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Old 04-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #61
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:47 AM   #62
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uploading some more pics to google+ now.
i am making a battery tray/ small undertail storage. this is very much in the beta stages, so zip ties and small tool trays have been employed for the cause.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #63
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dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #64
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began work on a mount for the acewell guage. will smooth it up and paint it soon.
the silver pipe is just holding the bike up until i get a mount made for the gsxr shock.

i dont have pics, but i started getting the wiring harness back in.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:05 AM   #65
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Man, big project. hope it turns out cool. Consider a set of 17's with street rubber, or are you gonna keep the dirt hoops?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #66
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i had another consideration, of using a rear wheel relaced for the front hub, but the project money was needed for something else. right now there is no money for parts and whatnot, but its about to go to my dad so that he can weld up a new shock mount for the gsxr shock
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This thing is going to be sweet. Keep up the good work.
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Rather than make an overly complicated rear shock mount, I might be switching to a bandit shock, which doesn't have a giant resivoire to get in the way.
I might need to extend the lower mount on the shock somehow, or shorten the dogbones/get shorter dogbones. The whole shock linkage for the bandit- knuckle and dogbones is pretty cheap, so there's that possibility. Suspension is not the top priority. I want it on the road, and I can then improve from there.
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Cool project, this is the first I've seen it. Can I put a vote in to shorten/modify/shrink the tank down a bit? It would be some work but that's my one problem with the thing is that the tank just looks a little big on there. Everything else has a really cool vintage racer feel to it.
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I know the tank is a bit big, but i like it this way. This will run forever, plus i have a really big tank bag for it
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #71
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Oh, apparently I haven't updated with current pic.
Here it is with a shortened tail and the battery tray moved forward.

Also, I have the 500 engine in my car. For around $150 I can put it in your car. I'm toting it around in hopes that I can get it to someone before it becomes a fixture in my already cluttered garage

Posting from phone. Hold on. Will upload and link
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #72
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Frame is too far reclined as it sits in your pics. Id drop the forks and keep it closer to stock angles for a good ride. Looks too chopperish right now. Just my opinion....
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I agree that it is too leaned back. I have the fork slid up in the triple as far as the handlebars will allow. I had planned on sliding to the desired drop/ angle, but the clubman bars didn't go around the tubes as I had imagined.
I might get some clipons down the line and get a nice stance, but the dirtbike stance is tall. I'm a little over 6ft and I'm on tiptoes sitting on this thing t stock height.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #76
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Also, not that I like choppers, but when the shock, or chunk of wood is removed, this sits low and feels awesome.
The first time I sat on it like that I was very tempted to keep it that way.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #77
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I think in the previous shot I had the tank sitting on a sponge in the front. I've been playing with how I am going to mount the tank and tail.
Also in this pic I have the megaphone in about the position it will end up in
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The bandit shock isn't going to happen. Was going to trade damon his bandit shock for his old gsxr shock.
He isn't getting the bandit after all. If anyone can get me a 14inch to maybe 16 inch long shock, that should work. I don't want a built in resivoire. A shock without one is ok. If it is joined with a line that is ok. I will trade you a good gsxr1k shock. Lmk. Googling 15 inch motorcycle shock got me nowhere.. if you have a shock lying around, doing nothing, measure it. If its between 14 and 16 inches that will work for me.
I've been busy. Going to try and do an oil change on the durango tomorrow and move the project to my parents garage.
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for those of yall that have been keeping up with this thread, i know that the project seems to have hit a dead end. my updates have been a lot of nothing, or not nearly as much as i would like. the funds for a project have just not been there lately.
i think i'm about $350-400 away from the goal, not including reg and insp. i plan on getting shorter forks, and i hope to avoid having to get a whole new front end, though it would be easier. i'd like to keep my current front wheel, or at least a wire spoked wheel.
this is all uncharted territory for me, so if this is a retarted money waste that i am about to embark on, let me know now, and let me know a cheaper way to lower my front end and stiffen it up. i currently have the forks slid up in the triple tree with about 5 inches poking out the top.

if you would like to donate to see a really cool project come to fruition, , paypal me some dinero and i'll repay you as soon as i can once this guy is done.
our family is a single income family, mine, with 3 kids and a wife. extra jobs dont happen a lot, but lately we have just been scraping by. thats my sob story and i'm sticking to it.

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what kind of front wheel are you looking for?

I've heard there's an old-school way to lower forks using pvc pipe as spacers, don't know if it involves cutting springs. Can't really verify this as I haven't tried it, but from looking at the guts of my sportster forks (and piece that made them 2" lower) I'm guessing it's entirely possible to get at least a couple of inches. What diameter are your fork tubes? I've got quite a few front end parts sitting around and I'd be willing to help out if there's something sitting around my garage you could put to use.

don't know if this will help, but might give you a bit of an idea at least: http://www.xs650chopper.com/2009/06/...k-garage-tech/
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