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Old 02-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #41
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nah, this will be a road machine that can hopefully hoon it up. i might take it on some dirt that doesnt have any big obstacles, but the gsxr shock wont be very forgiving. i imagine this setup could be pretty fun in a gravel lot
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #42
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also the 500 motor is going in it. sweeet
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #43
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dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:08 AM   #44
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ordered a whole bunch of stuff from dime city cycles.
hopefully the sunday after next will have some new pics for yall.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #45
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got my hands dirty today for the first time in a long time.
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we found out that the 500 engine is just barely too big in a place that we cant do anything about.
so now i have a dr500 engine for sale
the tail is a lot bigger than i had though it would be, so we trimmed it down.
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these pics show the bike with no shock or engine. the bike sits a little higher in the rear with the gsxr1k shock in.
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at this point we have got out project goals clear and should be able to finish the bike in about 6 weeks with me there every sunday.
theproject really has to get going because my v6 minivan died and we replaced it with a v8 durango, so gas mileage and fill ups are a factor here...

here is my cl ad or some of the trimmings we have removed. this pushes the project forward.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #46
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"we found out that the 500 engine is just barely too big in a place that we cant do anything about."
hack, cut, bfh, weld? None of that works?
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The front of the swingarm prevented the engine from fitting. The back of the engine was about 2 inches too big. We could have created a mount for the swingarm on the other side of the frame, but my priority now is to finish it up. I don't want to buy another chain. I also don't really want the swingarm any further out.
The bike will still be badass. Next year we will revisit the thing as a project. Most likely a front end swap. Maybe bump up to a 350cc engine.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #48
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Today we made a rear tank mount, a bracket to hold the acewell gauge is being made, I did some work on the tank to make it useable, we also test fitted the turn signals and hacked some stuff from the frame.
The budget is back to almost nothing, so gone are for swaps or special wheels, etc. I managed to get away with what is already bought, heh
Pics to come soon
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #52
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it's underpowered and thats the most wooden suspension iv'e ever felt, but it's nice to sit on
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #53
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sub'd. cool project!
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new pic dump. trying to get organized
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #55
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i would put a peanut tank on there, that one looks right but its just a little too big just my opinion
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #56
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It is a big tank for the engine but it goes so well with the whole package. I have considered a peanut tank, and could get one for about the same price as what is being put in this tank, but it just wouldn't mesh with the cafe style, and I like the big gs tank. The bike is still all suzuki, also.
Not that I consider myself a fan of suzuki in particular... didn't want to wind up with a yamahonaukiumph

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Long time no update.
I got a surprise day off from work today, so I went to my friend's house, stuffed the bike and many boxes of parts in the back of my durango, and brought it home.
Woot.
I'm a little intimidated by the amount of work I have ahead of me. The engine is out, and I have some of the 350 parts to upgrade it, but I might keep it a 250 for budget and simplicty's sake. I need to get the oiling system back together. I have a bunch of tabs to grind and smoothe down. Ooh, currently at my dad's house. Time to snag a few files.
The tank needs finished, and I'm not real sure how to mount the fiberglass tail to the frame. I need some spacers and bolts... I found out that the stock skidplate for the dr will make a cool battery tray/light mount/plate mount. I need to make a working kickstand. The footlong stocker no longer does the job. With the bike at gsxr shock height, the original stand is too tall. I need to make a shock mount, and tank mounts. My gas cap is due at the end of this month, coming from hong kong. And I need a full pipe made to mate to a megaphone muffler. Damon gave the old stock pipe to the scrap man. I later remembered we would need it for the mount. .
Anyway, the bike shall be awesome if it is ever done. Oh yeah... needs carb work, and a cone filter
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