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Old 04-23-2011, 05:22 AM   #796
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Here ya go now if I can get the extra rear rim I will be set...
the front is mounted backwards? and why do you need a rear wheel?
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #797
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I found a factory spoke wheel for sale I may lace it up on the stock front hub. I like the way it rides and handles with the 17 on 17 set up. I just buy 2 rear tires now at a time.. Its not as nice as your build but as close as my wallet is going to let me get..
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #798
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I found a factory spoke wheel for sale I may lace it up on the stock front hub...
now i understand what you have in mind.

as far as the money end of it goes on the rat bike, my idea is always to do it on the cheap...not much in the way of brand new anything in these builds.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #799
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now i understand what you have in mind.

as far as the money end of it goes on the rat bike, my idea is always to do it on the cheap...not much in the way of brand new anything in these builds.
Might have found a ex500 engine for the 250.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:56 PM   #800
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phase one winding down on this rat build. the bike runs really well, and i just have a short list of minor items to complete. phase two is the armor and panniers, but as i was moving things around in the shop, i took a minute for an "after" photo of the super cheap parts bike that donated the cop motor and related parts to this build.

not much left, and what is left seems impossibly small. the rat is way taller all the way around.

now to sell some parts...

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:50 PM   #801
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So when are you going to point that Rat bike towards destinations west?

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:05 AM   #802
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Might have found a ex500 engine for the 250.
i'm not familiar with either bike so i have no idea how easy it would be to make that swap. seems the ex250 would a good runner with the OEM motor and the changes you decided on, wheels and suspension.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:07 AM   #803
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So when are you going to point that Rat bike towards destinations west?

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be in august, i'm swamped until then. no dates set yet.

you happy with the 800 suspension now?
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #804
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phase one winding down on this rat build. the bike runs really well, and i just have a short list of minor items to complete. phase two is the armor and panniers, but as i was moving things around in the shop, i took a minute for an "after" photo of the super cheap parts bike that donated the cop motor and related parts to this build.

not much left, and what is left seems impossibly small. the rat is way taller all the way around.

now to sell some parts...

I can see a set of bike pedals on this thing
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #805
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going down my short list, i had to mount the power outlets to the bar riser bolts. i had already turned the outlets around 180 in the bracket for use with the Verrsys tank, but when i went to mount the bracket...oops, the upper bolts are spaced 10mm wider on center, now i need a new bracket instead of a 5 minute job.

old on left, new on right.

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #806
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I can see a set of bike pedals on this thing
and training wheels, it's child size.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #807
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be in august, i'm swamped until then. no dates set yet.

you happy with the 800 suspension now?

August sounds great. I'm swamped early this year also.

I haven't got the suspension on yet. If your mechanic has some free time I'll hire him.

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If your mechanic has some free time I'll hire him.
so would i...if i could find him.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #809
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so would i...if i could find him.
Your kinda hard on the help. First the painter, then the glass man, and now the mechanic.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:16 AM   #810
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Your kinda hard on the help. First the painter, then the glass man, and now the mechanic.

yeah, got rid of all those SOBs...the next build is going to have some competent people.
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