In a matter of months, Stevenson and his bandmate Ryan Rajewski (Ryca is a combination of their first names) had created their first prototype. They countered the Savage's raked stance by shortening the fork with internal spacers and lifting the rear with longer, 12.5-inch shocks. The front fender was removed to expose the 19-inch front wheel, and the rear hub was re-laced to a larger, 18-inch rim to complement the front wheel and further elevate the back end. These chassis mods rotate the bike forward, bringing steering geometry in line with that of a "proper motorbike" and shortening the wheelbase by more than an inch. The forward-set foot controls were yanked and replaced by custom brackets holding Tarozzi rearsets that position your feet a full foot-and-a-half back from stock. The high-rise handlebar gave way to clip-ons, tank-top instruments to mini-gauges above the triple clamp, and the original dished saddle and flared rear fender exchanged for a tidy retro-racer tail with integrated turn signals and stoplight. A reverse-megaphone muffler, custom side covers and a modified stock gas tank complete the metamorphosis.