Just finished up my RYCA cafe conversion. details about conversion kit is here http://www.rycamotors.com
Started off with this 2007 Suzuki ls650 Boulevard aka savage
stripped it down to frame and motor. lowered front end a couple inches. Upgraded the springs to progressive. chopped the stock front fender down.
Sent most of the engine covers, and just about anything else on the bike to the powder coater for black. Applied the always controversial header wrap because i didn't want chrome headers.
Mock up showing the new body parts. The kit includes custom work on the stock tank. Its chopped down in size to make it shorter. THey did a fantastic job with the fiberglass parts and the tank.
image showing the supplied battery box, along with the K&N filter in place of stock airbox. EMGO shorty reverse cone muffler was sent to be ceramic coated black.
image showing all the black powder coated parts installed including muffler, engine covers, front fender, brake rotor, rear drum brake cover, etc. Used Dunlop K70 tires on front and rear. Also, as part of the kit, the rear wheel was re-laced to an 18". I had to have the swingarm modified to accept the big dunlop rear. I added some daystar fork boots as well.
Bike is done. Used Joker Machine concealed bar end mirrors. Paint work was done locally and he did a stellar job. Color is vibrant metallic copper from a 2011 Volvo S60 with black stripes. Rear taillight has built-in turn signals. The license plate has since been relocated to a tucked in position under the seat against the new battery box. The way its mounted in the pictures didn't have enough tire clearance.