JTH's HD 883 Dual Sport'ster conversion

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

  1. tobiism

    tobiism Been here awhile

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    Hey there, you're a huge inspiration to my dual sport build and I have a question for you if you don't mind- If you could have lowered the swingarm pivot and moved the upper shock mount forward, would you have still gone with 4" extended swingarm? I'm at the phase of my build where my upper shock mount is moved 4" forward and my pivot is going to be lowered 1.5". This will put my swingarm at a much more neutral angle when loaded and unloaded so I'm wondering if I need to go as far as 4" on the swingarm stretch. I would like to have 8-10" of travel in the rear. I do not have shocks figured out yet and could still go single or dual shock.
    TIA.
    Matt
    Here is my build thread:
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-go-sport-adventure.1148854/
  2. Gene46

    Gene46 Adventurer

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    Just found out about this bike. Never really wanted a Harley before till today. Simply epic.

    If I could, I would!
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  3. ADpete

    ADpete Been here awhile

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  4. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Any updates on the tank or other parts for sale?
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  5. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    I can't believe that Cycle World did a write on these douchebags from Spain making an off road Sportster. They took a brand new Sporty roadster added a set of Ohlins, expensive wheels , skidplate , ugly paint and an exhaust that I sorta like. You deserve better than these posers getting free advertising.

    [​IMG]
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Meh, not very well done looking to me. :nono
  7. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Plus there is a companion douchebag clothing line.
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  8. Smopho

    Smopho Been here awhile

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    Well, they did it with manufacturer's sponsorship......same manufacturers that pay advertising dollars to Cycle World. I think that explains it better than anything else.
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  9. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    I think it looks kinda cool. That being said it doesnt hold a candle to Jimmys bikes. Im taking a trip next week and having a bigger gas tank for my sporty would be great...
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  10. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I checked out the "Desert Wolves" from El Solitario and read all that was written about them and thought, "posers".
    They are in business to make money and they like to make ugly bikes to show how extreme (solitary) they are.
    And a lot of hipsters are on the same wavelength and willing to throw cash at them.
    Very smart marketing campaign.
    And they sell white coveralls and silk scarves too! :scratch
    They are selling a lifestyle just like Deus.

    Like everyone that likes to think of themselves as "outsiders" or "rebels" or "independents", they have to fit in with all the other "it" people.
    The right shoes, pants, shirts, tattoos, cigs, and piercings to show how different they are.
    And the bike has to look stupid to be cool.
    The desert wolves (see what a cool name that is? The wolf image of the wild loner howling at the moon...) are a much better build than anything they have done before and that is another smart marketing move since now they can sell kits to wannabe desert wolves.

    I look at the magnificent bikes Richard Pollock at Mule makes and compare the junk most other shops turn out that appeals to the hipsters.
    Mule bikes look great and ride great.
    Most of the current custom bikes are trash, look like trash, and ride like trash.

    The Carducci bike is excellent, the DW's are basic Sportsters with better suspension.
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  11. Modelmaker

    Modelmaker n00b

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  12. TriumphRTO

    TriumphRTO Been here awhile

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    What's the latest on the IMS Tank? Are they going to sell it retail?
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  13. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    I'm also interested in a tank, I wouldn't mind pre ordering one for a small production run
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  14. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Last thing I heard was he was holding out for a company to buy the rights to manufacture these parts including tanks, I have been wanting one for years now.
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  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i wish!!
  16. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be Supporter

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    He’s active on Instagram, may hit him up there
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  17. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Checked his instagram and lots of people asking about parts for sale/availability in the comments but unfortunately no answers provided. Id pay a premium for many of those beautiful parts!
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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Damn skippy, I’d love a set of his peg mounts and a tank.
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  19. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be Supporter

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    I got answers when I PMed him on insta. Never did in the Comments though.

    My questions weren’t about parts a availability though so no answer there from me.
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