Somewhere along the way, I realized I wasn't as interested as having a streetfighter as I was a cafe racer/bobber/cruiser style sportbike, if any of that makes sense. Basically a clean naked bike, with a lower seat and tail similar to a cruiser. Thus far, I haven't really seen anything like that though.
So I thought I'd just be original and try it to see how I liked it. I first started by trying to lower the tail. I did this by making a cheap prototype of a subframe adapter that would lower the angle of the tail. I also took the tank to get powder coated, since I didn't want to put the work into painting it myself and have gas eat up mt work.
How I the bike sat before.
How I was hoping to get it to sit.
How it sits now. After getting on the bike, I realized that I had to reach further for the handle bars, so I'll have to get a set of bars and risers.
The adapter is a shitty unfinished prototype right now that I'll clean up later. If you haven't noticed by now, I'm not the best handyman. Don't worry, you'll see it later if you can't already now.
What it looks like so far. The red boxes show where I need some spacers. Was thinking either a square nut, or just using aluminum flat bar with a bolt hole drilled - which would be harder since my god-guided hands probably wouldn't make precision cuts/drills.
I also ordered my headlight, which should come in the mail today or within the next couple days. It's a single round 7" LED high low with DRL's. So while I wait for it, I thought I'd make some headlight brackets as well. Didn't turn out perfect, but they hold really well. I'll go over them with some steel wool or sand them to a nice polish. Or paint them gloss black.
Used instructions from a customfighter thread on how to build aluminum brackets. Simple as fuck, but I couldn't think this up on my own...please!
Yea. Not too proud of the finished product. But what can I say. Might try to redo them.
Now I'm just waiting to pick up my painted tank and wire up the headlights when they come in. It should really start to look more like a streetfighter then!