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Offline nykon

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Rookie Racer project
« on: March 21, 2011, 06:10:25 PM »
Well after 7 years of owning my busa last year I decided to try my hand at drag racing. Didn't do so hot but started a bit lat in the year. Trying to get comfortable with the bike again and even though my times weren't great I got hooked. And so it began.

Lost one of the pics from when it was a stocker, all I got is a front shot.



Then I got my New Image seat and failed at gutting the exhaust for more sound.



Than later in the year I added a Cycle Tek air shifter, full exhaust, and lowered the bike.




Only got to make 4 passes on the air shifter so didn't get to feel it out much. But I know I love it.


Ended my year early and took almost a nice picture cept for my finger of my favorite straight road.





But spring is here and I'm so ready.

« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 05:12:40 PM by nykon »

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 06:14:34 PM »
Parts to be installed in the next 3 weeks;

CM 2-8 underbraced arm
+6 Catalyst Street tail
Brocks clutch mod and cushion
Supersprox 45 rear
Speedo healer
mirror block offs
Clear alternatives clear front turns and clear tail light with integrated turns.
tethered kill

I think that's it for now.

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 11:42:27 PM »
Your gonna love those mods...
Getting "Blown" is a hell-of-a drug...STUNNAH...

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 07:50:22 PM »



got it out of storage and up to my friends house to start work.

Can't wait for everything to go on.

Still waiting on my stuff from Moto Lume, said the clear alternatives stuff is on back order for 2-4 weeks.......

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 08:56:31 PM »
Well after a few weeks of no progress, somethings got done!!



Got her all stripped down and installed my tethered kill switch.

And finally today.........









got my arm on and new sprocket. Looks fantastic. New tail and lights, and clutch goodies going on next weekend hopefully.

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 04:10:51 PM »
Only a little more progress. Bike is back together for the most part. Have it at only 4" over atm chain wasnt long enough for 6, got my new chain for 6 over today.. Only rough fit of the new tail. Going to look sick once I get it all setup and painted.






Also finally got my stuff from Clear alternatives, clear blinkers and integrated turns and brake light. Looks very sharp cant wait to get it all on.

Hopefully can ride it this weekend!

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 09:10:24 AM »
Looking good man :thumb:

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 07:05:38 PM »
just a bit more progress. Weather has made for some big setbacks. But soon shall be done. Race time in 2 weeks I hope.


Tail almost completely fitted, going slow and making sure it fits rights. Measure 10 times cut once haha.
Clear tail light and turns installed as well as mirror blockoffs. Cant wait to finish!


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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 07:35:03 PM »
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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 07:34:01 PM »
tail is done! Going to fab up a battery box outta stainless and and license plate bracket, and possibly a bottle mount for my air shifter. Time to install the clutch goodies. I'll be riding next week finally!! with my first race to follow shortly.

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 02:50:30 PM »
The latest pics of her all finished for now. Lost my job so thats as far as she will get for this year.  :td:

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 09:08:59 PM »
it looks good

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 12:20:15 AM »
thanks, just need a fresh coat of paint all around. Thinking of changing the decals to the flat gold as well. I like the way its turned out so far. Only got to make one set of passes on her this year though sadly.

if my bike had the black frame i would have jumped on your copper parts you had for sale earlier. Love that color

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Re: Get it going project
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 03:38:51 PM »
i have used the bedliner in a can paint with good results to paint the frame..wont cost much and easy to do!!


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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 05:17:32 PM »
Minor update

Tail and hump off for paint
Tiger battery box
Ballistic 12cell battery

Gauges off to bluegauges


Also picked up some redline front and rear stands with slider/spools to make maintenance alot easier

Will post some pics once i get it all back.

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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 06:04:41 PM »
Tail painted and hump painted to match

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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 02:13:26 PM »




all back together and got to go for a ride finally.


Co2 hooked back up, painted tail and hump, new gauges, new front fender, new front tire. Time put some miles on!

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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 02:16:25 PM »
oh and lowering strap just kinda wrapped around neck for the moment, noticed while changing front tire that the lowering strap had a tear just about half way through   :td:

So ordering a new strap, not sure what would happen if it broke while riding but im sure it wouldn't be to fun.

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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 05:56:15 PM »
A pic of the gauges lit up. Love the look and visibility at night over the stock look.


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Re: Rookie Racer project
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2012, 05:58:55 PM »
love this