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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    I took the weekend off from the build, work, etc..., and went to the Quail motorcycle gathering this Saturday in Carmel Valley - vintage bikes extraordinare !!! Good for some inspiration.

    Here are some favorites.....

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  2. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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  3. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    More????

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    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Nice Duc...

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  6. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Hand formed aluminum tank and tail !

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  7. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Here's Mert ! Very cool !!!

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  8. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Ok - just one more ! both sides....

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    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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  10. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Loaded the bike in the truck and took it to the local welding shop to weld the tank bracket on. Great service - Drive thru, and didnt have to unload the bike !

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  11. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Ready to go ! - Less the rear fender and rack.

    Hope my seat doesnt fall off :wink:

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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Nice work, man!!! :clap
  13. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I've never had that problem, but I have heard that it can be an issue :rofl
  14. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Fisrt start since Jan 1st. Fired right up.

    Next steps - install the fender / rack and lower the pegs a bit. Then its ready for a trail ride test.

    My wife and I named it "the Scorpion" dual sport'ster after her nickname.

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  15. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    looking great man, must feel good to take it for a spin :D
  16. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Looks great, sounds even better! How does the torque feel on that now that it is lighter? Once the rear brake is sorted out I want to see some wheelie pics!

    :clap
  17. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Repositioning of the foot pegs and controls - the rear sets are more suited for cafe style bikes, so going to move the pegs down and forward 1.5 x 2.

    Here is the mock-up for the right side and brake lever .... The old position was close to the swingarm pivot.

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  18. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    The master cylinder gets relocated too - new position....

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  19. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    that's looking good
  20. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Left side foot peg and shifter relocation - same 1.5 x 2 shift down and forward.

    Tie rod will probably need to be shortened a bit...

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