Modifications? Single side swing arm and fairings


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  • #32937
    AvatarSkyUk
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    Hi all – glad to have found this forum

    Had a variety of bikes in the past, but miss my old single so have been having a look about and came across the Vitpilen 701.  I really like the bike, reviews sound brilliant, and am considering one to turn into a little ‘supermono’ type sports bike – though have never done anything like this before so curious if any of you have done similar modifications?

    I’d want to add a single side swing arm – is that possible does anyone know?  Would anything from another bike fit or would it be a horrendous job?

    Also would like full fairings – ideally from a Ducati 748 or perhaps RS250 – no idea what would fit so again has anyone done this?  Also would it cause problems with engine cooling as it has been designed to be fairly naked?  I have seen the ‘aero’ version of the bike and it’s not for me I’m afraid

    Cheers

    #32941
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    If you’re smart enough and have a good shop you can change everything. Single sided swingarm, fairing etc. Not every modification is an improvement though 😉

    I don’t expect a fairing to add cooling problems, the front of a fairing is always open for the radiator…

    #32942
    AvatarDark
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    I think the best thing would be for you to buy a ducati and put on the vitpilen jumpsuit

    #32944
    VanessaVanessa
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    😀

    #32950
    stroemstroem
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    Sounds like you bought the wrong bike.

    You should just get a 748, they are appreciating in value.

    Here are fairings on a Duke 690, the Husky’s sister bike

    #32951
    AvatarSkyUk
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    Thanks for the helpful replies.  Max, if money was no object for sure anything can be done, would be nice to be in that position lol but hopefully will find a few examples of mods

    Stroem, thanks for the picture, that does look cool.  To be honest I’m just dreaming at the moment, would prefer full fairings and just curious if anyone had done it already.  I’ve had a Ducati in the past and loved it, but after a single cylinder again.

    Not bought a Vitpilen (yet?), will get a test ride when lockdown eases.. I have a feeling I’ll really like it

    Thanks again

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by AvatarSkyUk.
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by AvatarSkyUk.
    #32954
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    You’re just hoping to find a single sided swingarm that just happens to fit 😉

    ps, I don’t think it’s about money, it’s more about being resourceful, and talented handy. Some guys just start doing stuff and two years later they have a beautiful bike.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Max KoolMax Kool.
    #32959
    AvatarSkyUk
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    Maybe I should find a forum focused on the Vitpilen 701 and ask there… That seems a sensible start? 🤷‍♂️😂

    #32960
    stroemstroem
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    This is as focused as you are going to get, the only other place to ask is a KTM forum.

    #32961
    stroemstroem
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    It is probably more cost effective to start with a Duke 690, you are paying a premium for the styling of the 701, which you want to replace with new fairings anyway. Here is guy that fit a Ducati Monster S2R swing arm to a 690 Duke

    https://www.bikeexif.com/custom-ktm-duke-690

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    #32963
    AvatarSkyUk
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    That’s really interesting, thanks very much 👍

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