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Old 06-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #101
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #102
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oh, and if you know what length shock you need, try and cross-reference with some stock parts that are readily available. for example, sv650 shock, about $35 on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-Suzuki...d752c1&vxp=mtr
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #103
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16, 17, or 18 inch would work
it may be old fashioned but I have some reservations about buying used suspension parts on ebay
i like to look at stuff, or at least know the guy before buying.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:31 PM   #104
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #105
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #106
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #107
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Primed the tank. i finished the front tank mounts. primed the frame. engines out again. probably picking up jae's front end if i get paid this sun. working my first extra job. not sure how pay goes. might snag a shock from ebay if i can afford to. i still NEED a new throttle setup from a drz400sm to go with the 400 carb. my stock throttle was a single cable.
i also NEED an exhaust. lol. maybe i will be done this year at this rate.

i have some nice plans in store for the tank.
also i got an email from dime city cycles. they now sell brat style products. i am hating my seat more and more.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #108
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Also the color on the tank is actually darker than what you see here. same color as the frame. i like it light though. looks pretty cool i think. cant wait to see the gs front end on here. i hope it works.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #109
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I really enjoy the way the forks sit, but I could go either way.

Hadn't seen these updates, and I really like how light it looks. Any idea about how much it will weigh with everything mounted?

And the color
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thanks
the way the forks sit looks good, but the slightest causes the steering to flop over. the gs500 parts will greatly improve the posture. with the clubman bar off, i slid the fork tubes up in the triple once, just to see about how short they would need to gain stability. i had them poking out the top by about 4 or 5 inches.

google says the stock dry weight is at 250lbs. i figure with as much garbage as i have stripped off, im looking at around a realistic dry weight of like 220 to 230. whaaaat? thats nuts.
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dude, that's ridiculously light.

You plan on changing seats? Similar style?
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I need to add some adhesive type race seat foam once i get this seat mounted. really though, our finances have gone to , so like right now i only have a few things on the to do list, but it takes forever to be in a position where buying forks or exhaust or whatever doesnt keep the family from eating. check to check budgets are not condusive to bike builds... even the cheapish ones. i should have an extra job starting soon that will be the money machine to move this project out of the garage and onto the road.
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dirty cafe. dr250 cafe style
Haha... that's me. Circa 1982

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last night i removed the swingarm, and front end from the frame. i'm going to be cleaning up the swinger real good and replacing both suspensions hopefully in the near future. jae, if i get you some measurements of the triple can you compare them to the gs500's? that way i can find out if it's going to work or not.
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waiting on parts from ebay and then i will have a rear shock and linkage from an sv650. i wonder if the different linkage and dogbones will alter the stance much... idk. i'll play with it once it gets here. i also have an air filter coming. ever since this was a doodle on some paper i have wanted a big ole red air filter. i dont know. maybe it is because the colors i had at my disposal were dry erase red, blue, and black. the air filter in my mind was a red coke can sized filter. im excited. i have a couple of days off ahead of me. jae, i need to meet up with you for the front end.
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just sent you a pm about the front end.
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i have cut off about 4 inches of the spring and drained the old sludge from the forks. i have also come to the realization and understanding that i will definitely have to take my forks apart to do the job any sort of shade of right. i think i understand how to shorten the travel internally. i need to get a 24mm socket and i guess some fork seals. bleh.
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Nice. Thanks for posting the build.
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i like build threads. i have wasted huge chunks of time reading on customfighters.com.
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