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Old 03-27-2011, 05:03 PM   #106
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Excellent progress!

Jimmy have you contemplated a longer seat set-up?
You may need room to move around on your bike or stretching on longer rides.
On downhills sliding your butt to the rear could help confidence especially if your forks are compressing down.

Your bike will be wicked!
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #107
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Beautiful work.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:38 PM   #108
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Hot damn...

Don't know how you make something soo cool look so easy? If I were the Harley factory boys I'd feel pretty stupid right now.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:09 AM   #109
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FWIW - The "Harley Boys" and their board of directors don't seem to believe a motorcycle should be ridden off road. The mufflers, including the Buell muffler, are not certified/stamped for off road use which includes fire roads, Forest Service and BLM roads.

JTH will need something like a bolt on spark arrestor as the fines for not having one can get expensive.

Keep up the amazing transformation of the Sporty.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:20 AM   #110
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Excellent progress!

Jimmy have you contemplated a longer seat set-up?
You may need room to move around on your bike or stretching on longer rides.
On downhills sliding your butt to the rear could help confidence especially if your forks are compressing down.

Your bike will be wicked!
I have, but Im going to stay short right now and keep the rear unobstructed so I can, while standing, shift my weight back. I plan to graft on a small rack that can hold light gear and then some small touratech cans on the sides for fluids. In between the rack and the seat will be a space for a tool kit - at the same level.

Heres a pic of the rack - I designed this for the HP2 a while ago. I think it will work nicely, but need to mock up the frame to hold it and the fender...
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:24 AM   #111
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FWIW - The "Harley Boys" and their board of directors don't seem to believe a motorcycle should be ridden off road. The mufflers, including the Buell muffler, are not certified/stamped for off road use which includes fire roads, Forest Service and BLM roads.

JTH will need something like a bolt on spark arrestor as the fines for not having one can get expensive.

Keep up the amazing transformation of the Sporty.
Absolutely - it will have a US forest service approved spark arrestor. I like to ride off-road at Hollsiter hills OHRV park which requures one.

Does anyone have suggestions on what spark arrestor might work well here ?
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #112
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Heres a picture of the rack on the HP2. Touratech can on the left, and a tool kit on the right - mix and match.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:02 AM   #113
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you could try something like this



http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog...hp/cPath/46_48


I will probably adapt a new approved can like a leo vince

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:00 PM   #114
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legal exhaust options...

Too bad the stock KTM 950/990 exhausts aren't interesting looking. I'm sure there are a bunch of them laying around that have spark arrestors and are off road legal. They're just pretty bland but would work in a pinch.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #115
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I put a Cobra spark arrestor on my Uly. Took a little shaping to fit the oval exhaust, but it works great. I like it because I can pull the screen out to ride on the highway or in town.

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:21 PM   #116
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Sloooooooowwwwww progress, but while waiting for the finished swingarm and the the shocks, I decided to graft on a fly screen. Its a sportster flyscreen and I had some alumunum brackets fab'ed to hold it and the blinkers.......
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:22 PM   #117
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Very nice! I just ran across the thread and I already can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #118
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Very nice! I just ran across the thread and I already can't wait to see how it turns out!
Me too.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #119
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Me too.
Im with you! Im enjoying the design and build process, but Im ready to get out and ride the thing.

Swingarm is now done and I pick it up tomorrow and install. Then shocks next week and hopefully the exhaust too.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #120
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Got the finished swingarm today - Ive gotta say, FMI did a fantastic job machining and finishing. I almost want to put it on a shelf and just display it.....
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