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Mat0302
04-27-2007, 10:55 AM
Well finally, after so many tips from this KR site, I got to do a few mods myself!

*Lowered front 1.5" - thanks to ne-oublie for the grinding out of the top tree.
*Lowered rear 2" - also thanks to ne-oublie for the dog bones.
*Custom License bracket designed by me and again thanks to ne-oublie for fabricating the piece.
*New rear LED turn signals - 25 Amber LEDs in a 4" strip ea. side of license plate.
*Two Bros Exhuast, also grinded out headers and repainted black.
*5 degree ignition advancer
*3 million color changing LED underglow - If i get pulled over for the wrong color, I can just change it (15 different colors) nice kit.
*Removed Luggage bars and Center stand.
*Mesh mod and White Gauges were completed about 2 months ago.

The lower fairing under the exhaust is approx. 3" off the ground. Haven't had anything bottom out, but I take it pretty easy over bumps anyway. I'll have more pics of the underglow soon. Thanks to everyone.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/Mat0302/DSCF1643.jpg
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KatanaSoldier
04-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Nice! If you are looking for a cowl, locokat has that sleek one which is quite different and would compliment your Kat. Man that reservoir cap is nice along with everything else!





typo edit!

LocoKat
04-27-2007, 12:21 PM
Thanks bro for the "bump"

KatanaSoldier
04-27-2007, 05:40 PM
ANytime, I think it would look nice on that red kat.

Sasquatch
04-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Very nice! The bike looks great!

Mat0302
04-27-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm not really a big fan of the cowl, though they do look nice.

yellow101
05-06-2007, 10:34 PM
very nice bike. where did you get the leds?

Mat0302
05-07-2007, 07:31 AM
I got them form this site.
http://www.customdynamics.com/flex_led_array.htm

I also had to get the load equalizer so that they would blink at the normal rate. If you don't have they equalizer, the lights blink fast. I got the 3 15/16" strip. It was the right size for the plate.

james71
05-07-2007, 04:17 PM
Great looking bike, man.

Very clean, classic look.

james

ill750
05-25-2007, 02:35 PM
WOW!! I really like the rear on that bike. No turn signals looks great!! Nice Job!! Might need to pick up that license plate setup. NICE!!

mharrison
05-25-2007, 03:01 PM
Very nice and clean!

professorman
05-25-2007, 04:11 PM
yea, thats very clean. I dont think you could tell that those are turn signals until they blink!

madkatana
05-27-2007, 12:55 PM
Did you lower it cause it looked great or because you are vertically challenged. Just curious because there seems to be a trend to create bikes that look like drag bikes...sportbikecruisers...

Sundowner
05-27-2007, 05:18 PM
He lowered the bike.
You got to see this kat in person, pictures do it no justice.

as for the kick stand i would, if you had access to a welder, cut the stock kickstand off at the foot, remove the required lenght, then re-weld the foot back on to it. I have seen a 2005 Red kat at Westcoast PowerSports with the Kick stand cut, I was very careful when i put the thing back down on it. (that Kat was lowered about an inch or two all the way around.)
and Westcoast Power sports still has this kat for sale @ $5100 bucks.
Looks just like mine except lowered

Mat0302
05-27-2007, 05:59 PM
Well I lowered it for the look. I'm 6'2" never had any problems reaching the ground. I also already had the kickstand cut and rewelded.

viper1
06-11-2007, 12:11 PM
Great looking bike. I'm still doing research on moding mine...Yours looks great!

DoyleDee
06-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Watch the wind with that bike. I had mine lowered in the rear and it the bike was perpendicular to the ground. The wind picked up, blew it over, broke my blinker and rashed the fairing ......Yup I had a few choice words to say that night. And by the way very nice bike.

Mat0302
06-14-2007, 12:18 PM
I didn't think the cross-winds were any different. Any gust can throw the bike around. I have rode on some pretty windy days, a few kat riders i met at bike night a couple weeks ago know how windy that day was. The handling of the bike is a little quicker which I do like.

DoyleDee
06-14-2007, 12:46 PM
I wasn't talking about when riding.....just when it's parked..... sorry if I didn't word it right.

bubba
06-14-2007, 03:48 PM
I've had the LED blinker idea in my head for a few months now, it looks pretty sweet, I think I might have to try it.

AllLostThings
06-14-2007, 05:08 PM
That looks sick! Very nice custom work for sure!

Mat0302
06-15-2007, 03:49 PM
I wasn't talking about when riding.....just when it's parked..... sorry if I didn't word it right.

After a few weeks, I got a new kickstand and had a 1/2" removed from it. I was scared everytime I had to leave the bike, I left it parked on slopes. It stands much better now.

I got a picture of it today at a job site. The weather has been great. I rode about 350 miles this week.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/Mat0302/DSCF2321.jpg

NIL8
08-27-2007, 10:31 AM
Your Kat looks absolutely amazing. This is easily one of the nicest Kats I've seen. Nice work.