JTH's HD 883 Dual Sport'ster conversion

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by JimmyTheHog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    The peg is from Joker Machine. They have two versions - short and long. I picked the short to keep the bike width narrow. I don't remember if I bought it direct or from a distributer (i'll check). It mounts to the Chainsickle rear sets with a pivot bolt and pivots vertically upward which is different than a typical dual sport or dirt bike peg where their pegs usually pivot at a 45deg angle up and backwards. But, they do still pivot, so if(when) the bike falls over, it should rotate up. Dog paddling in sand though, or foot down sliding in a dirt corner is where its good to have the 45deg pivot so they give when your leg calves hit the pegs.

    I used the stock Sportster spring clips on mine too to prevent the pegs from rattling. When you lift the peg up, it doesn't go back down by itself. You need to push it down.

    Im considering changing to a more dirt oriented 45deg peg for mine now. I just need to change my mounting brackets that bolts on. I think the Joker Machine is a nice looking peg and it works fine for most riding, but in a crash or dog paddling, Id like a 45geg type with spring return. Personal taste.

    Maybe you can modify the clevis width that the XR peg would fit into to make it fit?

    So far, I haven't dropped mine to crash test them, so cant help there :evil

    Forgot to add - the chainsickle rear sets are fairly high and back, so for standing, it may not be ideal. I worked with Shane on custom lower brackets and new shift linkage that helped, but ultimately I had to make my own to get the pegs where I wanted them. Anyway, Shane's a good guy and im sure he'll work with you if needed.
  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hey Jimmy, are you going to be able to get any pictures when they start fab on your pipes? It'd be cool to see a real pro at work. Assuming they'll use your bike for mockup?
  3. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    I should be able to post some pics of the progress. Were scheduled to start 2nd week of July and the bike will be used for the mockup.

    Im working with Curt at BTR Moto. You can check out his website to see some of his work. Very talented!

    http://www.btrmoto.com/index.html
  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Oh that's right, I've seen their stuff before...good choice for the pipe build, they "get" it. :deal
  5. Kai Ju

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    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Good shoot! This should help get the news out.
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  8. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    For future press releases, I'll try to get ADVrider in there as you all helped a lot in this build.

    Thanks for the Uncrate link.
  9. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Hey Everyone,

    We received an email that our website is un-viewable in a different country outside the US.

    It would help if you could let us know what country youre in and if our website front page is viewable to you.

    www.carduccidualsport.com


    Thanks for the help.
  10. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello Jimmy,
    works fine in Germany!
    Kind regards, Bambi
  11. strokerdave

    strokerdave Been here awhile

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    No problems here in Mexico.
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    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    The site works down here in New Zealand. :deal
  13. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    OK JTH,
    I am taking your word on the Braking MC...I popped on one friday and it should be here by thursday. I ordered a 320mm rotor and caliper bracket so now I will see if I can get this beast of mine to stop.

    I have a 20mm MC on it for now but I think I will go down to a 16mm after trying this MC and big rotor.

    I always appreciate your input JTH since it is obvious you have a great attention to details. :clap
  14. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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  15. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Thanks everyone for the feedback on the website. I think we have it sorted out now.
  16. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Sounds good. I think you'll like it !
  17. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    I found a great deal on an 03 XL883R - The orange one! Couldn't pass it up. The bike has only 6k miles on it and is in great condition.

    This will be a donor for one of the next SC3 Adventure conversions. I like the black motor and will be anodizing the swingarm black for this build.

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  18. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    It starts all over again....
    You building coolness, me being envious. :freaky

    :lol3

    At least I can ride my project finally. :clap
    Never be as nice as your stuff though.
  19. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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    Damn it! Have to save my bucks, so I can get in on this one :deal
  20. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    The new exhaust header work should start next week. It will be a 2-into-1 stainless steel tube welded header with exposed welds. For the muffler, I'm going with a Leo Vince w/ spark arrestor insert.

    Here is how the muffler will hang with custom mounting bracket installed...

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