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wokka

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Build update
« on: September 05, 2011, 07:22:38 PM »
Right, rather than continue a thread started in the wrong section  :-[ Lets continue it here.

For the late commers:

Gday All,
I'm an Aussie expat, living over in Dubai, and figured i'd drop in to say hi

Well it took eight and a half years, but I've finally convinced the Handbrake it's a good idea for me to get back on 2 wheels.

A shattered wrist and twice fractured spine ruled out a crotch rocket, so I went looking for something a little more comfortable with a bit of character.
Sport tourers don't do it for me, and considered going down the Ulysses/Adventure route for a while but never really fell in love with them, a trip out to Classic Cycles in Al Quoz, and I ended up deciding on the C5 military Bullet.

First pic:


A quick chat to the owner Nelson, and next thing you know, we're talking mods....

Drop the pillion seat and already it looks better


A few bits and bobs are now on order,

Side mount tail light
LED turn signals
bar end mirrors
15" rear rim and 140/90 tyre
tractor type seat
Megaphone exhaust

and now it's time to hit it with the grinder, get rid of some excess steel....


TBC
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And now the spanner and grinder work begins.......


No pillion seat, no need for pillion pegs:


Get rid of that front guard and headlight chrome:


Bobbed rear guard, 140/90 15 tyre and rim to replace the 100/90 18 stockers easiest way ever to lower a bike! (Only mocked up, gotta sort lines and fitment yet)


Quick mockup of the seat with a little help from my old mate


And now the new stuff


With bringing my screaming bundle of joy into this world, and a week long religious holiday for Government departments (including the post office) spanner time has been a little low.

Was standing out the front of the post office this morning, hopping from foot to foot waiting for them to open, and got the indicators I ordered and a sheet of paper that told me I could pick up the numberplate bracket and replica model A tailight from another post office across town, but the sonamabitch was still shut today.

I went back to the garage and started unwrapping the stuff that came back from paint, got too excited and only remembered to snap a pic when I had nearly finished the lot







Original 120/90/18 rear is back on, will stay there till I run in the first 1000km.

I'll take the time breaking her in to start chasing up a few more bits and bobs. Power commander, Trials style top yoke with inbuilt guages, Smiths replica speedo in Km/h, brown braided leather grips and possibly brass switchgear and levers.
I'll fabricate a set of solid struts, but as she'll be my daily rider, I'll only put them on for bike shows or slow cruising nights

Headlight is definately going, but trying to decide to go bigger, smaller or dual.

I want to see how she handles the mountains they call speed bumps here before I decide how far I drop her, with 5" clearance, 2" should be safe, but we'll see

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Build update
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 07:56:17 PM »
Looks great.  Where did you get that seat?

Scott

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Re: Build update
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 08:15:49 PM »
Looks great.  Where did you get that seat?

Scott

Straight off the shelf at the dealer, it was exactly what I wanted.

You now feel like you are part of the bike rather than perched on top of it, time will tell if it's comfortable, but it's definitely wider than stock and the lip at the back stops that sliding off the back feeling I got from the stocker
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 08:02:12 AM by wokka »

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Re: Build update
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 01:18:05 PM »
We don't have those at the dealers here in the US.  I'm really happy with my stock seat now that I ditched the stock foam and repadded it but that tractor seat looks great!

Scott

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Re: Build update
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 07:08:39 PM »
Update:






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Re: Build update
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 10:58:46 PM »
Looks great!  I love a minimalist bike.  I really like the matched helmet too.

Scott

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Re: Build update
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 11:00:28 PM »
Woka,

I'll be heading through your neck of the woods here in the next couple of months... mind if Iook you up?

chris
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Re: Build update
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 02:41:06 AM »
Man that things Bitchin'  8) !
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Build update
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 03:03:08 AM »
 :o :o THAT THING IS SO FRIGGIN' COOL!!!!! :o :o

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Re: Build update
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 09:08:45 AM »
Thanks guys, still a long way to go, I'm thinking about solid mounting the saddle, fixing a 21" to the front, dropping the front 2.5-3" and the rear 2" then trials type top yoke, dual headlight kit, older style bar switches/micro switches etc.

Woka,

I'll be heading through your neck of the woods here in the next couple of months... mind if Iook you up?

chris

No problem Chris, email me on [email protected] and we'll work something out

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Re: Build update
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 12:27:31 PM »
That bike is really sharp... Love it..
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Re: Build update
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011, 02:36:58 PM »
I really want a seat like that. Any idea where I can get one in the US?

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Re: Build update
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011, 04:36:11 PM »
I really want a seat like that. Any idea where I can get one in the US?

Let me see if I can find where the dealer gets them from.

Had a few people ask about it

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Re: Build update
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011, 11:32:04 PM »
Man that things Bitchin'  8) !

+1 and in non internet social media pop lingo........ yeah what Ice said!
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Re: Build update
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2011, 10:45:15 PM »
Coming together really well.

Another random styling thought is black headlight mesh like this Sydney-side SR500 ...

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