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Old 01-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #1066
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not mine!

The only thing I'd changer there is the wheels.To me,it's screaming for 18/21 spoke wheel combo with a set of Shinko 705s.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #1067
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The only thing I'd changer there is the wheels.To me,it's screaming for 18/21 spoke wheel combo with a set of Shinko 705s.

Dang, nice Goldwing!!


I love that thing, some of it looks photoshopped!!


My GS that I converted to dual sport turned out really good and did everything I asked of it around Death Valley.


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Old 01-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #1068
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The only thing I'd changer there is the wheels.To me,it's screaming for 18/21 spoke wheel combo with a set of Shinko 705s.
fukk the 705s, imagine that thing with the K784.. A.K.A. "BIG BLOCK" :P
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #1069
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Dang, nice Goldwing!!


I love that thing, some of it looks photoshopped!!


My GS that I converted to dual sport turned out really good and did everything I asked of it around Death Valley.

Wait... I thought all GS's and Dakars were considered dual-sports...

I mean, yeah, they're the largest of them, but they're dual-sports to everyone I know.

Glad it worked out for ya though.

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That Gold Wing is out of this world. I'd love to see how they adapted that 'beak' front end to be hard-mounted on the bike & stable... but the more I learn about welding the more I realize new framing can be built to support it.

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Which is starting to give me ideas for my EX500...
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #1070
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not mine!

What a beast! I love it. Great job whoever it belongs to.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #1071
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Wait... I thought all GS's and Dakars were considered dual-sports...

I mean, yeah, they're the largest of them, but they're dual-sports to everyone I know.

Glad it worked out for ya though.

I took 100 pounds of crap off and it's still pretty heavy, leans more to the dual sport side of things now. I couldn't imagine taking a stock GS the places I took this thing.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:03 AM   #1072
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I took 100 pounds of crap off and it's still pretty heavy, leans more to the dual sport side of things now. I couldn't imagine taking a stock GS the places I took this thing.
I,and perhaps many others would like to know how,with pics if possible.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #1073
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On Saturday I posted a pic of my Warrior and said that heavy thing would never be anything other than a street bike. On Saturday a friend, who is currently working in Russia, posted pics on the Warrior forum. No, it's not a traditional adventure bike, but it's set up a bit differently than your conventional cruiser and he has been taking it all over Russia. It is his adventure bike and he is making it work for him. It's not necessarily the bike, but how you use it!





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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #1074
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I,and perhaps many others would like to know how,with pics if possible.
Regs,Ed

I actually took off 160 pounds of BMW stuff, but I put 60 pounds of my own parts back on to make it a motorcycle again.



Build thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726304
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #1075
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I actually took off 160 pounds of BMW stuff, but I put 60 pounds of my own parts back on to make it a motorcycle again.



Build thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726304
After seeing that build thread, Larry, you get way more respect from me now... that really isn't just another GS! I like it.

Any tips on how to cross-reference head bearings? I wouldn't mind getting a different front end for my build, but don't want to change the frame to do it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #1076
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After seeing that build thread, Larry, you get way more respect from me now... that really isn't just another GS! I like it.

Any tips on how to cross-reference head bearings? I wouldn't mind getting a different front end for my build, but don't want to change the frame to do it.

I wouldn't have posted a plain old GS in here with the cool kids.


I have no idea how to cross head bearings, I've just hit on something that works for my kind of builds.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #1077
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After seeing that build thread, Larry, you get way more respect from me now... that really isn't just another GS! I like it.

Any tips on how to cross-reference head bearings? I wouldn't mind getting a different front end for my build, but don't want to change the frame to do it.
Here is a site that list bearing sizes and what they fit.Remember,you can get conversion bearings and also mix and match bearings from places like McMaster Carr.

http://scandalon.com/2009/06/motorcy...ng-size-chart/

http://www.allballsracing.com/

http://www.mcmaster.com/

I have gotten better bearings cheaper than factory replacements from McMaster Carr.They charge actual shipping and not inflated shipping.In order to do that,you won't be charged until after shipping.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #1078
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Any tips on how to cross-reference head bearings?
All Balls has a very handy cross-reference tool here: http://www.allballsracing.com/index.php/forkconvertion

However, it only does street-to-street or dirt-to-dirt. Thinking it would be great if it could cross over I sent this in through their contact form:

"Your fork conversion database is an awesome resource, thanks. It
would be even better if it could cross over between street and dirt.
Lots of us nutters doing unnatural things to bikes :^)"

Less than 12hrs later(!) I got this back:

"Yea we tried to link street and dirt but it brought back so many
results it took the page like 5 minutes to load. So for any
conversions like that give me a call.
Thanks
Alex G Alex Geiger
All Balls Racing
822 N Reading Ave, PO Box 437New Berlinville, PA 19545
Tel: 888-228-3323, 610-473-0505Fax: 888-552-0557, 610-473-8411
Alex_Geiger@allballsracing.comwww.goallballs.com

They seem like good guys and worthy of support.

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #1079
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Hello guys. I wonder if I doesn't sell Honda this winter and buy desired XT600 instead, that might alter my CB in the spirit of this theme.
Heart pulls out a little off an asphalt and CB is not very comfortable for such a ride. In addition, its suspension suffer and I'm forced to drive very slow on the gravel and dirt roads.
The former style of my driving is 70% on the asphalt but lately more and more I realize that I like to get off somewhere deep in the countryside.
I would love to hear some of your suggestions and opinions about modifying my Honda (on the image below) :




Obviously, the tires should be changed (Front is 100*19", back is 110*18"), add a skid plate and a straigth wide handlebar with risers.
I would like to know if I may remove the exhaust under the sump and not disturb characteristics of engine.
What you are proposing in order to reduce the total weight of motorcycle? (except swapping aloy wheels with wired ones, it is nearly imposible to me in this moment). removing top case is a must, of course.


A few new parts arrived





Bottom left is a bag containing one XM-L PowerLED, for 'Ledilizator' subproject, to subst headlight H4 bulb with 2 or 3 of these LEDs (~1000 lumen combined) in order to free some Amps for HHO Dry cell

Handlebar must go striptease, to get that beautiful Aluminum colour.

Honda collector box (that thingy under the sump) will be kicked out and replaced with something like this :



It will bring down about 10 kilos of weight and increase the clearance by about 2.5 inch.

My inspiration pics :








(on this one are Pirelli MT64, who discontinued but replaced with MT60 model of tyres, I think)



So I need some advice on tyres.

Pirelli MT60 set for 180 Euros :
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...relli-MT60.htm

or

Shinko 244 and 241 for 120 Euros :
http://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/product.php?id=24 for rear

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/product.php?id=60 for front



In the meantime, I have to come up with a larger/longer rear shocks travel for less money
Any suggestions on this, too?


edit :

Tyres solved, I'm expecting Conti Escape's to arive next week.
Still need idea on rear suspension !
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