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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Over the last two days I finally got to repairing my Ninja 300. The bike was laid down and hit a guardrail head-on. The sliders saved my fairings and the rest of the side of my bike, but the cowling was ruined. About 800 dollars and two days of work later, the bike is back to looking beautiful. I added some upgrades such as a Leo Vince exhaust, a color matched single-seat cowl (had fake carbon fiber when I bought it), 20 dollar ebay radiator grill, and a double bubble Zero Gravity windshield. Replacing the front cage, cowling, and covermeter (the big things) was actually pretty easy. I defintely recommend doing it yourself if you are in a similar situation. The only hiccup I had was I bought a regular front "stay-comp cowling" (I call it a cage) when I guess my bike was a California version. The regular one is missing an additional bracket for what looks like some sort of emissions item. So we dremel'd the bracket off and had a buddy weld it to the new bracket and everything went back together perfectly. Here are some pics!

Pre-accident: https://imgur.com/gallery/UJCxOuj

Post-accident: https://imgur.com/gallery/WQ7S6Wa

Being repaired and complete bike: https://imgur.com/gallery/N9RRwG0

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Nice work! They sure look different without all the Tupperware, don't they?


Couldn't help but notice the classic Beetle in the garage. What year is it? My first car was a '74, and it wasn't in nearly as good of shape as yours is!

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Nice work! They sure look different without all the Tupperware, don't they?


Couldn't help but notice the classic Beetle in the garage. What year is it? My first car was a '74, and it wasn't in nearly as good of shape as yours is!
That is our 1968 Beetle. It's currently our most put-together bug and is sporting a 2.5 inch drop in the front and a 2 inch drop in the rear. It has a doghouse cooler and the engine is bored out to 1640 cc's.

My dad is a VW fanatic. We own 9 VW bugs between us from '58 to '68. He has 8 including the '68. I have a '58 with nearly every part on it being original to the vehicle including the four banger engine. Our projects include a '63 we bought as a baja and are now fixing it to be a much nicer baja. We are also toying with the ideas of putting a VW body on one of our Toyota SR5 frames and my dad really wants to make a bug bored out to 2100 with a supercharger. Bugs are amazing cars to work on and I love them to death! Glad to see someone else loves them too!

Edit: Honestly I kinda of liked how it looked without the plastic. Then again I do love the look of bikes like the Striple. Half-faired bikes like the Z900 just don't do it for me.
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