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Old 12-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #31
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I really dig this build, and I am not trying to be critical or anything. This is an honest question. :P

Anyway, I likely don't know what I am talking about, but I have heard that leaners are not so great in adverse road conditions, snow and mud and such. But given that this is a dirt bike, I assume that you plan for it to see some adverse road conditions. Are you going to be installing a strut of some kind so that you can lock it rigid when you have to ride through the snow or fly the chair over boulders and such?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #32
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Valid question, Its not a leaner.....This is just all the farther I have gotten. It will be a solid mount.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #33
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Ah right! That seems more obvious now that I looked closer! Please pardon me while I go derp quietly in the corner now. :P
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #34
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I have been planning on making it a solid mount since the beginning of the project, but I rode it around the house a few times as a leaner, and It scared me to death! I dont see how anyone would be able to ride something like that at any kind of speed. It felt sooooo strange. I know I would die if I rode it like that. if felt like it was trying to fold me in half whenever i stopped or tried to turn.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #35
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Hahaha no problem.....I was just waiting to get my body before I made the struts. I just didn't know how everything would line up. I didn't want to have to do it twice.



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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #36
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Here are some pictures of the body just sitting on the chassis. I will need to modify/add a few things but I should be able to make it fit without too much difficulty.








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Old 12-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #37
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Gonna change the gearing or anything? I had to go down a tooth in the front on my CB400 w/Velorex, or it bogs down something awful in 6th gear (sure does wheelie good now when the sidecar is off though, lol). But then again yours looks like a DOHC if those round plugs under the valve cover are any indication?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #38
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It is already geared super low for woods riding. It tops out around 55-60 in 6th as is. I have a bunch of different sprockets laying around. Im sure ill have to play around with it once the car is on it. I built this bike for going slow on back roads so im used to going slow.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #39
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I finished the suspension and support struts.(Thanks for the shock Zipper!!!) I need to ad some bracing, finish my welds and mount the brake and body, but she isnt far from being on the road. It was fun to finally put some hours in the garage. (I had some time off work) I took it out in the snow for a bit. I was very limited on space but it was fun!










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Old 12-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #40
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looks good

man your fast i just talked to you and now your up and running
looks awesome
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #41
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Does anyone know a source for progressive springs for the forks and stiffer springs for the rear shock for an xt350? I haven't had much luck looking. I may try to make leading links for it but until then, I would like to stiffen things up a bit. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #42
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Yeah, I try to make hay while the sun is shining....or in this case, the snow if flying. haha!

P.S, I never knew you were from outer space??? (your profile location)

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #43
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Does anyone know a source for progressive springs for the forks and stiffer springs for the rear shock for an xt350? I haven't had much luck looking. I may try to make leading links for it but until then, I would like to stiffen things up a bit. Thanks.
make some pre-load spacers for the forks..
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #44
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Yeah, I was thinking about trying that.....I have heard mixed things (I have never done it myself). Some say it works great, others say its a complete waste of time..
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #45
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Yeah, I was thinking about trying that.....I have heard mixed things (I have never done it myself). Some say it works great, others say its a complete waste of time..
Even put some air valves in the caps & put a few lbs of air in them..
may find usefull as a solo bike as well..
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