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Digital gear indicator

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 03:39 PM by Ghostt
Updated March 29th, 2015 at 09:18 PM by Ghostt

Well I decided why the hell not install one. it's one of those things I don't need, but I figured it might be nice to have.

I purchased one off eBay for about $20 USD almost a year ago.

Installation time:

I decided on the mounting location, above the warning lights on the instrument panel. So drilled a small hole in the trim panel for the wires to pass thru, and secured the indicator with 3M mounting tape.

I also decided to make use of the power, ground, and neural light at the panel as well. So removed the gauge panel, and found the wires needed.

I used the gauge lighting to power the unit, positive and negative leads, and the neutral ground wire as well. I then proceeded to find the leads at the harness plug, removed the connectors and soldered the leads right to them.

I also removed gauge lighting metal diffusers. I did this due to I'm using LEDs, and just by doing this increased the brightness...
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Inexpensive aluminum chain guard upgrade/modification.

Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 12:23 PM by Ghostt
Updated March 7th, 2015 at 07:40 PM by Ghostt

This is another inexpensive upgrade/modification, that not only IMHO Looks better, and might offer some added safety.

Let's all take a look at the OEM black plastic chain guard on the 88~07 models,
IT'S BORING!!!!
and it's plastic, which if the chain does break, doesn't do a damn thing except break.

Awhile ago I took mine and wrapped it in genuine imagination carbon fiber wrapping, and spayed it in non-visible clear coat. While this helped the looks, did nothing for the safety aspect.

So now what Ghostt?

*Then I remembered something from the EX500 world. There was a bolt on upgrade, using the aluminum chain guard from of all things, a Suzuki Bandit 1200, perfect! IMPORTANT!!*must be from a 2nd generation 2001~2005

So after doing some measurements, it will, and does bolt up exactly the same as the OEM, bolt holes are 275mm apart, at the swing arm attaching points.

A quick search on EBay, and I found...
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21st Century Swing Arm Plugs

Posted December 15th, 2014 at 03:57 PM by Ghostt

Okay this is one of those fine details type modification, and it's simple and inexpensive.

The OEM Swing arm plug is just plain, it's a flat piece and it chromed, BORING!!!!

So I did my research and found out the plugs from a 2008~2012 model is an exact fit, and replacement. They have a modern look, but as far as color goes, there just plain black plastic, BORING!!!!!

So with a little bit of paint, transformed mine into aluminum, and they match my color scheme nicely.

Final verdict:
So if your just wanting a more modern look, or replacements for lost, or just banged up ones, here's your chance/excuse to do this modification.

It's simple, easy, and modification for a more modern look. Best part is you can either leave them black, or paint them any color you wish, either contrast, accent, color matched to the bike, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination, have fun.

SIDENOTE: There...
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Mad Hornet's flushmount front turn signals /AsianCycle flush-mounts clones

Posted December 13th, 2014 at 08:53 AM by Ghostt
Updated January 21st, 2015 at 04:05 PM by Ghostt (photos added)

Okay I know what your say, "not another flush mount that doesn't even come close to fitting the OEM area"

Well if you've been here awhile, then you've heard the tales of the old AsianCycle flush-mounts, and how great they where, but like so many great accessories for our beloved 88~07 Ninjas', they have faded away, leave everyone trying to find them on the used market with little or no success.

Well my fellow forum members, they have returned!!!! Kinda. A company called Mad Hornets is supplying them again, or at least a copy of the AsianCycle flush-mounts. I have ordered myself a pair, to not only use, but for the propose to review.

They were $24.99 USD, and free shipping, they offer them in black/smoke & chrome/clear. I ordered the clear, because all my others are clear, and it goes well with my color scheme.

So now I wait for the postman like I'm waiting on Santa, I shall return with a full write up, a blog entry,...
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Modification OEM seat

Posted December 6th, 2014 at 05:17 PM by Ghostt
Updated February 12th, 2015 at 11:49 AM by Ghostt

Okay I looked at a Corbin seat, and decided I'd give it a try and modify my OEM seat, hell gotta be cheaper right?

Seat modifications are fairly easy and cheap to do, I would recommend picking up another seat off* eBay , there cheap enough, and then have at it.

So what's first? Comfort, so after looking and doing research I'd settled on a gel/memory foam insert.

I found what I was looking for from ONLYGEL.COM
they have a large selection of types, and sizes. The one I finally picked was the CONFORMAX™ Motorcycle Seat Gel Pad, model=Long RP
specifications:
Thickness: 1.0"
(0.5in.ULTRAGEL/0.5in.ULTRAVIS foam)
Length: 16"
Width Rear: 7"
Width Front: 5"
Includes Smoothing foam and installation notes.

Second was looks, I decided to take this opportunity to replace the OEM cover with one from our friends at Custom Seat Creations.
I picked the COWL LINE...
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Its official

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 09:05 PM by Ghostt
Updated November 27th, 2014 at 07:16 AM by Ghostt

Her name is now official, and yes it's reflective vinyl silver, to match the other graphics. Thanks to YELLOW DOG GRAPHICS for making it.

Shiny
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More Boredom

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 08:53 PM by Ghostt
Updated November 27th, 2014 at 07:18 AM by Ghostt

Got bored today, and after looking at the bike I decided that the black grab bar didn't look right.

So took it off, and with paint stripper, scotch brite green pad, and some elbow grease, problem solved.

What is under that black paint was a nice aluminium alloy, and using the scotch brite pad gave it a nice satin finish.
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How to lower your bars....

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 08:33 PM by Ghostt
Updated September 2nd, 2015 at 06:05 PM by Ghostt

Okay some of us want to lower the handle bars on our 250s, but don't have a bunch of cash or don't want clip ons.

Well here's a little modification that won't break the bank. First you need to get a set of risers from and early model ZX600, or 1986~1987 Ninja 250 I got my ZX600c risers off eBay for $12.00 shipped, which requires a little modification to fit.

Now you have to grind a small amount off of them so they fit, the end is slightly curved, where ours are straight. Once you've done that, it's and easy swap out the risers.

WARNING: red loc-tite is on the bar bolt, so you might want to heat them up a little bit.

As seen it the pictures below you can see for yourself how much lower they are, just enough, but not too much I think.

I like my the shorter style, but then again I have really long arms, so it's no problem, even more comfortable for me.

It doesn't really effect it too much,...
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genuine imitation carbon fiber wrapped chain guard

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 05:13 PM by Ghostt
Updated November 27th, 2014 at 07:23 AM by Ghostt

Yes I got bored and decided to do my OEM chain guard, in genuine imitation carbon fiber wrapped chain guard w/ non-visible clear coat applied, note stainless steel allen heads too.

SIDENOTE: the use of a quality clear coat not only protect the wrap, but adds a shiny look to make it look realistic.
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ZX-2R Custom graphics.

Posted November 16th, 2014 at 05:03 PM by Ghostt
Updated November 27th, 2014 at 07:23 AM by Ghostt

After removing the OEM graphics, I ordered a set of "ZX-2R" graphics from MaximuSS Graphics(eBay seller 69CAM). I had them custom make a set in reflective silver, to match the reflective silver rim tape.

Their quality graphics, and they were the nice touch I was looking for, and the added safety of reflective at night. Here are some pictures in the daytime, & nighttime pics

I also added a red reflective NINJA graphic to the taillight, due to the OEM reflectors got eliminated with the rear fender chop.
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