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Author Topic: The perfect bike - Or, hey Levi look i made a new project thread too ;D  (Read 4344 times)

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Im in!
Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

Offline Mr.E

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Thanks y'all. Here's a quick continuation of things I forgot to mention in the last post.

I also want to add an oil cooler.  Nothing big, but being a big thumper, these bikes can get toasty in the warmer months. So that's going to happen at the same time as the gearing change.  Also, the drum rear brake does it's job, but it doesn't do it as well as I'd like. So I started reading about swapping to a disc rear wheel.  Here's the catch: I have a 17" cush drive/drum brake rear wheel.  I'd like to have an 18" cush drive disc brake rear wheel. If I could swap to an aluminum swingarm and drop a couple lbs that would be nice too.  There's a lot of tire options for 18" rear wheels, but less for 17". But, good luck finding the holy grail of an 18" cush rear with disc brakes unless you have a Dr350se.  My best route seems to be a transalp or nx650 rear hub laced to a modern 32 hole hoop. The stock carrier from my xl will fit it, afterall.

So that's a rabbit hole I'm trying to widen a tad before I go down it. 

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Okay okay fine I'll follow along.
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Offline Hurco550

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 less words, more pictures.

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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Online ridesolo

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Thanks y'all. Here's a quick continuation of things I forgot to mention in the last post.

I also want to add an oil cooler.  Nothing big, but being a big thumper, these bikes can get toasty in the warmer months. So that's going to happen at the same time as the gearing change.  Also, the drum rear brake does it's job, but it doesn't do it as well as I'd like. So I started reading about swapping to a disc rear wheel.  Here's the catch: I have a 17" cush drive/drum brake rear wheel.  I'd like to have an 18" cush drive disc brake rear wheel. If I could swap to an aluminum swingarm and drop a couple lbs that would be nice too.  There's a lot of tire options for 18" rear wheels, but less for 17". But, good luck finding the holy grail of an 18" cush rear with disc brakes unless you have a Dr350se.  My best route seems to be a transalp or nx650 rear hub laced to a modern 32 hole hoop. The stock carrier from my xl will fit it, afterall.

So that's a rabbit hole I'm trying to widen a tad before I go down it.

Wouldn't it be easier to use the drive you have and just lace up a larger wheel?
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Wouldn't it be easier to use the drive you have and just lace up a larger wheel?
His current drive is drum brake and 32 spoke.  He's looking for disc brake.  Most mx or dual sport rims are 36 spoke, so to stay at 32 requires the specific swap. 

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His current drive is drum brake and 32 spoke.  He's looking for disc brake.  Most mx or dual sport rims are 36 spoke, so to stay at 32 requires the specific swap.

Sorry 'bout that, Eric...  I did a kwik glance at the earlier pix and thought I saw a disc back there.  My education/experience is much more in pavement travel than the in non-pavement riding.  'tis good for an old fart like me to get more education.   
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These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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less words, more pictures.

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A picture may be worth 1000 words, but I'm short on pictures. You'll have to settle for words and pretend it's a radio drama and not a TV show. Damn kids these days

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A picture may be worth 1000 words, but I'm short on pictures. You'll have to settle for words and pretend it's a radio drama and not a TV show. Damn kids these days
Well, you do have the face for radio.

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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet