Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!!

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

  1. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    ...they already 'play' in the dirt.

    Someday they'll actually manage to 'work' in the dirt.:evil
  2. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I hate you guys for giving me these money-costing and hair-pulling ideas. That is all. :lol3

    Sweet looking bikes though. I might start looking for some sort of thrashed bike to start building. Have tons of inspiration now, just need to see what comes up.
  3. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Not my bike saw it on another post thought its pretty cool. Some kind of Suzuki with a DRZ fork?

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  4. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    If I'm not mistaken,the guy that owns that bike is on here and has a thread on it.Being that I have six GS500s,I dig that convo.
  5. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    I bet that would be a great rider!
  6. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  7. fotoduda.com

    fotoduda.com Adventurer

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  8. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    Maybe CZ250 Enduro shocks?
    I think about them for my CB400N...
  9. duxrneet

    duxrneet Been here awhile

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    Exquisite! I like that one a lot. Sorry, I can't help with the wheel/shock selection.
  10. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Would I be wrong to think that your camera is probably worth more than your bike? :evil
  11. fotoduda.com

    fotoduda.com Adventurer

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    Well... I believe that it's NOT WHAT you ride, it's HOW you ride it. And same applies for photography, it's not the camera, it's the person behind it.

    And to prove it: the bike was 450 EUR (running-ish), and my Nikon D200 is worth now about... 250 EUR. At least that's what a mint condition D200 goes for right now. And you may be right to deduce that my camera looks like my bike :evil
  12. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    More money for rides...:clap
    My Caponord heading the same way but loving it more and more...:D
  13. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    Don't think I meant anything in a bad way. Cool ride, nice camera.
  14. layzrider

    layzrider Layzrider

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    Not really a convert. The bike was stolen and trashed. So I stripped it down. The previous Suzuki is cool. Good forks, looks lke DRZ forks.The main problem with a conversion is the front forks. That is my current main limitation with this bike. True off road forks are generally longer. I would like to get something like CR500 forks, but they are too long. I really need the whole front end. Then don't make it too tall or the bike will be too top heavy. These forks are piston ? type. The newer cartridge ? forks are much better. If you are just going to fake it ? and really only ride the good roads, it doesn't matter but if you want a true dualsporter, you need to look carefully at how to solve the suspension problems.
  15. rlkat

    rlkat Mine's a whisky

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    Love it.
    I* once put a wheel from a Mini in the back end of a Honda CD175.

    rob

    *My dad did the engineering bit. He used to work for Stanley Tools.

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  16. KEN PHENIX

    KEN PHENIX "CERTIFIABLE"

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    Well it took me long enough but I finally did it. Nothing so radical but I think it's an improvement. What do ya think?

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  17. Yokomo

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    That's cool.
  18. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    I want a bike with an AIRBAG....that would make my wife happier. :lol3
  19. fotoduda.com

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    Patent pending... :lol2
  20. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    No, patent granted. Goldwings have had an air bag option for several years now. Last I heard, which was a couple of years ago, it had been credited with saving three lives. All were similar incidents, a cage pulled right out in front of the bike. The air bag deployed and stopped the rider from impacting with the cage.