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Old 22-09-22, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Gladius Cafe Racer

Ive bought a 2013 Gladius that has a fubared engine and needs some TLC as well. I bought it because I previously had a pointy which I enjoyed and I thought it would be a good basis for a project. I've got an upright bike (CF Moto 650MT does everything I've ever asked of it) so I am thinking of converting the Gladius to a Sunday morning cafe racer. As well as uprating the forks, shock and brakes etc the obvious bits will be clip ons, round headlamp, different exhaust, seat perhaps?.
Has anybody already done this, any advice and comments would be appreciated.
Alternative parts and compatability of other SV parts would be appreciated.
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Old 23-09-22, 04:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like a nice plan.
You could take a look on SVRider.com, it's the U.S. version of the Org. The Americans seem to customise more than the UK. It's also a great resource for ideas
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Old 23-09-22, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ive looked on there but nothing that really floats my boat, just looking for opinions and views atm
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Old 24-09-22, 08:15 AM   #4
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Hi what are you trying to do?
Any drawings of what you are thinking, traditional flattish cafe racer hump seat or more Ducati style seat sweeping up.
I assume clip-on bars, maybe bikini fairing.
Are you reducing weight ?
My gen1 cafe racer is having a slow revamp at the moment.
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Nothing definite decided yet, just looking for ideas and inspiration
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