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  • Build Me Up Buttercup

    So this is for ideas and plans for making Princess Buttercup the best she can be.

    This is what she looks like so far:






    What needs upgrading

    1. Suspension
    Stock needs some help. Front end dives a lot under brakes and pushes wide under power. Rear is just plain harsh over bumps.

    - add some Ohlins, fully adjustable fork internals ($700ish) -

    - Ohlins fully adjustable rear shock ($750ish)



    2. Ergonomics
    - Current bars are far too high and pulled back, need to add flat bars (easy) or clip-ons (tricky).
    - What would make clip-ons difficult is the instrument cluster is attached to a bracket that is part of the bar risers. Ideally I'd love to replace the top triple clamp, relocate the speedo to be centered, but the ignition barrel gets in the way.
    - Part of this master plan also involved cleaning up the cables, the giant loops above the bars are very retro, but I want a cleaner look. Stock mirrors work really well, but cosmetically could be sexier.

    This is how it looks stock:





    3. Looks
    - I'd like slightly more of a cafe look, I've always loved the number boards on the V7 Guzzi. The little fly screen at the front would also help with wind protection.





    Otherwise brakes work well, indicators aren't too intrusive, levers are adjustable and do the job, not too much else requires work.
    For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
    For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

  • #2
    Maybe some ideas here:
    https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...q=dirt+tracker
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    • #3
      Should have taken it for a test ride at Causeway first.
      Oh wait, so that's why you went to Bunbury to buy it.

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      • #4
        Causeway aren't a dealer any more, and the less said about the other mob the better
        For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
        For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

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        • #5
          Number boards are a pet hate of mine on road bikes, really hate the look on the newer model XJR1300's.

          (Electrical) cables should fit through aftermarket bars. Can route them out at the clamps. Might need to cut / splice though.

          Might be taking it a bit far, but I think retro round mirrors would look pretty good. If the stock ones are functional though, might not be a wise choice.
          Last edited by kook; 01-06-2015, 12:27 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kook View Post
            Number boards are a pet hate of mine on road bikes, really hate the look on the newer model XJR1300's.
            That settles it, I'm having them
            For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
            For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Barfridge View Post
              That settles it, I'm having them
              #69 with buttcup numberplate, right

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              • #8
                Any adjustment with the stock suspension?

                And go the clip-ons!
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                • #9
                  i reckon toss the stock whole stock bar setup. bar, clutch, front brake master and lever and throttle in the cupboard and put on a nice quality flat bar, brembo lever set with a plastic reservoir and also a quick pull throttle, that'll beef it up, and clean up the cable routing for you. mount the speedo on the triple clamp ?? , i reckon clip ons you'd might be putting too much weight on the front, especially if its pushing already, also your face would be a foot away from the speedo, i dunno about you but i can't focus that close.......... ( anymore )

                  wow $1500 for Ohlins is pretty good , once you've sorted out your riding position and tyre pressures you might not need em

                  swap out the chain for a 520 gold chain for that bling yo

                  and lube it with CRC cause thats trending
                  Last edited by Heretic; 01-06-2015, 11:40 AM.
                  I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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                  • #10
                    looking at the first pic , aside from change the bars the other thing that jumps out at me is the rear sprocket .
                    Needs some sort of shark fin .
                    could possibly fab up some sort of set up coming from the axle.
                    It just looks very exposed and ready to eat flesh to me .

                    EDIT = the front sprocket cover i would drill a few holes into it also ,
                    I like being able to see what's happening there , also makes easy cleaning too .
                    REPENT MOTHER FUCKER
                    (anarchy in english )

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                    • #11
                      Put HRC stickers on it.
                      Originally posted by Desmo
                      Why be a cunt about it?

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                      • #12
                        I believe Alpina may be bringing out tubeless spoked wheels, and with an option to upgrade to twin discs.

                        JC Matsuura or JC Pakbikes (US based) is the guy to hit up for info if you are interested, he's easily found on google.

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                        • #13
                          You can still get adjustable Laverda Jota Clubman bars my favourite bike shop supplies them, not cheap though.
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                          • #14
                            Found some bars I like, and that are a little bit different, vintage M bars.

                            These will get cleaned up and sent off to the powder coaters this week.

                            For LAMS information and resources - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-156358/
                            For LAMS discussion and to ask questions - http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...thread-143289/

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                            • #15
                              http://www.ducati.ms/forums/481-scra...scrambler.html

                              thought you may like to see whats happening down south.
                              The PUK sounds nice
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