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06S Raven Mods... So far..

Well guys, got tired of the 05 tail section.. Love the look of the 06/07 so I took it upon myself to start the swap. But I didnt just want the swap for looks, I still want the functionality of being able to carry a passenger.

So far Ive got the subframe bolted on, and now im just in the process of painting the donor tail plastics. All thats left after that is buying an 06/07 seat.

Well, here's the pics so far..

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can you please explain how you modified the subfram? thanks.
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can't wait to see it finished



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can you please explain how you modified the subfram? thanks.
I actually bought an 07 subframe from a member on this forum a month or 2 ago, and used that for the starting point.

After doing some measuring and test fitting, I found the mounting points on the 07 subframe would just not work, no matter how you cut or modified the subframe, not to mention the widths from the original subframe and the 07 were totally off.

So after some more measuring and messing around, I decided that I would use the gas tank mount as a guide for measuring the distance needed on each side to splice on part of the original subframe.

In short as you can see in the second "after" picture, I had a shop weld the donor pieces from my old subframe, then had them fishplate the inside for extra strength (since i dont have a TIG at my disposal).

After getting the subframe back from the welding shop I started the non structural cosmetic work. (Third "after" picture).

I took the mounting pieces from the 07 subframe and cut off the mounting holes then jb welded them inline with the existing pieces on the hybrid subframe. I had previously test fit the subframe, and had marked where i wanted to cut the pieces to make the lines flow properly. So after making the cuts, I smeared on the rest of the JB weld and clamped it in place on both sides, then made a piece to make the bottom line flow aswell and did the same as i did to the top.

After the JB set for a day, I ground it all smooth and covered all joints with flowable putty (dupont), then sanded it all smooth and primed and painted.

Thats about as accurate a description as I can give. If you'd like measurments for cutting points ect, just let me know, or better pictures, with explainations.

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that is going to look sweet!


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Thats the nicest stand iv ever seen
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Wow nice job it's going to look great when it's finished.

I like the last picture where you can see the vacuum cleaner after tidying up but I still don't think the wife will allow me to do that in the house

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I bought the house, I`m allowed to use my dining room as a garage... If you look hard you can see an actual dining room table behind the bike leaning against the wall. And the vaccum cleaners for show, theres no cleaning up until I get the whole bike back together lol

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ive been searching for a month for some hard info on this swap. everything ive found has been hacked up subframes or hearsay.

congrats on your swap man, i cant wait to do this to my bike!!!!!!

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