already. Got any plans for the rear tag mount, turn signal area?

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Ok, I was wrong. That thing looks a whole lot better without the plastic. Not only do you see the engine, but those forks need to be seen. Refreshing to see someone thinking out of the box. Keep going. I'll bet tis isn't the last one of these we see around here.

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I don't know if I'm outside the box. Its been done before. Just not often enough. But thanks for the complement. I do feel better now that the plastic is off. I'm kinda dead in the wateer now until my bars and headlight shows up. Which is good news for my truck project.

I do want to ax the tail tumor but havn't thought about it much. It will be the 2nd to last thing I do.

The 9'er gave up at 77,300 miles. Engine runs like a clock. Frame gave me a big "FU I quite!"

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Looks like it's going to be one badass bike when it's all put together. And I bet those plastics are gonna fetch a pretty penny online too. Keep us posted!

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