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Old 04-28-2009, 05:53 PM   #211
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I definitely should not have ever found this thread..

It really has got me thinking about my XS. Upgrade the forks and shocks, new tyres.. Hmm...
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:26 PM   #212
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:57 PM   #213
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There is the terra mostro that converts ducati monsters!

Good looking machine..
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #214
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Don't know if this qualifies, but I have a hard time believing my '89 Transalp really qualified as a dual sport inthis trim:




This a little more like it, I think:

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #215
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Unfortunately, This went about as well as I expected....

Anyone have any bright ideas about how to get a 150/17-17 TKC seated on a rim that used to have a bigass (180 section) sportbike tire?

I tried the ratchet-strap-around-the-tire trick, and attempted to do the Ether-in-the-tire trick to no avail...

Mebbe a bigass tube? or is this just a fools errand and I should get a narrower wheel for the SUPERHAWK Enduro?







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Old 05-05-2009, 06:48 PM   #216
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Do you know about the ether trick?

Probably not, I'm guessing. If you did the tire would either be seated or you wouldn't have a garage to take pictures of.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:24 PM   #217
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Do you know about the ether trick?

Probably not, I'm guessing. If you did the tire would either be seated or you wouldn't have a garage to take pictures of.

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attempted to do the Ether-in-the-tire trick to no avail...

I don't think I'd care to ride a bike with such mismatched tire and rim width.

Just sayin'.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #218
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Did you consider shoving a tube in there?

I wouldn't fill it with ether if I was you.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #219
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This might work, take the tire back off the rim.
Put a tube in the tire and blow it up till it really swells the tire casing out.
Let it sit a couple of days.
Remount and see if it'll set the bead, you might be suprised.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:10 PM   #220
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That Yamaha up there is the real big NASTY!
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:37 AM   #221
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that refuses to accept the only choices are 100cm/36-inch seat heights, 30-mile ranges, a seat thats about as comfortable as a razor blade or bloody shiney bits.

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #222
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That R1 at the top of the page should have Red Badge of Courage airbrushed on the side of it. When I was a kid I rode with a guy who had a well built CR500. Couldn't get near it because of the wake of crap from the back wheel. I suspect superbad yami is the same way.

That same guy (cr500) could ride his 80' XS1100 in the trails like a champ.

The biggest obstacle I have with my own adventures is the continual collapse of my header (cbr600f/z1900) when offroad. I think a good skid plate would be cheaper than all that suspension swapping mess

If anyone has some skid plates fabbed that protect the downpipe of the four I would love pics and a report. I have some concerns about a skid plate under the exhaust packing with debris.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:55 PM   #223
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Late at night is not a good time to find this thread...... Awesome bikes..
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:03 AM   #224
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Not sure if I've already posted this...

Local beach races...held every October...





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Old 05-12-2009, 07:33 AM   #225
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Tube worked:



This is my new problem... This thing is going to turn like a bus.


Lookin good so far-


*Edited for better pics

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