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Old 09-08-2013, 02:34 PM
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Question Mod for a modern sports bike position?

Hi all, as you can see i am a new member. I bought recently a CBR 600 F 87, my earlier bike was a Kawasaki 636 Ninja 05. I find the body position of the CBR not so much to my liking. Is there a way to get a more modern sports bike position? i have already lowered the clipons hoping that who'd do the trick, tho the pegs are still not to my liking. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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First of all welcome to the forum!

There are aftermarket race rearsets out there, haven`t seen a set for the mk1 but I guess I just haven`t looked hard enough, (or at all to be exact...) but be prepared to pay a pretty penny for them, for f2:s and later models they are like 170+ USD a set. Someone here could know if a set from some other bike would fit too...
 
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mattson View Post
First of all welcome to the forum!

There are aftermarket race rearsets out there, haven`t seen a set for the mk1 but I guess I just haven`t looked hard enough, (or at all to be exact...) but be prepared to pay a pretty penny for them, for f2:s and later models they are like 170+ USD a set. Someone here could know if a set from some other bike would fit too...
Thanks for the reply Mattson its nice to be hire. Still if anyone has some insight on the matter either for an aftermarket or a swap from an other bike i am all ears
 
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:25 PM
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You can always make adaptor plates to move the rearsets back and up higher. As for the seat not much you can do without some major changes. The older CBRs you sit in or that's what to feels like. The Kaw you had before was more of a sit on style.
 
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by cgmiller8390 View Post
You can always make adaptor plates to move the rearsets back and up higher. As for the seat not much you can do without some major changes. The older CBRs you sit in or that's what to feels like. The Kaw you had before was more of a sit on style.
Whel yes, tho i have made some mods to it, i will post photos later on and you can tell me what you think
 
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:59 PM
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Well, you already have the '54 tail on there - so you know about swaps. I'd put some USD's with radial brakes on it. Then I'd find a way to raise the rear a little bit - maybe through dog bone or shock linkage. I would measure the distance between the two holes for the rear sets and then troll the internet for swaps. You never know what may work.


If you did those few things: it'd be very close to a modern sport bike ergonomically



Welcome to the forum btw. I would put up a thread for your bike in the fighter section. Talk about what you've done. It'd give others who are looking for information, inspiration, ideas, etc. a big help.

What tank is that?
 

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Conrice View Post
Welcome to the forum btw. I would put up a thread for your bike in the fighter section. Talk about what you've done. It'd give others who are looking for information, inspiration, ideas, etc. a big help.

What tank is that?
Nice to be hire, its the original tank with added honda stickers on the sides
 
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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not sure about the 97 model but i was able to swap out the top shock bolt on my 2001 with a 2004 . the 04 has a longer bolt so i was able to add washers under the bolt to raise the rear end. if i recall correctly the linkage ratio was 3:1. so i added about 3/8" of shim to get almost 1" of rear ride hight. even if u had to get a bracket modified so u could extend the shocks length, it will work.
hope this helps.
 
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