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    Not exactly a TW, but this is going to be fun! (aka: my current project bike)

    Ya know, it kinda reminds me of the TW a little with these big tires. Well, big for a ninja, at least. This is my current project, a 92 EX500 street fighter.

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    What's your plans with it?
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    It looks good as is but IPO black is an unsafe color, though cool and the seat color needs help. Looks like it needs blinkers. It does sort of resemble the TW. Paint it up like a Tdub and blow some people away. It would be a sleeper disguise. Enjoy the project and let us see your progress.

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    No idea what "IPO" means. The tank is navy blue. I like the seat color. It's a project. It doesn't have blinkers yet. Or (non-busted) levers, (working) gauges, flyscreen, (non-fugly) mirrors, chain, sprockets, or a whole host of other parts. It's a work in progress.

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    It looks cool for sure but also looks more like a Go Fast street bike. If that is the intended result I think I would put on go fast tires because those look more like trials type to me. I would like to see what that bike looks like in stock form to see what is missing and what parts you might need or want to replace. Your projects are always intriguing so I will have the wife stock up on pop corn and beer.

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    It's an old street bike. 500cc, not super fast. The rims are 16" front and rear, so "go-fast" tires aren't really available. I'm going for an urban ass-kicker, curb-hopper, dirt-road strafer, and general hooligan bike. Something that could work in a mad-max world. Something simple, without plastic or pretense. Just a motor, tires, engine, and frame.

    Here's the original bike, as I bought it. Bodywork was held on with zip ties, the tank was full of peeling Kreeme, and the paint job was not at all professional. But it ran, and cost me $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperCharles View Post
    It's an old street bike. 500cc, not super fast. The rims are 16" front and rear, so "go-fast" tires aren't really available. I'm going for an urban ass-kicker, curb-hopper, dirt-road strafer, and general hooligan bike. Something that could work in a mad-max world. Something simple, without plastic or pretense. Just a motor, tires, engine, and frame.

    Here's the original bike, as I bought it. Bodywork was held on with zip ties, the tank was full of peeling Kreeme, and the paint job was not at all professional. But it ran, and cost me $300.

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    Nice transformation from a slutty sissy look to just bad ass!

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    I have Pirelli sport demon 16" v rated on my 86 Radian. I can let it rip. I don't think I'll overdo it. 500-600cc are made for high revs so that bike will go. The fast take offs are a blast.

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    That bike looks great with what you have done so far. I have always loved the little 250 and 500 ninjas and have wanted one with wrecked plastics to do the same thing you are doing. I had a ex250 one summer and the amazing little thing could go 80-90 mph without exploding.
    I like the tank and seat color too.
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    The EX250 will do 80mph cruising two-up, with even a little power to pass. And I'm no lightweight, my 230lbs with a 100lb girl on the back, and it was still doing 80mph with stock gearing. I'd actually rather be doing this mod to a 250. I like little bikes

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