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Ok so far i have a pretty much standard 02 1100 classic, and I'm starting to purchase parts, and try to gain knowledge as to what i have to do to change how she looks a little, but without going down the bobber route.. i did consider buying a blue collar bobber kit, but don't want to chop my frame. theres no going back from that really. I live in the UK so getting hold of some stuff can be difficult, and or expensive. So i travel to the states about once a year, and i try to take back stuff in the suitcase then. This year i hope to be over twice. all going well. 1st time i will get the wheels, front and rear suspension parts, clutch springs etc, 2nd time the exhaust, air filter and anything else i didn't get the 1st time.
What I've got so far is a pair of cast silverado/classic rims from an 04 (they only sold the bike in the UK with spoked wheels) i will get those at the end of august when i go to the USA. i plan to have those, blast cleaned, powder coated and diamond cut so they look nice. I also want to order the race tech front springs and cartridge emulator kit, and a progressive 465 rear shock. The Barnett clutch spring kit, and a heavy duty starter clutch kit (mines still starting fine.. touch wood) but its handy to have ready to go. I already have a pair of slip on tailpipes BCM line or suchlike.. with the standard header pipes. I have been looking at the Cobra speedster slash down front to back system. are there any thoughts on these parts? are they worthwhile? compared to stock. at the moment i have a K&N replacement filter for the OEM and the slip on pipes. The bike could use rejetting as well, the previous owner said he bought the pipes because they didnt need that, but going by the colour of the header and the way she runs at the top end, i think its running lean. i have seen it get a little hot too on warmer days.
Any thoughts on dragons breath kits? or maxair? i know the hyperchargers are more about the look than anything else. any other kits i can look at? im looking for some real gains in power, not just a pretty farkle. i cant buy a chubby kit, as ss custom wont ship to my hotel, only to the card billing address.. which is a pain, they had all the parts i wanted other than the wheels. and im trying to avoid the huge import duty and shipping.. so thats a no go, it would almost double the costs.
Looks wise, im doing away with the pillion seat and boards, sissy bar, and the existing rack. fitting a replacement curved rack in place of the rear seat, getting my seat recovered so the conchos and studs are gone, with a drivers backrest instead. replacing the rear light set up with a tombstone style tailight, and smaller turn signals, with matched ones at the front. replacement screen a little taller and tinted. with the addition of driving lights up front. i also want to remove some of the chrome parts on the front fender, simplify it all, clean it up, smooth it out. colour wise I'm looking at a pearl/metallic burnt orange coppery shade and black 2 tone. basically a subtle update of the oem scheme in colours they never offered. If anyone has any advice, im happy to listen. I want to make her into a solo machine but capable of still touring. cleaner lines, better handling and a little more poke, not looking at trying to double the HPor anything daft, but a few HP over stock and some weight loss to help her along.
Welcome, I expect you are reading the Web page, Tab #4 above, (Right?) You can build you own Chubby air kit cheap with K&N filters, (Read the "Modifications" section it's all there) lose the AIS (if legal in GB) go with a full exhaust system to the full performance gain, with a re-jet! (Cobra 2 into ! is the best, "performance wise") Build a homemade yardstick Manometer to sync the carbs, get Metric Magic PMS screws and install em when re-jetting, the rest is looks. Have fun!
You can get Dragons Breath from our own Timb right here. Stay away from Max air and PCS!
You want to do pods with any performance pipes, then get a set of Tim's 440 sidewinder cams, and dyna 3000, your 64 lb Barnett conversion plate will get the power to the ground... which when fully completed you'll be sitting 70 to 75 hp... from the stock 50 hp ...
Have you got Tims user ID? sorry I'm at my partners and using the tablet at the moment, i will be home later and be able to search better with the computer. Ho much roughly would i be looking at for the cams, and dragons breath? and is it a cam regrind meaning i would have to pull my cams and send them off. as i don't want the bike to be off the road for weeks. i guess i could maybe buy some heads here in the uk, pull the cams and whilst they get sent off for a regrind i can rebuild the head with heavier valve springs and a port clean up. so it breathes a little better.
METRIC MAGIC / TimB1007
Hey Tim .... just a heads up here :-) Hope all is well
Thanks Michael, all are well. You & your's are fine, I hope!
I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Thanks very much Tim,
First of all, how much for a complete kit, the under tank one with the mesh style cover out the side of the tank like i saw on your site? it did have a price there but it didn't specify if it was a complete kit, with jets for the carb etc. or just the filters and associated plumbing. Also, have you any of the 440 cams? if not how long until you will have more? I know you prefer to sell the pods and cams separate, but considering the logistics its easier and cheaper for me to get them at the same time. I also need advice on AIS removal, as the bike still has that on it. any advice regarding pipes, i don't know whether to get a set of custom 2" slash-cut drag-pipes with some minimal baffles maid out of polished stainless (my partners old man runs a boat propellor workshop, so he can tig weld stainless like a champ) or buy off the peg pipes. i have a set of custom made pipes on my Suzuki intruder 1400. those pipes are awesome. but the bikes was bought that way and set up for them. I'm happy to get 70-75hp as long as it is stable and reliable. i dont want to be sitting doing more fixing than riding. done to much of that in the past
Looks wise I'm going for something similar to "Andys bike" that i just saw in the for sale section. but keeping the 2 tone theme,