So beautiful! Enjoy!
couple of months later and I finally got to make my tail chop following your footsteps. I altered the profile of the mud-guard a bit, shaping it so it would cover all of the metal armature and so that the light would sit on it... here are some pix.. aside from painting the mudguard I did it all by hand. Wasn't too complicated. Thanks again for the tip!Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process. I was not sure it would end up right when I started.
Other forum members might appreciate if you post photos of your's in the making.
The procedure is quite simple really:
For the mudguard:
1) Mark with tape the OEM mudguard with the final length you are looking for.
2) Cut the mudguard close to the tape with a saw (Leave it a little longer at this point).
3) Get close to the final dimensions with a grinding wheel.
4) Give it the final dimensions grinding it with a coarse sandpaper over a table (that way you will get an even flat finish).
For the mudguard bracket:
1) Place the chopped mudguard in its place with the OEM bracket.
2) Fix a generic license plate holder to the bracket. I used the top thread meant to hold the OEM stop/turn lights set and drilled another fixing point. Fixing points will depend on the plate holder you choose. I chose a license plate holder with a stoplight extension and bent it slightly to get the right stop light angle.
3) Cut the mudguard bracket removing the part that extends beyond the license plate holder.
4) At this point your mudguard bracket will still have the full thickness due to the tubular nature of the bracket. To get it like mine, you will have to remove the steel from outer and lower sections, leaving intact the top. You want only a curved plate section extending beyond the mudguard's length. Mark the bracket and remove those sections carefully by alternating a saw and a grinding wheel.
5) When you are satisfied, get it painted.
Unfortunately not.Excellent job on your build
In the seat swap thread you said that you put a Gota tank and a 1000S tank on the bike. Do you have any pictures of the bike with the new tank?
Thanks!You GT is up there with Fujinator's and RiderJeff's in my book! Thank you for sharing its evolution.
Questions regarding your front caliper upgrade... No issues with still using the stock front master? How would you compare the difference between stock and upgraded calipers with the stock front master? I sourced similar front calipers a while back and have held off on the upgrade thinking I should also upgrade the master when I do. I have not gotten around to pulling the trigger on a new master (yet?) without a little more data from folks who have swapped.
Which top triple clamp you are using?I wanted a more aggressive stance and initially installed a clubman handlebar.
Unfortunately the riding position was not comfortable for me with the clubman and ended up ditching it to replace it with ST3 clip-ons. I also replaced the top triple with one without handlebar holes. Riding position is now very similar to a Sport Tourer
The stock front forks were initially replaced with forks from an S2R monster. But I came to learn in another forum thread that they were not really fully adjustable (really disappointing). So I sourced a nice set of 999 forks and bored both the top triple clamp and the clip-ons.
Wheels were replaced with a polished set of 5 spoke marchesinis. Front brakes are now 4p gold brembos with spiegler black lines. The fender is an OEM shortened carbon fiber one (painted) from an S4RS.