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Old 07-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #1576
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While I admit that bike is pleasing to the eye, rear set pegs, drag bars, and knobbie tires are in total conflict of function. Built by a talented poser for the delight of the snappers. I still like it, it just lacks definition of it's intended direction.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:15 AM   #1577
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[QUOTE=sargev55;19228981]that seems about right. normal around town riding my temp reads around 150f, sustained highway riding gets it to around 185f or so, and really dogging the crap out of it i might see 200-205f.[/QUOTE]


These temps are getting close to the point of thermal break down for conventional oils, which is why I feel the oil temp tank plug is valuable tool. Extended city riding can approach these temps also. If you see this often I would recommend fully synthetic oil and the addition of an oil cooler.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #1578
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Agreed its just a stock sportster with a lot of cosmetic changes. If a guy really wanted to take it off road at all the stock length suspension would have to go. There's more to building a dual sportster than a different seat, a high pipe, and some knobbie tires. It looks neat but I guess it's more of a street tracker than a dual sportster.
Agreed, if you wish to go off-road, long travel suspension is not just desirable, it may be a matter of life and death. A huge rut drifted over with dust may trip your bike end over end leaving you crushed and bleeding out under the desert sun.
But, downside of long travel would be the hassle of not getting your feet on the ground in "moments of urgency".
Have you been following RTW Doug's thread on this forum "Can a Harley make it to Magadan?".
Spoiler alert: it could and did.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:30 AM   #1579
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Not mine, and I can't read EDIT: Spanish, but I'm certain the BMW headlight should speak for itself..

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A good start but the rearsets need to be lowered a good two inches and a decent handlebar put in place of the drag bar. Then add about two inches of padding to the maxi pad he's using for a seat and you'd be getting somewhere..
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #1580
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Agreed its just a stock sportster with a lot of cosmetic changes. If a guy really wanted to take it off road at all the stock length suspension would have to go. There's more to building a dual sportster than a different seat, a high pipe, and some knobbie tires. It looks neat but I guess it's more of a street tracker than a dual sportster.
I don't believe that it was ever built with the intent to be a "dual sportster." It's defintetly got more of a scrambler/desert sled kinda thing going on...and I think they nailed it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #1581
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #1582
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Very nice Sporty hacknslash!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:24 AM   #1583
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #1584
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Nice phography. Nice artwork.
Time I got back to the creative stuff too....
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #1585
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:17 AM   #1586
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:03 AM   #1587
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Very cool scoot. What length are your rear shocks and what forks are you running?
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:16 AM   #1588
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Very cool scoot. What length are your rear shocks and what forks are you running?
360mm (14.17") Ohlins shocks and Ricor Intiminators in the forks.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #1589
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Do those 1/4 fairings do anything?
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:23 AM   #1590
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Do those 1/4 fairings do anything?
Not a damn thing as far as i can tell.
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