What'd you do to your Hyperstrada today?

Sep 2017
282
3
Lansing Mi
I love that carbon beak. I intend on doing one at some point as well. I might even try to swap out to the 950 beak. That's is the only body piece I like on the new bike...
 
Oct 2016
369
1
San Francisco
Finally finished what should have been a relatively simple project to install new bars and proper bark busters. Also splurged and got an termi low (meant for the 821 but works just fine. Took it for a quick spin on my lunch break for a photo.
 

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Mar 2013
2,339
4
Naples, IT
like the damper, where did you get the mount?
I researched damper options. Couple damper options but only mount I could find was the Ducabike kit. Also, rod-style is the only type I could find. Was hoping for a Scott's style option out there.

Full Ohlins/ Ducabike was little over $600 new but, stability benefit at speed was very worth it.
 
Mar 2013
2,339
4
Naples, IT
So much...





1. New Denso Starter
2. Hyd Clutch Swap
3. Ducabike Clear Clutch Cover w/ DB Pressure Plate & Spring Retainer
4. Michelin PR5's
5. 520 Chain Conversion
6. Superlite Rear/ 14T Front Sprockets
7. DP Handguards
8. LED Rear Signals
9. New Main Fuel Line
10. DP Air Intake; Replaced MWR Foam Filter
11. Puig Grips
12. CF Vinyl Wrapped Upper Tank Plastic
13. T-Rex Frame Sliders

She's running real good. The 14T swap really smooths out the 1st/ 2nd gear throttling. I'll do a DIY on the hydraulic clutch swap, but it's amazeballs. Just breathe on the lever and it makes a smooth swap. 1st gear starts are awkward so far - friction point is at the very end of lever throw. I'm chalking this up to how awful the stock clutch is because I can practically dump the lever in 1st and it will pull away clean. I'm still hunting for the OEM friction zone so I look a bit stupid at the stop light for now. Only 100 miles so far, so can't really comment on the PR5's but I was in love with the reviews and my roads call for serious traction when it rains (they're shit). Might have a small fuel leak from the main line replacement (screwed the OEM up way back when I installed my RapidBike), but both sides of the engine I cracked and re-assembled are holding strong. Highly recommend experimenting with vinyl wraps - I did a pretty technical part and didn't turn out half bad. I chose the T-Rex sliders because they can kinda double as highway footrests for long hauls.

*90% of this was done from a sidewalk during the winter. I started with just the tires and sprockets/ chain in a hobby shop but, I over-spun a frame bolt and decided to do all the stuff on my wish list. Thank sweet baby Jesus for center stands!
 
Oct 2016
369
1
San Francisco
Wow, lot of work but it looks like it has paid off. As far as the clutch throw I recall watching a video or someone flogging the 821 SP around a track and wondering why he was only using two fingers to barely move the clutch lever for shifts. I guess that is the ideal adjustment?