Yet Another Budget Ninja Mutant Build

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by draco_1967, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Oddometer:
    650
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Two left forks would allow dual front brakes. I saw an inmate here who did that on his Versys conversion.

    The first front end I built for this bike had a single disk wheel from a Yamaha Bolt. This front end has a DL1000 wheel with two disks, but I haven't taken the right disk off (yet?). I thought about doing the dual disk conversion, but talked myself out of it. The single disk is OK on the street if I don't get too agressive, and I feel like I am less likely to accidentally lock up the front in dirt with the single disk.
  2. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    use a single 320mm, braided line, decent caliper with decent pads, then try to out ride that setup.
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  3. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Salt Lake City
    What a nice day for a ride! The high in the valley was 84, but up the canyons was just right.

    I went up Squaw Peak road and ended in Hobble Creek Canyon. The road was pretty rocky and rough, but nothing the Dirt Ninja couldn't handle. There were a few muddy spots, most of which could be circumvented. One was in a spot that couldn't be avoided. It was a little nerve-wracking, but I didn't go down, so that's a win :clap

    I encountered several SxSs and a couple jeeps, but it was otherwise pretty quiet up there.

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  4. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    650
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    Salt Lake City
    I took a 3 day trip down to Southern Utah in the Capital Reef and Grand Staircase area. Hit up the Burr Trail, part of Hole-in-the-Rock, and Smokey Mountain trail. The terrain was a little more challenging for me as a pretty novice rider on dirt. Lots of sand, rocky steps, steep climbs and decents, plus it was pretty hot. I had lots of water with me, and only dropped it once due to poor choice of place to turn around.

    The Dirt Ninja tractors through it all. It's only my lack of skill that limits the bike!

    I am super happy with everything except the seat. It sucks a lot. I'll be modifying it so it provides some support for the sit bones and does not slide me into the tank all the time.
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    I had to drag the bike a little so both wheels were in the rut before I could lift it.
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