'03 450 Hurricane Conversion - Pics

I had also read that one industries would not sell just the graphics, however, I purchased a hurricane kit for my 06 and when the shroud graphics started to look worn I called one industries directly and they sent sent me new ones within a week. I don't remember the price and they sell the graphics as a package only, (fender, swingarm, shroud, etc.)

I had also read that one industries would not sell just the graphics, however, I purchased a hurricane kit for my 06 and when the shroud graphics started to look worn I called one industries directly and they sent sent me new ones within a week. I don't remember the price and they sell the graphics as a package only, (fender, swingarm, shroud, etc.)

I had the (sort of) same issue with my Hurricane Kit. I had put the new graphics on my tank before I seen it had a crack in it. :ride: I called One Industries and told then what I did. A new set of tank graphics was at my front door in two days. :ride:

Did some more work today. Got everything bolted back together with the suspension and plastics. I still need to finish the graphics, and do the seat cover. I also need to get a white front number plate background, and the "YZ450F" and "YAMAHA" Stickers from the '06SE to make it look more finished. :ride:

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Nice looking project. Changing the tank is what sets any Hurricane Kit apart from the rest. Even though the tank graphics cover all the expossed blue, it just looks better with the other tank. :ride:

Here is a pic of my finished 01 Hurricane.

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I also changed the frame color to a "Gun Metal" gray.

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that bike is looking good. im glad its finally put to gether. just needs a different seat cover.

WOW:applause: :ride:

Nice! very very nice!

Wanna come over to my place and change my '03 next?:ride:

Looking sharp! The gas tank deffinately sets the bike off. :ride:

Thanks everyone!

I was hoping to finish the bike today, but I was so excited to get the forks on yesterday that I forgot to install my seal savers :ride:

So today I had to take the forks back off and put them on, and it looks like I will need some longer bolts for the top of the fork guards.

I will get the seat done tomorrow hopefully and will post up some finished pics. I am still on the fence about the tank graphics. I dont know if I should leave the black tank or put the yellow stickers over it.

Finished up the bike today, did the seat and the rest of the graphics, finished up the seal savers, etc.

Filled up the oil, coolant and fuel and it started on the second kick :ride:

Rode it around the yard a little and it feels good. I will do another oil change tomorrow and put some more riding time on it. Now all I need is some warm weather, and my number plate background :ride:

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Damn that looks good! :ride: Wise choice on the frame color.:ride:

looks good man, if you had a white number plate i wouldn't be able to tell the difference between that and an 06 limited edition :ride:

Looks good!

A fellow GPKings club member of mine also "Hurricaned" his 03' YZ450f...oops sorry Chaz...his YZ470f... as you can see...he had a bottomless budget on his bike. :ride: He did the powder coat frame thing and the wheel thing and the handlebars thing and the suspension thing and the rotor thing and the...:ride:

:ride: She's a beauty though.

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Thats a good looking bike too :ride:

It was a fun project, and since it looks so good I'm thinking of doing my banshee (in the background) with the same color scheme :ride:

My first bike was a PW50 in Yellow and black when I was 4, then a Yellow/black PW80 a few years later. By the time I was old enough to ride a YZ80 and 125 they switched to the Red and white. Having my bike this way really gives it that old feel, and I dig it. Maybe in a few years this bike will evolve into the old Yamaha red/white as well, but for now I'm really happy with it.

I might post up some final pics when I get my white number plate, and other small decals to finish up the thread. Hope everyone enjoyed watching the evolution :ride:

What was the final cost once you got it done? Sweet bike man

That looks real nice. excellent job!

sick..all those hurricane yzfs look real sweet, guys!

What was the final cost once you got it done? Sweet bike man

Frame Powdercoat $400, Tank $170, Fenders/Graphics $200, and suspension was around $750, so right around $1500, plus small misc items. The bike feels really smooth and tight after repacking all the bearings with grease. Unfortunately it seems like winter has finally arrived so I'm not sure when I will get to take it out next. Still have put a little time on it, re-check all the bolts and do an oil change or two to make sure there is no junk in the motor.

It was a fun project, and since it looks so good I'm thinking of doing my banshee (in the background) with the same color scheme

That would completely kick ass! Silver frame and everything?

Just wanted to post the "finished" pics. I put the yamaha decals from the 06 SE on, and a white front plate. I think I like the yellow front plate (with a white b/g) better, so I will probably swap it out eventually. I cant wait for this ice to melt so I can ride :censored:

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Why did I have to stumble into this thread? Now it makes me want to tear my bike down again, and clean it, re-powdercoat the frame, etc.

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