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Old 08-11-2013, 04:22 AM   #1561
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:24 AM   #1562
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Tightened up the mirrors, the suspension goes up and down, and the seat latch now works.

Only trouble is the RS bars make it difficult to stand up going over jumps (I'm 6' 2" or something like that) and there's nothing to grab with yer knees to keep yer butt on the seat.
Much like jumping a F100 without a seat belt I 'spose.

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Old 08-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #1563
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dirt bikes, we don need no steenkin dirt bikes

I kept thinking the windshield was going to hit me in the nose!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:29 AM   #1564
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probably a race system, that may be less than ideal on the road.

Look no cross-over on the down pipes, cos "its not meant to stay idling for long"


on another note -

the airfilter looks like its up inside the mainframe somewhere, I wonder if that is to give it a snorkel for water crossings

also interesting that he has gone for DRZ forks, as opposed to WP USDs
Not that much deep water in Oz
I think the airbox had to be integrated because wirh the big box frame there was no longer any room for a regular airbox. Quite a serendipitous arrangement, it seems.
The same gentleman who rode it in the Condo this year will be taking it to Safari...Rob Colling, i thought his name was
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:49 AM   #1565
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also interesting that he has gone for DRZ forks, as opposed to WP USDs
He's been through the WP forks, right side up 50 extremes for rtw type builds and usually 4860's for the more race oriented ones.
Being able to buy decent second hand WP50's that were not totally worn out was basically his last reported (to me) only problem with them, and the DRZ forks have probably completely solved that problem and are arguably just as good (maybe better, but don't tell me that)

I like this new one a lot.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #1566
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Further evidence that Mr. Rooney understands the issues.




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Latest and greatest from Paul Rooney; Almost 300mm travel, front and back.



I have a few sneak shots of the frame, as well
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:27 AM   #1567
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Wow
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:33 AM   #1568
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Wow indeed. Want... no wait. Want to see someone else wail on it.

Here's the minty dirt squirt that just showed up in my Church. Built by a man from Alabama, being sold to a good friend of mine. 750cc engine mit kick, nice front end, PD G/S tank, short seat. Rickman rack not installed. Other obvious and unseen farkles.

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #1569
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Wow indeed. Want... no wait. Want to see someone else wail on it.

Here's the minty dirt squirt that just showed up in my Church. Built by a man from Alabama, being sold to a good friend of mine. 750cc engine mit kick, nice front end, PD G/S tank, short seat. Rickman rack not installed. Other obvious and unseen farkles.


The rear shocks look line they are to short compared with the front end. Plus the silencer looks heavy a smaller one would be better.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #1570
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It was built to be an homage to a on ISDT bikes from the past.

It all works. Silencers are off a Triumph. It's all stainless.

Made to just be a good motorcycle. An all rounder. Something you could joyfully do a dirt road or pick your way carefully along a trail - then ride home on the interstate.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #1571
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Latest and greatest from Paul Rooney; Almost 300mm travel, front and back.





I have a few sneak shots of the frame, as well
I want more! Gimmy MORE!
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #1572
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I want more! Gimmy MORE!
If you want more than finish your own project....
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #1573
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Further evidence that Mr. Rooney understands the issues.


Airheads must have a lot of issues
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #1574
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:44 PM   #1575
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Drive Shaft

[QUOTE=Stagehand;22074234]Latest and greatest from Paul Rooney; Almost 300mm travel, front and back.




Does anyone have more details regarding the drive shaft? Does Mr Rooney use an adapter on the gearbox side? What U-joints are being used? Was a groove cut and a circlip added in the rear drive spline? More details on the drive shaft PLEASE!!!
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