Ok, answer time. Yep, 996 Ti-Nitride forks and calipers - CycleCat made a conversion billet top triple which makes these a bolt-on mod. Funny thing is, you can get the superbike forks for roughly half of what a set of SP adjustable forks go for, and the superbike forks are way better. Of course, you then also need new a new axle and calipers, but the 65 mm calipers are way better also. So far, the front end conversion has cost roughly a Gee. I don't yet know if I need springs or not, but I won't need to revalve these as they're plenty good enuff for the M, especially compared to the stockers.
Obviously, the wheels are new, Marchesini forged magnesium 10 spokers. Ouch. Crazy shit for this pile, but it's only money, right? Besides, noone in the country had an aluminum set. In fact, I think these are the last set of magnesium rims that'll show up stateside any time soon, at least for this app. Also, like all my shit, someday these will be worth more than I paid for them, at least if I don't wad them up in a little ball first.
The pic of the rear was just to show the rotor, I had MCC drill the poop out of it. If anyone has a Duc SS/M rotor they want drilled, just drop it off - I already paid for the tooling. You can thank me later. I also already have a carbon belly pan, just not on the bike. I just wanted to get the thing together to have 4&6 shoot the suspension. I have the new wheels in the basement because I bought a new set of tires to have the bike measured, and I don't want to leave them in my unheated garage. Like I said, the logistics of this endeavor are a total pain in the ass.
The motor is already built - It's a 940 with higher comp. (11.5ish, I think), oversize valves, port/polish, flat slides, flywheel, clutch, etc. I figure it definitely makes right around 85hp, and it's pretty reliable, too. I'm not worried about power, I just need the bike to turn half as well as the Daytona and I'm in the hunt, and I'm pretty sure we can make it do so. Obviously, I can't run Supersport, and I'm one year shy of F40, so it's Superbike, Thundertwins, GTLights, and Lightweight GP. I was thinking about Supertwins, but I don't know if I can run with the 999s. Any thoughts? Did CCS run Supertwins @ RA last year? Because I know I can't keep up there; top speed on the M has to be only around 140 MPH, and that ain't gonna git her done. I'm still thinking about it, but 4 classes should be OK.
Grasshopper, your statement makes me happy, as I'm guessing you won't be racing in my class. I'm hoping to do well, but if anyone like yourself or Wink shows up and decides to play around on their SVs, than I'll be racing for a podium finish. But hey, that's racing, right? Still, stay away, dude. Oh, and I'm running her naked , for sure. Naked + old bike + old dude + itsaDucati + possible good finishes = thekindofchallengeIfindveryappeallingcauseI'manidi ot.
And Mopar, how many weekends you running, and what classes? You probably posted previously, but I'm not on so much.
Oh, and I'm totally stoked to ride the M since it'll be like a new bike. Hopefully, I'll ride it well enough to further illustrate the fact that the hardware isn't so important as the rider....(Big nod to the Grasshoppah and Wink, among others...)
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Last edited by Farmboy69; 01-28-2008 at 02:48 PM.