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Old 11-01-2015, 11:12 PM   #21
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Got some of the work done on the gas tank got the tank bottoms swapped and now just needing to finalize the knee cut out design and put in the flush mount gas cap and pet .
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Just got the wiring done for the new digital speedometer/tach with water proof connectors, as well as made a make shift mount for it. This thing is going to be sweet!
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have to figure out a spot where to put the key now ..... any ideas
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:00 AM   #23
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steering tube behind the fork leg?
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This may sound crazy but on a bike I built a few years ago, I just removed the key entirely. I replaced it with a small toggle switch that was hidden on the bike.
The wiring is simple and I figured a dumbass thief wouldn't know what to do when he couldn't find a key switch to up.
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This may sound crazy but on a bike I built a few years ago, I just removed the key entirely. I replaced it with a small toggle switch that was hidden on the bike.
The wiring is simple and I figured a dumbass thief wouldn't know what to do when he couldn't find a key switch to up.
Ya I was thinking about it but I plan on selling it once Im done with the bike and I wont who ever buys it to have a key. so I think im going to get a new key switch a smaller one to fit under the seat like this one maybe
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Because the stock switch is just a little too big.....
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:15 PM   #26
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on the fuel tank just above the filler cap?
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im tempted to machine an end cap for one of the fork tubes that has room for it integrated in there.
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on the fuel tank just above the filler cap?
Trying to keep the gas tank slick hence the flush mount gas cap

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im tempted to machine an end cap for one of the fork tubes that has room for it integrated in there.
I like where your heads at lol but I don't think there will be enough room idk though
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well .

i guess under the tank somewhere it is

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i guess under the tank somewhere it is

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idk some time this week if your free ill bring the bike also so you and me can brain storm, im always open to ideas hah
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One of my ideas for my old streetfighter was use an old headlight bucket with the speedo and ignition built in. old bmws and triumphs had them i believe. Before I switched back to the stock ignition I had wired a switch under the gas tank.

I would get rid of te stock ignition lock entirely. It gets in the way of the headlight if you do an hid retrofit because it pushes the bucket further out from the forks makin it looks kind of funny. YMMV.

Edit. Just saw the photo of you speedo in the ignition location lol
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:10 PM   #32
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just ordered a smaller ignition key switch Woot! love getting parts in the mail lol
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I bought a ignition / key set like that from my china parts dealer off harwin. $8.00 cash. Works great on my Grom Classico.

FYI, you may need to install a resistor inline with the ignition on that Kawi to get the ECU to respond to the aftermarket key. Look up "ninja 250 race ignition mod"

http://www.triumph675.net/forum/show...t=59717&page=3 has some tips....
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I bought a ignition / key set like that from my china parts dealer off harwin. $8.00 cash. Works great on my Grom Classico.

FYI, you may need to install a resistor inline with the ignition on that Kawi to get the ECU to respond to the aftermarket key. Look up "ninja 250 race ignition mod"

http://www.triumph675.net/forum/show...t=59717&page=3 has some tips....
Sweet thanks for the heads up ya I saw that there was a 100ohm resistor but just haven't worked out how to deal with it
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On the 1st ill be getting a bunch of goodies but untill then heres the rough sketch,
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I got the idea to go modern into retro from these guys who built two of them, im sure some of yall have seen there bike some where on the net
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Looking great. I love getting parts in the mail too! Have you refined or changed the design any since this original post? Updated mockup image?
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Looking great. I love getting parts in the mail too! Have you refined or changed the design any since this original post? Updated mockup image?
just these so far

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A little cool add on that gbalias is doing for me as well, making the stock clips ons that had previously covered the fork tubes.... into just a cover that matches the look of the flush mount gas cap Mmmmm so cool
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Making Some progress, Just found a Jem single sided exhaust (rare for this model)
also George is doing some awesome work for me fabing the tank
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I didn't see it mentioned anywhere. Plan on rejetting the carbs. Your jetting will be all messed up with the Pods and your exhaust mods.
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