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Old 07-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #241
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Enduro GSXR

Not mine, I just saw it on another forum. Looks awsome!

Might be a tad loud though




http://www.motociclismo.it/foto/index.php?album=moto-scooter/Special--Suzuki-GSX-R-1100-off-road

Jeez, Id love to do something like this to my FZR600. Not even this extreme, just some longer suspension travel ( I have the front end of an XR650 here ), some wire wheels, and higher clearance. Then I could do it all, sporty riding around the bumpy twisties, a little dirt roads and still take my Mrs on the back!

Looks like a LOT of work though

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #242
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CBR600F1 rear shock help?

I have an old Hurricane 600 that I am working on for a conversion. I have located some forks from a CR500 that will work in my spare CBR900rr clamp.
HOWEVER.... the rear is a question mark for me.

I would prefer to use the OE swingarm/brake/wheel. Does anyone know how the linkage would cross over to another shock. I am not worried about mounting but I know that the linkage the shock uses changes the leverage against it. Is it possible to drop a CR500 shock in there and have it function reasonably ( some fine tuning will be needed regardless ) or will I need to buy the linkage to accompany the shock?

I know this is uncharted water but I thought I would throw it out there just in case someone had some knowledge to share.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #243
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Anybody ever done anything similar with a VFR 750 / 800. Would it be feasible to build a single sided swing arm V4 trailie?. Any idea as to which front end off a Honda would fit XRV Varadero ?
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:13 AM   #244
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Anybody ever done anything similar with a VFR 750 / 800. Would it be feasible to build a single sided swing arm V4 trailie?
There is a dealer in Konstanz in Germany witha VFR750 conversion.

His name is Gerry Mayr.

He took a old RC24 and replaced a lot of parts with stock XRv750 parts. With this bike he rode from South Africa to Cairo.

I talk to him a few years ago but asked for something around 17000 Euro for the old used bike!

Then I started the same project myself but had no time to finish it. Maybe next year?

You can call Gerry's bike a stronger Africa Twin and thats what I want! I don't need a race bike.

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Old 09-10-2009, 06:55 AM   #245
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There is a dealer in Konstanz in Germany witha VFR750 conversion.

Schelbi.
Are there pictures or other descriptions on the web?
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:51 PM   #246
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Are there pictures or other descriptions on the web?
I have only one bad pic of the bike.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:49 PM   #247
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:40 PM   #248
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Greg, I forget from all the conversion threads I've been seeking out, but is that your bike? If so, I truly admire your creativity. I did want to show you this though:



I think it'd look pretty awesome on that thing compared to the yellow one. It's what I'm thinking about for my Ducati build. Acerbis makes them and they're not too pricey.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:45 AM   #249
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not as drastic of a change...

in the process of 'scrambling the bonnie'...
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:46 AM   #250
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and another shot...scrambled bonnie

bonniebler or scramville?
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #251
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Nice, very nice.
Who made the exhaust for you and how loud is it.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:50 PM   #252
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w00t 2006 Buell City-X XB9SX, dont tell it that its a street bike,
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #253
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pipes

he goes by 'little76midget' on the Evil-bay - he's on the west coast. I ended up putting some baffles in them. Otherwise they were L O U D without the baffles. Sounded great, but I'd hear about it from the neighbors.

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Nice, very nice.
Who made the exhaust for you and how loud is it.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:08 AM   #254
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I thought it already was a dualsport. Everyone I ran into told me I was taking a street bike offroad, so I guess I post here?

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Old 09-14-2009, 05:48 AM   #255
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I thought it already was a dualsport. Everyone I ran into told me I was taking a street bike offroad, so I guess I post here?

It's not the bike, it's the rider.

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