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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    That is not a dual sport...

    That XS is an OMNI sport! :clap

    Really a great bike and pictures.

    Now you need pictures of it ice racing and crossing the Baja 1000 finish line.
  2. ktmklx

    ktmklx Been here awhile

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    Wow! You have gotten your money's worth from that bike like no other! What forks are using for the dual sport version?
  3. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    The forks/triples are from a 1989 YZ250 Yamaha.I pulled them apart and cleaned a bunch of grunge out of them.I internally lowered them 3 1/2" and put a new seal/dust wiper kit in.Fork tubes have excellent chrome .
  4. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    What type of rear shocks should I put on CB400N '84 to get enduro-like behavior ? Something like Triumph Scramblers or like...
  5. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Just get quality shocks that are about an inch longer than the originals.Where the shock mounts will make the ride higher and give more travel to the swing arm and rear wheel.
  6. lord_oblivion

    lord_oblivion Been here awhile

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    Any sugestions ?
  7. gavo

    gavo Slacker

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    Yes make sure the shocks are not just an inch longer but travel an inch further.
    Any reputable brand should do or buy some second hand of a dirt bike of appropriate size.
  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Just found this pic.
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  9. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Progressive will probably be the cheaper deal but Hagon and Works will have a fully adjustable fully customize set up to your specs and the price will reflect it.
  10. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    I love this look, what is it?

  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Some NON US Honda,looks to be a 250cc. ??.


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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I know this really wasn't converted from a street bike BUT there is a 750 cc Genisis engine in there. !!. AND I WANT ONE. !!.
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  13. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Sadly it's creator and rider, Jean-Claude Olivier from Sonauto (Yamaha France) was taken out of life by an accident. A lorry-driver lost control on a motor-way and hit the car which was driven bei Olivier's daughter. She escaped nearly unscared and he was killed at once.
    More pics of this and many other Tènèrès plus an incredible amount of information (in German) can be found here:
    www.rallye-tenere.net
    I have to admit, that I don't like more than twin-engines in my off-road-bikes but this one is really fascinating!
    Kind regards, Bambi
  14. Ghostbrother

    Ghostbrother Been here awhile

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    The original

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    Paint sketch

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    4 months later

    100 pictures from the construction site can be found at swedishline.com
  15. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Shouldn't the name on the side-panel read 'Jolly Jumper'?
    Kind regards, Bambi
  16. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Is that a Varadero 125?

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  17. MadM

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    No, that is Varadero 1000. The 125 isn't that massive in the engine and tank.
  18. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Awesome. I've never seen either model in person. We don't get that model here in the USA. I really like your build. Great job!
  19. Ghostbrother

    Ghostbrother Been here awhile

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    Yeah maybe you're right :) Jolly Jumper .......... Maybe Lucky Luke had his name on his "Jolly Jumper" side today. :)



    This model was not included in the Swedish model program either .... But with a real nude photo, we see that Honda must have had in their intentions from the beginning, to build a real super offroad ......... Now it was something that stopped their plans ..... I think it was just the fact "that we users of these machines" is a really rare genus here on earth.
    3000 pcs KTM 950 Super Enduros saturated whole host market 6 years later and two series of 950 see were never included in the production.

    Significantly more users of a "highway" model is

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  20. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I think the acres of plastic and the plastic radiator tank on the right had side, along with the weight, meant they were more of a road bike than off road. Didnt sell well here in Oz. When I rode one I found the tank pushed my legs too far apart to be comfortable.

    They started off with good intentions, but got lost half way along the design process. The naked photo looks great and you can see where it was intended to go.

    Thanks for posting