I started by stripping off the standard cycle parts and selling most of them to fund the project. Dumped airbox and fitted large K & N pods.
I stripped paint off rocker covers, yokes and fork legs, then polished them (not too shiny!)
Got John at the Tank Shop to fabricate a custom tank (27 litres- maybe 300 mile range), side panels, seat unit and front mudguard.
Decided on new wheel rims so got CWC to rebuild the wheels with Morrad alloy rims powder coated in black with stainless spokes. Rear rim is now 18inch rather than cruiser style 17 inch the Jackal comes with.
Wheels shod in Pirelli Sport Demons- as sticky as you get for narrow tyres.
Took forks to Maxton engineering- they replaced origal internals with their own high quality components with new adjusters.
Seat custom made to my design by Tony Archer in Huddersfield.
BMW R850R headlight
Airblade short smoked screen
Tarozzi adjustable high rise clip ons
Rizoma grips, bar ends and mirror
Mistral silencers for 1000S / LM1000
When I reassembled her I tok her to Bruce Rawsthorne who kindly made me some custom rear sets and various brackets and other jobs including the silencer hangers and rear light housing- without his help she would be looking nowhere near as nice as she does now.
My friend Ben has helped wire in the Motogadget instruments- nearly done now.
I also have some Rizoma Zero indicators to fit.
3 years- so close now- a short ride has confirmed she feels right straight away- very poised and sporty but at the same time practical and great brakes and suspension- and of course that punchy Jackal motor.