Originally Posted by ngrimm
Here is a pic of the Ninja roller I am supposed to pick up tomorrow. I sold my Holset turbo to get this but I think it will be worth it. It comes with the front forks, wheel, and tank though they are not shown. Can't wait to get started on the conversion. Norm
That 1000cc will give some nice room for batts I'd think.
However, please keep in mind that your Ninja - as with many sport bikes - incorporates the engine as a stressed member of the frame to some degree or another.
Without the stressed member, this could place the frame under significant stresses.
In addition, when you add batteries, typically the curb weight will be higher than the original ICE.
Just something to keep an eye on at least - especially the welds around the steering head. A cracked weld there could be deadly.
Perhaps you could incorporate into your battery boxes a meaty brace between the original engine mounting points from the foot peg area to the upper frame.
Good luck on your project.