Converted to dual-sport? POST PICS!!

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I LOVE that FT. Great job! :clap
  2. e rock

    e rock Been here awhile

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    Bet the speakers sound great.
  3. DeusExMaxima

    DeusExMaxima Adventurer

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    Still have work to do. Need to mount rear rim, finalize front fender mount, get taller windscreen, get a headlight rock guard and mount tail bag. Then phase one is complete.
  4. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    What is that like to ride on the road?? I bet I would have to hand my license if I had one of those!
  5. DeusExMaxima

    DeusExMaxima Adventurer

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  6. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    It's a hoot. Doesn't go that fast though due to a tight ratio gearbox and low gearing, but it gets there quickly.

    It is loud and obnoxious, and only really happy when you are hammering it :lol3
  7. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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    Sounds like a girl I used to "date". (Insert witty emoticon here)
  8. DeusExMaxima

    DeusExMaxima Adventurer

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    Making a windshield for the nighthawk. I made a fiberglass base to cover the stock shield. Its about 2-3 inches higher than stock. I will add a clear shield when i am done with the base. It needs to be sanded and smoothed and painted. I rode it with just the base on and it made a noticeable difference in reducing wind buffeting.

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  9. John_B

    John_B roooooookie

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    D*mn, now I'm jealous! I volksmarched all over those parts (and shopped for crystal with the ex), and miss the h*ll out that area. Never shoulda never left.
  10. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    worlds largest adventure bike...maybe :norton

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  11. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    That should be on the WTF Picture Thread. Dual sporting a Victory touring sled for Jesus. Now I've seen it all.
  12. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hi there,
    so finally the name Victory cross-roads get's sense ... :lol3
    Kind regards, Bambi
  13. CruisingRam

    CruisingRam Frankenbike builder

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    1985 V65 Sabre. 200k + miles on it now, sitting in storage, waiting for it's trip to move to Hawaii and another 200k miles. This bike could not be better suited for where I live, though I will ditch the knobbies here. Rode it year-round in Alaska.

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    In 200k miles I have - changed the clutch several times- get usually about 50k miles out of them when not drag racing it. Changed the cams x1. Oil mod at about 50k miles. fork brace, three wire mod, corbin seat- which isn't lasting as long as stock, but more comfy- Keiser bags, which the brackets will be replaced next, gear mod. Lots of cleaning and regular maintenance- shock mod, race tech gold inserts mod. and springs.

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    Put the crappy plastics on it for winter-studded tire riding. Here it is with R1 Sjaak on a winter ride in Alaska

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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I am planning an extensive conversion of the unsuspecting RG250 into a Scrapper (AKA dual sport) for the Scrapheap Adventure Ride here in Oz.
    www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au We raise funds for Down Syndrome NSW. Almost $225,000 over the last 4 years.

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    My previous Scrapheap build was the XR460/4

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  15. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    That's a good cause to support.I applaud all of you for raising the money for the cause. :clap
  16. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    awesome thread....:clap


    not mine, saw this running the mexican 1K 2013
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  17. Joelness

    Joelness Adventurer

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    CB550 Desert Sled build thread in some assembly required. He broke down on day two I think.
  18. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    Imagine that......:lol3
  19. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    right on John.. you need to show your sportster conversion as well, unless you've already shared that one..
  20. DeusExMaxima

    DeusExMaxima Adventurer

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    Updated pics of Nighthawk 700S adventure bike

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