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Old 12-01-2013, 01:20 AM   #16
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Bit of progress over the weekend. Frame is painted and I've got the bike rolling again. Since this pic i've fitted the radiator, brakes etc back up. I'm in a bit of a rush to get the main bits back on as i start a new job on Wednesday which will have me living away from home during the week, don't want any important bits to go missing or (more likely) me forgetting where bits go.



Looks pretty sexy in white, but it gets dirty real easy.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:05 AM   #17
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What's the tank seat arrangement going to be?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #18
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At this stage Will I'm gonna go with the standard tank and seat as I want to get the bike streetable, then do the blower which will dictate how the body work will end up. Ideally my plan is to make a tank out of thin alloy sheet laminated and blind rivetted together. Think of the skin on a fighter plan with its exposed rivet heads and you'll get the rough idea. Not easy but should be a good conversation starter
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #19
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Well I have it basically back together and running, considering of mnodified the wiring to get the electrics, battery etc to under the seat, I'm pretty happy with that result
The empty space where the battery used to go down at the lower front will be the position for a new fabricated oil tank. Once that is done I'll take off the old oil tank and that's where I'll mount the blower.




Things are going to slow down for a bit as I've taken up a new job which has me out of town all week, so I will be mainly working on it during weekends.
Oh and with the 950S swingarm fitted I'm coming up with a rake of 21 degree and a trail of 103mm. Seems a bit out to me so will remeasure again next weekend.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #20
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I've always liked the Super Dukes and swore I would own one one day after taking a spin on a SD R.

This is a great sounding project, it looks real promising stripped down with that longer swingarm.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #21
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Extending the forks an inch or three will get the trail back in line. That config looks pretty sweet! Have you considered using an SM or SE oil tank and motor hangers?

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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Thanks Te Hopo, yeah mate she's gonna be a beast!

Snowhawk, yeah I wanted to lengthen the forks maybe 2 inchs at the most but I've been told you can't do that with Duke forks. I can maybe get 3/4 inch if I'm lucky. So I'll probably have to get a hold of super moto forks, then I'll need brakes as well.....the list never stops hey? Unless theres a way to modify my adv forks by fitting the bottoms of the super dukes forks into them. I'm going to ask over on Orange crush and and see what the collective knows about this sort of stuff.

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Have you ridden the bike as it stands? How does it handle? I cannot see why by changing the swingarm the geometry is affected so much. If so, then can you take some preload off the back to see if you could bring it level? Also, the SD rear shock is very easy to shorten without affecting stroke.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:56 PM   #24
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That's a sensible idea! All I need to do is shorten the chain and finish the battery box and it'll be rideable. I ll give it a try.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:15 AM   #25
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The empty space where the battery used to go down at the lower front will be the position for a new fabricated oil tank. Once that is done I'll take off the old oil tank and that's where I'll mount the blower.
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OD, why fabricate an oil tank? The standard SM oil tank is mounted pretty much where you intend to install your custom tank. I'm all for doing stuff "just because", but why reinvent the wheel when the main point of the project looks like it should be the forced induction? ... of which I'm eager to see how you progress!

Carry on good man!

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Old 12-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #26
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Got me droolin' - 2WD would be the cherry on top. If I can encourage you in that direction, I will!
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #27
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2wd? You guys are a bad influence I tell ya. Re oil tank yeah an em would fit but I'm also after extra capacity and would like to fit oil cooler tubes as well. So have been investigating blower types and was going to use a Sprintex...only it won't fit neatly. I want to use a rootes type blower rather than a turbine as the rootes makes more of that sweet, sweet blower sound. At this point looking at an AMR 500 if I can get one cheap.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #28
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #29
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Thanks Te Hopo, yeah mate she's gonna be a beast!

Snowhawk, yeah I wanted to lengthen the forks maybe 2 inchs at the most but I've been told you can't do that with Duke forks. I can maybe get 3/4 inch if I'm lucky. So I'll probably have to get a hold of super moto forks, then I'll need brakes as well.....the list never stops hey? Unless theres a way to modify my adv forks by fitting the bottoms of the super dukes forks into them. I'm going to ask over on Orange crush and and see what the collective knows about this sort of stuff.

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Hey Hey! I have a Right side front radial mount four pot caliper for the SM forks, if you end up going that route. I used an EXC line and 16mm master to run it.

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Old 12-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #30
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Sooo... wheres the blower?
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