Need to start with mounting the new dash and keypad. Yes, I think this is now the third dash area I have made. I really love the cockpit of a bike. It is something you stare at for hours on end so why not make it as nice as possible. And you interface with it at a very personal level. Make it count. A look I don't like in cockpits is the clamp-on bracket look. I have seen clamps on clamps on clamps holding a phone. Come on, make some effort and clean it up! So here is a mach-up I made to see where I wanted everything. Yes, the dash is telling me I am an idiot and almost out of fuel. Just trying out some custom messaging on the new dash. Did not even notice when I took the picture. It is like MechanicO is already talking to me.... Fabing and bending up some aluminum to mount everything on Unfortunately, I forgot to tell the powder-coater to mask off the serial number on the steer tube. I might have been able to recover but I figured a good excuse to just make my own VIN plate. I knew it had to include the words "Rebuilt from salvage" as that was mandatory when I was inspected for the salvage title. And I figured MechanicO could wear it as a badge of honor! Made it from some stainless steel plate and then had a buddy laser engrave the needed words and letters. None of that sticker crap. I also decided to change out the throttle assembly as it was going to be hard to keep the stock one without using the stock buttons that are built into the BMW throttle assembly. And I had plans to make my own controls eventually. So MotionPro make a pretty darn cool throttle assembly that lets you change out the diameter of the cable disc to better match your throttle body travel. You can see the colored disks in the pic below. And they had one that was pretty darn close to stock diameter. I think (have to double check notes) it is 45mm diameter. But if I ever wanted to I could go bigger or smaller and change the feel of the throttle control. They even have one that is "progressive" starts slow and goes to fater open times as you twist more. Interesting, hmmmm. But figured let's start with close to stock for now. Also, when you order it MotionPro makes a custom length cable to your spec. Perfect! Here is a question for the think-tank crew out there: this new throttle body comes as a dual cable design. One cable for pulling throttle body in one direction, second cable for returning throttle body position back. However, the stock BMW is a one cable system and relys on the throttle body spring to return it. Why are there these two types and why does one bike have one cable and another two? Also seems dirt-bike tend to use the double cable system and as you move to street they go single. What is the logic here? And while working on throttle system I attacked one that is a complete pet-peave of mine. I dislike extra stuff that is not being used. It just sits there and mocks you, "hey, look at me, I serve no purpose but yet here I am. Just taking up space, adding weight, and odds are I'll be in your way one day". I hate that shit. So there is this extra "ramp" on the throttle body that must be there if these same throttle bodies are used on a different model or make. And it sticks up in the way and I could see it getting caught up on something and holding the throttle open. Not on my watch. So took the dremel and off it comes! Now the action on the throttle is so much faster and precise with that weight removed. Yea, I feel better.