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Old 05-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #1216
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Welcome. I've been working on an 05 SV650 Frankenbike and have a couple of threads you may want to check out.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283894
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ck#post5766029
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...rom-7-5-a.html
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #1217
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I've got a chance to pick up a Honda Shadow 500 for a good price (I think I can get if for $0)
What are your thoughts on using this as a base for a dual sport? I think the motor would be a good one but I don't know if the shaft drive would have be able to handle much increase in suspension travel.

PS: I can't remember if there are any 500 Shadows on this thread and I'm too lazy to look through the whole thing again. sorry.
Would the rear end of a VT500 Ascot bolt on? I would guess so and would give you a longer swingarm and an 18" rear wheel...
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #1218
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Would the rear end of a VT500 Ascot bolt on? I would guess so and would give you a longer swingarm and an 18" rear wheel...
I will have to look into that. The only thing I have to lose is a lot of time. I already have three old bike projects on the go. When will I get them all done???

Also It might be free because it does need some engine work. I think just the top end rebuild but I can do that easy if the parts aren't worth more the the finished product. I'll figure that all out myself.

My questions here have to do with;
1) will the 500 v twin give the kind of power that will work good for rough roads and trails AND the highway miles to get there?
2) I want a shaft drive (honda shafts are good in my experience), but I'm wondering about how much taller suspension it could take.
3) Does anyone know of a dirt bike (old used junk I mean) fork that might fit?
4) Would I need to change the head tube geometry to make it handle well in this application?

I can hardly wait to start a build thread on here as I have enjoyed all the others so much.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #1219
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Gypsy_Writer
Welcome. I've been working on an 05 SV650 Frankenbike and have a couple of threads you may want to check out.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283894
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ck#post5766029
http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-20...rom-7-5-a.html
Thank you! Any advice is much appreciated!
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #1220
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posted on stl craigslist:
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcy/3009241324.html


only problem for me is its titled on the buell motor not the frame.can't title it in mo. that way.
Oh man!!! Does anyone have any more photos or info on this bike? I'd love to know the story behind it... Even though I have nowhere near the skills or experience (or funds), I'd love to build a bike similar to this someday.

I'll call it: "Dual Buell"

My version would be a slightly lower, scrambler-type bike with a Buell 984 motor, probably a 19" front and 18" rear wheel, tube-frame of course, a nice set of fully-adjustable conventional cartridge forks and probably dual rear shocks to keep the wheelbase short...

I can dream, right?
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #1221
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I'll call it: "Dual Buell"

My version would be a slightly lower, scrambler-type bike with a Buell 984 motor, probably a 19" front and 18" rear wheel, tube-frame of course, a nice set of fully-adjustable conventional cartridge forks and probably dual rear shocks to keep the wheelbase short...

I can dream, right?
If you can dream it, you can build it!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #1222
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If you can dream it, you can build it!
You've got the right attitude Gypsy_Writer! It looks like I need to start perusing CL for a Buell 984 motor...

I don't know if I could call it "Converted to Dual Sport," but here is my current project:



It's a 1971 Honda SL350 Twin that I decided needed more suspension travel The front end is from a '94 XR250L (41mm Showas). Out back, I'm planning on using a modified CR500 swing-arm (with brackets welded on for dual-shocks), it's matching 18" rear wheel/brake system and a set of XR500'ish lay-down rear shocks.

I've got a long way to go yet, but can't wait to try out the end-result! If all goes to plan, I'd like to be riding the TAT on this beast someday!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #1223
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You've got the right attitude Gypsy_Writer! It looks like I need to start perusing CL for a Buell 984 motor...

I don't know if I could call it "Converted to Dual Sport," but here is my current project:



It's a 1971 Honda SL350 Twin that I decided needed more suspension travel The front end is from a '94 XR250L (41mm Showas). Out back, I'm planning on using a modified CR500 swing-arm (with brackets welded on for dual-shocks), it's matching 18" rear wheel/brake system and a set of XR500'ish lay-down rear shocks.

I've got a long way to go yet, but can't wait to try out the end-result! If all goes to plan, I'd like to be riding the TAT on this beast someday!

- I like this one (probably because I rode one of those in my younger days) I'll be watching, keep us posted!
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:27 AM   #1224
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That's cool! Mount the 500 in it while you're are it. lol
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:06 AM   #1225
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You've got the right attitude Gypsy_Writer! It looks like I need to start perusing CL for a Buell 984 motor...

I don't know if I could call it "Converted to Dual Sport," but here is my current project:



It's a 1971 Honda SL350 Twin that I decided needed more suspension travel The front end is from a '94 XR250L (41mm Showas). Out back, I'm planning on using a modified CR500 swing-arm (with brackets welded on for dual-shocks), it's matching 18" rear wheel/brake system and a set of XR500'ish lay-down rear shocks.

I've got a long way to go yet, but can't wait to try out the end-result! If all goes to plan, I'd like to be riding the TAT on this beast someday!
Very nice!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #1226
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #1227
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Dual-Sport Buell Blast

Found this on eBay:

http://tinyurl.com/88f5ozw

I'd sport it!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:57 AM   #1228
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Found this on eBay:

http://tinyurl.com/88f5ozw

I'd sport it!
That front fender is huuuge. I bet it must not be fun to ride at night, because the headlight looks like it would barely do anything with the fender right in the way.

Aside from that, it looks great!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #1229
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Very nice!
Thanks Rick! I've been following Team OSR for awhile now and have gotten a ton of inspiration, motivation and tech tips about building my SL350 from you guys. I've learned from you all, testing your SL to the limit in Baja, that if I do my part in putting everything together right, my SL350 should be able to handle my slow and noob'ish trail riding skills with no problems... You guys have built one tough bike!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #1230
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Dude, this bike will be awesome. I swing towards modernism and advancements in technology, but I'm feeling it.

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You've got the right attitude Gypsy_Writer! It looks like I need to start perusing CL for a Buell 984 motor...

I don't know if I could call it "Converted to Dual Sport," but here is my current project:



It's a 1971 Honda SL350 Twin that I decided needed more suspension travel The front end is from a '94 XR250L (41mm Showas). Out back, I'm planning on using a modified CR500 swing-arm (with brackets welded on for dual-shocks), it's matching 18" rear wheel/brake system and a set of XR500'ish lay-down rear shocks.

I've got a long way to go yet, but can't wait to try out the end-result! If all goes to plan, I'd like to be riding the TAT on this beast someday!
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