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Old 01-07-2009, 09:31 AM   #181
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I have off road shock covers. My mechanic asked for the dimensions of the forks and was able to mach a close set. They work much better than dust covers.
What tires are you installing on that 1100?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:56 PM   #182
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i havent decided yet i am going to have to sit down and figure out the kind of riding i am realistically doing and pick from there. i have that most of the dual sport tires for street bikes like the avon distanzas are really just marketting crap and i would be far better off with a really good street tire. i like metzler stuff so. i will have to look at what best suits a bike of this vintage.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:35 AM   #183
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I think a big problem is going to be the countershaft sprocket spacing with these bikes that run a 180 or larger rear tire
That, and the ~3" inches of unsupported axle on each side of the hub between the comically large swingarm...


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Old 01-12-2009, 07:59 AM   #184
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are those handguards stock for a DL1000? what kind of heated grips are you using. and can you show pics of the mounts you made for the saddlebags?

Yes the handgaurds come stock on a late model V-Strom. I dont have any information posted about these particular hand gaurds yet. The answers to your other questions are listed here with lots of photos.

http://ridingmissouri.webs.com/proje...ifications.htm


Here is a photo of the brackets:

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #185
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.....i have that most of the dual sport tires for street bikes like the avon distanzas are really just marketting crap and i would be far better off with a really good street tire.


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Old 01-12-2009, 09:56 AM   #186
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Well, that's one way to keep mud from building up

I bet the dope find would be a 950/990 swingarm and rear wheel.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #187
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Yes the handgaurds come stock on a late model V-Strom. I dont have any information posted about these particular hand gaurds yet. The answers to your other questions are listed here with lots of photos.

http://ridingmissouri.webs.com/proje...ifications.htm


Here is a photo of the brackets:

wow! sorry i dont have 5 years and $50000.00 worth of maching equip! i think i will make a slightly more rudimentary set up. thanks though. your website is really something else too. what is ti you do for a living?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:50 AM   #188
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wow! sorry i dont have 5 years and $50000.00 worth of maching equip! i think i will make a slightly more rudimentary set up. thanks though. your website is really something else too. what is ti you do for a living?


Its an odd story but I work for Hallmark Cards, Inc. I used to be a machinist.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:56 AM   #189
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How about this? Il Mostro de Enduro, 900 Ducati Monster converted to an enduro, not quite finished yet though



link to thread

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:01 AM   #190
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oldDog, its a great project, thanks for sharing it with us. Would it be possible to post a pic showing the bike from the side so we can see it without depth distortion?
Also why didn't you use a USD front end? In case you are not planning to, for whatever reason, i would suggest you fabricate a fork bridge. They do wonders to the handling of any bike with conventional front i have ever installed one.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #191
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Here's mine. It's a '92 Virago. I haven't done anything special to it but I took it through some pretty hairy stuff last summer.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:43 PM   #192
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oldDog, its a great project, thanks for sharing it with us. Would it be possible to post a pic showing the bike from the side so we can see it without depth distortion?
Also why didn't you use a USD front end? In case you are not planning to, for whatever reason, i would suggest you fabricate a fork bridge. They do wonders to the handling of any bike with conventional front i have ever installed one.
Thanks Mousitsas, i'll take some more pics soon with the exhaust etc on. I was going to use the YZ usd forks but the conventionals are generally a more user friendly fork for long distance work. Usd's can get the seals busted easier, which means leaks which can mean no front brake, so i swapped to these which are as good as WP extremes. Hadn't thought about a brace actually, thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:46 AM   #193
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Not really dual-sport, but it at least got knobbies... found that one on the IMOT motorcycle tradeshow in Munich / Germany:





useless but creative engineering concepts: break disk independent from the rear wheel on the shaft :





Funny things is: it got a dual chain drive to the rear wheel , one on each side (sorry, the didn't let me inside the fence for better pics) :



... and all just for show, it will never see any mile out there in the wilderness, at least not here in Germany. No chance of getting that thing street legal...

Cheers, Andy
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:43 AM   #194
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This is a converted Honda VT 500 Ascot. If you guys have not seen this bike before, go here for the complete thread/story. It's EPIC!! Truly Amazing!! Complements of Geek from the Rocky Mountains Forum.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Loser





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Old 02-15-2009, 12:02 PM   #195
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Not really dual-sport, but it at least got knobbies... found that one on the IMOT motorcycle tradeshow in Munich / Germany:


useless but creative engineering concepts: break disk independent from the rear wheel on the shaft :



Funny things is: it got a dual chain drive to the rear wheel , one on each side (sorry, the didn't let me inside the fence for better pics) :



... and all just for show, it will never see any mile out there in the wilderness, at least not here in Germany. No chance of getting that thing street legal...

Cheers, Andy
I saw that bike in a mag here a while back. It used to have huge spikes on the tires. They musta got tired of pushing it around with them on there. LOL Its the coolest custom i've seen... even if it is completely usless for anything but looking at.


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