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Old 12-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Smile dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style

No pics atm. I know, fail, right?
The bike is getting worked on by my friend in willis. We just got a gs750 tank off ebay and it looks like his gsxr 1k shock will work with some lowering links. The next time I go out there I might be starting on a seat. I might also be using his old bandit 12's seat if it fits the tank well. Dunno.
He's seeing what needs to be done to ru. A cone filter and reverse cone muffler. Maybe a bigger carb. This is getting fun. It might be finished a lot sooner than I had expected.
Will post pics as I get them
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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112B 2B1
when i did this a couple of months ago, this was when it struck me that this would make a great minimalist runabout.
the exhaust is with rusted out muffler innards and i just sold the seat and some plastics a few days ago. we have officially launched into the point of costly return.
sitting on the frame, holding the inverted bars, it just feels right.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
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cool looking swinger, too. have fun with it, tinkering and creativity at it's finest.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #4
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IMG 20111009 221555
a shot from the front.
we are putting on a very chiseled looking gs 750 tank. im not sure of the year.
maybe maybe maybe if the funds fall into my lap i can get some more streety tires. some shorter forks would be ideal, too, but i'm not holding my breath.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:09 AM   #5
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cool looking swinger, too. have fun with it, tinkering and creativity at it's finest.
yeah, i was pretty impressed by how nice the swingarm looked for a 92 blah dualsport.
this bike shouldnt look so blah once it starts coming together.
i'd like to get it onto some sites like bike exif or pipe burn before i get it nasty with commuting duty road grime
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
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you get dudes like roland sands, the wrenchmonkees, and deus ex machina, who do this kind of thing all day, spend a huge amount of money, and be fantastically awesome, but me and my friend are keeping costs low. he's fabricating an underslung exhaust. i'm going to make the seat, he's handling the tuning, i'm buying most of the parts, and he's got a lot of stuff for use in his garage. we are lucky enough to have very similar tastes in bikes. for example, we both think the pc800 is a pretty cool bike. he went and got one. we both wanted/wandered how it would look naked and if anyone is wondering "not good" is the answer.
i think we have pretty much the same mental picture of the bike.
the dr cost me $600. i have so far put around $250 into it. im thinking another $300 or so and we'll have it finished. maybe. "finished"
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #7
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Awwe yeah... ever heard of a dr250 with a 2007 gsxr1k shock?
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Definetly a different build, good luck, bet it comes out well and hope it is still dirt worthy.
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nah, the goal is something good for commuting duty. the most i can imagine i will get into will be crossing a field or a dirt driveway. i think the gsxr shock is going to kill off any dirt expectations.
what i'd really like is some shorter forks. not in the budget right now though. i can slide the bars up the triples about an inch before i hit bars.....
i wonder if a clipon setup would be at all practical...
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wanted to share a cool shop i just found.
http://www.lloydvintage.com/index.html
they have some good prices on vintage style stuff. this should make my headlight mod pretty affordable.
$29 daytona style brackets http://www.lloydvintage.com/polish-h...t-bracket.html
$35 7 inch headlight bucket http://www.lloydvintage.com/7quot-headlight-bucke7.html
also, might get some clip-ons at this price!
http://www.lloydvintage.com/clipon-handlebars.html $74
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:21 PM   #11
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The gs tank came in and my buddy sent me this pic. He has the gsxr shock on there, and I think he has shortened the rake. I think I might be getting some clipons through the above site. Bike is coming together. Shoould be getting out there next week to start on a seat.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:29 AM   #12
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this took me over 10,000 hours in ms paint, so dont be too harsh on me, yo.
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that is hopefully the general idea for the seat and exhaust. im going to try and find some brown suede leather type material.
the tank, i think might get painted a nice red, like an italian style red. the gas cap is offset. i'm pretty sure we are going to do an offset stripe to compliment that. my friend is the person who traded me my sv for his vfr. he's still got a few bits from the sv. i'm getting the old cheap ebay foot pegs to replace the dirtbike pegs, one of which is broken. it looks like it will be a direct swap. i'm really happy with the progression here. i dont know if he has done any carb/engine work yet, but i dont think he has, due to the holidays. i'll probably check back in next sun/mon. hopefully i will have some good pics for you guys.
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i'm also enjoying the big tank/little seat thats happening here
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that's going to be a fun bike. your going to have a long range between fill ups on that tank
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I dont know carbs. My mechanic friend does though, and he says that even with tuning, my dirtbike's pumper carb isn't going to respond well to an opened ujp exhaust and velocity stack.
He suggests a mikuni 33mm flatslide carb. Now I need to find one of those.
If anyone has one laying around, let me know. I can't pay a whole lot, but I can give you something for it... we can discuss in pm's
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Apparently a dr400sm carb will do the job, too
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updaaaates!
dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style
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just a moment ago damon and i changed the rear shock to my old 01 sv's shock. this lowered the rear to about 3 inches above the rear tire.
damon is also using his special skills to shorten the forks by i think he's going for 5 inches. we mocked it up in his garage and it feels great. the bike sits maybe more like a honda rebel now. the gs tank is awesome. it is slightly crooked due to the oil line at the front of the frame. we'll figure something out. damon is going to put on some shorter dogbones to lift the rear a little. the bike feels so great now. this is really turning into something special. the dirtbike wheels are very complimentary to the new style.
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dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style
a mockup of the stance... forks are compressed with a tow strap. the rear will raise a little
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a stock dr 250s for comparison
nedorogo yaponskiy kross enduro suzuki dr 250s 25582013 1 F
not mine, but the same paint and everything
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