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FZ07 Scrambler Budget Build

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to building/customizing but I thought I would show what an amateur could get done on a budget with very little tools or workspace. Cosmetics will come first as it seems to be more inexpensive but eventually will upgrade the front suspension (forks, oil, springs), rear suspension (shock), tires (dual sport), exhaust, tune/ECU flash, skid plate, brake lines/pads, and generally removing weight. Below is the current progress I've made turning a stock 2017 FZ07 into a 90/10 on road off road scrambler.

Here was my stock bike:

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First thing was to get rid of the terrible rear fender. I chose the TST industries fender and license plate delete.

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Cleaned up the front by adding TST industries turn signals, getting rid of the stock mirrors, LED headlight bulb, tinted headlight film, and blacking out the levers (right is stock and left is vortex).

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I was happy with the look for a while but I knew I wanted to start getting a little more creative...

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Since my OEM seat got damaged, I decided to wrap it in fake leather tape from amazon

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For the first iteration of this scrambler build I removed the entire OEM headlight unit and replaced it with about $100 worth of parts from amazon (headlight, housing, brackets). I also went ahead and blacked out anything I could find around the engine and removed the stock radiator guards.

 

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Front view of iteration 1:

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I could tell that the front end still had some empty space to fill. The headlight cables were a mess. While this headlight was capable of integrated turn signals (the two white semi-circles), I didn't want to put my old TST turn signals to waste as I quite liked the white running light feature. So after some measuring, sketches, and 3D modeling  I came up with a turn signal adapter, headlight cable cover, and radiator guards all to be printed from a 3D printer using PLA plastic. While I realize this material will not hold up forever, I figured keeping it out of the sun and some clear coat would prolong its deterioration until I can print it with more durable material.

Turn signal adapter to be mounted on headlight bracket:

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Close up of the cable cover and radiator side guards:

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Turn signals mounted along with a close up of all the 3D printed parts:

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Iteration 2 with SW MOTECH rear rack (replaces OEM passenger seat) & Bike Master FeatherTube mirrors:

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Running lights with headlight grill:

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Iteration 3 isn't much change. Filed down the mirrors to give them a more 90 angle look, installed a Ram mount, and added a front grill which needed some home depot parts to work.

Current look as of the start of this thread:

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Iteration 3 side:

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Iteration 3 front close-up:

 

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mossrider

Welcome aboard. You have a nice project started there.

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Josh2019mt07

Nice man. Can I ask what did you use to turn the passenger foot pegs black

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On 6/25/2020 at 7:02 PM, Josh2019mt07 said:

Nice man. Can I ask what did you use to turn the passenger foot pegs black

Just some Rustoleum primer, black paint, and clear coat. I guess the key is using sandpaper to sand down the pieces so the paint actually sticks. Mine probably won't hold forever since it was a quick job.

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