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Old 02-17-2011, 05:47 AM   #31
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stinson wanted to see it so he stopped by and snapped a video. the thing is absurd in many ways including how loud it is in the garage. standing position isn't horrible though

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #32
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you're clever enough to modify the 650R lever if you don't want to buy a new one.
Maybe not clever but frugal, fo-sho. don't look too closely but I had to weld on some plate so the brake clevis hole could be rotated into the versys position. Saved myself 50 bucks.

I'll need to find a ninja replacement brake pedal. I 'm keeping everything to convert it back to a ninja and this is the first ninja part to be harmed in the process so far. Luckily, ninja pedal should be far easier to find than versys pedal.



New wheel for my cush setup arrived so time to lace things up. Woody's had sent me some stainless spokes and ebay provided this Moose Racing rim; $100. I used to work for MR when it was Mom and Pop. (Things have changed a bit)




Now I need to build a truing stand. anyone know a good thread?



Phase One is almost complete. (Phase One being modify bike and see how it rides)

next up:

Make adjustable sidestand. The suspension changes have raised the bike and i now need to place a 3.5 inch block under the foot to park the bike. I guess I could carry a chunk of 4x4 with me but the folks at the feed store might not think that's too cool.

Plan B would be to weld in a 3.5 inch extension to lengthen the thing. Then I would be stuck with having to get another stock ninja stand for converting the bike back to normal.

Plan C is to make the sidestand adjustable. This would allow me to use it in Thinja mode, Ninja mode and thirdly, Sumo mode. I went to the trouble of doing the KTM forks so I could use the spoked KTM 17s I have in the Parts Bin. Here's a fancy solution but for $150 I can probably buy another project bike.
http://www.soupysperformance.com/cat...00/7420224.htm

I'm leaning towards the adjustable threaded insert method unless anybody else knows better.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #33
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What size wheel did you end up going with?
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:49 PM   #34
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Now I need to build a truing stand. anyone know a good thread?

I think that lathe you just bought would work pretty good!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #35
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What size wheel did you end up going with?
I am running a 2.5 by 18. I wonder if the tubliss 18 works on a 2.5 rim.

sidestand progress, not quite there yet. How long is a KLR sidestand?





I just bisected the stand, tapped the hollow tube for 1/2 inch threads and fitted an extension. It's still not quite long enough. It's adjustable but not very elegant
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #36
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Looks great so far!
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:40 AM   #37
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I am running a 2.5 by 18. I wonder if the tubliss 18 works on a 2.5 rim.
It's not officially recommended by Nutech but there are plenty of people running it successfully on their 690s and 950 SEs which come with 18"x2.5" rims. You can choose a tire with a thicker sidewall for extra insurance.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:19 PM   #38
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It's not officially recommended by Nutech but there are plenty of people running it successfully on their 690s and 950 SEs which come with 18"x2.5" rims. You can choose a tire with a thicker sidewall for extra insurance.
cool, thanks LM.

I was going to build a truing stand but then I saw this in the Parts Bin; the f4i swingarm that came with the shock i used. I've got the rim runout adjusted to within a mm or two axially and even closer radially. how close do you'all get your wheels?



My first lacing job has been kind of fun. I was confounded for a bit during the process as I was looking at my cush Akront supermoto wheel to copy the spoke pattern. I thought I was doing something wrong but then realized that the akront spoke holes are drilled in a different sequential pattern than moose/DID etc
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #39
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Cool project! Are you going to internally limit the fork travel? I'm a little worried about the ~12" of fork travel and 10.5" of ground clearance.

Building wheels is kinda fun. I've done a few moto wheels and a bunch of bicycle wheels over the years.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:36 AM   #40
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Cool project! Are you going to internally limit the fork travel? I'm a little worried about the ~12" of fork travel and 10.5" of ground clearance.

Building wheels is kinda fun. I've done a few moto wheels and a bunch of bicycle wheels over the years.

thanks BP. I didn't think about the travel situation. might have to break out the old Pythagorean Theorem on this one. i have my triples dropped down about an inch as well.

sanjoh has a similar front end and if you look at this pic, it looks like his forks are bottomed and his heels aren't digging in quite yet.

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #41
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I have missed 5 months of riding due to an injury. Unable to work for a while, I sold a couple of my woods bikes to stay afloat. I have doing this build along with rebuilding a wr426 and an xr200 to keep my foot in the door. It has been a pain being unable to test ride the fruits of my labor.

This morning my daughter wanted to deliver some girlscout cookies up the road on her electric oset bike. My wife was kind of milling around the barn so I jumped on the xr200, all non-chalant-like. Up the road and back we went, no problemo. cool little bike

Why not shake the thinja down as well?



Throw a plate on it and off to the safeway we go, taking the back way on dirt. I'm surprised at how agile it actually feels, not like a turd at all. I went very slow but I can tell that this might be a fun scooter. Middleburg was full of bikes but I didn't see anything like the thinja there. Awesome day!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #42
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Colorado sure is beautiful this time of year .

Didn't realize you had an injury - hope you're healing up alright.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:56 AM   #43
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Nice

But the peg feelers have to go
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #44
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Colorado sure is beautiful this time of year .

Didn't realize you had an injury - hope you're healing up alright.
healing up well, thanks! you must have eagle eyes to bust me on the plate

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Nice

But the peg feelers have to go
This thing wouldn't have happened without you blazing the trail. thanks. Peg feelers gone and so are the knobbies for today:




This bike can now go four ways. Sportbike mode, naked, beast and now motard. The bike is pretty much ready to ride but I need to decide on things like protection, accessories and cargo
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:04 PM   #45
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Good job getting it out on the street. That is a big step forward!

Do you have 2 sets of wheels? Are they both from a KTM?
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