We started on a Sport Classic Project a few weeks ago after spending some saddle time on the bike to find out what we want to do.
I don't like the riding position too much. It is more agressive than any of my Superbikes... The original wheels look great--but they are just too heavy for a modern bike. It could use a better headlight for night riding. The rear end needs to be cleaned up and simplified...
We are still experimenting with different parts. We are going to use what we have in stock at first and show some different options as this bike develops.
The first thing has got to be wheels. We have had reports of the SC1000 losing almost 30 lbs of rotating unsprung weight when going to the BST wheels. Since we don't have any BST rears in stock at the moment--we are going to try the MARCHESINI Forged Aluminum Wheels: S4,ST,Mon
for now. It is over $1000 less than the BST wheels but quite a bit heavier.
The front wheels required a speedo spacer on the left side. We swapped the rotors to an SPIEGLER "ABM Full Floating" Front Rotor: 748-998/Monster/ST/MS/SS
and the calipers to the BREMBO "4 Pad" Cast Caliper: 65mm Axial
. Now this should make a huge difference in braking.
The rear wheels was basically a direct bolt on. We used also added a SUPERSPROX "Stealth" 520 Sprocket: BST/Marchesini
, D.I.D. 520ERV3 Chain
, AFAM Light Front Sprocket: Testastretta 14T-520
I think they look good on the bike--but I want to try the new 7 spoke BST wheels that look closer to the old magnesium wheels of the late 70;s--plus the bike will be tranformed with the lighter carbon wheels. The forged aluminum wheels only bring it up to par with the S2R1000...
We added our new lightweight MW 7000 Slipper Clutch w/ plates
. This will eliminate some of the rear wheel hop when grabing a bunch of gears on those down hill turns.
and some bling:
SPEEDYMOTO "Leggero" Sprocket Cover
MW Aluminum Sprocket Cover
MOTOWHEELS Billet Q/R Fuel Cap: 749/999,MS,SC
We are trying out tail light/plate kit: MAD DOCTOR License Plate/Tail Light/Turn Signal Kit: Monster
. It is almost a direct bolt on--we just had to slot the holes slightly.
The light is bright enough that I might consider tinting the lens so the kit blends into the shadows...
We are experimenting with adjustable bar risers--It looks like we will just end up making a 2.5 inch adjustable riser kit instead.
Fitted a CF Belly Pan: Monster "Long"
We are playing around with top triple clamp coversion kit for SBK forks, a HID headlight, different exhaust system, bar end turn signals, bar end mirrors...I'll keep you posted.