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Given little to no modification experience?

I want to sell my Honda CBR 1000 and get a fun naked bike, either the XSR or the Scrambler. So far, the scrambler cafe'd out looks way cooler - and the Sport Classic 1000 is what made me buy a motorcycle when I first saw the bike scene in Tron.


So Given that info, how easy would it be for me to make a scrambler more cafe-ish? And how reliable are these scramblers so far? I've been riding Japanese bikes since I started riding and that's about 6 years or so. I test rode the XSR900 and it's a lot of bike....haven't test rode the scrambler yet.:angel3:


edit : if i do get the scrambler, what's the best base model for the "cafe" modding?
 

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Uhhh the Cafe Racer??

Serious, any Scrambler except the Desert Sled. Slap on lower bars and you're good to go.
 

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Dare I suggest that Ducatis are perhaps a little more 'agricultural' than the japanese offerings on this forum...!? ;)

We call it 'character' though and love it ;)
 

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Dave, your bike is beautiful ! That's exactly how I want mine.

What is your base model and can you link me your bars? Wow.
 

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It's a full throttle. I added Rizoma drag bars, a mugello seat, and changed out the FT decal with the urban enduro decal. I also removed the mirrors and added the single bar end.

Thank you much for the compliments, I'm happy with it.

The bottom three pictures are before i switched out the seat and decal. The top two are the finished product.

Dave
 

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Looks great! How is the difference of the length between the FT bar and the Rizoma dragbar? Does anybody knows if they use for the italian indipendent also the Rizoma Dragbar?
 

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Here's what I did: drag bars, new decal, mugello seat.

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Hey Dave- I was just about to put my order into Mugello for that seat. How do you like it? I think its the nicest looking one out there. Is it easy to take on and off while out and about to access the USB and compartment under it? I assume the comfort level is similar to stock give or take, but buying for its looks. I like the black mesh side panels as well
 

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If you know how to, easy.

two bolts in the front, two in the rear, an electrical connector, two QD fuel connectors from the fuel pump and some drain/vent hose.

Apparently, the two fuel lines from the fuel pump can be a bitch. Best advice is push them in, before you push the release "ring" around the QD.

Where is greer ? She's done it before afaik...
 

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Hey Dave- I was just about to put my order into Mugello for that seat. How do you like it? I think its the nicest looking one out there. Is it easy to take on and off while out and about to access the USB and compartment under it? I assume the comfort level is similar to stock give or take, but buying for its looks. I like the black mesh side panels as well
I love the seat and find it comfortable but I don't go for really long rides. It's a funny question you ask about taking it on and off. My only issue with the seat was getting it on. It didn't seem to line up perfectly and I had to work hard to get it latched. I haven't removed since I put it on. It's entirely possible it get's easier, I just wouldn't now. It's also possible that mine was just a bit misaligned. I'd recommend it 10/10.
 

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I love the seat and find it comfortable but I don't go for really long rides. It's a funny question you ask about taking it on and off. My only issue with the seat was getting it on. It didn't seem to line up perfectly and I had to work hard to get it latched. I haven't removed since I put it on. It's entirely possible it get's easier, I just wouldn't now. It's also possible that mine was just a bit misaligned. I'd recommend it 10/10.
There's another thread about this somewhere on here - I'd do a search. There does seem to have been fit issues with earlier incarnations but I think the newer ones have addressed the issue.
 

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Please can someone confirm the part number for the Rizoma Zero Drag Bars and confirm that I can do a direct swap with the FT Bars without other parts required?
 

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Please can someone confirm the part number for the Rizoma Zero Drag Bars and confirm that I can do a direct swap with the FT Bars without other parts required?
Let me know if you will be getting rid of the FT bars. I'd be interested in putting it on my Icon. Also +1 on the Rizoma bars part#.
 

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You'll need the Rizoma gauge mount if you do their bars. I bought a set of those bars and my brake line smacked my cluster in it's stock position.
 
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