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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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I just fell in love..

I just fell in love with the looks of a streetfighter bike...

is it hard to make your bike into one and what are the draw backs besides more wind resistance?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 10:48 PM
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Depends on which bike you want to alter & how much $$$ you have, you can go OTT if your not careful. Have to admit I the look of most of these bikes. Make sure you get the work done by someone who knows what there doing, better still if a friend can recommend someone, unless you intend to do yourself, either way good luck & keep us posted on what you decide.

If Carsberg make one I'll have mine shaved.

I have 2 toys one is my bike the other smells of fish
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Isn't a Streetfighter bike like a bobber?
Just parts like the shell that are stripped? plus mounts for the headlights etc?

I'm looking at "ghostriders" bike, all I really see are parts that are taken off unless im missing the whole point?

http://www.kikman.de/Pix/Ghostrider.jpg
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Isn't a Streetfighter bike like a bobber?
Just parts like the shell that are stripped? plus mounts for the headlights etc?

I'm looking at "ghostriders" bike, all I really see are parts that are taken off unless im missing the whole point?

http://www.kikman.de/Pix/Ghostrider.jpg
You are correct, parts are usually taken off & replaced with different parts, its the parts you put on that make it individual. You can just do the bare minimal or you can change all sorts, this is OTT

http://images.cardomain.com/sites/ca...n/tomahawk.jpg

This is individual

http://www.southernclassiccustoms.co...51triumph2.jpg

If Carsberg make one I'll have mine shaved.

I have 2 toys one is my bike the other smells of fish
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To make a streetfighter, you usually rip off all the fairings, and the clip ons, put on a set of bars, and a different headlight. If you want to get all into it, chop the subframe and make it a single seat thing (those are really big in europe, I dont know why). You can finish it all off by jacking the rear up abit (affects handling, makes the bike more twitchy) and then getting every silly metal cover you can get your hands on.
A headlight conversion is about $200-$300. Consider another $400 for handlebar conversion. $150 or so to jack up the rear. Don't know about redoing the subframe, but that looks expensive. And, you completely ruin the resale value of your bike, at least you would here in the states.

You could just look into something like a z1000/z750 or a ducati monster




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Factory streetfighter

For 2009, Kawasaki just came out with a factory streetfighter style bike that would be perfect for beginners- the ER-650N:

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/pro...ns.aspx?id=373

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Well the good news / bad news is I live in Canada which means I cant ride for a good 5-6 months But I also have TONS of time to customize.

I really like ghost riders bike, the customization is fairly simple, there isn;t anything extreme done right?
http://www.uberreview.com/wp-content...ghostrider.jpg
http://www.turbobusa.net/v4/turbo/im...ayabusa_45.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4...striderex3.jpg

Here is what i dont want:
http://media.motortopia.com/files/32...12s_0817_3.jpg

Nothing to extreme

I have another question, I have a newer 600 right now.
Could I get away with buying an older 1000cc bike?
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You are correct, parts are usually taken off & replaced with different parts, its the parts you put on that make it individual. You can just do the bare minimal or you can change all sorts, this is OTT

http://images.cardomain.com/sites/ca...n/tomahawk.jpg

This is individual

http://www.southernclassiccustoms.co...51triumph2.jpg

The first link in this one a concept bike designed by Dodge. I don't remember exactly the details but I do know the bike. The magazine said it was the engine from the Viper and the wheels (four of them) were independent of the other one.
http://www.seriouswheels.com/2000-20...d-1024x768.htm
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My sv650s started as a fully faired bike and I decided I liked the "streetfighter"/naked bike look, so here is what I did:
From this:


to this:


after selling all the stock fairings, headlights, and other stock parts I didn't need anymore, I ended up making a couple hundred bucks converting my bike.
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That's sweet, it looks much better, Hey do you know where I can get some good hand grips?? I have a 750 turbo GPZ
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