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Old 09-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #31
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I had a 91 VFR,hard to imagine wanting to put that engine in an adventure bike.

After this maybe turn a Gold Wing into a trials bike? But seriously,I'll be watching.
Best of luck!

In that last picture,from the side,appears to be no room for a front wheel to go up and down? Must be my imagination.
I know what you mean - original VFR weighs too much and feels too heavy for offroading, but when you strip everything
and leave only engine, it's quite light. Difference compared to KTM LC8 is around 10kg (22lbs) and VFR engine is only
120mm (4.7inch) wider that LC8.

About the Gold Wing...



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Old 09-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #32
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That's what i'm talking about

Yesterday afternoon was good old tube measure/cutting/grinding/welding in the shop, frame pretty much ready now
only engine, subframe and accessories mounts left.

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Old 09-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #33
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Need for speed!

Today I paid quick visit to the shop to install the fork and wheel to see am I on the right track.

Enough clearance I think?



Sarting to look like a motorcycle

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What's a build without setbacks? Have to grind/weld the upper tubes to be able to steer more, the fork is touching the upper tube, will be solved next week.





Nice sunny morning today, time to satisfy the need for speed with my T-Rex!


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Old 09-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #34
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Awesome, great looking project so far. I'm sure you have thought about scalloping out the upper tubes to get a little more angle.

Your frame looks great btw.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #35
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I have to tell you that your frame is an unbelievable beauty!
To solve the steering-problem: Could you get hold of another triple-tree? To me it seems that the stanchions and the steering-bolt are (nearly?) in-line. I'm more used to stanchions that are a bit ahead of the steering-bolt. An arrangement like that would give you more space from contact to contact. I know that finding another triple-tree isn't easy. Maybe your fork is used in several bikes, perhaps you find a combination that fits.
Keep up that superb work! Usually, I'm more into singles and twins, even on the road, but your project strikes me like lightning.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #36
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I had a 91 VFR,hard to imagine wanting to put that engine in an adventure bike.

After this maybe turn a Gold Wing into a trials bike? But seriously,I'll be watching.
Best of luck!

In that last picture,from the side,appears to be no room for a front wheel to go up and down? Must be my imagination.

Honda thought it'd be a good idea to stuff a 1200 into an Adventure bike:

http://tinyurl.com/8w27stf
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #37
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Today I paid quick visit to the shop to install the fork and wheel to see am I on the right track.

Enough clearance I think?



R u sure about the clearance? I mean, looking at the pic it seems a bit too tight.
Anyway, great project!
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #38
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To put all the doubts to rest, remove the fork caps and fork springs and push the wheel up as far as it will go. Then take a picture for those of us around the world.
Remember you will need room for exhaust pipes. Are you going to use side mounted radiators ?

Oh, beautiful tube work and welds !
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #39
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To put all the doubts to rest, remove the fork caps and fork springs and push the wheel up as far as it will go. Then take a picture for those of us around the world.
Remember you will need room for exhaust pipes. Are you going to use side mounted radiators ?

Oh, beautiful tube work and welds !
Thanks, no fancy machinery used all hand cut/bent tubes. VFR 750 has single radiator, but I'll wait for SMT tank to
arrive then I'll see where to stick the rad and modify the tank. I think I can fit the original exhaust pipes, just going to chop
the big chamber/muffler kinda a thing.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:23 PM   #40
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Wheels on

Minor update:

The swingarm I had appered to be Super Duke's so the guy who sold it to me swapped it to Adventure one, bit longer
and better fit for Adventure shock. Also got the engine mounts welded on and wheels on.

It looks alot better in live than on picture taken with crappy camera





Also rear shock touching a frame tube, some modification needed.



For clearance check I pressed the forks down, seems to be ok for me - no picture though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:08 PM   #41
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That looks awesome, I'll admit I was like what the hell is he doing

You really pulled that off well, frame looks great.

You def don't want the duke swingarm
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #42
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That is very cool.
Are you going to put 950/990 Adv clothes on it or make your own
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #43
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[QUOTE=DRjoe;19580296]That is very cool.
Are you going to put 950/990 Adv clothes on it or make your own. QUOTE]

I'll try to mix with Supermoto/Adventure and homemade plastics. Also planning to fabricate or modifiy some
existing peak for front, something like GS800/XC800 has.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #44
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Got the subframe mounts welded today and tried to install the exhaust pipes but rear side needs
some modification, chopped off the resonator. Adventure rear fender installed!



I'll try to cut n bend n weld to make them fit, but as I remember the all exhaust pipes have to be same lenght, right?

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:28 PM   #45
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Awesome build!!
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