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post #1 of 16 Old 04-03-2017, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Black Naked Build Progress

Hey all.

I purchased a buddy's cbr250r that had been dropped previously. I picked it up for pretty cheap, and started to strip it down to do a naked build.

Here is the progress I've made so far. Still have a couple things left I would like to clean up, but this is my first take on working on a motorcycle so I'm taking it pretty slow.
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Things done so far:

-Oil change + new filter and gasket
-New chain, and sprockets with changed ratio. Running a 13/42. Much better for street riding.
-7 deg. clip ons with adjustable shorty levers
- Fender eliminator w/ integrated tail light
- 8" headlight w/ turn signals
- Custom side panels that I made. (still working on something better)

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Things to do:

- new tires
- bleed the brakes and replace brake lines and pads
- make a speedometer mount (currently working on)
- make a mini headlight fairing (working on that as well)

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Let me know if y'all have any questions or advice! I'll be posting more pictures soon.

Thanks,

Jo
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Nice job there Jo!

Looks like it could have come from the factory like that - which is a great accomplishment IMO!
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I like the bike, but, I noticed that the stock horn is still there. I have replaced those with Freeway Blaster Low Note horns (no change of wiring and a lot louder, about $14 from Amazon).

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Nice job there Jo!

Looks like it could have come from the factory like that - which is a great accomplishment IMO!
Thanks jkv357!
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I like it! I want to do a similar thing to the side plastics as well!


...and yes, replace the horn, I have the same freeway blaster, definitely worth it!

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Thanks! I made the side pieces out of sheet metal. I made the template by eyeballing it and shaping it into cardboard. I still would like to make some that are a little bit better, but for the first cuts I am pretty pleased with them.
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Got the bike out during this amazing weather today.

I was toying around with some ideas, and I made a little headlight fairing the other morning. I need to cut another one, but I made this one for fun to see how it would even look. I like the look, just need to cut one that fits better!
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I like the look with the small headlight fairing.

Ditch that helmet. Get a decent full face helmet. There's no protection for your face at all with a bubble shield (and too much distortion). A large percentage of impacts to the helmet are taken in the lower front chin bar.

I've smashed a few helmets in my day, and i can tell you I wouldn't look as good as I do if I didn't have a full face helmet on when I punched a deer on the Interstate. The scrapes ran from the lower left chin bar across the shield to the upper right.

No way a bubble shield would have stayed in place for that - which leaves your chin and nose to take the abrasion.
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Jkv357, thanks!

That is actually a full face helmet with bubble shield. Never been a fan of open face helmets, and would never wear one on the road.
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Jkv357, thanks!

That is actually a full face helmet with bubble shield. Never been a fan of open face helmets, and would never wear one on the road.
OK - good.

I still might ditch the bubble visor though...
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