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Old 01-14-2019, 10:04 AM   #1
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First of all, thanks for looking at my post! I have a 14 Daytona I've been wanting to turn into a custom bike like they do @ classified motos in Virgina.... No idea how to even start that but would love some recommendations for someone or a shop who can help me do so. I appreciate any and all recs!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
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What sort of custom are you wanting to build?
Like custom paint job or strip and turn into a streetfighter/café bike?
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I want to strip and build a new bike using the parts from my Daytona. Was going to sell it and buy a r9t but cant get over the fact that the Daytona comes with really good parts already and that resale value is really low.
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Resale value on almost ALL bikes is really low. They are terrible investments unless you are buying one that is already highly desired like a Vincent Black Shadow or Brough Superior, etc.

So you still haven't said what you want to make out of your bike. What you said so far, is like saying, "I have a 2014 Camaro and I want to strip it and build a new car".

It gives no clue as to what you are wanting to do.
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I saw ClassifiedMoto's website and they seem to build mostly streetfighter/café style naked bikes, so I'm assuming that's what you want to do as well.
You do realize that the bikes they are starting with are all old school, full cradle frame, carbureted bikes, right?

Look at the area where the tank and frame come together and then look at your bike. Look at the subframe on your bike and compare it to the seat/rear of Classified's bike. Pretty different.

It's gonna turn kinda different with a newer bike. The frames and tanks are very different. To get the look classified's bikes have is probably going to require at least a different gas tank and side panels. It can be done, just making sure you realize the extent of the build.
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What I really want is to change the Daytona into a scrambler or give it a sport heritage aesthetic. Classified Moto converted a 2011 Daytona into this: https://www.classifiedmoto.com/motor.../doomsdaytona/

I would ideally like to do something similar in a sense of turning the bike into a different kind of beast but have it keep most of its parts like the suspension system, the brakes and quick shifter, etc.
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I like it!
Achieving that won't be cheap but it's a cool look and preserves the core bike very well.
Reworked subframe, customized gas tank, handmade front and rear fenders and custom side panels all require a lot of labor time.

You could get some of that back by selling your stock fairings etc, but be ready to break out the check book.
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For sure. Think it would be cheaper than buying something else though, plus I love the bike! I do not want to make the same thing that classified moto did but I wanna tailor it to my liking. Know a place that can help me do that in town?
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