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Old 09-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #541
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For sure, this one is in the right place!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #542
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I think weve seen this one before. Not that I mind.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #543
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I think weve seen this one before. Not that I mind.
Sorry,I didnt go through all 30 plus pages.I like it alot tho.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #544
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #545
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:49 AM   #546
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Wheres the battery on that r80? Behind the oil pan?
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #547
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I believe it's n R65. Looks like the battery is sitting on top of the gearbox.
I would like to see more pics when it's finished, will be a new favorite for sure.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #548
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #549
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Lighten up Shaft, I see your point, but if you rode off road with 4 inches of suspension, you might stand up all the time too!
Besides, there may be a "sweet jump" right ahead of them.
I have rode TONS of dirt bike miles with four inches of travel. A jump up ahead? I have rode plenty enough in the dirt on beemers and real dirt bikes to reconize a pose when I see one. I enjoy seeing photos of poeple hauling ass and RIDING. Not posing. And lately I see more posing than anything else! It's a sad state of affairs if you ask me.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #550
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I glad to see someone else pointing out what is obvious to me about a lot of these 'scramblers'. They don't work. How can something look cool that doesn't work? I thought that is what choppers are for? 'Cafe' bikes that are lowered? 'Scrambler's' with monster truck front tires? A bunch of stuff that doesn't work for a 'look'. I don't get it but when I see a bike the first thing that pops into my mind is riding the damn thing, NOT looking at it. Therein lies the difference of opinion about a lot of these bikes I suspect.
If you think back to the 60s and 70s, there were heaps of bikes with raised pipes etc, and they were called street scramblers. The only scrambling they did was to their owners if they ventured offroad. :)

I regard most of these bikes as street scramblers.

Anyway the reality is that the early airheads were competent offroad except for stunt bunny style riding. My R75/5 did over half its mileage on dirt roads and tracks in the outback. Simply fitted a set of Cheng Sing knobbies, and it was good to go.

And here's what happens when you get overconfident and hit a deep puddle of bulldust at high speed.:) (On the way to Birdsville)

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Muchly crunched by epicyclo, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #551
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early airheads were competent offroad except for stunt bunny style riding. My R75/5 did over half its mileage on dirt roads and tracks in the outback. Simply fitted a set of Cheng Sing knobbies, and it was good to go.

And here's what happens when you get overconfident and hit a deep puddle of bulldust at high speed.:) (On the way to Birdsville)

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Muchly crunched by epicyclo, on Flickr[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Lucky that front plate didn't get you....Cheng Shin tyres ....good one
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:04 AM   #552
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...Lucky that front plate didn't get you....Cheng Shin tyres ....good one
The bike cartwheeled and only just missed me, so I was lucky I didn't get mangled. Heavily bruised all over though.

Took about half an hour to find the left float bowl which got ripped off by my foot. Then I had the joy of riding the bike a few hundred miles home on the dirt at about 25mph, its new maximum safe speed.

Cheng Shin were about the only dirt tyre available in our area out West that would hold together for over 1,000 miles on a heavy bike in the dirt when the temps were hitting 40C. I was dubious until I tried them after shredding a few fancy European makes, and they were half the price
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #553
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I'm not sure if its been covered yet or not; But what do most of you scrambler folks do about the angle change on the swingarm with the extended suspension? Anything? Is there any problems with increased u-joint wear?

I'm guessing most folk are using long wheelbase bikes to base their scramblers on, right?

This thread has my curiosity peaked about the idea....
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #554
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The bike cartwheeled and only just missed me, so I was lucky I didn't get mangled. Heavily bruised all over though.

Took about half an hour to find the left float bowl which got ripped off by my foot. Then I had the joy of riding the bike a few hundred miles home on the dirt at about 25mph, its new maximum safe speed.

Cheng Shin were about the only dirt tyre available in our area out West that would hold together for over 1,000 miles on a heavy bike in the dirt when the temps were hitting 40C. I was dubious until I tried them after shredding a few fancy European makes, and they were half the price
im with you mate, mustering bikes ran the cheng shin too, not just the tyres cop a caning from the heat out west, you were very fortunate in that accident, cheers for photo + story
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #555
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how hot are those high pipes on your knees?
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