xbjornx
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:55 am
 Subject: Kawasaki monster 250

In the beginning...

After the second time down it was clear that the plastics were garbage. Initially I just took the same concept as the ninjatard but with a 7inch round headlight and left most of the lower supporting frame.



Then I spun a bearing at 12k up a grade and had some down time to rethink my intended design...always loved the ducati monster. So I got a monster seat and tail light cheap off ebay and set to work







cut, mock-up, weld, '08 rear shock, lower triple tree on forks 1" and add clip-ons on top=
rheglin
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:00 am
 Subject: Re: Kawasaki monster 250

Wow. I'm speechless Wow what you did. I doubt I would have the guts to do that but it looks great
AJinNoHills
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:00 am
 Subject: Re: Kawasaki monster 250

Something noone ever asks after seeing a modded biuke like this - what's the wet weight of the bike after the chop?
xbjornx
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 am
 Subject: Re: Kawasaki monster 250

AJinNoHills wrote:
Something noone ever asks after seeing a modded biuke like this - what's the wet weight of the bike after the chop?


Honestly I really dont know. Its something I am curious about too. If I were to ever do this again Ill try to keep all the old stuff to weigh and weigh the new parts...any suggestions on how or where to weigh a bike?
AJinNoHills
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:47 am
 Subject: Re: Kawasaki monster 250

You could probably sweet talk the folks at your local (large) recycling center. The ones that do paper and metal. They have drive on scales. You could weigh it as it is now and not woryy about the weight of what came off, since we know "generally" what a stock bike weighs. It'd be interesting to know.
Urban Guerrilla
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:15 pm
 Subject: +1 on weight after chop.. might be some easier options

End weight has always been a question of mine as well. If you wanted to get creative, you could plop a triangular platform on a set of three common bathroom scales. Put the bike (full tank) up on the platform on the center stand, get the total weight, then deduct the weight of the platform.

Caveat: since bathroom scales can be so inaccurate, I would do something to calibrate them first with a known weight. Also, some scales give differing readings if the weight is not well centered, so maybe you might want to do something like putting the platform on something like one or two bricks on the center of the platform on each scale.
BrianM
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:09 pm
 Subject: Typical scale locations...

Truck stops, dumps (er, "Sanitary Landfills"), feed stores, landscaping centers (where you haul your own mulch/fill dirt/rock, etc..)

They're everywhere, though no clue on how sensitive they are. I've only used them when moving (Gov. reimbursement), always at truck stops with my truck and a trailer.
Bokonon
Post Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:11 pm
 Subject: Good fabrication work on the back. Very nice.

Howlzee86
Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 1:15 am
 Subject: Garages

Sick ride! Like it a lot.... Was curious what after market gauge you put on? Very close on finishing my fighter.

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