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Hi everyone seeing as ive seen alot of threads about changing your cbr500r into a streetfighter/ scrambler style I thought id share my progress on my build so far

I had a crash around december last year and ended up having to go in for surgery was in hospo for about 5 days and now ive recovered well ive started my own build as i struggling to find any info on these types of builds so im happy to share my knowledge with anyone that has questions. Any tips or things i could do that would b better for the build please let me know

I have changed the top triple tree so it has bar mounts (CB500f triple tree) and got some fork boots or "gaters" to give it the scrambler style.

I have a 7inch headlight going on the front and made my own housing for it to mount to the forks

Added a rear end bar loop and a holder for the battery as im keeping it naked

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Looks like you are making some great progress.

Are you going to delete the rear pegs and get a shorter slip-on?
 

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Yeah the rear pegs are going just waiting on rear peg deletes and the exhaust i think im going to leave since it cost me a penny planning on straight pipping it and some exhaust wrap too to get rid of the chrome plate next to the brake pedal
 

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Hello, I hope this message finds you well. I was wondering how in the world did you mount the speedometer in front of the gas tank? I'm going through the exact same build minus the metal fabrication. And what are you thinking about when it comes to turn signal placement? I heard you can bolt on turn signals in the headlight bracket like the image below. and what did you do with forks in your 6th image?

Thank you for your time. I hope you are feeling better soon.
 

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Yeah im gonna be honest it was a pain in the ass i ended up fabricating my own bracket that bolts into the 3 holes in the back of the speedo and yeah im going to mount the indicators on the side of the headlight and all i did was put some rubber fork seals (Gaters) just to keep the scrambler look to it
 

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The speedo bracket then bolts onto the underneathe of the top triple tree the new one i put on had 2 mounting points so it worked out nice
 

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Awesome! Is there any way we can get some pics? And any plans going forward with this build? I'm wondering how the fuse box and wiring will work out when it comes to the finished products. Thanks you for the advice. I'll start to post own version of the build very soon
 

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Yeah its the shop at the moment getting new tyres put on it so once i get it back ill send pics and wiring is where im at now im thinking im going to have to make my own sort of fuse box to hide all the wiring as there is **** loads of wires that are exposed and ive never done electrical work on bikes but i have a friend that is helping with that
 

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any updates with this build? i started on wiring my own h4 connection and swapped it out with the regular stock 4 pin for the headlight. i left out the pink/blue wire because i don't need a sidelight. I was wondering what you did with yours.

all i need is the speedometer mount. Since you mentioned that you made your own. i was wondering how did you it. im only 19 years old, but I have some basic oxy/acetylene welding skills I picked up in a class.
 

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Yeah so what i did was i got some 3mm thick steel plate traced out the shape of the speedo and drilled 3 holes where the screws fit into the back then cut out some more plate to fit around the edges like a sleeve for it to fit into so its snug and stuck a bit of rubber around the edges so it doesnt rattle and in the bottom of the top triple tree there 2 screw holes that i welded some flat bar from the speedo mount i made to those screw holes and bolted it in have you changed out ur top triple tree coz the original one doesnt have those screw holes underneath to mount it so u might have to drill some sort of holes thru urs so u can mount it or find some pipe clamps to clamp it to ur forks maybe

Goken where abouts do u live im 22 and managed to do it myself if u need a hand at all i dont mind skype calling and explaining it as i go so u can see the full thing and u can ask any questions if need be? I can also link you to all the websites i bought parts from that fit the bike also
 

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Looking great and hope you're recovering well! I'd love to see some more photos, especially of the headlight mounting bracket and fuse box relocation.

I'm doing a similar build but coming from a 500f and have a couple of questions:
  • Did you use stock 500f bars on the new triple tree or Renthal? It looks like they're pretty low and when I tried mine they'd hit the tank on full lock.
  • Are you planning on replacing the rear cowl or keeping it open with the grill?
  • The chrome plate next to the break cover sounds like the exhaust manifold cover. If you want to keep it it's pretty easy to paint to fit in.
 

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So im doing all the wiring this weekend had to get a friend to help me as i dont have much knowledge with electrics

Do you mean headlight cover as i made one to go over the front of the headlight made it out of mesh fencing

I used the renthal bars ill put up a few more pics and the bars in that photo arent how they are positioned

And yeah ive painted the subframe now and im going to leave the mesh exposed to give it that street kinda feel

And ive gotten rid of that cover plate and im going to straight pipe the exhaust so u wont see the ugly cat

Also lazer cut my own stainless steel cover plates to cover the battery and wiring etc

Ill attach more pics below
 

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**** looks good! Im currently waiting for the parts to come in, and im looking at cheap used welding tools at the local harbor frieght store.
 

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Ill send thru a pic of the speedo holder for u so u can get a few ideas on how you want to do it just finished welding it up so once it cools ill grind it flush and send a pic
 

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So this is the result so far first i cut out a template out of cardboard then traced it onto 3mm plate then welded up the walls which was some 50mm wide flat bar then used a sanding disk to smooth out the welds and blend everything in smooth ill be putting rubber inserts in the gaps to make it a snug fit and stop any unwanted rattling then ill cut a hole in the bottom for the plug to fit thru as well
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