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Old 04-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Street Fighters? Show us your stuff

I am in the midst of putting a modern paint scheme on my legacy 95 YZF600 and just had to ride it, so for the time being, here is my fighter.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Looks cool! I'm excited to see where this thread is going. I've always thought the streetfighter concept was a cool one, but the execution of the local ones I've seen has been generally lacking. Not that I've ever been too picky about what my bikes looked like anyways

Lets see some more pics!
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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Briefly toyed with the idea of "street fightering" my 01 YZF600R one year while I had the bodywork off doing annual services:



But I don't find the 'Cat's frame all that attractive and tuning to carbs to work without their elaborate ram-air plumbing was more bother than I wanted to mess with.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:19 AM   #4
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I don't find the 'Cat's frame all that attractive
This is true. I think the street fighter guys don't care that it's not pretty. I think they embrace the look, and the fu world and what you think about my ride persona.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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Damn near box stock, but I love it...
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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I think they embrace the look, and the fu world and what you think about my ride persona.
Uh no, its because they are too cheap/poor to afford to replace damaged bodywork.
Thats how it got started anyway...
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:35 PM   #7
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Work in progress...

Not quite done. The question is which way was I going with it?



Not really turning it into a streetfighter, but this is about as close as it will come.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #8
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Do factory street fighters count?
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:27 PM   #9
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so street fighters are just crashed out now-naked bikes?

come on...
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #10
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:37 PM   #11
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so street fighters are just crashed out now-naked bikes?

come on...
That's pretty accurate from what I've always been told. Started in Europe with street racers spending money on performance upgrades rather than busted body work. The look became popular so now you can get them like that from the manufacturers.

True or not, I love them because they remind me of the original hot rods before they became expensive car show trailer queens owned by rich old white men...mean bikes meant to be ridden hard with no fluff.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:30 AM   #12
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It's for sale :P



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Old 04-20-2008, 07:05 AM   #13
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I rode this H1 in 1977. Had a Street fighter look to it. It was red when I got it.
I painted it black with spray paint.

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:45 AM   #14
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