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2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Joedoom » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:33 pm

Alright fellas, the wait is over! :ok Just joking, I know there wasn't anyone dying in anticipation of the reveal of my project, (or if only a handful even knew about it).

I have been working on my 2005 Yamaha yzf 600r for a little over a year now. I have to say, I am truly impressed on what I was able to accomplish myself, (trying hard not to toot my own horn). :shades It actually turned out way better then I even expected. It has gone through a severe transformation, I'm sure you can see for yourself from the photos below. I am totally stoked how it looks now compared to the bike it was before, (my opinion is that it looked like a scooter, haha).

Anyway, let me know what you think. Please feel free to leave any comments, have any questions, or just want to look, enjoy. By the way, my bike has only gone a cosmetic transformation so far. Plan on doing a gear swap as well as a couple of other things. Stay tuned!!!

Happy riding Thundercats!!! :moon

Joedoom

Ps I am adding pics of my other beauty, 2006 Chevy Silverado. My wife calls me spoiled!!! Ha, I work hard for my shit. :cheers
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Joedoom » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:44 pm

P.S.S. I forgot to add the pic of what it looked like before. :doh

I have to give huge thanks to this forum as well as all the members. This is what gave me to inspiration and motivation to take on this project. Wasn't easy and had my wife pissed off at me a lot of times because of it. :fire But it was well worth it and she is much happier now that it is done, (or so she thinks). :jester
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby KBacon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:07 pm

Looks good!!!

I really like how you used the lower part of the side fairing... really makes it look more finished than no side fairing at all!!!
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby 01YZF6 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:40 am

:+1

that lower fairing really makes the bike more fluent...

is the frame powder coated or painted?
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Bubbles » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Looks great! I'm jealous :shades


Would you sell me the front fender? You know, since you're not using it anymore..
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Joedoom » Mon May 06, 2013 11:18 am

The front fender I am using since I have to have one here, in the great state of Utah, in order to pass the safety inspection. However,I am willing to pay part with any of the other parts that you don't see on the modified bike. I have every original part do just hit me up.
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby fluidlogic » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:10 am

How'd you cut the fairing down? Was that a DIY or a shop job? I'm going for something similar for my '07 Streetfighter, and I'm not 100% sure about the best way to go about doing it. I'm not thrilled about the Sawzall/file/nail polish idea a friend of mine suggested.
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Joedoom » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:15 pm

Sorry for taking so long to get back on here for a reply, been busy ridin and ridin.

DIY project. I git the idea from pics of streetfighter builds on this sight. After numerous line after line I finally had drawn, (in my opinion) the perfect streamline I was looking for. Then used blue painters tape to follow the line, placing the tape on the side I was keeping. Then I proceeded to use my site compressor and die cutter and very carefully cut the line. Be careful as to not go too slow because you can run the risk of melting the plastic if it gets too hot. Once cut, I hand block sanded to achieve a smooth straight line. Didn't take much time. Just remember to measure, (draw) until you are happy with the lines you are looking for. You only get one shot!!!

Hope that helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby fluidlogic » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:14 pm

I like how your plate is mounted. Or how it looks to be mounted.

I used painter's tape (the blue stuff) to mark out where I wanted the edges to be, and used a Dremel with a carbide wheel to do the cutting. Worked fantastically, except for the tiny bits of fairing ALL OVER EVERYTHING.
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby FighterNinja » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:27 am

Your bike is an inspiration for my fighter project. Thank you for your updates.

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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby wax69 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:09 pm

what did you use for speedo and tach
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby zero420 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:19 pm

wax69 wrote:what did you use for speedo and tach


Looks like he used the stock tach
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby wax69 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:54 pm

nice
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Y600R » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:04 am

Nice mod!
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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby yzfrider05 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:47 am

Joedoom wrote:Alright fellas, the wait is over! :ok Just joking, I know there wasn't anyone dying in anticipation of the reveal of my project, (or if only a handful even knew about it).

I have been working on my 2005 Yamaha yzf 600r for a little over a year now. I have to say, I am truly impressed on what I was able to accomplish myself, (trying hard not to toot my own horn). :shades It actually turned out way better then I even expected. It has gone through a severe transformation, I'm sure you can see for yourself from the photos below. I am totally stoked how it looks now compared to the bike it was before, (my opinion is that it looked like a scooter, haha).

Anyway, let me know what you think. Please feel free to leave any comments, have any questions, or just want to look, enjoy. By the way, my bike has only gone a cosmetic transformation so far. Plan on doing a gear swap as well as a couple of other things. Stay tuned!!!

Happy riding Thundercats!!! :moon

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Ps I am adding pics of my other beauty, 2006 Chevy Silverado. My wife calls me spoiled!!! Ha, I work hard for my shit. :cheers

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Re: 2005 Streetfighter Thundercat build update.

Postby Pcarr76 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:26 am

how did you mount the factory tach like that? im trying to figure out something like that but i was out of ideas until i saw yours! Sweet Bike!
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