Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!!

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

  1. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Sounds like an excellent start for a great ADV bike build!
    I have always liked the 920 engine and have thought it could be a great bike once the ugly is stripped away. :eek1

    Like this bike at the One Motorcycle Show:

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    Looking forward to your pictures. :ear
  2. dakman74

    dakman74 moto-butcher expert

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    http://lefthandcycles.blogspot.com/p/mercymotorcycles.html

    I'm kind of shooting for something like the CB750 that LHC built, only focusing more on function than form. If you look closely at that pretty machine...it has no rear brake! but the reversible rear wheel to change gearing is certainly a different take on the two-sprocket idea (I almost did dual sprockets on my TW).

    I think tonight I'm going to try taking some pictures of the mostly torn-apart VX. Last night the exhaust came in, and the DT100 rear fender as well. Looks like I have some hammering and welding to do!

    I'm still debating on either picking up a set of crash bars from ebay to modify, or custom-building my own crashbar/skidplate (my manual tubing bender sucks so not looking forward to that).

    RE: the One Motorycle Show bike...that's Classified Moto's take two on the VX920

    http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-xv920

    I kind of prefer the more raw appeal of the first edition:

    http://www.bikeexif.com/1982-yamaha-virago

    I do like the two-into-one exhaust better on the re-do though.

    UPDATE: Started a build thread.
  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I got this bike last year and it has been in storage other than periodic starts and rides.

    I was going to maybe make it more cafe bike but would rather make it into a dirt road/fire road bike.

    I have ordered some decals and am thinking yellow fenders, tank, side covers. PO had spray painted the frame and wheels/spokes black.

    Once I get the painting going i will post more pics. But this is what the bike looks like with side covers off. I do have the side covers but they have broken tabs. I have started learning about plastic welding and repairs using ABS cement and ABS powder.

    Mechanically the bike runs perfect, got a carb rebuild by a pro, new tires, etc.

    Thanks,
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  4. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Personally I think that is a great platform to build a D/S bike. I was looking for one of these for my wife to do just that. (I'm sure she would like the auto trans version).

    Keep us posted - or post link if you do a specific build thread.
  5. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    Yep, after two trips through Mexico and lots of daily commuting I'm going to cut up my 2005 Aprilia Tuono. I'm getting inspiration from the bikes the Icon1000 guys are building and the guys in this thread. Sort of Mad Max meets dual sport, but this wasteland warrior will have 6 speeds, 130 horsepower and a redline of 10k.

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    Continental TKC80s arrived in the mail yesterday...

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  6. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    That is really gonna be a Beast for sure! :evil
    Be sure to start a build thread, it's gonna look awesome with TKCs for a start
  7. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    I sure will.

    This was the last trip to Mexico in it's native form...

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  8. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Holy inseam Batman!!
  9. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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  10. KIRK!

    KIRK! Amateur Philosopher

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    I'd need a ladder.
  11. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    No details, but it was nicely built and ran well when he left:

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  12. Raabe

    Raabe CAW CAW!!!

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    Sweet Transalp build :evil
  13. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    My KX250 DS conversion. Smokin :stoned
  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    This really isn't a dual sport but I built it for my wife to run dirt roads.We are 2/3 of the way thru our 6,000 mile Alaskan trip,which has included over 800 miles of dirt/gravel roads so far.It's a 94 GS500
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  15. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    New name for the GS.Dirt Dobber :lol3
  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  17. aposaric

    aposaric Garden mechanic ;-)

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    Wow,

    this is one of the best looking bikes I have ever seen :-) Does anybody have any information about it? Link to the build thread or something simmilar?

    :freaky
  18. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    It is part of a series of bikes built by Icon. Kind of a "end of the world" theme. This one is nice, but the Ural is my favorite by far.

    http://icon1000.com/
  19. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Great looking modern day scrambler. I love a bike that's not afraid to keep going when others would turn around.
  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Up the North Slope she went !!!.


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