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Old 12-26-2010, 02:36 PM   #931
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as I'm here I'll throw in my $.02...

A street tracker is generally accepted to be a street-legal version of a dirt-track racer, although there are plenty of them that diverge from this concept.

A scrambler is a street bike adapted for off-pavement activity, in some cases with as little as the addition of off-pavement tires. Back in the day (ie late 1940's and forward) scramblers were the bikes used for most desert racing, based on medium-large displacement (for the time) 4-strokes, 250-500cc singles (eg. BSA 441) and 500-650 twins (Triumphs and BSA's).

IMHO, a scrambler is the better choice for fire roads, Forest Service roads, etc.

so what is the rake and trail set up like on a flat track bike?

What is the advatange of the equal size rims?
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:25 PM   #932
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I've just looked in my tyre rack,and I see I have a virgin 3.25x19 MT53,that must come from the early '80's.I don't have anything with a 19in front wheel anymore.

I set my R65 mono up as a streetracker as I use it on gravel roads,I find this a better set up for these roads than an adventure bike.With the standard tyres the bike pushes the front,but with 4.00x18 tyres front and rear (K70) the bike has an oversteering feel on seal...that feels more natural to me than pushing (understeer).It also means I can lean on the front tyre a lot harder - the riding style becomes toss it in hard and late,and get on the gas early...seems to suit me.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #933
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:02 PM   #934
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Very cool Enfield!
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #935
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I've just looked in my tyre rack,and I see I have a virgin 3.25x19 MT53,that must come from the early '80's.I don't have anything with a 19in front wheel anymore.

I set my R65 mono up as a streetracker as I use it on gravel roads,I find this a better set up for these roads than an adventure bike.With the standard tyres the bike pushes the front,but with 4.00x18 tyres front and rear (K70) the bike has an oversteering feel on seal...that feels more natural to me than pushing (understeer).It also means I can lean on the front tyre a lot harder - the riding style becomes toss it in hard and late,and get on the gas early...seems to suit me.
I followed your advice and the little mono airhead does very well on loose dirt, gravel, and moderate dunes.

Yeah ... dunes.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:18 AM   #936
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:05 PM   #937
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #938
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:57 PM   #939
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:03 PM   #941
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Nice pics, very cool bikes. Thanks lad!
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #942
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One of the coolest Sportsters ever!
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:36 PM   #943
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One of the coolest Sportsters ever!
KR750, predecessor to the Sportster (notice the sidevalve, flathead engine).
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:41 AM   #944
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KR750, predecessor to the Sportster (notice the sidevalve, flathead engine).

KRs were hard tails. Could be a KR-TT but most likely a KH.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:54 AM   #945
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