So heres what im doing, i picked up a 97' Blade that was a stunt bike, but the price was right (92' RM 250
) and im redoin it so it can really be ridden. So far i spotted an 04' Yammie R1 subframe on ebay for a cool $50 and had to cannibalize a section of the old subframe so i had a tank mount up top. I had to make four brackets, two to help mount the old and new subframe sections together, and two for the bottom which are now all gloss black. It really wasnt as hard as i thought itd be to make em match up and should look worlds better than the stock blade tail
. The bike also had TAG dirtbike bars so instead of dropping a load of cash on clip ons, i decided id try the ebay ones and i must say im impressed for a chineise part, the craftsmanship is actually top notch and especially for $50!
I really have no idea why anyone would drop 120 plus bucks on a set of brand name unless they needed a set that rose up some.. Anyhow, i then flipped the shift linkage over and bent it to clear the frame, because i have a honda 3 wheeler that shifts down and i must say when you're hangin off the side its easisier to stomp down than pull up, thought id try it since its free
To make it road legal i need turn signals so im going to get a streetfighter style light that already has signals built in, and i have an R1 taillight on the way that combines brake and turn lights so i should just need to find a universal switch and a keyyed on power source to run them off of, with something to delay in 1 second intervals to flash..
Well springs just about here and im hustlin to get it done, let me know what ya guys think i included some pics of what i started with and what ive done!