Ideas for 103 Build...

Andy /
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So I'm mostly just bored at work but I do want to get some advice here.

I had/have a 103 LS (no variator), and I destroyed the top end and littered the case with debris. I want to do a full-rebuild rather than clean the case, because I want a crank that will accommodate a variator.

I'm willing to spend $500-600 total-- any more and I'd have to sell my other bike, which I don't wanna do. I'll be re-using the 16mm phbg, Polini "Top One" pipe, and stock ignition. Everything else needs to go.

I don't need to sustain speeds over 45mph, since I'll be riding mostly in SF, and usually there's too much traffic to rip WOT all the time. Torque is more important. Reliability is top priority, this'll be a daily rider.

So we're looking at case, crank, top end (including head), new reeds, and variator.

Should I go to the trouble and cost of a full on performance set-up (I was oogling the Malossi case, crank, etc.) or get a stock case and port it out, and go stock variator? It seems like things start to get really expensive when you're talking performance variation, when there's a new clutch, variator, springs, and maybe even pulleys to consider. I'm probably going to have 1977 build the case for me, I can handle the rest.

Thanks for any advice you've got.

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