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Author Topic: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!  (Read 20673 times)

Offline Kanticoy

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #360 on: Apr 20, 2017, 19:32:50 »
Thanks fellas!

Got the Dunlop D606 rear, Michelin T63 front combo mounted and balanced yesterday. Also had some motion pro lite-locks put in while I was at it. These were all mounted to the newly built cush drive DR350 rear wheel chronicled above. Holy. Crap. What a difference. Took it on a 75 mile jaunt today. No noticeable difference on the street but in the dirt, where it slipped before now it just digs trenches! Amazing difference. Also went from a 45 rear sprocket to a 47 for a little more grunt down low. Was still able to cruise at 75 with no issues with a full load of groceries and other parts and pieces from running errands today. Total success!






Had to cut a few new spacers on the lathe to centrally locate the wheel as the dimensions are slightly different on the cush hub. Used stainless this time and then used my chain alignment tool to get everything square. Spot on:








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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #361 on: Apr 20, 2017, 21:51:44 »
That's freaking rad! Are you popping the bags and stuff off for our Dakar adventures and junk in 2 weeks?


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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #362 on: Apr 20, 2017, 21:52:48 »
That's freaking rad! Are you popping the bags and stuff off for our Dakar adventures and junk in 2 weeks?


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Thanks man! And it's easy enough. Takes 30 seconds to have them both off. They're quick release.
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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #363 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:29:34 »

Thanks man! And it's easy enough. Takes 30 seconds to have them both off. They're quick release.
Will you still be able to carry a tow strap to pull my heavy bike out?


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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #364 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:34:54 »
Serious dirt tires, super fun bike.    I wish I was getting out to the Thaw.   
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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #366 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:36:05 »
Will you still be able to carry a tow strap to pull my heavy bike out?


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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #367 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:37:36 »
Serious dirt tires, super fun bike.    I wish I was getting out to the Thaw.

Me too buddy!

You'd need a transgender bike if you did.

Bahaha Hahahaha!
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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #368 on: Apr 20, 2017, 22:59:20 »
You'd need a transgender bike if you did.

Yours it is. 
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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #369 on: Apr 20, 2017, 23:22:40 »
Yours it is.
ZING!


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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #370 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:14:54 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #371 on: Apr 21, 2017, 07:44:55 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.
Considering I was looking at these very same tires, I'll expect a complete and thorough review.  Thanks.

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Re: Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #372 on: Apr 21, 2017, 08:08:17 »
Considering I was looking at these very same tires, I'll expect a complete and thorough review.  Thanks.
Will do

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« Reply #373 on: Apr 21, 2017, 10:02:25 »
THREAD JACK!!!!
Got some new shoes for my ride to the thaw also.

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I got these for the Thaw Dakar.


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Project peer pressure ADV danger bike!
« Reply #374 on: May 01, 2017, 00:30:06 »
Spent the last few days making preparations for our annual Kentucky foray into the Daniel Boone National Forest. I was never really happy with my rear rack and the way it sat on the bike so I started looking at designs for available off the shelf racks for DRZs and DR650s. I use my rear rack a lot during daily duties carrying my cooler for work, picking up groceries (beer), and just general use and I knew I would like something a little wider than what I had. I knew I wanted lots of ways to lash the load so it could adapt to varying situations. It stuck me that I had seen racks that were basically the shape that I wanted and I took a gamble. For $20 shipped I grabbed a front rack from an 80s Suzuki ATV. It shipped and I loved the lines but the size was massive. Started out as about 3 foot by 2 foot in size:



I needed a solid base, and the odd way that the 80s frame was designed meant that I needed to fabricate a custom mount that bolted securely to my frame. I eyeballed the bends in an old set of chopper handlebars that I replaced on a friend's Yamaha XS650 with some drag bars and I noticed a couple of good 45° bends and 90° bends made out of heavy wall 7/8" tubing. The idea struck me that this could make an excellent base so I cut out the bends I wanted and started fabricating.



I did the coping on the mill for good solid mounts for the frame bungs:



Many head scratches later and I had a solid mount made up and powder coated it:





So next I started chopping down the ATV rack to a manageable size:



Needs to be a little smaller....that's better:



Once I was happy with the size I built the mounts and made it bolt on to the base. Powder coated it and in the end I am thrilled with my homemade rear rack. Complete with Rok straps!










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