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Old 09-29-2011, 02:31 AM   #781
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C'mon guys, and girls! What's this thread called? So GO!

This is one of me mate's bikes;

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Old 09-29-2011, 02:50 AM   #782
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C'mon guys, and girls! What's this thread called? So GO!

This is one of me mate's bikes;

(Bin around awhile)

Nice! Do you have more informations?
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:47 AM   #783
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C'mon guys, and girls! What's this thread called? So GO!

This is one of me mate's bikes;

(Bin around awhile)


Very nice protective aluminum there. Be well represented in the homemade farkles thread. Care to share the info?
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:37 AM   #784
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It's a bit ahhh.....FRISKY..... !
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #785
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I wonder if anybody has tried to convert a KLR into a DS?






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Old 09-29-2011, 06:41 PM   #786
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Question Beautiful convert!

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C'mon guys, and girls! What's this thread called? So GO!

This is one of me mate's bikes;

Fantastic conversion!
The tank-seat combo looks very much like the one I had planned for my VTX "All-Road" project.
Very nice and we all want more details, I don't have a clue what bike it started as.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:31 PM   #787
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I wonder if anybody has tried to convert a KLR into a DS?
Nice
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:43 PM   #788
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Fantastic conversion!
The tank-seat combo looks very much like the one I had planned for my VTX "All-Road" project.
Very nice and we all want more details, I don't have a clue what bike it started as.
I would guess it's a Yamaha R1.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:06 AM   #789
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I wonder if anybody has tried to convert a KLR into a DS?
No chance any one would be silly enough to try that, Way to much work
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:14 PM   #790
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Thumbs down Honda VTX 1800 DS ???

FAIL !


So, the idea was to build the wrecked VTX into an "all-road" ADV bike.
Nice big V-twin engine for low rpm riding with more than enough power to haul anything.
I bought it at an insurance auction a couple years ago.

What a porker! even removing all the steel I could it is still over 700 lbs.
The engine alone weighs over 300 lbs. The crank is 42 lbs!

I did a mock up with a tiny fuel tank, a spare seat, a Husky USD front end, ATV shocks, and other bits to see how it would be before continuing with the project.

I'm sure glad I didn't put much money into the conversion as it is terribly overweight.
I would have to carry a small crane to pick the bike up when I drop it.
And I consider my DR650 as "heavy metal".

I had planned a one piece fuel tank/seat base unit to get the fuel as low as possible and raise the seat height at the same time.
Saved myself a lot of hours by not building that! And replacing that stupid air filter...

This is an example of why some projects may be possible, but not smart.

Now I am thinking "reverse trike" similar to the T-Rex... Heh-heh-heh
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #791
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...So, the idea was to build the wrecked VTX into an "all-road" ADV bike. ...
It does look interesting.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:17 PM   #792
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Glad you didn't waste too much money on the project.

now if you want to waste a ton of money, then build something like this useless machine.

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:08 AM   #793
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I would guess it's a Yamaha R1.
Damn close! Kawasaki ZX10R. Underseat tank, fully revised rear linkage, and a whole lot of other stuff. Road registered, and used. (But it's one dangerous mutha!)

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:26 AM   #794
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So, the idea was to build the wrecked VTX into an "all-road" ADV bike.
Nice big V-twin engine for low rpm riding with more than enough power to haul anything.
It was a good effort though. I had a similar idea (dependable Honda shaft drive v-twin) until a spent a couple of days on a friends 1100 Shadow and I got over it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #795
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FAIL !




So, the idea was to build the wrecked VTX into an "all-road" ADV bike.
Nice big V-twin engine for low rpm riding with more than enough power to haul anything.
I bought it at an insurance auction a couple years ago.

What a porker! even removing all the steel I could it is still over 700 lbs.
The engine alone weighs over 300 lbs. The crank is 42 lbs!

I did a mock up with a tiny fuel tank, a spare seat, a Husky USD front end, ATV shocks, and other bits to see how it would be before continuing with the project.

I'm sure glad I didn't put much money into the conversion as it is terribly overweight.
I would have to carry a small crane to pick the bike up when I drop it.
And I consider my DR650 as "heavy metal".

I had planned a one piece fuel tank/seat base unit to get the fuel as low as possible and raise the seat height at the same time.
Saved myself a lot of hours by not building that! And replacing that stupid air filter...

This is an example of why some projects may be possible, but not smart.

Now I am thinking "reverse trike" similar to the T-Rex... Heh-heh-heh

Nice! that tank is perfect for out back Alaska style! (Should get you about 10 miles down the road - )

thanks for sharing - I hope the new plan works out better for ya!
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