dirty fork and a couple small things for the sr

i’ve not posted much lately because i’ve been mostly tweaking my ninja. i don’t know if anyone really cares about me and my 09 er6f, so i haven’t really bothered. if you DO want to hear about it, let me know!

anyway, i picked up this all-in-one handle bar switch thing for the sr. it’s got everything but a start button on it. if the bike were mine, i probably wouldn’t bother with half of the electrical stuff, but it’s gunna be L’s and so i say it needs it all.
i’m was a little bummed that it doesn’t have a start button on it as i didn’t plan on having any other buttons or switches on the bike, other than the ignition switch.
so why not a keyed ignition with a start position? it works like one you would find in a car, you turn the key to start and it’ll crank the bike over. you let go when it fires up and the key springs back to the on position. why don’t motorcycles use this style of ignition anyway? the only thing i can think of is they want you to be able to start the bike with both hands on the bars. there’s no other reason i can think of.
the fit and finish of both of these parts are kinda meh, but they are robust enough to hold up, i think. besides, i’m on a $1000 budget for the whole build.

oh, and my fork bits for the dirty moped showed up!
i’m totally taking this build in a different direction than i started with, and i’m super excited about it.
i also have a yz80 front wheel of the same vintage on the way. one good thing about using old little dirt bike parts is that this whole front end, including front wheel and caliper (assuming i can get one at a decent price), is shaping up to cost me a lot less than a set of hydraulic ebr moped forks, and these are much better quality.

i might be getting fancy with the rear end of the bike. i’m still sourcing parts and trying to make sure my ideas will work out on paper before i commit to spending paper. i’ll fill you in on all that later on though, once i’ve made some decisions.

so yeah. how’s life?


6 Responses to “dirty fork and a couple small things for the sr”

  1. 1 shoopy Fri08|0202|2013 at 4:46 pm

    Let us know how you like that switch! I’m thinking about grabbing one for a project of mine!

    • 2 terrydean Sat09|0202|2013 at 3:56 pm

      i think i’ll like the switch fine, it’s not really that much more shitty feeling than most oem switches these days. it comes with a plug at the end of the wiring harness and a small chunk of wiring harness with the other end of the plug to make life a bit easier when it comes to installing it.
      i say if you’re looking for an all-in-one switch, this is a great option.

  2. 3 Daniel Kastner Sun17|0202|2013 at 6:43 pm

    You will be destroyed on the dirt!

  3. 5 Andrew Sun26|0505|2013 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Terry – great info on the build. I’m doing an SR250 myself and you’ve convinced me that I need to ditch the stock carb and get a new one. Where did you get yours from? I can’t find one anywhere near $60.


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