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Author Topic: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500  (Read 12243 times)

Offline Kanticoy

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #40 on: Oct 20, 2018, 19:23:19 »
Just curious. Have you calculated or measured the trail for this?

Just did. Trail is exactly 3.42”, so not bad at all.
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #41 on: Oct 20, 2018, 20:18:02 »
Just did. Trail is exactly 3.42”, so not bad at all.
It's a chopper.  That's not nearly enough. 

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #42 on: Oct 20, 2018, 20:54:15 »
It's a chopper.  That's not nearly enough.



As long as it doesn’t throw me into a death wobble I’m considering it a win!
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #43 on: Oct 23, 2018, 23:40:46 »
Spend some shop time rocking today. Cyclefreak73 brought over a pair of Hagon shocks that I was secretly glad didn’t sell at the swapmeet. Turns out that these put the stance of my bike exactly where I envisioned it being. The original shocks are 16” long and non adjustable. The Hagons are 12.5 eye to eye and fully adjustable for preload. Funny story: originally these came off of Tim’s XS. Then Jared bought them and tried them on his XS but ended up needing longer ones. Now they’re going on this crazy contraption! And the world turns! I have the ride height set right now at 3.25” from frame rail to ground. With tires I should be sitting with the frame rails right around 5” from the ground. Perfect!





Sourced a caliper from my parts bin from a KTM EXC450. This will work just fine:



Spent the rest of the day pulling apart the top end for the motor. Thankfully the bore looks great so it’ll be a re-ring and a hone and should rock! Valves still sealed as well. Cam and rockers are mint, as is the cam chain! Boxed up some bits for the vapor blaster tomorrow. Onward!



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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #44 on: Oct 23, 2018, 23:43:29 »
Almost forgot: I also bought Ephraim’s coveted wheel for the rear. XR250L in 18x2.15 with a cush drive and rear disk. Perfect!

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #45 on: Oct 24, 2018, 00:03:10 »
Just a word of advice:  No matter how much duct tape you wrap around that front rim, it won't work quite as well as an actual tire.  Been there, done that.  When you're rambling down the hill, watch out for the electric fence.

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #46 on: Oct 24, 2018, 00:55:47 »
Giggity!

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #47 on: Oct 24, 2018, 01:55:44 »
That front suspension is wild dude lol.... I rly like the tank also
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #48 on: Oct 24, 2018, 08:25:03 »
Wow yesss!  Lookin good  8)

Sorry so late to they party bro.  Been elbows deep into my own project.

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #49 on: Oct 24, 2018, 09:52:38 »
Just a word of advice:  No matter how much duct tape you wrap around that front rim, it won't work quite as well as an actual tire.  Been there, done that.  When you're rambling down the hill, watch out for the electric fence.


You’re crushing my dreams of saving money...
I get not knowing, but I can't for the life of me understand not trying. It's only metal it can be fixed. Man up and risk a mistake in exchange for a lesson.
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