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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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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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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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OK - good.

I still might ditch the bubble visor though...
I've tried multiple full face helmets, and the biltwell ****** with bubble visor is by far my favorite. No distortion at all, and great visibility. So I'm not sure which bubble shields you have tried in the past, but I love mine and it looks pretty wild.
 

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Took the bike out for a good ride yesterday with some buddies. The bike is super fun to ride, and I get a ton of comments about the look of a naked 250r.

Woke up this morning to a flat rear tire...guess it's time for new ones anyway.
 

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To be honest that's properly the best "oh dear I've dropped it and cant afford the faring, lets make a street fighter" conversion I have seen.


The infill panels around the tank and the black scheme cover a multitude of sins and cover the "bike with parts removed" look.
 
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so what kind of sheet metal did you use for the body panels and for the headlight fairing? ...you notice any difference in wind with it on now?
I used pretty thin sheet metal. I cannot remember the gauge of the metal to be exact. But I bought multiple sheets from home depot, and ended up going with the most flexible one for the sides and the headlight fairing, and I think 16 gauge for the speedo mount. I cut out templates using cardboard, then cut the metal using a beverly shear, filed the edges, sanded, and painted. Still have not mounted the speedometer yet, but will post pics of that soon.
 

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To be honest that's properly the best "oh dear I've dropped it and cant afford the faring, lets make a street fighter" conversion I have seen.


The infill panels around the tank and the black scheme cover a multitude of sins and cover the "bike with parts removed" look.
Thank you! To be honest, I was close to replacing the fairings. But, I always loved naked bikes (ducati scrambler, etc) and wanted to try my hand at a proper naked build, since a lot of these that I have seen look like you said...a bike with parts removed.

It is still not 100% where I want it, but I am still working on it.
 

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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.
View attachment 38042

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
sproket 13/48 is the stock and you have changed it to 13/24 any diff in top end ...!!! how much can you clock =..?
 

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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.
View attachment 38042

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
I know this is an old thread, but I like the headlight you used. Any info on where you got it and what was involved in changing it from the original?
 
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