What started as a tired, but mechanically sound 1984 R65LS (already missing the side covers and LS headlight surround) has come out with a mild makeover.
After looking at options, I decided on a mix of parts from around the globe. My welding is not the best, so decided on bolt on parts and the original parts have helped resurrect other R65ís in the region.
So an overview of what had been done;
Subframe and matching seat, shocks and rear guard arrived from Down and Out Motorcycles UK. Wheels powder coated and fitted with new bearings brake discs and shoes. Tanks and guards painted locally and wanted and modern colour that would still fit the classic lines of the bike. For the minimalist instrumentation, went for an Acewell speedo retaining the Gen light on a home fabricated dash, easy fit and works well with the standard switches. Superbike bars which where sanded on the ends to fit the 22mm perches, new grips to match the brown seat. Lighting courtesy of local supplier and stuck with standard 12v21w indicator globes and relay. To further clean the lines manual choke-pulls fitted.
As a rider with 40yrs experience (including a stint as a courier in London in my younger days)from trail bikes, road bikes and owner of a couple of Vespa, this is my first foray into the airhead world and have found a mountain of knowledge out there to assist, thanks to all those who have posted in the past and shared their experiences. May not to be the purists liking, but suits what I want and what I was looking for, at the budget I could afford.