Let me start off by admitting this is technically a Bitza. Short story is the frame and basic parts are a 1978 R80/7, and everything else came off a 1978 R100S with bent frame. As far as my joy of riding and ownership is concerned, it feels and looks like a R100S. For purists, it's a bitza. But I love it! So I'm hoping to get some tips on what I consider the need for "final tweaks" for this phase of ownership. I have to say I've seen some really nice cafe versions of these bikes that for me will have to come later when I have a second bike for commuting, and this can graduate to weekend warrior. Having a bitza makes it much easier to make that change down the road. Now for a quick background to set the stage. I got this bike from a former bike tech (Honda, BMW, H-D) who did the build work. I have to say not only does he know his stuff, he's a super nice guy that has become a friend over time as we continue talking about the bike. He has been invaluable in helping me understand my bike better, and really enjoying it! The odometer doesn't work—as is the case with these older bikes—so our best guess at mileage is about 50k. Pretty low for a 34 year old bike. But when you examine the bike up close, it's believable. I plan on having the speedo/odometer rebuilt in the next couple of months. Until then, I keep a journal of miles driven so I can at least have a rough estimate prior to putting miles on the odometer. That will give me a baseline of sorts. Upgrades done before I purchased are: – Dyna III electronic ignition (with new ignition advance springs) – Space Age Control bar backs – Bikemaster American Superbike bars – BMW grips – Mac Whispertone exhaust (large spigot) – Denfield seat (NOS) – Bullet "S" fairing Repairs/maintenance prior to buying: – rebuilt top-end work included gaskets, rings, valve guides, valve springs, valves and related machine work – dual port front master cylinder – rebuilt rear disc brake master cylinder – replaced clutch – correct cables – lube/fluids all new (BMW 20-50 oil) Repairs/maintenance prior AFTER buying: – Yuasa 53030 battery – Bosch W5DC plugs (the seller media blasted the W5DC plugs I fouled trying to start with a dying older battery, like new now, as backup) Current tires: Metzler ME 33 Laser (front) Bridgestone Spitfire 11R (rear) ------- As you can see, the bike looks great and runs like a top. I love it!! In my mind, I'm 90% there with only a few things I'd love to make decisions on: tires, bars, and grips. I'm glad I don't have to mess with rear shocks, since the new Ikon replacements are pricey. It has Koni-Holland 7610 shocks on the rear and I'm liking how they ride and ease of adjustability. Clubman bars? I just ordered some genuine Napoleon mirrors in chrome. I need better visibility than what I have with the stem mirrors. This means I have to do a custom install as my throttle sleeve is close ended. What complicates this decision is that I sometimes think I want clubman bars for a more comfortable ride. 90% of my riding is my highway commute to work (12.5 miles). The bullet fairing splits the air in a way that if I sit up, I get blasted with air, whereas when I ride in the position the fairing is designed for, my elbows are farther back than I like with my hands further back than I'd like. So obviously, in that position, clubman or low euro bars would be ideal. By the way, I'm curious how you guys feel about the black chrome vs. chrome Napoleon mirrors. I ordered chrome since I noticed the black ones show rock pits and they look beat up faster. Not sure if you can have those repainted? I figure any clubman bars I get will be chrome, so the mirrors would match. Otherwise, they match the trim components like turn signals. However, I enjoy sitting upright on weekend jaunts on weekends, and I've been trying to imagine if I'd enjoy the lower bars, during my weekend rides. If I decide solely on which riding position gets more miles, I'd go with the low bar. Since clubman bars are relatively cheap, I'm thinking of buying some to try out. But only if I don't have to invest money in other parts that make it a more costly adventure. Considerations to achieve this are: fitting with the fairing on, using existing control cables and mounting on the Space Ace bar backs. Does anybody have experience in this area with specific bars that worked well, and still allowed full steering radius? Grips? If I decide to try out some clubman bars, I'd love to leave the grips I currently have on the Superbike bars, just in case I put them back on. This would mean I'd need to find a second throttle sleeve (original?) and new set of grips. I've done quite a bit of looking around and there seems to be a large variety of "cheap" looking grips, and a few nice looking pricey grips. I'd love to get some ideas for grips that are under $50 a pair. Tires [Update: had a shop put the new Metzler on today, in correct direction] I've done some reading on the Metzler's and agree with the majority thought on their pros/cons . . . and as far as I can tell, the Bridgestone rear is pretty good. The only issue I had with that was a little pucker I had last Friday going through an intersection with steep upward slope and changing gears, while accelerating across the crosswalk painted stripe. How many no-no's is that?? The Bridgestones are newer and logic stands to reason that I replace the front and get the most out of the rear. I'm thinking about selling the Metzler on craigs to offset buying a new front tire. Just so you know, I'm trying to keep my expenses down on this hobby to keep my wife happy. This all started as a "cheaper" way to commute to work. So I can't go too crazy now. I think that's enough talking now and it's time to show some pictures so you can see what I'm working with. Some pictures without the fairing were taken yesterday. It's easy to take off and I wanted to see how it would change the riding experience with wind buffeting. Made a BIG difference. But I have to say, the bike is more sporty with the fairing, which seems to give the bike a contemporary clean look. Plus the fairing will keep the instrument cluster cleaner over time, and offer protection from the occasional rock that comes my way.