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Old 07-06-2011, 11:09 AM   #691
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Lick's Solo Bag works for me. I got it cheap through a group buy on XLF.


Your bike is sick! Loved it with the knobbies as well.
I wanted to ask though, how is it your rear fender is lifted like that? Is it a custom fender, or do you have longer shocks in the back? Thanks!

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #692
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I have been wanting to do something similar (ADV that is) but more like an old XLCH homage.
Do you already have the XLCH?

I'm going to be converting my 73 to a DS. Nothing as radical as John, Jimmy or Doug.
Maybe little increase in suspension travel, bigger fuel tank, ammo can panniers and some good tires.

I've got the Wing for distances, so this will just be for 1 up in town and a bit of exploration.


You guys sure have been inspirational! Thanks for the great builds!
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #693
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Do you already have the XLCH?

I'm going to be converting my 73 to a DS. Nothing as radical as John, Jimmy or Doug.
Maybe little increase in suspension travel, bigger fuel tank, ammo can panniers and some good tires.

I've got the Wing for distances, so this will just be for 1 up in town and a bit of exploration.


You guys sure have been inspirational! Thanks for the great builds!
No XLCH. I was thinking about making a modern replica of a 61 high pipe scrambler XLCH similar to this one:



I plan on doing the TAT in the next couple of years and want to build a bike for the trip. Seems like it might be fun to do it on something less "convenient" than typically used as well as made in the USA.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #694
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That will be a fun build, I may give it a shot on the rubber sport. You are limited on rear travel with that one. It should make a great srambler vstrom type gravel rd bike. Let me know when you start I may have some pointers for you. I have learned alot on this last build.
I will definitely be picking your brain during the build. Are you saying that the rigid mounts have limited travel or the rubber? As long as I can squeeze around 6 inches out of the rear I would prefer to use a lighter weight pre 04' bike.


Can't wait to read the RR of your trip!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:05 PM   #695
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the rigid has more travel ability/ swingarm can drop further down.


I think the XLCH was one sexy bike and the modern rep of that would do good on the TAT. Rummer is that a 13.5" shock is as long as one can run in the rubber mount frame. If you stretch the swing arm you can get the 6" of travel with the 13.5" shock.

edit: On my rigid i extended the swing arm 4" and have 10" of travel so the 6" will be easy. matter of fact you cna use the same shock set up I have on a stock arm and get 6" of travel
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #696
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What is the TAT?
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:52 AM   #697
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:05 AM   #698
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #699
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the rigid has more travel ability/ swingarm can drop further down.


I think the XLCH was one sexy bike and the modern rep of that would do good on the TAT. Rummer is that a 13.5" shock is as long as one can run in the rubber mount frame. If you stretch the swing arm you can get the 6" of travel with the 13.5" shock.

edit: On my rigid i extended the swing arm 4" and have 10" of travel so the 6" will be easy. matter of fact you cna use the same shock set up I have on a stock arm and get 6" of travel
I've seen 14.25" on a Rubbermount with a stock swingarm... Not sure how it rides though...
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:01 AM   #700
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Your bike is sick! Loved it with the knobbies as well.
I wanted to ask though, how is it your rear fender is lifted like that? Is it a custom fender, or do you have longer shocks in the back? Thanks!

-Ming
The fender is custom, with mounts to the back sides of the upper shock mounts and a support hidden under the seat. The shocks are taller than stock, but not really all that tall. 12.5".
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:13 AM   #702
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #703
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I've seen 14.25" on a Rubbermount with a stock swingarm... Not sure how it rides though...
My info came from the xl forum and could be wrong. Supposedly with ove 13.5" shock the belt is to close to the thing a ma jig on the bottom run :)
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:01 PM   #704
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My info came from the xl forum and could be wrong. Supposedly with ove 13.5" shock the belt is to close to the thing a ma jig on the bottom run :)
I have a 2002 sporty with 14.75" Ohlins on the rear. Before I switched over to a 530 chain drive, I had the stock belt with stock 1200 gearing (27 front, 61 rear) and the belt just missed rubbing on the bottom bolt boss of the front sprocket cover. With the 883 29 tooth front sprocket you may have an issue however. As always, YMMV. I would highly recommend going to a chain drive. Kills numerous birds with one stone. Cheapest and best price is through Sprocket Specialists. They have both the rear and front sprockets and o-ring chain.

I generally like my 21-51 gearing with my 6-speed Baker tranny. Just wish Baker would offer a lower first gear than the 2.52. That is just too high for anything off paved road. Thinking of going a bit lower on the final drive with a 55 tooth rear sprocket which would get me about back down to the stock 2.69 first gear ratio.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #705
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I have a 2002 sporty with 14.75" Ohlins on the rear. Before I switched over to a 530 chain drive, I had the stock belt with stock 1200 gearing (27 front, 61 rear) and the belt just missed rubbing on the bottom bolt boss of the front sprocket cover. With the 883 29 tooth front sprocket you may have an issue however. As always, YMMV. I would highly recommend going to a chain drive. Kills numerous birds with one stone. Cheapest and best price is through Sprocket Specialists. They have both the rear and front sprockets and o-ring chain.

I generally like my 21-51 gearing with my 6-speed Baker tranny. Just wish Baker would offer a lower first gear than the 2.52. That is just too high for anything off paved road. Thinking of going a bit lower on the final drive with a 55 tooth rear sprocket which would get me about back down to the stock 2.69 first gear ratio.
Yea the rigid could use the loner shocks, I have a 17.5" shock on mine with chain drive
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