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Old July 10th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #1
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Buying an SP... plan to do a swap

Tentatively picking one up this weekend.

Should I swap SP suspension/wheels onto the Hyperstrada or swap the Hyperstrada goodies onto the SP?

The HS has less miles and I know it's history so the original plan seemed obvious... but the front suspension/triples look like a real bitch to swap over. Has anyone done this or anything similar?

I also heard the HS has a larger alternator... is this true? Definitely would like to keep the charge ports too. Other than the aforementioned, the swap looks like bolt on stuff only.

I'll be keeping the red plastics regardless. The SP color scheme looks like clown vomit to me. Ducatis should be red. Period.

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Old July 10th, 2017, 11:18 AM   #2
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Tentatively picking one up this weekend.

Should I swap SP suspension/wheels onto the Hyperstrada or swap the Hyperstrada goodies onto the SP?

The HS has less miles and I know it's history so the original plan seemed obvious... but the front suspension/triples look like a real bitch to swap over. Has anyone done this or anything similar?

I also heard the HS has a larger alternator... is this true? Definitely would like to keep the charge ports too. Other than the aforementioned, the swap looks like bolt on stuff only.

I'll be keeping the red plastics regardless. The SP color scheme looks like clown vomit to me. Ducatis should be red. Period.
I'd swap over to the 'Strada. That way the more complicated bits stay where they already are (wiring harness and alternator).

Edit: Are you planning on making both bikes working again or gonna part out what's left of the spare?
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Old July 10th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #3
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Still haven't read of anyone fashioning SP suspension gear to the HS.
HS does have a beefier alternator, plus the additional ports. Think the SP wheels are lighter, too.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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Still haven't read of anyone fashioning SP suspension gear to the HS.
HS does have a beefier alternator, plus the additional ports. Think the SP wheels are lighter, too.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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Ducatis should be red. Period.
They charge extra for the white because its better.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #6
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I don't see the point actually. The SP is good for what it is, but if you're after better suspension your money is better spent on an aftermarket cartridge and shock.

The wheels on the SP are nice. It also has a radial master cylinder. Magnesium valve covers. Carbon engine covers and fender. But none of these are worth dealing with a whole new bike just to swap the parts.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #7
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I don't see the point actually. The SP is good for what it is, but if you're after better suspension your money is better spent on an aftermarket cartridge and shock.

The wheels on the SP are nice. It also has a radial master cylinder. Magnesium valve covers. Carbon engine covers and fender. But none of these are worth dealing with a whole new bike just to swap the parts.
The SP is $5500, that's the main reason I am doing it. That and I can re-sell it as a basic Hypermotard, likely for at least that much when I am all done nd have pillaged what I want off of it. The goal is net-zero out of pocket
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Given the parts, I'd just swap over the bits you like from the HS which would presumably be the body work and touring focused bits.
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Old July 11th, 2017, 05:31 AM   #9
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What I want more than anything out of this is increased ride height. I did consider swapping cartridges/rear shock out for aftermarket but that won't change the fact that the bike is too short for off road riding.
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Old July 13th, 2017, 09:10 PM   #10
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I have swapped SP forks and triples, rear shock, kickstand onto my Hyperstrada. Not too much work to be honest.
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