JTH's HD 883 Dual Sport'ster conversion

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

  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Kai Ju

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  5. MitchG

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    Good shoot! This should help get the news out.
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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hello Jimmy,
    works fine in Germany!
    Kind regards, Bambi
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    strokerdave Been here awhile

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    No problems here in Mexico.
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    The site works down here in New Zealand. :deal
  12. 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
  13. DC Chad

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  14. 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.
  15. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Sounds good. I think you'll like it !
  16. 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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  17. kellymac530

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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.
  18. ramon

    ramon weezin' the juice!

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  19. 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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  20. geniuskidzz

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    hi, my name is Dhito, im from Indonesia.
    It seems like you, JTH, had one hell of experience in frame/suspension, so i wanna ask u a question, about converting frame off a sports bike.

    i am building a small dual sport ( 220 cc thumper). The engine are off indian's Bajaj Pulsar 220 ( 5 speed, 23 hp on crank). the problem is, if im converting the whole thing, it get reaally heavy for its size ( heck, 170 kg dry weight for a 220 cc thumper is quite heavy)

    So instead, i'm only using the engine of that pulsar, and using the frame off a Kawak's ninja 150r ( a 2 stroker sports bike) which supposed to be quite light compared to pulsar

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    my only concern is, although there's a lot of that small ninja that converted into trail bikes, i couldnt found any of it that was converted into a touring dual sports... one of my concern is about pannier.
    In my old pulsar, which got a rear dual shock, i assembled my wingrack 2 using couple of 5cm steel bars to the frame, one of it goes to sissy bar ( the one used by passenger to holding on, i dont know what you call it there), one of it goes to rear shockbreaker mounts, and another one cross over under rear subframe ( connect left side and right side).
    in that frame above however, it got no rear shock mounts ( it's a monoshock), and i dont think that the sissy bar mounts ont that subframe will hold off a wingrack 2, a SH48, and a pair of small alumuniun box ( weight ~4kg each, about 7 kg loaded.

    ANy suggestion about where i should weld reinforcement bars? and what should bars should i get? ( tubes/piping? squares?)

    thanks a lot :D

    oh and btw, thats one hell of magnificent craftmanship u got there.. if only my country didnt charge a 130% tax ( yup u read it right, a 130% tax not a 30% tax) on bikes over 250cc, i really want to build a similiar bikes




    *btw i wont be the one welding it, it's really cheap to just do it on workshops here in Indonesia, usually US$ 20-40 is sufficient to weld a whole side/top panniers set, and it already includes all materials needed.