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ktmklx 10-26-2010 09:34 PM

Another Ninja Mutation
 
There has been ADV guys that have built some pretty cool ADV bikes based on the Ninja 650. Thay have inspired several other inmates to mutate Ninjas as well.

tonymorr was the original


http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2792/cimg3446.jpg

ktmklx 10-26-2010 09:37 PM

jdrocks followed up with these killer looking bikes

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3574/78445493.jpg

ktmklx 10-26-2010 09:41 PM

jdrocks other ninja mutant

http://jdrocks.smugmug.com/photos/833949077_5vxQc-M.jpg

ktmklx 10-26-2010 09:54 PM

The concept makes sence. Most of us heavily customize our adventure bikes so why not start with a low cost base bike that has a great engine, light weight and good handling. Customize to taste. A poor man's GS800.

I was so inspired, that there is now a 2007 low milage ninja in my garage and would't you know it, it is now naked.

This is what I am planning,

17" wire rear wheel
upswept exhaust
modified oil pan
twin pelican cases
19" wire front wheel
forward and lowered pegs
Pro tapers

I am struggling with the front suspension. I think I want about 8" of travel USD with twin rotor capability. I would like to spend 3-400 dollars for the forks and triple clamps. Any suggestions out there?

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/IMG_1256.jpg

Kawidad 10-27-2010 11:16 AM

:lurk

panthercity 10-27-2010 12:26 PM

Like this?

http://www.lerepairedesmotards.com/i...-esplanade.jpg

sanjoh 10-27-2010 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmklx
A poor man's GS800.

Money has nothing to do with it. If you build your 650 with weight savings in mind it will weight significantly less than the 800 and outperform it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmklx
I am struggling with the front suspension. I think I want about 8" of travel USD with twin rotor capability. I would like to spend 3-400 dollars for the forks and triple clamps. Any suggestions out there?

I'll offer some suggestions but most importantly - What type of riding do you want to do with the bike?

Most of the folks who have built the 650r start with some idea of what they want it to do. JDRocks wanted a gravel runner, I wanted a bike that I could ride 1000 miles then do some single track. Each bike looks very different.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/c48f5c5d.jpg

jdrocks 10-27-2010 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by panthercity

Not.

if he wanted a versys, he would have bought one. it's more fun to build a custom 650R around that cop motor. a rat 650R will outrun a versys, more HP, more torque.

i agree with sanjoh, the intended use dictates the design to an extent. there are plenty of ways to take this build.

WVdyhrd 10-27-2010 03:11 PM

wooohoo! love em and have seen it at LF of course (jdrocks maybe? cant remember the inmates name), if any of you are from around our way

Not a ninja but I'm begining of the process of mutating a suzuki gl500 :D and a Frankenstein ninja was a big part of the inspiration

AustinJake 10-27-2010 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktmklx

What are these forks off of?

craigrevo 10-27-2010 03:28 PM

I thought they were all Versys?

jdrocks 10-27-2010 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WVdyhrd
wooohoo! love em and have seen it at LF of course (jdrocks maybe? cant remember the inmates name), if any of you are from around our way

that was me at Laurel Forks...

jdrocks 10-27-2010 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigrevo
I thought they were all Versys?

nope, all the builds in the photos are 650Rs, same bike the OP is building.

craigrevo 10-27-2010 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdrocks
nope, all the builds in the photos are 650Rs, same bike the OP is building.

Why are they in the Versys thread then?:scratch

KI6HNB 10-27-2010 03:57 PM

:lurk:

So what are the good years to start such a project with?


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