Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Sinistersculler, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    This is starting to make me wonder if i shouldn't be looking for a good, light used twin like the Ducati (but not a Ducati) and converting it, rather than buying a 650GS which I know I'll wreck with some foolish antics of some kind.

    All I want in this world is a nice, 300-350lb 400-500cc twin with no more than a 32" saddle, yet with *reasonable* suspension and clearance. Is that really too much to ask? The Ducati conversion looks close, though.
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  2. Deadly

    Deadly Asphalt Adventurer!

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    Thanks for the complements guys. I have added luggage since I posted the original photos.

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    I mounted the weather proof boxes to a set of brackets I made like this but dont intend on making anymore for a while:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8160958&postcount=936

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    I also added a newer GPS.

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    I have a few other things I want to add to the Nighthawk but those will be winter projects.



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  3. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    Deadly,

    how much did the set of Progressive Suspension cost you?

    thanks!
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  4. Deadly

    Deadly Asphalt Adventurer!

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    If I remember correctly, the front springs were around $70 and the rear shocks were close to $400.
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  5. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    if i was residing at your part of the world, i'd make a trip over to your garage to rape the nighthawk you have... its such a beauty!

    thanks for the info.. at the place i'm in, only the 250cc only are aplenty. the 750s sorta disappeared! :cry
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  6. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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  7. postaldave

    postaldave gone postal

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    this is one sexy bike!:clap

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  8. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    This is just great:clap

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  9. doctor_x

    doctor_x Been here awhile

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    the terra mostro is obviously kick ass - but OMFG that nighthawk and 919 are outrageous and while both are very cool, the 919 gets my vote and is absolutely stunning!!
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  10. ADVwannabe

    ADVwannabe Salty Adventurer

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    Hey Deadly,

    Great job on the Wee Hawk! This is what adventure bikes are about, adventure.

    Can't wait to se it dirty
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  11. code

    code advcurious

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    Nice job deadly! Had a 97' black nighthawk myself....if I had only knew / thought of the potential it could of had like you apparently did. Probably would've kept it. Most I did was wire up some tunes with speakers and hooked up my gps. :D Didn't really think outside the box like yourself.:clap
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  12. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    I have a MX to dualsport conversion here for you.
    I used to keep 3 B50's ready for riding. Street, dualsport, and off road.
    The dualsport B50 got canablized in the past, leaving me with either on, or off,
    so now the MX has stepped up to the bat!

    22manyrides

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    from above to below...now street legal

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  13. XR750

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    Wat ooit in 2002 z'n leven begon als een Honda Hornet 900, is in mijn handen verandert naar een Honda XRF900...

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    Ingredienten:
    Basis: Honda cb900f frame+blok+tank ongewijzigd
    Uitlaat: Honda cbr900rr fireblade ( helaas onder het blok door, maar met een bescherming er omheen een mooie bescherming voor het blok)
    Voorvork+wielen+remmen: Honda xrv750
    Koplamp+plestik: Yamaha XT600

    Nog te doen:
    Kleuterbeugels om de tank en het blok.
    plestik kap om de kont, zodattie niet zo veel zand schept.
    carter (uitlaat) bescherming onder blok door.

    Vandaag de eerste zandweggetjes gepakt: vanaf 40km/h in z'n 6 speertie er fantastisch vandoor. 40km/h in z'n 3 is onverantwoord (!)
    De motor is met z'n originele uitlaat ongelofelijk stil waardoor er herten in de berm zoineens schrikken, da's al een reden voor een blerpijp.
    Vorige week met het vehikel naar de RDW voor een kenteken, staat "gewoon" als cb900 geregistreerd, maar ik noem hem bij deze XRF900


    ps: die afstapper: dat heb ik niet mee gemaakt, heb hem er zo bijgekocht..

    Gegroet,
    Marko
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  14. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    :clap..nice one!
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  15. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Marko, I have no idea what you said other than it has the forks from an Africa Twin and it goes like stink.

    Nicely done sir!
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  16. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    What front end is that?
    This is the one I dig, I want to ride this to Mexico!!!! :D

    For people that don't do a fork transplant, what DOT dirt tires are there for 17" fronts? I was thinking harder supermoto tires might work, but they're being harder to find than I thought. Maxxis Presa's looked interesting, but I'm not sure how much more of a bite they'd have in softer stuff.

    http://www.maxxis.com/MotorcycleATV/Racing/Presa-M6119.aspx
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  17. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  18. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    its a sports tourer...

    totally street.
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    first dirt ride on it.upgrades rear tyre changed to Metz Tourance,XRV750 handlebar,DL handguards,Yoshimura carbon fibre tri-oval,H&B sideracks,and some bits.Semi DS tourer.
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    Now,about getting there to a total DS tourer.
    Michelin Sirac front,Michelin Anakee rear,H&B standard alu 41ltr,and modded transalp bashplate.

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    :1drink
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  19. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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    Is there no rear brake?

    I love that gas tank!
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  20. fatalerror

    fatalerror skrik vir niks

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    Wat ooit in 2002 z'n leven begon als een Honda Hornet 900, is in mijn handen verandert naar een Honda XRF900...

    What started its life as a Honda Hornet 900, has changed in my hands to a Honda XRF 900

    Ingredienten:
    Basis: Honda cb900f frame+blok+tank ongewijzigd
    Uitlaat: Honda cbr900rr fireblade ( helaas onder het blok door, maar met een bescherming er omheen een mooie bescherming voor het blok)
    Voorvork+wielen+remmen: Honda xrv750
    Koplamp+plestik: Yamaha XT600


    Ingredients:
    Base: Honda cb900f frame+block+tank unchanged
    Engine: Honda cbr900 fireblade [something about protection in front of the block, who knows]
    front forks and brakes: Honda xrv750
    Headlamp and plastic: Yamaha XT600

    Nog te doen:
    Kleuterbeugels om de tank en het blok.
    plestik kap om de kont, zodattie niet zo veel zand schept.
    carter (uitlaat) bescherming onder blok door.


    Still to do: some stuff?
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