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Old 05-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #1201
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Yes but I am talking about STREET tires. I am running Shinko 244's and 705's and really like them. I have no experience with their street tires
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #1202
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posted on stl craigslist:
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcy/3009241324.html


only problem for me is its titled on the buell motor not the frame.can't title it in mo. that way.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #1203
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On the duality of perception

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posted on stl craigslist:
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/mcy/3009241324.html


only problem for me is its titled on the buell motor not the frame.can't title it in mo. that way.


That may be wrong in so many ways, but i like it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #1204
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So hot, want to touch the hiney.

I'm thinking it would goofy from the side though. Looks kinda long? Still cool though!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #1205
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I might be tempted if I were home, but 1200cc in the dirt? A bit much. Definitely change out those tires too.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:37 AM   #1206
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only problem for me is its titled on the buell motor not the frame.can't title it in mo. that way.
In Michigan it goes by VIN on frame.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #1207
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Really? I assumed it was the opposite. I assumed they were a harder tire, good for commuting and most riding, but not sticky enough for them to lay their bikes down. Which would be fine for me because I don't lay mine down much.
I try not to lay mine down at all...
but it happens.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #1208
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So no Aussies have done a VTR250 dual sport conversion?

Love to see a few of those.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #1209
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Eh? Extreme Conversion

If you haven't seen this one, it is pretty amazing.
Converting a 2CV (car) into a motorcycle.
By himself.
In the desert.
In Africa.

That counts as converted to dual sport doesn't it?

http://translate.google.com/translat...r%2Fmoto2.html

The computer translation into English is really funny to read too
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #1210
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If you haven't seen this one, it is pretty amazing.
Converting a 2CV (car) into a motorcycle.
By himself.
In the desert.
In Africa.

That counts as converted to dual sport doesn't it?

http://translate.google.com/translat...r%2Fmoto2.html

The computer translation into English is really funny to read too


Wow! Damn, what a contraption. Can't imagine it could even be ridden. Looks like the product of an "art degree, a junk yard, some LSD, and a trust fund!!!".
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:06 AM   #1211
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And so it begins...

Here is my beautiful new-to-me 2001 Suzuki SV650 bound for an ADV mod. I am going to do almost all of the work myself while my husband generously lets me borrow his tools and motorcycle lift, and offers a spot so I don't mess anything up royally. However, he's never done a mod like this either and I have cleaner welds than he does, so I get a few bragging rights. Right?

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My plan is to replace the fork seals (because the previous owner obviously popped wheelies on it and they are leaking) and the front brake pads (because the leaking seals lubricated the brake pads). After that it will need crash bars, a skid plate, a radiator guard, bar backs and risers, new tires (going with TKC 80 on the front and a Full Bore M40 on the rear), and some progressively wound fork springs to soften the suspension, but keep the sporty nature in the tight twisties. Next up is some luggage and cosmetic alterations, but those are a bit low on the priority list. My hope is to keep this project under $3500 all told. I think I can do that, but will have to get inventive and fabricate a lot of the metal structures myself. The first round of parts is in the mail, so here's hoping!
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #1212
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Here is my beautiful new-to-me 2001 Suzuki SV650 bound for an ADV mod. I am going to do almost all of the work myself while my husband generously lets me borrow his tools and motorcycle lift, and offers a spot so I don't mess anything up royally. However, he's never done a mod like this either and I have cleaner welds than he does, so I get a few bragging rights. Right?

[IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]

My plan is to replace the fork seals (because the previous owner obviously popped wheelies on it and they are leaking) and the front brake pads (because the leaking seals lubricated the brake pads). After that it will need crash bars, a skid plate, a radiator guard, bar backs and risers, new tires (going with TKC 80 on the front and a Full Bore M40 on the rear), and some progressively wound fork springs to soften the suspension, but keep the sporty nature in the tight twisties. Next up is some luggage and cosmetic alterations, but those are a bit low on the priority list. My hope is to keep this project under $3500 all told. I think I can do that, but will have to get inventive and fabricate a lot of the metal structures myself. The first round of parts is in the mail, so here's hoping!
Your going to have a lot of fun . Just got done with my dual sport build. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=786691&page=4 Also look up JD rocks he builds some nice bikes and might give you some ideas.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #1213
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shadow 500?

I've got a chance to pick up a Honda Shadow 500 for a good price (I think I can get if for $0)
What are your thoughts on using this as a base for a dual sport? I think the motor would be a good one but I don't know if the shaft drive would have be able to handle much increase in suspension travel.

PS: I can't remember if there are any 500 Shadows on this thread and I'm too lazy to look through the whole thing again. sorry.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #1214
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I've got a chance to pick up a Honda Shadow 500 for a good price (I think I can get if for $0)
What are your thoughts on using this as a base for a dual sport? I think the motor would be a good one but I don't know if the shaft drive would have be able to handle much increase in suspension travel.

PS: I can't remember if there are any 500 Shadows on this thread and I'm too lazy to look through the whole thing again. sorry.
I don't have too much experience with shaft drives, so I am not completely certain. However, I did drop the suspension on an older R850 that was shaft drive, and it handled fine. So, I THINK it may work in the other direction as long as you are careful about it. But, for a free bike, I say go for it! If it doesn't work you haven't lost anything, so there is no harm in trying!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #1215
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Your going to have a lot of fun . Just got done with my dual sport build. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=786691&page=4 Also look up JD rocks he builds some nice bikes and might give you some ideas.
Thank you! It is already proving a fun project. He does have some nice bikes. Great ideas! Gonna need to take some measurements...
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