Holy crap. 4.5 inches is a lot to compensate for. This sounds like the beginning of the rabbit hole.
Any more info on the caliper situation for upgrade? The one I've got should be fine for now, but can't hurt to look around and see if there are any reasonably priced options available.Steering stem is longer as is forks. 1979 is DOHC. The forks are better. Wheel and caliper are different. If it uses the five bolt rotors you can upgrade the caliper to two piston
That was a joke. Should have put a winky face in that post. I had a piece of my old tt500 frame laying around when mocking up the seat and fender. Couldn't resist. There won't be any hoop on this bike, I have a frame to swap everything over to with the factory brackets.extend your hoop, or put some kick up in it. And use it to mount a rear fender, even a small one. the biggest mistake I see people making is they put the crossover of the hoop at the highest point in the tire.