I finally got it finished! It took longer than I had expected but the
end result, I think, was worth the extra time.
It has the hammer tone grey powder coat, blue paint scheme and
relocated air box features like the last one, plus I added a Scott's steering
damper(cut 1' out of the front of the tank and re welded to make room for the
damper mast). I added a quick release mechanism to the air box
cover. Just push the button and it pops off. I welded a mount to the swing
arm for a 250 chain tensioner and used a modified 250 chain guide block in the
chain guard. The right side number plate was heated and bent to cover the
stinger. It should give better protection to the riders leg). The front
brake is positioned on the left side.
The HT3 stinger had to be bent in to fit the 03 frame and I cut
and re welded the end so that the silencer would line up straight. I cut the
stock mounting bracket off the silencer and made my own mounts.
With these last two projects, I've tried to build in ideas
that I haven't seen on other bikes or to change some things that I thought
could be done differently. That's what makes it fun for me.
I forgot to mention that It has 12" of ground
clearance (didn't expect that much. Must be the knobbies) and it weighs in
at 205 lbs dry. Not too bad for a bike with a steel tank and rear fender.
All that is left to do, is the break in and some minor tweaks and