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Old 10-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #796
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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!)
It looks remarkably similar to this bike, except it's in the wrong state, and i don't mean state of mind
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:00 AM   #797
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It looks remarkably similar to this bike, except it's in the wrong state, and i don't mean state of mind
Yep. Same same. Me mate lives in ACT.

( You should see some of his other projects!!)
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:37 AM   #798
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Oh I've heard all about some of Laurie's exploits, lets just keep it simple with the following.
random: "jealous?"
me: "hell yes".
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:48 AM   #799
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Did you know where he was last weekend? (Sorry, one before??) Bastard!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:14 AM   #800
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No, I only hear tidbits, though I'm sure I still have reason to be jealous.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:39 AM   #801
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Invited to crew with a team at Le Mans 24hr . Should be back by now. ?????? Hellooo L
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:29 PM   #802
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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
That tank looks like this:
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #803
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Laugh Tiny tank traveling

Good picture Ace100
The tank is a Honda CRF50 that I bought for another project so I had it on hand.
I just put it on Brutus the Beast so the bike would run.
On the other hand it made a good contrast to the popular safari tanks some use.
The ADVenture would be finding a gas station every 40 miles or so....
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:57 AM   #804
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A crap pic of a strange bike and know none of the particulars.



There's a V-4 Sabre or sumpin in there. Spotted as I was leaving Victoria MC Salvage in B.C.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:55 PM   #805
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It's a sickness I tell ya!




FACELIFT





NIP and Tuck














CHILLIN' with a real dual sport




and so it goes...next...cockpit mods.TBC
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #806
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It's a sickness I tell ya!

FACELIFT

What tire did you use for the front? I assume you couldn't find a size big enough for the back.

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Old 10-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #807
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:20 AM   #808
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What tire did you use for the front? I assume you couldn't find a size big enough for the back.

the front is a Kenda 244 3"x16"

the rear is a Kenda 761 130/80/18.

I have a Dunlop D850A for the rear but haven't installed yet. Either way, it is better to have more steering/braking traction then propulsion at this point.

(the tire on the left)
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #809
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Father X rides his Interceptor as if it was a KLR, not afraid of anything. Would like to see what he does with a little more ground clearance and some bar risers!
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:54 AM   #810
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the front is a Kenda 244 3"x16"
the rear is a Kenda 761 130/80/18.

I have a Dunlop D850A for the rear but haven't installed yet. Either way, it is better to have more steering/braking traction then propulsion at this point.
I think you mean:
Kenda K270

or Shinko 244

or there's also one called IRC GP-1 too.
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