Originally Posted by roadhamr
i am really enjoying this thread! seeing the creativity and imagination that has been displayed here is awesome. it makes me think that maybe i ought to be looking harder at building my own bike. as i have the skills, and i have the imagination. i also dont think i will be riding that hardcore. fireroads and gravel would be the worst of it. i think a streetbike adapted would probably be better spent money aspecially in these times. i feel like i have a new lease on things. anyone ever tried to convert something big like a gs1100e?
I looked at buying a GS1100.. or maybe it was a 1000 i can't remember.. but the one i looked at had a 16" rear rim. And dual sport tires are almost non existant in that rim size. So watch for that. I know they all don't have 16" rears though.
Other wise i don't think an 1100 would be much different than the GS750 i did.