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Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:49 pm

I have decided I want to covert my sportster into a dual sport bike.. Maybe just temporarily for one good ride in Yankee Bama.

I have the knobby tires on the way and some rear shocks that are 2 inches over mine that might fit..

I need to figure out some kind of skid plate to protect the oil lines on the bottom of the bike and maybe some kind of mid pegs.

Also looking to jack the front end.. Anybody know where I could get fork tubes 2 inches over stock for a sportster? confused

I will post pictures when I start the conversion and probably a video of the ride and subsequent crash and explosion. Suspect

Any thoughts, advice or criticism welcomed below. Cool
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by Dragon on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:16 pm

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Re: Dual sporty

Post by DirtFreak on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:05 am

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Re: Dual sporty

Post by crispy on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:13 am

DirtFreak wrote:You need to read this guys thread.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449


Now thats one bad ass bike. bounce
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:37 am

I think those are all cool. I don't think I will be going that crazy with mine. I really like that KTM front end on Jimmythehogs bike. Twisted Evil
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:45 pm

Rubber is in! and it looks pretty cool already. Cool




A member from another site is sending me his XR1200 shocks because they are taller than mine.. Hoping they bolt up. Suspect
Lifting the front end is still something I have not figured out.. I really just want to get some 2" over stock fork tubes, but cant find them.

BTW. does anybody know of a place I can get this rubber mounted in Mobile? I will just go to Retro Cycle Works in Fairhope other wise. Its just a drive for me. Thanks for looking. Shocked
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by Dragon on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:10 pm

Talk to Hayweed about tires. Maybe he can fix ya up. Wink
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by ZombieNNN on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:12 pm

Nice concept Weirdbeard, but why? If you don't mind me asking.










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Re: Dual sporty

Post by misfit on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:19 pm

Dude, you're killing me... Try to keep my bike in one piece. Razz Bring me the tires and I'll throw em on.
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by misfit on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Might have a front end too.
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:59 am

ZombieNNN wrote: Nice concept Weirdbeard, but why? If you don't mind me asking.










Just because... Just for fun.. Because its weird.. Smile

I am gonna try and keep her in one piece Misfit. Twisted Evil Do you have tire spoons? I have never done it, but I hear its a real PITA.
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by misfit on Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:42 pm

Yep, I have all the stuff to mount tires. It's easy. Bring em' on.
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by Scadoodle on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:13 pm

I live close to retro, I work in mobile, If you don't get them mounted by friday, I may be able to bring them over, and get them back to you monday. Let me know.
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:02 pm

Thanks for the offers both you fellas!

I took the day off today and ran over to Retro to get the rubber mounted up. Kent was not happy about doing it.. The tires are tube tires and my wheels are tubeless,. He said a bunch of stuff about it not being safe and liability and so forth.. I finally talked him into it.

Now I feel like I am riding a time bomb.

I should have talked to him first about it.. He was totally cool with the dual sporty. He just did not approve of my choice in tires. Embarassed
I told him I bought them online and did the research online. Evil or Very Mad

Anybody that knows Kent knows that he is anti internet.

He say "The internet is full of horse s*it!" Razz
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by 2002xlh on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:21 pm

thats cool bro...i wanna see a pic when you get the rear shocks on it
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by joeyputt on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:25 pm

Brother this is going to be awesome!
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Re: Dual sporty

Post by weirdbeard on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:37 pm

Thanks guys.. Shocks should be in this week sometime.


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Re: Dual sporty

Post by crispy on Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:22 am

man that looks good beard
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