Couple years back I bought a 92' blade to use as an every day commuter. After coming across Cabby's awesome 96' blade in Performance Bikes Magazine and then finding Lambchops' build on this forum (and crashing my bike and destroying the front fairing, subframe, rear fairing and some other bits) I decided to follow in their footsteps and start a little project of my own.
I am pretty much copying the main theme of their bikes. It's not the most creative thing to do I know, but I love the look of those bikes. As this is my first build it's nice to be able to copy someone else's mods (Many many thanks to Lambchops for posting such a detailed account of the mods he has done, it's made my project fairly straight forward untill now
What I am going for is the looks of a late 1990's endurance racer with some modern blingy bits thrown in. Right now I have Aprillia wheels (not the factory ones), the rsv swing arm mounted with the Aprillia Ohlins shock and last weekend I fitted the the Ohlins forks with radial brembo's.
I am now working on the custom subframe. The side plates have been cut and fitted but welding still needs to be done (I can't do this myself). Right now it's very heavy so i will have to cut some material out to make it a bit lighter.
I think I'll go for a RC45 front race fairing and try to fit a ZX7R headlight unit, but at the moment my damaged fairings are still on the bike.
I'll post some pictures below. I took them at night with my phone so the quality is crap. I'll post some more and better pics as the bike progresses.