Getting some progress happening on my plan for the bike. 1996...16,000 miles. Mechanical is all complete so venturing into the (mostly) cosmetic fun stuff. Step #1 - CBR1000RR Tail Swap - 4/11/18 I started by studying 10SEB's build in detail and he has been very helpful by messaging. I used a 2006 CBR1000rr subframe and manufactured supports from 1"x1" square solid 6061 aluminum. I could not use the 20mm square bar as the lower frame holes on the 1996 are not the same as the 800's. If you can see, I welded the 1" bar flush to the outside of the subframe which let the bar hit the bottom receive about 1/4" into the bar. I then cut out a section of the bar wide enough for it to slide past and be bolted up. The beauty of this is that it creates two points of support...the bolt itself...and then the cutout back side which lets the support rest against the frame. Super solid. The key to doing this is making sure you have the angle you want and then cutting out just enough for it to rest against it. You also want to cut off the top OEM mounting flange on the CBR1000RR subframe so it's not hitting the tank. I trimmed mine a good bit back as I am customizing a fairing piece to fit along there (The plan as of now anyway). Started assembling and fitting it all back in...will finish that tonight. I used the "combo" tail light which has the integrated turn signals. Have some basic wire-connections to make from the VFR harness to the lights and have to move the ECU to the empty area under the back rear of the tank. Will be working on the Underseat-Exhaust mount tonight as well. The two-brothers high mid-pipe I have looks to work nearly perfect when turned upward (still fully seated with main pipe). I'm probably going to get a bend and cut what I want out and weld it together. Also going to try and do the coil-on-plug conversion while this is all apart. I have complete CBR1000RR engine and would like to use the Coils from that...I know there are some threads and will see if those guide me enough.