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Old 06-27-2013, 01:34 PM   #751
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #752
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #753
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OK JTH,
I am taking your word on the Braking MC...I popped on one friday and it should be here by thursday. I ordered a 320mm rotor and caliper bracket so now I will see if I can get this beast of mine to stop.

I have a 20mm MC on it for now but I think I will go down to a 16mm after trying this MC and big rotor.

I always appreciate your input JTH since it is obvious you have a great attention to details.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #754
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #755
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Thanks everyone for the feedback on the website. I think we have it sorted out now.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:56 PM   #756
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OK JTH,
I am taking your word on the Braking MC...I popped on one friday and it should be here by thursday. I ordered a 320mm rotor and caliper bracket so now I will see if I can get this beast of mine to stop.

I have a 20mm MC on it for now but I think I will go down to a 16mm after trying this MC and big rotor.

I always appreciate your input JTH since it is obvious you have a great attention to details.
Sounds good. I think you'll like it !
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #757
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I found a great deal on an 03 XL883R - The orange one! Couldn't pass it up. The bike has only 6k miles on it and is in great condition.

This will be a donor for one of the next SC3 Adventure conversions. I like the black motor and will be anodizing the swingarm black for this build.

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #758
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It starts all over again....
You building coolness, me being envious.



At least I can ride my project finally.
Never be as nice as your stuff though.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #759
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:14 PM   #760
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New Exhaust

The new exhaust header work should start next week. It will be a 2-into-1 stainless steel tube welded header with exposed welds. For the muffler, I'm going with a Leo Vince w/ spark arrestor insert.

Here is how the muffler will hang with custom mounting bracket installed...




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Old 08-03-2013, 08:19 AM   #761
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hi, my name is Dhito, im from Indonesia.
It seems like you, JTH, had one hell of experience in frame/suspension, so i wanna ask u a question, about converting frame off a sports bike.

i am building a small dual sport ( 220 cc thumper). The engine are off indian's Bajaj Pulsar 220 ( 5 speed, 23 hp on crank). the problem is, if im converting the whole thing, it get reaally heavy for its size ( heck, 170 kg dry weight for a 220 cc thumper is quite heavy)

So instead, i'm only using the engine of that pulsar, and using the frame off a Kawak's ninja 150r ( a 2 stroker sports bike) which supposed to be quite light compared to pulsar



my only concern is, although there's a lot of that small ninja that converted into trail bikes, i couldnt found any of it that was converted into a touring dual sports... one of my concern is about pannier.
In my old pulsar, which got a rear dual shock, i assembled my wingrack 2 using couple of 5cm steel bars to the frame, one of it goes to sissy bar ( the one used by passenger to holding on, i dont know what you call it there), one of it goes to rear shockbreaker mounts, and another one cross over under rear subframe ( connect left side and right side).
in that frame above however, it got no rear shock mounts ( it's a monoshock), and i dont think that the sissy bar mounts ont that subframe will hold off a wingrack 2, a SH48, and a pair of small alumuniun box ( weight ~4kg each, about 7 kg loaded.

ANy suggestion about where i should weld reinforcement bars? and what should bars should i get? ( tubes/piping? squares?)

thanks a lot

oh and btw, thats one hell of magnificent craftmanship u got there.. if only my country didnt charge a 130% tax ( yup u read it right, a 130% tax not a 30% tax) on bikes over 250cc, i really want to build a similiar bikes




*btw i wont be the one welding it, it's really cheap to just do it on workshops here in Indonesia, usually US$ 20-40 is sufficient to weld a whole side/top panniers set, and it already includes all materials needed.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #762
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That looks like a fun project -- a perfect fit for it's own thread in "Some Assembly Required". There are a lot of very helpful people that pay attention to that thread.

To answer your question, there is an engineering saying "if it's stiff enough, it's strong enough." Which basically means that if you affix everything and you load it cyclically and nothing flexes, it's probably strong enough.

You want to pay close attention to how thick those stamped sheet frame members are: if you load in the middle of a piece of flat sheet, it will flex and crack. Adding a sheet doubler and/or gussets will help prevent that.

My recommendation is to buy the Carroll Smith book, "Engineer To Win". It was written in the '60s, and he speaks very plainly (i.e. not a bunch of math) about good design principles for chassis building. Worth every penny.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #763
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This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen! EXCELLENT work! I've been riding a Sportster 1200 for many years and I really like the bike, but I've more recently been looking into more of a dual sport/a bike to take long ADV-type trips on. You just turned "my" bike into "that" bike! Just craziness.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:04 PM   #764
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Hi Dhito - Thanks and yours sounds like a fun project! Roadracer-Al has some good input already but you might also look up www.tonyfoale.com. He's got some good info on frame geometry and even frame stiffening principals and techniques.

Maybe sketch up the frame/pannier idea you're thinking of and post it in a thread and we can all provide some input and help if we can. Seeing a picture of what you are thinking would help.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #765
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This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen! EXCELLENT work! I've been riding a Sportster 1200 for many years and I really like the bike, but I've more recently been looking into more of a dual sport/a bike to take long ADV-type trips on. You just turned "my" bike into "that" bike! Just craziness.
That's cool Nick! That's why I built this bike. I've been riding dual sports for a while now and also Harleys, so I just wanted to combine the two. I talked about doing it for years and all my friends probably thought I was crazy. Now that its done, they think its cool, but probably still think im crazy
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