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Old 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #16
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Hello norton(kel),
that's about what I asked for. Just to give ThirdBestFriend an idea of the best-looking desert sled. With lights, it would look more complete to me, but except from that, it's exactly what I asked for. So he's got a blue-print for his project.
Thanks a lot, kind regards, Bambi
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #17
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Jehu started a thread in Old's Cool,Desert Sleds-post em here !...
The thread started 3-25-08. Lots of sleds there.



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Old 01-13-2014, 04:33 PM   #18
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That's what I'm talking about!
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:50 PM   #19
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I got a 2000 Kawasaki W650 that ive had as a Cafe Racer for years. Im about to start the conversion to Street Scrambler/Desert sled. This is what ive always wanted to do with it, Its just been too fun as a Cafe.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:45 PM   #20
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I'm just finishing one up.........this may help with ideas, parts suppliers, how involved you want to get, etc.........
http://www.tinshackrestoration.com/c...t100r-daytona/
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:35 AM   #21
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XS650s are great bikes for this purpose, but they're not as cheap nor common as they used to be, either. I recommend an old Honda twin, like a CB450 or CB500T. Still cheap and common, and parts are readily available.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #22
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Old thread, but thought I would post a couple photos of my just completed Triumph Sled
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:33 AM   #23
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:34 AM   #24
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #25
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if you get a xs research the years,the early ones had a limited life crank.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #26
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #28
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Just plain bad ass!!! NICE build sir.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:27 PM   #29
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She certainly is a sweet lookin thing alright! Whats the disk on the back wheel about?
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #30
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She certainly is a sweet lookin thing alright! Whats the disk on the back wheel about?
Thanks OldDog. The disks covering the rear overlay sprocket serve as a guard/guide. Back in "the day" many of the desert racers were running some huge (58 tooth) overlay sprockets. Combine 60's and 70's chain technology, a large sprocket hanging out there, narrow rock filled trails in places, and a 500 mile desert race......I think these guys were looking for any way possible to protect those old chains. Of course anyone worth their salt was carrying plenty of extra links and a couple of master links......but a busted chain still cost you time.
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