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Old 11-20-2010, 07:00 PM   #76
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crash bars? is that what they're for?
Let's hope not but they are sturdy

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did you happen to see my review of those folding mirrors?
Must have missed it, got a link?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:35 PM   #77
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Just finished reading your build story. I'm really impressed. I don't like your muffler but that's a subjective thing. Recently, I was thinking of putting a EX250 motor in my XRL just for more mpg and street performance. I think your dirt Ninja is a better idea. Congrats!
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:16 PM   #78
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Wow, that is an extreme angle on the swingarm. The KLR has 7.3" of rear travel, the GS800 8.5, the KTM 990 8.3, I would think between 7.5 and 8.5 would be the sweet spot.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:01 AM   #79
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Must have missed it, got a link?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...folding+mirror


comments plus photos. the problem is that the mount between the threaded stem and the elbow reduces to 5mm. you would never know they were designed that way unless they break. both of mine failed at the exact same location. nice concept, hope they change the mount design.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:45 AM   #80
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Hey Taco build the ex250 into a dualsport. The xr is already porky and would be underwhelming with the 250 motor.

JD thanks for the heads up. I've had nothing but good luck with mine. I did break a mirror in one but the mounts have held up fine after several drops although I try to position them to be inside the handlebars in a fall.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:40 AM   #81
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Hey Taco build the ex250 into a dualsport. The xr is already porky and would be underwhelming with the 250 motor.
It's already underwhelming with the stock motor.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:22 AM   #82
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It's already underwhelming with the stock motor.
That's why I sold mine. It will run a long time if treated right.

Thought I'd share some measurements for those that are looking for a rear shock. This is with an 18" ktm rear wheel and a Shinko 700, shock is off a honda cbr. Measurements are from centerline of eye or mounting bolt.

Condition Shock length MM Clearance to inner fender MM
both wheels in air shock in place 306 173
collpased no shock 243 0
max extension no shock 350 295

Max extension is with stock muffler removed and 1/2 of the right stock muffler hanger removed.








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Old 11-21-2010, 01:07 PM   #83
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JD thanks for the heads up. I've had nothing but good luck with mine. I did break a mirror in one but the mounts have held up fine after several drops although I try to position them to be inside the handlebars in a fall.
mine didn't break from dropping the bike, they fell off when that little 5mm stem failed from metal fatigue. both sides.

you can see the little 5mm stem above the threaded section. i had to ziptie the mirror inside the handguard just to have at least one.

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:54 PM   #84
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Hey Taco build the ex250 into a dualsport. The xr is already porky and would be underwhelming with the 250 motor.

JD thanks for the heads up. I've had nothing but good luck with mine. I did break a mirror in one but the mounts have held up fine after several drops although I try to position them to be inside the handlebars in a fall.
Here is tREV's ZZR250 build http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557515
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #85
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As a fellow ninja rider, I have to admit your build had me smiling all thru the thread :) Well, maybe not thr drop part but I'm impressed!
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #86
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sanjah, are you the guy that rick is building a rear shock for?
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:20 AM   #87
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sanjah, are you the guy that rick is building a rear shock for?
yep
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:26 AM   #88
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he's the man. He did all the custom work on my build. Works like a charm. How much travel are you going to be able to pull out of the swingarm
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:31 AM   #89
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8+ with a chain guide.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #90
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Sanjo, do you have any details on the shock. Like where are you getting it? Is it a bolt in (other than the muffler bracket mod)? What features does it have?
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