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 03-01-2011, 10:05 PM   #541
AK Oldman
WANDRN
 
AK Oldman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Back home in Alaska!
Oddometer: 243
This started life as a mid to late 60s, don't remember the exact year, Ducati 350 thumper street bike. I traded a Fiat 1100 sedan for a Ducati 450 engine. Every little bit that wasn't necessary was stripped off. I built a fork brace, adapted an off road fender I found in a scrap pile behind a bike shop in Naples. I set up all of the lights with quick disconnects so they could be pulled for playing in the dirt. I don't remember just what all I did to it, it's been too many years. It ended up being right at 501ccs. I pulled the decompression linkage for weight savings. It was fun to watch guys try to start a 501 thumper, no decompression and with the kick start on the left side. I geared it for a top speed between 80 and 85 mph. It was a lot of fun both on and off road.



AK Oldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 10:20 PM   #542
overlandr
Temporal Shifter
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 5,775
Quote:
Originally Posted by AK Oldman View Post
Hmm almost FP material!
overlandr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:20 AM   #543
AK Oldman
WANDRN
 
AK Oldman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Back home in Alaska!
Oddometer: 243
Fp??

AK Oldman screwed with this post 03-02-2011 at 08:40 AM
AK Oldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #544
overlandr
Temporal Shifter
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 5,775
Front page photos!
overlandr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #545
madeouttaglass
The AntiHarley
 
madeouttaglass's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Smithereens- or what's left of it in NY
Oddometer: 2,845
Last fall I bought this bike:

It ended up as this:
madeouttaglass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 03:00 PM   #546
AK Oldman
WANDRN
 
AK Oldman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Back home in Alaska!
Oddometer: 243
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlandr View Post
Front page photos!
Thanks!
AK Oldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:26 PM   #547
rorybellows
lost in the sauce
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: pee-enn-dubya
Oddometer: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by madeouttaglass View Post
Last fall I bought this bike:

It ended up as this:
looks like a bastard tter
rorybellows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 03:36 AM   #548
mike-s
2 squeaky wheels
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, Aus
Oddometer: 609
That's a fantastic looking conversion.
mike-s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 05:02 AM   #549
madeouttaglass
The AntiHarley
 
madeouttaglass's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Smithereens- or what's left of it in NY
Oddometer: 2,845
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike-s View Post
That's a fantastic looking conversion.
Thank you. It was a bit of fun to build.Most of the guys at the last big dualsport ride of last year didn't know what to make of it.
Right now I've got 8 bikes of all kinds in the garage which is way too many. This might be one of quite a few that see ebay next month.
madeouttaglass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 07:53 AM   #550
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
 
bk brkr baker's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 4,795
I haven't done this ,so don't ask for pics.
I like to think of the possibilities for motors that could be used in an all around rough terrain bike.
I like narrow motors so mainly V-twins ,not much wider than a single with twice the displacement.
I'm low income so no KTMs or Highlands.
So affordable V-twins? With chain drive too ,please.
Honda 750 Shadow,the chain drive version.
Kawasaki 800 .
Suzuki Marauder 800.
XV 920 Yamaha. I have one now and set it up so gravel roads are no problem . I'm just looking down the road to the "Next Big Thing" . More ground clearance , More compact.
The one I keep coming back to is the Suzuki. Ever since I saw one out of the frame at a breakers. It's a really compact unit., Overall length isn't much over a KLR. I think it would be fairly easy to slot it into a slightly modified frame from a big single.
__________________
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 03-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #551
johnwesley
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,502
Wink

Don't over look the sv or vstrom motors nice tq and a great sound

johnwesley screwed with this post 03-05-2011 at 01:06 PM
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #552
af300e
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Oddometer: 283
more pics?

Anymore pics/info on this one?

Uploaded with ImageShack.us
af300e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #553
IceR
Lets go sideways
 
IceR's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Uvanå, Sweden
Oddometer: 113
Whats wrong with the TL1000, isnt that perfect for this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bk brkr baker View Post
I haven't done this ,so don't ask for pics.
I like to think of the possibilities for motors that could be used in an all around rough terrain bike.
I like narrow motors so mainly V-twins ,not much wider than a single with twice the displacement.
I'm low income so no KTMs or Highlands.
So affordable V-twins? With chain drive too ,please.
Honda 750 Shadow,the chain drive version.
Kawasaki 800 .
Suzuki Marauder 800.
XV 920 Yamaha. I have one now and set it up so gravel roads are no problem . I'm just looking down the road to the "Next Big Thing" . More ground clearance , More compact.
The one I keep coming back to is the Suzuki. Ever since I saw one out of the frame at a breakers. It's a really compact unit., Overall length isn't much over a KLR. I think it would be fairly easy to slot it into a slightly modified frame from a big single.
IceR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 01:36 PM   #554
johnwesley
wanta be
 
johnwesley's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: mena, Ar
Oddometer: 1,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by IceR View Post
Whats wrong with the TL1000, isnt that perfect for this?
From what I remeber the tl is a bit of a high strung motor and might lack the strong bottom that works well with dual sports
johnwesley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #555
McJamie
STROMINATOR
 
McJamie's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Courtice, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 1,206


That is one seriously angry looking motorcycle. It looks like it's so pissed off, it's going to crush everything in it's path.
That's the perfect bike to take to one of those "Bike Nights". Make all the wanna-be bum pirates pee their pants in fear.
__________________
If you get far enough away, you'll be on your way home.
Piss off, I'm in my Happy place.
McJamie 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 12:51 AM.


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