ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Some Assembly Required
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
Project Polished Turd DL1000

Background: I found this bike in Denver and it was a project abandoned...the previous owner was going to make it a bobber????...don't ask. He managed to hack apart the subframe, battery tray, exhaust, and remove half of the hardware on the bike at random. After he saw the fruits of his effort he decided it would not work...who'd a thunk? Anyway I picked up this gem for $1500.00 and it came with most of the stock parts in a big box (fun puzzle). It also has some farkles such as after market looking windscreen with 4 different velcro fairing things, bar risers with cr high bars, tusk hand guards with turn signals. So far I have bought the subframe, left seat fairing, exhaust midpipe, and full bore m40 tires(on delivery) Here are some pictures of the progress so far.

After the ride home


Sitting in the driveway ready for surgery


During first operation


New used parts ready to go on


Post surgery, still a bit woozy..more operations to follow.


RUSTYtankerBEAN screwed with this post 08-16-2014 at 04:53 PM
RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
Scubawerx
Scubawerx
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: North Georgia
Oddometer: 149
Good base for a project. Are you leaning toward street or dirt riding?
__________________
Scubawerx--Underwater Search Salvage and Recovery
Scubawerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
3legs
Real men ride sidecars
 
3legs's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Adelaide,South Oz
Oddometer: 1,043
If it was me I would make it as light as possible and turn it into a proper dual purpose bike eg xt600. I would get rid of that bloody awful fairing and put a lightweight small fairing with lights 1/2 the size (therefore 1/2 the weight) but twice as powerful (they are out there), turf the rear bodywork and put on a decent aluminium rack and a lightweight exhaust and raise the bike and inch or two.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Which ever way you go, it's your build and as long as you're happy with it, go for it.

3legs
3legs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 06:20 PM   #4
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
I plan on making it more capable all around. I am going on the Dakota Adventure loop here on labor day, so I will be making it a bit more dirt worthy for the time being. I come from a sport riding background so eventually some springs and street rubber will be in the works. I have pelican/seahorse cases ready to go on and I plan on using it to commute...so in reality...I want to make it an all around more capable bike. :)
RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2014, 07:12 PM   #5
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
Well the cage is complete but I still need to finish the rear rack and pannier mounts. I also got in my full bore M-40 tires and they should be mounted tomorrow.








RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 04:54 AM   #6
sanjoh
Purveyor of Light
 
sanjoh's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Mountains of Central Florida:)
Oddometer: 4,644
Dang, you must have a nice tubing bender.

And the know how to use it
sanjoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #7
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
My buddy owns the tubing bender, his main one is a pro tools converted to air over hydraulic. Oddly enough we did all of that on a cast iron conduit bender from the 1930-40's. It's a bit overkill but will get the job done.
RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 04:25 PM   #8
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
Well the rear rack and panniers are on!





RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #9
Scubawerx
Scubawerx
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: North Georgia
Oddometer: 149
Mount those tires and leave the asphalt behind! Let us keep up!
__________________
Scubawerx--Underwater Search Salvage and Recovery
Scubawerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 05:57 PM   #10
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
The turd is spending the night at the dealer getting those new tires put on. I also put new clutch fluid in today and changed the oil. So as of tomorrow or the next day it should be good to go!
RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 07:59 PM   #11
zgfiredude
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Oddometer: 774
Trim the rear fender shorter, add a high mount front fender, skid plate between your new lower rails, paint the whole thing black, and name it "Mad Max"

Just my thoughts............nice build!
__________________
'06 950S Adv, DRZ440E, KLX440R, DRZ250, & F650GS
zgfiredude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #12
RUSTYtankerBEAN OP
Adventurer
 
RUSTYtankerBEAN's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Rapid City, SD
Oddometer: 47
The new tires look like they should do the job. I will give some feedback after this weekend of ridding on how I like them.



RUSTYtankerBEAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 06:51 AM   #13
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,181
Those tires are fine for everything, except mud. Any mud.
My tires here were Shinko 705s,I think . See mud, fall over.


__________________
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 07:37 AM   #14
Keithert
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Oddometer: 675
I've never seen a Virago based ADV bike. Cool.

I love the front cage you made for the Strom. Never seen anything like that.
__________________
2007 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650
2005 Yamaha XT225
Keithert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #15
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keithert View Post
I've never seen a Virago based ADV bike. Cool.

Enclosed chain drive means it's an XV920 in the USA. TR-1 in the rest of the world.
Definately not a dirt bike, though.
__________________
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014