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Old 04-08-2013, 07:07 PM   #16
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What are you smoking and where can I get some?! Gotta be some crazy stuff...
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #17
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I always thought, you could build a real nice, cheap, simple, lightweight chopper from a thumper. Although I think it would be simpler with an aircooled XR. I imagine it would be a wheelie machine!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
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Hardtail dirtbike??? Nope never seen nor heard of such a thing.
Has probably never been done before.




Worked great for turning left or a few second ride up a hill.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #19
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I remember Ive seen a dirtbike choper in a magazine but I cant find it now. some school project around stockholm. think it was a husaberg. done on a tight budget, just "chopt" down using the bikes parts without any fancy stuff.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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my friend used to have this bike, a cr500 "bobber" it was built by another friend with the help of DMC (dave miller concepts) was wicked fast, and somehow they got it street plated in CA.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #21
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Cool2 Hardtail? what's new about that?

I believe you gentlemen are unfamiliar with the roots of adventure riding.
May I recommend you take a few minutes to check out this thread...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29723

Some of you sound like young puppies
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #22
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I believe you gentlemen are unfamiliar with the roots of adventure riding.
May I recommend you take a few minutes to check out this thread...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29723

Some of you sound like young puppies
I believe you are unfamiliar with the original post. The question wasn't whether hard tail bikes could be ridden off road, it was about whether or not a modern dirt bike could or should be converted to a hard tail.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #23
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To be, or not to be...

I may well have misunderstood when he asked:
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I just wondered if anyone has seen or done a hardtail on a dirt bike or dual sport?
I didn't think he was asking only about modern bikes, just that it was a general question.

I know that a lot of riders are unaware of the old hardtail dirt bikes.
My father rode a '49 Matchless hardtail on road and off.
It was "Scrambler" too.
They also sold a hardtail trials version of the same bike.

Why anyone would want to do that to a modern dirt bike is another question.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:01 PM   #24
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #25
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Well, it's a KLR, so at least the handling hasn't been degraded.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #26
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low rider dirt bike

I mocked up this a couple of years ago as a beach cruiser, but never rode it. We found a new riding area so got put back to offroad duties.

http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...5-XTR-Lowrider

let me know if you can't see the pics and I'll post a couple.

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Old 04-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #27
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I just wondered if anyone has seen or done a hardtail on a dirt bike or dual sport?
Some of the fastest modern dirt bikes are still hardtails:

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #28
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F that S.
I LOL.

Sure, you can remove the most basic function the machine was built for, and turn it into a totally different kind of machine. It's yours.

This guy did:

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #29
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Well, it's a KLR, so at least the handling hasn't been degraded.
Yup, that's the best use I can see for a KLR
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:09 PM   #30
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Some of the fastest modern dirt bikes are still hardtails:


Those aren't dirt bikes. They are bikes that run on dirt.
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