I just wanted to give everyone an update on things around here with the bike.
I got the frame and wheels back from the powder coater and they look great! I am really satisfied with choosing the red frame over going all black. The wheels came out great but I was hoping for a little more gloss on them but they still look great. I put new bearings in the front wheel, upgraded to tapered bearings in the steering stem, and picked up an 848 rear subframe that I am going to be mounting. I did decide to go with the 848/1098 tail section because it seems to suit the undertail exhaust better and it is way cheaper to buy than the streetfighter stuff.
the hard part I have noticed is the subframe is 20-25mm wider at the top mounts and the lower is 5-10mm at the lower. I think I will just find or have made some metal sleeves to bolt the upper in place and then just heat/bend the lower mounts.
Right now I am also trying to find a small enough battery to relocate to under the passenger seat or somewhere out of the way without having a conflict with mounting the ecu. Any ideas guys/gals?
Does anyone know if any of the monsters upper triple tree will mount to the 996 forks so I can put some handlebars on it?
Big THANKS to everyone who bought parts off of me to help fund this project. I will be posting up another for sale add when I go through what is left b/c I still have a bunch of stuff.