As I restored it I got more into it, and the bike took on a life of its own. Scouring eBay regularly, I found, bought and bolted on all the trick period parts: Webco head, Pro-Tec chain tensioner, 32mm Mikuni carb and a one-off custom expansion chamber. Though I wanted the bike to look like it did when it was new, I couldn't resist upgrading it with a few modern parts. I worked for N-style at the time, so made a one-off gripper seat, had the numberplates carbon-wrapped and velcroed on one of the custom Renthal crossbar pads I'd made for former Pro racer Casey Lytle. Speaking of Renthal, they were kind enough to make me a batch of aluminum rear sprockets. I bolted on some Renthal handlebars, adjustable Works Connection levers and perches, and a set of Works Performance shocks. The finishing touch was a pair of black Excel rims with stainless-steel spokes and nipples, fitted with new Dunlop 733F/756 knobbies.