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Old 04-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #91
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been silently following along. thing looks great!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #92
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What tires are those? What size is the rear? My g/f has a GS500 and I'm always looking for decent rubber for it for trackdays.

Bridgestone BT003, track day tires actually, 110/70/17 front and 140/70/17 rear. A 150 rear would fit but might be too much tire for the 350... Cannot give you a report on the tires yet though. Not enough miles on them. They have a really round profile, quick turn-in for sure... I do not expect more than 2500 miles out of them on the street.

Edit: Also comes in 120 frt and 150 rear...
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #93
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Nice job! I really like how the front fender looks though I'm not a fan of the color scheme.
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Great job. die the seat black and it will be perfect.

Still wondering about the seat. I kinda like the color on it. I don't know. Black would look tougher. Maybe I should start a poll?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #94
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Screw the poll, dude --do what you want. (I think you should keep the seat color --looks badass enough as it is without going all survivalist....

that thing should handle sweet! My DR350 was an amazingly competent supermoto (even with Dunlop 606 on it) --your should rip!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #95
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Now get out there and start disturbing the peace..... if you need to get crazy with gearing due to the 17's a 16T front will fit, but you'll need to loose the case saver.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:44 PM   #96
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Now get out there and start disturbing the peace..... if you need to get crazy with gearing due to the 17's a 16T front will fit, but you'll need to loose the case saver.
Did just that today, that exhaust is just too loud for me. Though I bet it could save a lot of lives...


I did about 25 miles of really tight stuff.

Tires and suspension are awesome. Brakes are pretty good. I was thinking about swapping out the front caliper but I may stick with that one and just change the brake line for a stainless one.

Gearing is just a bit low, hopefuly the new 15T (14 now) will do.

Carburetion is a bit off. Starts with no choke from dead cold. Cuts off at WOT and backfires on deceleration. I think I am too rich. I am going to wait until I check the valves and make an insert for the muffler before I make any changes though. It seems to have good power.

Overall, I'm happy. And I also got the title. Tag and registration next week...
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:30 AM   #97
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Those wheels very similar to the ones I fitted one my 89 CRM250. I found a rear disc with the same mounting points as on the alloy.
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After (just a quick mock up, still far from done)

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #98
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After (just a quick mock up, still far from done)


This has potential. Where is the build thread?
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #99
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Ta-daaa!












Tarded...
Nice job though.

You missed the balance point when mounting the tires though.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #100
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Tarded...
Nice job though.

You missed the balance point when mounting the tires though.
I got the rear dead on but two beers happened before I mounted the front... Still only took very little weight.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:27 AM   #101
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This has potential. Where is the build thread?
Still got loads to do, and its happening extremely slowly.
In good time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #102
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You did a fantastic job on this build. Do you mind saying what the total cost ended up being?

Seeing your bike really makes me want to do one of these too.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:22 AM   #103
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You did a fantastic job on this build. Do you mind saying what the total cost ended up being?

Seeing your bike really makes me want to do one of these too.

Thanks. I bartered my time for the bike and most parts, so my "out-of-pocket" cost is only about $100. But here's what someone else might expect to pay.

Bike: $700
Tires: $220
Piston, valves, gasket set: $300
Wheels: $150 (less if you're lucky/patient)
Random paint/oil/filter/etc: $100
Machining: $100

Total: $1570

Of course that's assuming you do all the work yourself. If you already have the bike and just want to do the conversion there are other options. B.curvin was selling recently a set of supermoto wheels and tires ready to bolt on for $500 or $600. Well worth it.

Another option is to trade your 18" rear wheel for a 17" from a DR650. Get a set of spokes from Buchanan and lace that 17" rim on the front hub, get a wider 17" from Ebay and lace it on the rear. You now have a set of spoked supermoto wheels for less than $200. But the brakes would still be stock, you'd be running tubes and lose the option of switching back to dirt wheels...

Did I mention I like the look of the GS wheels anyways?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:05 AM   #104
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Not bad for $100 bucks out of pocket!

It does pay to have friends in the right places.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:25 AM   #105
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Last shopping list...

Needed:
- full gasket set
- timing chain
- GS500 front wheel
- GS500 rear wheel
- tires
- mirror (ordered)
- front cam chain guide
- suspension linkage needle bearing and hem joint
- seat cover
- used gs500 sprocket to check gearing
- rear brake caliper
- 15T front sprocket (ordered)

Wanted:
- XR style tailight
- SM front fender
- factory clutch perch and lever (the ratio on this one seems to be all wrong) (ordered)
- maybe a lighter skidplate
- SS front brake line
- fork brace (Where can I find one of these?)
- baffle/insert for exhaust
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