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it is possible to spend thousands but you don't necessarily have to do so. It all depends on how crazy you want to get and how much your bike already needs. The big ticket items are always big bore kits and custom tanks. If you can make the stock tank and sidecovers work for you, and don't mind about the motor being a stocker then you are off to a good start. The more work you do yourself the cheaper it gets since labor is the most expensive part.

Still, with tires, shocks, some form of rearsets, bars, and seat you could get to $1000 in no time but it is spent over time so you may not feel it as much. This is also assuming that your bike doesn't need much beyond regular service items (battery, plugs, oil, etc).

for good shocks check out vipex performance, nice price and set up fot DOHC cb750/900/1100s. Seats - check ebay (1hotwing sells a nice generic bubble back).
 

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That bike is an F model not a K which means the frames are slightly different. And if you don't think that that bike has a lot of work done to it the rearset mounting brackets alone should be a signal that there are hundreds of hours in the details of the bike, despite using a stock frame and tank.

A custom bike is not always just a tank and a bubble back seat, as much as a lot of the newbies would like to think it is. You change one thing from stock and it creates 5-10 new problems that need solutions, some are expensive, some cheap, and some are fabricated out of raw materials.

No custom bike is ever "easy". To do the job right takes hard work, creative thinking, and dedication, just like anything else worth doing in life.

catboy - are you still going to turbo that bitch?
 
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