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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Bianca The Bad Little Bitch's, build thread!

I knew as soon as I met SimplyJ and saw his beautiful bike that I had made a major financial and emotional mistake. My bike, which I was pretty content with was no longer adequate. The only solution to having "My Ultimate Bonneville" was to buy a couple more thousand dollars in parts and to learn all about front end conversion options. So Bianca, "The Bad Little Bitch", is now getting for Thanksgiving:

2009 GSXR 750 fork with the Ohlins FK132 cartridge kit and fork extenders (sprung for my weight)
2009 GSXR 750 front fender
2011 GSXR 600 Brembo CaliperS
2008 GSXR 1000 Brembo RotorS
Cognito Moto GSXR 40-spoke wheel and hub
Cognito Moto Top and Bottom clamp with integrated Motogadget Mini and LED idiot lights


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I bought a 2-1 Arrow exhaust and am not sure whether I am feeling it or not. I am thinking about maybe chopping it down so it doesn't extend as far, powder coating it black, and maybe wrapping it. Thoughts?

I also need to figure out paint. The gold was cool in stock form, but it's beginning to wear on me the more mods I do.

How I received her:


How she sits now:


Some random bit and bobs I picked up and still need to install :


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Have fun with the build and keep us posted.
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Others may chime in but I recall a thread that stated wrapping sometimes weakened the pipe wall and caused cracks. I don't wrap, and I love my Gold, 2.5 years now still a charm. What will you be doing for power upgrades to match your suspension?
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Others may chime in but I recall a thread that stated wrapping sometimes weakened the pipe wall and caused cracks. I don't wrap, and I love my Gold, 2.5 years now still a charm. What will you be doing for power upgrades to match your suspension?
Braking less? I live in the middle of the NYC Supermoto Speedway, so lack of power is not something I deal with on a daily basis. I'm constantly having front suspension problems though. Our roads are ****.

One project at a time. That TPUSA 904 kit is kind of nice though....
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That's a cool project there. I hope all turns out like you want! Thanks again for the deal.
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Braking less? I live in the middle of the NYC Supermoto Speedway, so lack of power is not something I deal with on a daily basis. I'm constantly having front suspension problems though. Our roads are ****.



One project at a time. That TPUSA 904 kit is kind of nice though....
Glad I could help inspire the draining of your bank account and get another Bonnie under the knife.

As for power, start off with a tune and maybe a front sprocket change. You'd be surprised how quick it makes the bike feel in a city setting (highway is a whole other story, but in reality, without a 6th gear we aren't going anywhere fast).
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A little better photo:
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Thanks J for the glamor shot. Here are a few more photos to inspire more of you to move to the USD side.





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I am finally back from 40 days in Australia, of which 20 days of that was riding a BMW R1200GS 4000km through the mountains of southeast Australia. One of the best experiences of my life.

I had to ship the first batch of stuff back to Cognito after some issues with the powedercoating. Unfortunately they shipped my triple clamps to me with a delivery date the day after I left for Australia and they are now missing. I will keep you posted on how they handle this. I am certainly curious. The front wheel was spared though. I got it mocked up and snapped a couple pictures.

I'm really digging my new paint scheme.













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