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Old 04-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #436
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I have run longer shocks in the interest of more cornering clearance. I am sure it is a bit harder on the U joint although I didn't run them long enough to find out. IMO, they make the bike too twitchy and tank slap happy. I think those shocks are shorter than stock by the photo of the bike being ridden and how it looks on the centerstand.

IMO those photos are a perfect example of why you want to run your gaiters down where they are suppose to be. They bunch up too much like that and they do restrict fork travel. Next time you have your springs out see for yourself. They should be pulled down to the ridge on the slider. That is what it is there for.

I don't look at this thread much because it pains me but here I am so . . . . I am no purist whatsoever. My bikes are modified quite a bit but I modify them in the interest of performance, not looks for the most part. I try not to laugh at all these posed photos of people standing up on beemers. A real scrambler would be down on the seat and leaning into a power slide on that smooth dirt or pea gravel! Lets see some roost!!! Oh well, even American glossy mags are full of photos of someone trying harder to stick their knee out than they are trying to go around the corner faster than a turtle. I can spot them a mile off! It's the same only worse with the standing airhead riders. Don't get me wrong, I grew up riding MX and TT and I do stand up whenever it gets me down the whatever better but on smooth pea gravel? When I could be hauling ass? AND someone is there with a camera?!? Sit down and RIDE less you are hauling though some rough stuff! Then you will be standing up for real. That or get on a speedway bike!

I really am just trying to help. I have heard a lot of real dirt bike riders laughing about it and it is pretty silly.

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #437
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I really am just trying to help.
When are you going to unveil supershaft.com?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #438
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When are you going to unveil supershaft.com?
Think i may just subscribe to this thread, just to look at the pritty pictures.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:35 AM   #439
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not a bad idea Locky
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #440
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #441
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #442
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Sweet!
Aluminum or chrome scrambler style fender up front, and I would think that it's pretty damned near perfect!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #443
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Sweet!
Aluminum or chrome scrambler style fender up front, and I would think that it's pretty damned near perfect!
I've been pondering this fender question. Going back and forth between the airheads scrambler and dirtbike threads. Stylistically speaking...it strikes me that the scrambler motif involves a chrome/stainless fender, low to the tire. The dirtbike motif is a higher fender, painted to match the tank.

I'm inclined to the low metal fender in front; higher metal fender in the back. Need to think about how to attach it to my lower fork brace...
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #444
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #445
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I've been pondering this fender question. Going back and forth between the airheads scrambler and dirtbike threads. Stylistically speaking...it strikes me that the scrambler motif involves a chrome/stainless fender, low to the tire. The dirtbike motif is a higher fender, painted to match the tank.

I'm inclined to the low metal fender in front; higher metal fender in the back. Need to think about how to attach it to my lower fork brace...


I did pretty much that, in fact I pretty much copied the current Triumph offering...except in brushed aluminum
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #446
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I did pretty much that, in fact I pretty much copied the current Triumph offering...except in brushed aluminum
Where did you source the fenders...aluminum is a good choice.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #447
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has anybody posted up or been keeping track of what CRD is doing? excited to see this thing finished.
plenty of photo's here of the progress.
http://caferacerdreams.blogspot.com/

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #448
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has anybody posted up or been keeping track of what CRD is doing? excited to see this thing finished.
plenty of photo's here of the progress.
http://caferacerdreams.blogspot.com/
That's a really clean look -- totally hidden exhaust and carbs!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #449
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Where did you source the fenders...aluminum is a good choice.
7 Metal West offers a variety of metals, ribs or no, ducktail or no. Good product built on demand so it takes a couple of weeks once your order is in. No affiliation, just used his parts and like the product.

http://7metalwest.com/motorcycle_parts.html

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:57 AM   #450
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Query for scrambler fans...

I'm in a position to decide what size front wheel to put on my R90 scrambler build. I've got a modified rear and XR600 forks, so the bike sits up higher than a normal airhead. I have a nice beefy 21" wheel for when I go truly offroad.

I'm having a second front wheel built for street and fireroads. I know 19" is the standard, but I am tempted to go with 18" for the option of a wider front tire (like a 4" K70) and a bit quicker handling on backroads. The difference in rake/trail is miniscule...

Any thoughts on this...?
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