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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #71
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First a recap for those of you who can't remember where I was on this project:

It all started when Trevor gave me a Transalp.

I wanted to build an RS750 replica from it:

I read somewhere that you could take a shaft drive Honda Shadow 750 and convert it to chain drive using the Transalp transmission and maybe some case parts. So I bought a Shadow 750 with the intention of using this engine in the TA frame with the chain drive conversion.

Well shortly after I bought the 750 I found a $400 GR650 at the pawn shop...

... and decided it would be great practice for building a flat tracker. It turned out awesome:

It's a blast to ride and I got some international attention for it:

Based on the fun I had building the GR I entered a bike building contest:

And I'm told I'm a finalist, but they really haven't made anything official yet. If I am one of the 12 winners I will have 4 months to build a custom bike. I told them I would be building a Honda RS750 replica from an old Transalp. I'm used to spending a year and a half building a bike so I decided to get a head start on the competition...

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