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EX500 Streetfighter... I might be inspired...

As many know I love streetfighters... I am thinking about getting rid of my bike and buying a TL or SV or VTR or some other v-twin to go Mad Max streetfighter with... Then I find this:




Obviously this bike is pretty crappy, but it's got the look that keeps me awake at night... I figure I could get to this point, including significant performance mods, for much cheaper than I could just get a new bike for (and of course make it 100x nicer than the pictured one)... Then I have all the out of pocket expense in doing this to a new machine. Not to mention I love the ol' girl... Plus, how many 500R streetfighters do you see out there? Oh yeah, and after extensive research apparently I can get PP's for my bike!

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I like the idea and the inspiration.

But you'd have to dump the big stock cans. Part of being a streetfighter is like the old days of chopping bikes. Chop off anything that you don't need to make it lighter. Forget money on bling you spend it on speed. Sell your perfect fairings to buy cheap fairings and paint them flat black. You'll have $$ left over to spend on a stage 3 jet kit like that POS has.




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I like the idea and the inspiration.

But you'd have to dump the big stock cans. Part of being a streetfighter is like the old days of chopping bikes. Chop off anything that you don't need to make it lighter. Forget money on bling you spend it on speed. Sell your perfect fairings to buy cheap fairings and paint them flat black. You'll have $$ left over to spend on a stage 3 jet kit like that POS has.
You'll note that my bike already has the full Muzzy exhaust... I think I will keep that...

All the plastics will be gone, sold to help fund the mods... All non-essential metal will be gone (tabs, brackets, passenger pegs, etc.)... many parts will be replaced with lighter stuff (bars, rearsets, front rotor, etc). All replaced parts will be sold to again, recoup costs...

This guy claims his machine weights about 370 with a half tank... I'd like to get there with a full tank...
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I personally think that streetfighter looks pretty cool, but thats me. streetfighters in general are cool to me because of the uniqueness each one has.
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youre on to something-

as long as your handle bar isnt a riser like the pic ones. flat bars will be sweet!
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youre on to something-

as long as your handle bar isnt a riser like the pic ones. flat bars will be sweet!
Those bars in the pic are
I am going to go with some Renthals or something... I want to try to retain the dimensions as close to stock as possible, but maybe a tad higher...
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You'll note that my bike already has the full Muzzy exhaust... I think I will keep that...

All the plastics will be gone, sold to help fund the mods... All non-essential metal will be gone (tabs, brackets, passenger pegs, etc.)... many parts will be replaced with lighter stuff (bars, rearsets, front rotor, etc). All replaced parts will be sold to again, recoup costs...

This guy claims his machine weights about 370 with a half tank... I'd like to get there with a full tank...
I like your thinking... also since the ex500 is a REALLY POPULAR starter bike there has to be a ***** load of people loking for used plastics in good shape...

I say strip the whole bike down and powder coat the frame with a custom color and then go with a matte finish for the tank.... just add the right aftermarket replacement parts and it could be tight... the right headlight, rotors, wheels, tank and fender paint scheme could be great.
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That guy is on the right track. You could really make that a killer fighter.



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that thing is bad ass...ditch the handle bars...see if you can put some clip ons on in place of the bars, such as newer model ex500 front springs and clip ons..would look much better and prolly function much better...leave it flat black...kinda like the black dual exhaust..bike reminds me of a duc monster somewhat..stick a single muzzy exhaust on if you wanna save some weight..

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if you pulled it off and made it look nice, i think you'd have a BOTM contestant... if for nothing else, sheer creativity.


forget about the netting over the tank though.
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if you pulled it off and made it look nice, i think you'd have a BOTM contestant... if for nothing else, sheer creativity.


forget about the netting over the tank though.
Unless you are ...then the netting is ok.



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i'd also relocate the exhaust hangers and chop that mile of square-stock that triangulates your subframe. move the lower weld up a few inches and triangulate it to just under your butt... muuuuuch cleaner.
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That thing has potential. I agree though, dump the handlebars and maybe the mirrors if you can get away with it. I like the almost blacked out look it has but yeah, maybe powdercoat the frame or something.

You better show us how it goes!
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Unless you are ...then the netting is ok.
Then where do I put my helmet?

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i'd also relocate the exhaust hangers and chop that mile of square-stock that triangulates your subframe. move the lower weld up a few inches and triangulate it to just under your butt... muuuuuch cleaner.
Yeah I thought about that too... BRG Racing sells an aluminum replacement subframe that shaves 25lbs off and looks to work only with a solo seat... They haven't replied to my emails yet, but I am looking at them for engine mods and some lightening stuff...

I thought about routing the exhaust under the seat, but I have a lot of thinking to do about that one...

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That thing has potential. I agree though, dump the handlebars and maybe the mirrors if you can get away with it. I like the almost blacked out look it has but yeah, maybe powdercoat the frame or something.

You better show us how it goes!
My frame is already powder-coated black, but I would have to have it done again due to shaving off all the unnecessary brackets and whatnot...

Show you how it goes? I haven't even decided if I want to do it or not!!! It does become a more tempting option each day...
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Then where do I put my helmet?


Straight up your @$$.



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Dude.........GET A V-MAX!!!!!!!! the ultimate streetfighter!
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I'd say go for it.
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