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Author Topic: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500  (Read 12239 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #50 on: Oct 24, 2018, 10:40:06 »

You’re crushing my dreams of saving money...

im pretty sure that nicks cb200 that I picked up had the rear tire wrapped in copious amounts of duct tape haha
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #51 on: Oct 24, 2018, 11:17:52 »
im pretty sure that nicks cb200 that I picked up had the rear tire wrapped in copious amounts of duct tape haha

Yep, still had plenty of 'tread' left!

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #52 on: Oct 24, 2018, 11:19:26 »
Yeah, but have you tried wrapping it in vinyl?
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #53 on: Oct 24, 2018, 21:29:29 »
Mo’ work. Got the Dunlop D404 mounted and finalized the caliper bracket after doing a little flourishing on the mill for decoration. I’m really starting to love this thing.











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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #54 on: Oct 25, 2018, 09:26:49 »
Is the rim bent? Looks like it? Other than that, looks good, but D404 are kinda shit for handling, they wear like iron but suck balls in corners, I had a set on my GL when I got it any particular reason you chose those?
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #55 on: Oct 25, 2018, 09:42:44 »
Is the rim bent? Looks like it? Other than that, looks good, but D404 are kinda shit for handling, they wear like iron but suck balls in corners, I had a set on my GL when I got it any particular reason you chose those?

I noticed that too, 12 o'clock in the last photo

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #56 on: Oct 25, 2018, 09:43:22 »
D404 are kinda shit for handling, they wear like iron but suck balls in corners, I had a set on my GL
Dude, it's a chopper. ;) I have them on my chopper front wheel and I like it.  Also use a D404 on my airhead.  Maybe it's because your GL is a GL and it weighs 2700 lbs and generally handles like shit anyway.   ;)

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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #57 on: Oct 25, 2018, 10:23:40 »
Dude, it's a chopper. ;) I have them on my chopper front wheel and I like it.  Also use a D404 on my airhead.  Maybe it's because your GL is a GL and it weighs 2700 lbs and generally handles like shit anyway.   ;)

Ha, GL was a sport bike in it's first generation ;D and I did figure it's because it's a chopper, or it was on  sale and it's a chopper so didn't
matter as much.
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #58 on: Oct 25, 2018, 10:35:11 »
I don’t mind the D404. I’ve had them on a few bikes. Try finding 21” street tires and see what your options are out there . And it’s not like this thing will be on a race track anyway. The rim isn’t bent, it has a little gouge from a tire iron but the bead is nice and straight. It’s a $30 wheel so it won’t cause any issues.
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Re: Project Ground Pounder -1981 Suzuki DR500
« Reply #59 on: Oct 25, 2018, 10:36:55 »
Ha, GL was a drag bike in it's first generation ;D and I did figure it handled like a chopper.
Yep