Originally Posted by rizzer
Deminimis and Pookiebear, yeah I think you're right. It's function over everything else anyways, isn't it?
should be cheap to pick up a honda GL series back home...would be round £500.
like this one:
which I think has the same (or similar) engine as an xr200
ideas are starting to creep in
Yep,I'd convert that,Find some dirt bike forks with about seven inches travel,lay down the rear shocks a bit to soften the rear action,position the upper mounts to also raise the rear up to match the longer forks. Move the footpegs to a location about three inches behind the swingarm pivot,mounting them as low as possible. Gut everything you can off of the bike. Vintage minibike or moped gas tank.Flat thin pad for a saddle. Hopefully a 4.00x18 trials tire will fit(I'd make that a prerequisite for the project) fit a 21 inch front,keep a disc front brake. Try to go for a vintage look but with more rear wheel travel. Maximize your steering lock as much as possible. fab a tough skid plate. build a high pipe.sounds like fun!