Hello!!! I've been out of the game since late 2012 when I got taken out by a left turning cager. Ruined my new to me 1200 Bandit and just about destroyed my legs. But by the Grace of God and the strength of my wonderful wife I am still here. I have to admit I am still pretty terrified of riding on the streets but I love the idea of riding in the dirt. SO I decided to build a sporty adventure bike. I am no stranger to fabrication as I have built many bikes in the past, one of which you all may have seen here on ADVrider.com Of course I am very familiar with the Jimmythehog and John Wesley builds. They have been a huge inspiration to me in this quest. I am starting with a frame that I built and basically learning as I go. I will be running a 2003 KTM 525 front end, custom built tubular +4" swingarm and 18 rear by 19 front Sun rims on harley hubs with heavy duty stainless spokes and just got in my TKC80 tires. Anyway here is what I have so far. frame with 883 engine(will have some head mods when converted to 1200) as far as more frame mods I will probably build the oil tank into the neck portion of the frame and the swingarm pivot is getting dropped 1.5" lower for better sprocket/pivot alignment. wheels(I got a great deal on these, $500 already built!, thats why the front is going to be a 19" for now) Tires Forks Anyway thats where I'm at so far and can't wait to see where this bike takes me. I live in Arizona and we have a ton of awesome roads to explore and go motocamping on. Hope you guys enjoy the show!