Honda cub to Trail Machine

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by jcone, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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  2. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Keep it coming love it
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  3. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    1965 Honda cub and 2006 KX 85 suspension modified swingarm to accept bigger wheel and custom Tank, there’s still a few more things to figure out but it’s getting there.
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  4. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Looking like a trials bike at the moment
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  5. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    That’s the direction I was heading kinda wanted something slim and light, if I figured right should be around 150lbs
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  6. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    Like it.
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  7. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    Working on front caliper mount, being there 2012 CRF 450 wheels the rotor a little bigger 61F1A09D-BF8D-4D64-B3E1-113FE4049F71.jpeg 7A85B7D2-7AA0-43F9-814F-D788E4D0AA7A.jpeg
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  8. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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  9. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    Front fender cut down from an old RMZ250f I had laying around and seat and post off an old mountain bike that was going to the dump. Not sure on seat yet just testing the waters lol.,

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  10. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    The seating position is actually comfortable
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  11. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    That's awesome. Much better suspension than what I put on my CT90 conversion.

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    Love that coffin tank too. :super




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  12. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    Your build looks good to I might have to go twin shocks on the rear also
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  13. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    The front is a Suzuki SP200 that I modified to fit the stock Honda frame.
    The whole rear is from a Honda XL185 so I got replacement shocks for that from Jap Bike Spares. You can also find them on eBay.




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  14. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    A little progress D254DDC8-AEFA-489B-8689-3586A0A0F7C6.jpeg

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  15. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    420 sprocket center welded to a 520 sprocket one of my big hurdles accomplished 8F9D38CF-6F2A-495C-9C8A-8BE8A3D72340.jpeg
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    YamaGeek Skeletor sparklemuffin.

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    Why? The output of that engine is absolutely within the ability of a 428 chain. And those sprockets are readily available for these clone engines. Many 1960's~70's 250cc motorcycles had 428 chains.
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  17. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    I went 520 because My rear wheel setup Is off a 2012 CRF450
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    Franque Nilé na sohakélwa manga

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    Ah, that makes more sense. Is it an 18 or 19?
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  19. jcone

    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    It’s a 19” but will probably change rim out to a 18” and possibly run some good trials tires once I get all the bugs worked out
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    jcone Dream it Build it Ride it

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    9E80CE4F-BEF5-4816-911A-D5BD1A9C1723.jpeg the fenders just sitting there to see if I like the look
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