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Old 03-07-2006, 11:22 AM   #45
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Location: Sherman, TX
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Ok, I have an 82 R80RT that I am trying to decide what to do with. Can someone tell me a little bit about converting this thing into a dirtbike? I don't really want a GS i want a bike more like these.

[quote=CrazyIvan]Ok guys, some other examples of great airhead dirtbikes...

classic airhead dirtbike...

Hi tech...

I know I would need wheels and would probably rebuild with good rims. What changes need to be made to the frame? My first thought is head angle. Would the existing head angle really work ok on a psuedo dirt bike? Looks like a rear shock would need to be adapted to the frame. What's this talk about lengthening the swingarm?

Can this bike be made into something better than my KLR. I guess it doesn't have to be better, just as good would work for me. Plus i think the chicks would dig it.
Chris Jennings TJA
2002 BMW K1200LT
Gone, but not forgotten 1998 Honda ST1100, 1993 BMW GSPD, 2005 KTM 400 EXC, 2004 ZRX 1200, 2001 XR650R, 1993 DR350, 1978 BMW R100, 1984 BMW R80RT, 1993 KLR650
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