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Old 03-30-2014, 04:25 PM   #3811
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Is there a build thread for that? Its very much along the lines of what I have in mind.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #3812
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^No belt, no cush drive, no thanks.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:49 PM   #3813
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Is there a build thread for that? Its very much along the lines of what I have in mind.
Yeah, it's one of my main inspiration bikes for one of these days...

No build thread. It's a bike built by Wrench Monkees...

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/motorcycles/monkee-28.html
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:59 PM   #3814
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^No belt, no cush drive, no thanks.
It's surprising how much of an issue this isn't...


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Old 03-30-2014, 06:35 PM   #3815
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Yeah, it's one of my main inspiration bikes for one of these days...

No build thread. It's a bike built by Wrench Monkees...

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/motorcycles/monkee-28.html
Thanks

I'm looking at all sorts of builds for inspiration. I really like these two Burly Brand bikes





I want to combine the two and add some XR750 into the mix.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #3816
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It's surprising how much of an issue this isn't...



This was discussed a while back...

I'm still not 100% sure it's not an issue. Maybe it isn't, then again maybe it could be. I know that chain conversions are commonplace. Then again, I know that my old XR600 that I converted to D/S use didn't have a cush drive either (the factory D/S XL600 and XR650L did), and it grenaded the tranny. Cush drives on street bikes do serve a purpose, and one of them is to isolate the transmission from shock loads.

I forget the details of the earlier discussion, but I think I remember that if you are concerned about it, there's is a cush drive hub available....
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:51 PM   #3817
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Is that what the clutch is for?
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #3818
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Thanks

I'm looking at all sorts of builds for inspiration. I really like these two Burly Brand bikes





I want to combine the two and add some XR750 into the mix.
Yep, since I don't have the funds for a build right now, I've just been researching, collecting inspiration pictures, and dreaming....

I assume that you've found the build threads for the Burly bikes? Both of them are in my pic folder.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #3819
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Go Sportsters

I've not had any issues, I only have about 20,000 on the chain conversion. which isn't long term proof, but I'm comfortable.


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Old 03-30-2014, 06:55 PM   #3820
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That's how I found the bikes, by looking up Sportster Café build and Sportster Scrambler build on google.

Burly Scrambler

Burly Café Build
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:55 PM   #3821
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Is that what the clutch is for?
Yeah, some bikes have the cush drive built into the hub and some have it built into the clutch. But no, a standard non-cush clutch or hub doesn't isolate the transmission from shocks like a cush system does. If it did, there would be no need for cush drive systems and bike designers wouldn't bother with them.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #3822
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I've not had any issues, I only have about 20,000 on the chain conversion. which isn't long term proof, but I'm comfortable.


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How is the new dual sportster coming?
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #3823
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I've not had any issues, I only have about 20,000 on the chain conversion. which isn't long term proof, but I'm comfortable.


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Yeah, I haven't seen any real evidence that it's an issue on a Sportster. Maybe it isn't. Just from my experience with my XR and similar stories of others, as well as my understanding of cush drives, I'm a little less comfortable with it. Maybe I'm just overly cautious, IDK....
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:05 PM   #3824
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How is the new dual sportster coming?

Slow, if I could just focus a couple of days to it, I'd be riding. Well I think that's all. I need to take about 10 thousandths off a spacer to center the front brake, wire the tail lights, blinkers and work out the chain tensioner.


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Old 03-30-2014, 07:09 PM   #3825
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And you're using a KTM 525 fork/clamp setup?

I don't think I'm going for that amount of travel. I just want to be able to run down fire roads and similarly maintained dirt roads, not go full off-roader with it.
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