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Old 03-02-2011, 07:47 AM   #16
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I have a few parts in, but still waiting on the main pieces before we can really start back together with the build.

I like the ss2r exhaust for the sound level (quiet) and for the high exit. I looked at more scrambler styled pipes but was concerned about heat and bike width in the standing position. this seem to work out well. With the single shock I will be able to keep the muffler in tight and the bike narrow.





woody's did a great job on the wheels. They powder coated the front hub and did the super lace and over sized spokes w/ss nipples. It makes a very strong wheel as I can attest to the abuse the klr wheels have taken.





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Old 03-06-2011, 05:20 PM   #17
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got a new toy to help with the build

sale at harbor freight







Waiting on parts is getting old, I'd like to move forward a little on the build. Hope something comes, in time to get work done before I leave for South Africa

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #18
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This seems like an interesting project, have you seen this one.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=545
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #19
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yea I saw that one. interesting concept. counting mine there are 3 builds going on on adv
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #20
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John,
I've thought about doing something like this, and I'm glad you're giving it a stab.

Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #21
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I've got high hopes for it. I have learned alot through the other builds which will help to make this one successful. Alot of parts have come together and I hope they work in harmony. The front is a non issue as I have done this a few times and like the forks. Part of that is I know the design and how to work with it.

The big question here is the rear suspension. I believe the action will be good as I am keeping the ratio similar to what you get from a linkage set up. The unknown is the anti squat tendency of the swing arm set up. The angle is not good from that stand point, but can be countered some with the sprocket sizes to help bring the anti squat % down some. I just hope to get it to acceptable area. If one doesn't work this out the rear wheel is going to want to drive under the bike, which will cause traction issues as the torque of the rear wheel works to extend the suspension and stiffens it up. If this is an issue then you just have a neat looking bike that is not good in any area. This can be somewhat controlled by keeping travel down to normal adv bike standards. and is really a non issue as you approach the 6" or less. I would like to get more than that and is why I am having the swing arm stretched, and working with a mono shock design. During the building phase I am going to try and combat this with known mathematics, but the proof will be when put to the test off-road. At that point We can dial it in as best as possible and may have to lower it some to get proper handling.

The front travel will be determined by the ability of the rear to handle the extra travel with out adverse handling as I will have a balanced system front to rear. That makes a big difference. With the my klr the 10" rear with 12" front handled well, but was significantly better when I took out 1" of travel. It seemed to bring the bike together and function as a unit better


That was a bit wordy but I needed to get it out
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:33 PM   #22
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I've thought about puting a fairing on it, one cause I like the xs twin and two everyone else (the other two builds) are going with the big round race light.

so to help me think it out I have gone to photoshop for a peak




and then if your all into the look of things this is a great looking bike


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Old 03-08-2011, 07:37 AM   #23
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got a few parts in


mock up shock




chain kit with a cool rear sprocket, it goes well with the woody's built wheel

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #24
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That is going to be one nice bike.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:09 AM   #25
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Sweet project and good luck. I know the hard core Harley guys hate you LOL
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:24 AM   #26
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Sweet project and good luck. I know the hard core Harley guys hate you LOL
Yea your right I have some friends that are died in the wool HD guys we had a few words over this one

we just agree to disagree
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #27
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I like that rear sprocket! Who makes it ???
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:48 AM   #28
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Cool2

It came in the baker kit but has pbi on it. I like the look of it too. It's one of those good accidents. I didn't know what the sproket looked like when I ordered it, just went on the baker name.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #29
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Yea your right I have some friends that are died in the wool HD guys we had a few words over this one

we just agree to disagree
Sad to hear that, I work on Bikes for a couple clubs and visit now and then with the Guys(All HD bikes). They are kind of fasinated by my Sporty Enduro bike,Never heard a cross word about it. Of course who knows what folks really think but are to honorable to say, nobody wants to pizz off the cook, or the wrench.LOL.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #30
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I think it's one of the nicest dualsportsters I've seen.
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