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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Navin, Jun 1, 2019.
DeCal Works is hookin it up with proper fitting vintage 506 ovals in classic yeller!
And the 1969 Yamaha “250 Enduro” decals are right at home now.
alright, thats lookin good.
I see some GPX heritage.
Can we now start talking about seat gap?
I wasn’t gunna say anything!
This bike is one of the best custom builds I saw!
Just 3 weeks build time, such an easy modification, fully functional compared to it's stock form, I LOVE IT!
but that seat gap though...
Seat gap twazzzz on porpise!
Plus it facilitated my easy peasy rubber band forward seat mount.
Yea, they all look wrong too.
I said early on this was destined for full goon, wonky retro awkward as far as “style”. Based on dirt bikes going thru engineering puberty. Too tall for their bodies, with pimples everywhere
I think itzzzz on the $$$!
Ok, suddenly it looks somehow better :)
What is the cruising speed for this little gem on the pavement?
Im at a decent 50-55MPH but have another -2 rear on the way that I hope to get me running easily at 60. First is still a very nice enduroish low. For a DS its too low, I shift to second within a breath of starting off (20-25 feet from a dead stop max) so I've still got room to go taller and keep a useable enough first (DS) trail gear.
Aint gonna lie, sixth would be a nice thing to have. More power never even crosses my mind. It has a nice purrrrrrrrrrth within its speed range now. Getting a gear spread to allow 70 MPH cruising with a low RPM lope and their 400cc air cooler in a 8” travel, 32” seat height retro bike might be a (nix that) WOULD BE a great do it all Adv bike.
Remember in the late '60's early '70's when some complained that Huskys wouldn't turn?
Great desert bikes, but not for mx tracks they would say...
They were NOT going to slide forward on the seat to weight the front end so of course the bike didn't turn well for them!
How many YEARS did Husky stick with that deadly seat/tank bolt arrangement?
Early Huskies had a certain kit bike look to them. But dead solid construction and a lovely torquey engine marred by some esthetics that could have been easy fixes, like making that fuel tank bigger and longer. Their operation range for trail riding was abysmal.
55MPH is the ideal cruising speed for such a small DS bike!
If only the traffic in my area was as calm and content at 55!
I can hog the right lane and hold my breath long enough to get on the secondary streets and it is pretty darn nice bopping along at 45-55.
I don't really have any problem running 45 on Scruffy the Scooter. My first bike was a 1966 Honda C-200. 4.9 hp from tha mighty 90cc's of pushrod terror. The speed limit on most highways in Florida back then was 75mph!
Tool bag needs mounting, 42T rear sprocket is going to stay, rear black fender support might get another shave, trim a bit here n there by the side panels. 99% done?
Needs moar BRAAAAPPPPP!