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Old 03-02-2006, 06:39 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bryan
Well its looking promising, hop up parts will perhaps make it in to a fairily able adventure bike, I need to start looking in to this for real.
Wonder where I could get a test drive.

A lot of Harley/buell dealrs allow test rides. Check with your local shop.
If it's worth doing, it's worth over doing.
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Old 03-04-2006, 03:20 PM   #32
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I went to Javilna Harley Davidson today, they had one for 2600 bucks,05 with some wear and tear.
I sat on it but did not ride it.
It felt very very small and felt like there was no leg room.
The one thing that struck me was the exaust was very close to the ground, looks like under heavy brakeing that it would only be a inch or so from the ground.
So after all I dont think it would be a viable project, by the time I modify it it would cost more than a bike made for the job, It would be diffrent but too much money and effort for proably little gain.

So that the end of that.
I looked at a 1200 sportster roadster, what an awsome looking bike.

I was going to ride my concours there but I had a rear flat tire and I bent the center stand getting it up to remove the wheel.

So I took the kids and we ate free hamburgers and hot dogs.
Very nice place and people, they defintaly have a diffrent aproach to customer service compared to import bike dealers.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #33
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The Blast can do it - and you can get 40 to 45 to the rear in dependable fashion without using the most extreme parts, and lighten the bike up to around 340lbs - ride it like ya stole it - its a Blast.

(yes - I know the thread is old, however, I know of too many - myself included who have done serious miles on these bikes and most of the replies where so off in so many little ways - lol -
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #34
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Wow, found this old gem while doing research for a propsed Blast dual-sport conversion.

It would make so much more sense to just buy a DR650, but building stuff is much more fun.
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