Looking to build some leading legs for my soon to be joined up VL1500/Dnepr combo. No replies to my previous VL1500/Dnepr thread so I'm trying to be more specific. I'm a small fella (not in the first flush of youth either!) and I just know the thing will have heavy steering. The bike alone is 300kg. My theory is that ditching all the chrome covers- there's even one on the brake caliper, why would you do that???- should save a few kg at least. I'll cut down the mudguards and generally go for a retro look. I live up a dirt road so I'll try for a paint scheme which matches the colour of the dust....desert sand I think. Ural owners might talk to me, I could pass it off as the 2013 Dnepr revival model? I'm doing all this in a very rural part of Portugal so it'll all be my own work. The nearest machine shop is 50 miles away. I'm a bit concerned that the lowers only have caliper lugs I can use on one side- my thinking is a robust hoop over the top which picks up on the fairly beefy mudguard mounts as well. The brakes are minimal already, so I'm planning to run two calipers on the disc. I know heat build up is a consideration but I'm not planning serious Alpine pass storming. I'll be using a sidecar brake and looking for the much better rear caliper from a later bike. Any thoughts? Any subframe examples gratefully received as well. Again under all the tinsel the frame looks well adapted to a fairly small subframe and is certainly strong enough. And the best thing? No matter how badly the thing is set up it can't possibly go round corners any worse than it did as a solo!