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Old 09-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #301
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Dude, you are awesome. Good luck with the new build

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #302
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Glad to see you're healing. This has been one of my favorite builds.

Looking forward to following along with the rebuild!

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #303
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Glad to see you're healing. This has been one of my favorite builds.

Looking forward to following along with the rebuild!

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Thanks, I have said if I ever did this again that I would do some things different. Now I have the opportunity. have a call in on a good frame with title so we'll see where that goes.


Should I keep it here or do a new build thread?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #304
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Thanks, I have said if I ever did this again that I would do some things different. Now I have the opportunity. have a call in on a good frame with title so we'll see where that goes.


Should I keep it here or do a new build thread?
My opinion, I'd start a new thread called "The project that shouldn't be: Part II."

I'd be interested in reading descriptions of what changes you're making and why you've decided to make those changes.

As a Buell rider and a former Sportster rider, I might be compelled to follow in your footsteps one day and would like the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and experiences.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:12 AM   #305
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Should I keep it here or do a new build thread?
Keep it here so we don't have to switch back and forth.
Won't it be a new to you frame, like the one you had, just a different VIN #?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #306
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Laugh

same dimensions different vin. Should pick it up next week. I will have a spare motor to build now lets see I think 88" should be enough for gettin' dirty
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #307
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same dimensions different vin. Should pick it up next week. I will have a spare motor to build now lets see I think 88" should be enough for gettin' dirty

There's always the S&S 100" . It may be fun to have a dirt bike with 140 rwhp and an equal amount of torque.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:13 AM   #308
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There's always the S&S 100" . It may be fun to have a dirt bike with 140 rwhp and an equal amount of torque.
Ive been eye'ing that motor myself for a while!!! Pricey though

Do you know if there are any mods required to drop it in ?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #309
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You will have to have the cases bored to fit the big bore and on some cases need clearance machined. That's not normal but has happened. If you buy the SS kit then you have all you need. I'm looking at the axtell mountain motor. A little less money and you still have the same rpm capability, plus no change in engine heigth. I have to put a new crank in the motor on the donor bike, so while it's apart might as well bore the cases, and the 88 kit is the same as a 1250. I'll go all cat iron, and build it as I go. No hurry since I have a nice sport motor in great shape.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #310
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Any updates on the bike? Are you all healed up?

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #311
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I'm healed up, got a donor bike for the frame, and have my engine in it. I'm on hold for a bit as I have tests for my Job coming up and am traveling alot. Mainly just boring stuff right now. Custom wiring harness stuff and basic parts swapping.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #312
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #313
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Just found this thread after your reply to my 'sportster or KLR' thread. Wow, I am glad you are doing fine after your accident and I thought you had sold your bike. I think we exchanged email couple of times few months back?

Anyway, curious to see what you will be doing differently this time around. It sounds as if you really love your dual sportster so much I don't think you should abandon it but you got to do what you think is best for yourself.

This thread gave me few ideas what to do with my sportster. I contacted Rick about making a rear shock for sporty but haven't heard from him assuming he doesn't do sporty until I see that you used his fork springs and he helped you tweak your sporty a bit. Maybe I should give him a call instead of email and see what he can do. Maybe he can do my forks and I'll just go with Works Performance rear shocks if he doesn't do sporty rear shock. I'd like to try and keep my sporty closer to factory setting but raise it up off the ground a bit and make a 2-in-1 exhaust pipe but the front exhaust pipe will run above the base of motor like Dough Wothke did with his Dirtster. But I think I would add spark arrestor muffler on right side and a dummy muffler on other side so I can make a safety box(with key) in there to keep important documents for my Central/South America trip. At least that's on my drawing board but doesn't mean it will go forward. We will see.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:02 PM   #314
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I have my little shot of fame, a pic of my bike made it into Motorcycle consumer news

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #315
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Very cool! Now, did you get it back together yet?
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