Bike A close to complete, Bike B options?
Hey guys. I'm trying to complete the street-ability of my SP1 A bike and figure out options for the B bike.
Bike A needs:
- Mount the exhaust (Akrapovic full system, carbon cans). I just found the missing pieces (oval braces to bolt to the cylinder and the short tubes that mash down the exhaust gaskets and mate to the header pipes--anyone have a name for those?) so I can now mount them up. I'm planning on wrapping part of the pipes to keep them from burning the lower fairings (happened on the race bike).
- Figure out the Sato rear sets. I seem to be missing a part that links to the rear brake master and whatever activates the rear brake light.
- Figure out the brembo clutch lever/master. Seems like I need to find or rig a fluid reservoir.
- Mount up the Captain America, Colin Edwards replica bodywork.
Bike B needs:
- Bodywork repair. Took a left side low side that cracked the carbon/kevlar fairings and scuffed them up a bit. This is the Italian color scheme Colin Edwards replica you can see in my avatar. Everything is carbon/kevlar including the tank.
- New fuel pump.
- Working throttle position sensor. I have two throttle body manifolds and two position sensors. I think I can find something somewhere that will tell me how to test them because I know only one is working.
- New tires. The current tires are race tires shredded from edge to edge and hard as rocks from 6 years sitting unused.
So, I'm not too far from having both my A bike and B bike street legal and usable. But...
I'm thinking of just leaving the B bike as a trophy in memory of my amateur racing adventures. I could hang it from the rafters in the garage or put it on a stand in the basement shop. If it's just a trophy piece, I don't need new tires because the ripped up racers look better for that use. I wouldn't need to fix the throttle position sensor and other stuff but it seems like a waste to have an almost ready to ride bike just sitting there. Of course, I could also part out the engine, radiators, etc. and just keep the bodywork and wheels and have it bike-looking trophy but not a real bike.
My feelings are all mixed up about Bike B. Finish it and sell it? Finish it and keep it to ride occasionally? Hang it up as-is? Gut it and hang up the shell? What do you all think?