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Old 10-26-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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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


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Old 10-26-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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jdrocks followed up with these killer looking bikes

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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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?

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:26 AM   #6
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:01 PM   #7
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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.

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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.

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Old 10-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #8
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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.
For me, money has a lot to do with it. If I had $14,000 burning a hole in my pocket I would buy a 990 or GS800 in a heart beat!
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:28 PM   #9
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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.
I will use the bike for pavement, gravel, dirt road, two track trail, and an occaisional single track.

I have a KLR and like the bike. I would like to recreate the KLR traits I like on the ninja. I like the plush suspension, ergos and go any where ability of the KLR. What sucks on the KLR is the power and brakes.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #10
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This is SO freaking cool.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:07 PM   #11
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Anyone know the make of that headlight?

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #12
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Seems to be ... Buell! And that includes the windshield.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #13
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Seems to be ... Buell! And that includes the windshield.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:11 PM   #14
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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 and a Frankenstein ninja was a big part of the inspiration
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:28 PM   #15
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I thought they were all Versys?
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