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I'm planning to get a used 500R and modify it for an around town scoot. Kid of a cross between a streetfighter and a motard look. Looking for ideas on selecting some performance upgrades exhaust, suspension, tires, etc. I'm going to pull the fairing and install dual headlights. Probalbly will need some non-integrated gauges.

Greatly appreciate your help.
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Welcome!
Try out the "Search" function at the top-right of this page.

There are a couple topics that have already gone through street vs track tires, suspension mods (front springs/oil, rear dogbones), several fairing write-ups...

Take your time & read through them. Look also at the "stickies" as the top of each Forum window.
Enjoy & offer ideas/ask questions in each topic as suits you.
 

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How about this mod:



Thinking about dual-sport tires, just for shits and giggles. Wire rims would be awesome too. Bike weighs in at 370 with oil, coolant, and a half tank of gas.

Charles.
 
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Send a PM to ChopperCharles, and do a search on the site for his bike. He has a slick looking chopped up EX500 he turned into an around town hooligan bike!

Edit (Ironic, while I was posting that, Charles came on here himself!)
 

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ChopperCharles said:
How about this mod:



Thinking about dual-sport tires, just for shits and giggles. Wire rims would be awesome too. Bike weighs in at 370 with oil, coolant, and a half tank of gas.

Charles.
streetfighterific!
 

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ChopperCharles said:
How about this mod:



Thinking about dual-sport tires, just for shits and giggles. Wire rims would be awesome too. Bike weighs in at 370 with oil, coolant, and a half tank of gas.

Charles.
Kind of the direction I am heading. Can I see a fron view and what about tach and speedo??
 

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Right side:


Front:


Back:


Bars:


Off road:


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Charles, got any pics under the seat? Or is it just the frame under there? I'm just curious how you did all your electronics, or did you move them elsewhere?

I can't help but wonder how that would look with a solo seat and the rear subframe shortened up. I think it'd be insane.
 

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Yeah, where the fook is the battery?

How's the throttle control with the pod filters?
 

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I welded a steel plate beneath the rear tank mount, and put a gell cell battery on it's side under there. It *just* wedged in there. I'll take a pic of the area under the seat eventually. I'm actually making a big write-up as to everything I've done, and I'm going to diassemble some parts to take better pictures of how I did certian things.

Throttle response on the pods is great. I'm running 132 mains and .020" shims under the needles, and the bike runs well, but I have a set of 135 mains I'm going to try this weekend.

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That is the coolest EX500 I have ever seen! I am guessing that most of it is custom right? I can't just pop into eBay and get that frame lol.
 

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Tried to send too many pics last time, lets try it again. Although this is not a kawi, it was a project I did earlier this year that sounds a little like what your talking about. It's raised 2.5" inches in the rear and maxed in the front.

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KTM supermoto fender.

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Did it come out too big or small? I wondered why it didn't post up like the CPs.
 

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Whine whine batch batch whine... LOL!!!

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ChopperCharles said:
I welded a steel plate beneath the rear tank mount, and put a gell cell battery on it's side under there. It *just* wedged in there. I'll take a pic of the area under the seat eventually. I'm actually making a big write-up as to everything I've done, and I'm going to diassemble some parts to take better pictures of how I did certian things.

Throttle response on the pods is great. I'm running 132 mains and .020" shims under the needles, and the bike runs well, but I have a set of 135 mains I'm going to try this weekend.

Charles.
I understand that it has a steel fram. Did you paint it silver or is that how they are??
 

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It's a steel frame, they come in a silver and black I think. I just sounded sort of like the concept you were talking about.
 
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