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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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1050ST Rebuild - the Wombat will rise again

3 months camping in the Australian deserts has let me get my head together, and I've decided to rebuild my written off 1050ST, but more as a naked kind of thing. The direction will largely be set by the look of the front, and how to get rid of the OEM dash. I'll fit the lower bars from a 955ST (they fit, and clear everything), and I'm thinking a more classic round LED headlight unit, but I don't suppose the dash from a Daytona 955 would wire in readily? Despite the beard in the photo, I'm not after a modern "cafe racer", but more something I can have a blat in the hills with, take to the track and generally not act my age on. Planning to shorten the tail, ditch the pillion position, and listen to any other advice that people may have. Not in a hurry, because I want to do as much of the fabrication and modification as I can myself. Time to up-skill
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:36 AM
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Thumbs up Good idea Davo

Sounds like a cunning plan Dave.

Of course, I have no ideas of my own.............because you know I usually just copy yours

Although I am sure you will get useful help from all the folks here and elsewhere and look forward to watching your bike develop into your new useful hill scratcher and track tool.

Good luck with this my friend, I think you will enjoy that exercise in transforming your ST 1050.

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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 04:49 AM
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I've often taken the faring off my bike and thought to myself that it would make a mean looking naked bike, what with all the weight up front and that big empty wheel arch at the back (with a tail tidy on it ofc).

I know that the Speed Trip is the companies attempt at it - but they went for a "bigger engine in a street trip" rather than a "naked ST". I would love to see how this works out. Keep us posted, with lots of pics

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Cool shirt! Can't wait to see how the project goes

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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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It'll be a slow process; the garage also has Jill's Daytona 675, my Daytona 955 and Sprint ST 1050 and the youngest's GSX-R 750, plus a changeable number of friends' and family's R6, YZF600 and Sprint GT... but it will give me something to potter on in the evenings

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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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I'm running the bars from a 955ST; I much prefer the lower position (more of the S, and less of the T, in "ST"). Comparison photos on and off the bike.
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8" LED headlight arrived today (CNC fork mounted brackets); mirrors (with LED indicators) dummied into position. The look of the front end is coming together, and defines the build. The slightly spacey headlight will allow the low mount CF shorty to look appropriate, especially once the tail is trimmed. My old Daytona 955i tail light fits nicely into the curve of the standard rear fairing. 2nd hand loom is on the way to be cut and shut.
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Looks tidy already, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product

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Plan A for the underseat tray was to cut the OEM muffler in half. Fail. Couldn't fully gut it, and it still weighed a ton. However, plan B is to use the underseat tray from my old red Daytona 955i, left over from when I fitted the Trident undertail exhaust. Just had to remove the battery box and it fits a treat; plus it gives me somewhere to put the coolant overflow tank... winning! 2nd hand loom arrived, so I can start thinking about placement of ECU, R/R, fuses and relays, then cut and shut the loom to suit. I'll dummy up the headlight mounts tomorrow, then photos will follow when I can get a clear shot of the bike - youngest son brought his new K5 GSXR750 track bike home today, so we now have 6 bikes in the garage.
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Rear end is shaping up. Tail unit from the lad's GSXR750, OEM tail light. D955i tray, and R/R under the ST battery box protected by the remains of the D99i battery box.
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