Our biggest build to date. No expense spared (almost)!
We finally got to fab up a remote master cylinder for a hydraulic front brake setup using a rear brake master cylinder kit to do the job. Hidden up under the tank. Extra fluid delivered via a custom billet aluminium reservoir from Japan just behind the headlight.
The custom seat was made by local artisan Mick from Busyman Bicycles using 1mm thick sheets of ply laminated to the shape of the frame as the base, upholstered in genuine leather.
That tank is off the later XS650 Special model. We cut the original cap out and fitted a custom cap from MOONEYES.
Top yoke is an after market SR yoke from Daytona. We embedded LEDs in the gauge mounts to act as warning lights.
Stainless steel rear shocks, around an inch lower than stock, were made to our specifications by Hagon.
We ditched the original carbs in favour of a pair of Mk.1 Amal 932's. They might not be as sophisticated as some after-market Japanese carbs, but they're a lot prettier in our opinion and much simpler to tune. We would have preferred bellmouths but being as the engine has been overhauled recently, we thought it was best to play it safe and stuck a pair of K&N's on.
Silencing provided by a 35mm dia. x 200mm long internal baffle in the end of each header. Surprisingly sufficient enough to pass legal requirements.
BTW that's an 8-cell lithium battery from Antigravity hidden in front of the rear tyre just under the swing arm.
The obligatory Firestones front and back. 325-19 front, 400-18 rear.
Dry weight: 170kg