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Old 01-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #256
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JD, looking pretty nasty! What handle bar risers are you using? What handle bars do you have on it?
the bar riser is the Versys riser that mates to the Versys clamps. it's a proprietary setup for this bike and something i wanted to keep for this build if i could. very strong, much better than stock clamps with aftermarket risers.

the bars are ProTaper SE ATV High, and are a perfect bend for the riding position i like for long travel days. the silver bars on the bike are a little beat, so i ordered new bars in platinum.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #257
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damn, just when i change the whole suspension on the rat to help me keep up with the big guys, they go out and up the ante again. now if you show me around montana, you'll be over the hill and five miles ahead.

those forks need help. where are they going to get the treatment?
Don't worry JD, I'm sure you'll do just fine.

Ohlins, FGK 30mm piston and springs. Non gas charged cartridge, rebound in one leg compression in the other. Getting a shock and a mortgage on the house. (jk about the mortgage.)

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:52 AM   #258
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The build looks very nice. You won't need to hide this horse behind the barn.

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:55 AM   #259
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JD ... Would you do me a favor .... Measure the wheel base on the Versys ... and the Ninja ... I'm curious as to how much you gained ...
will do. can't see it in the photo, but you can't miss it if standing there.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:09 AM   #260
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Don't worry JD, I'm sure you'll do just fine.

Ohlins, FGK 30mm piston and springs. Non gas charged cartridge, rebound in one leg compression in the other. Getting a shock and a mortgage on the house. (jk about the mortgage.)

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damn, ya ain't foolin' around there!

local guy and wife ride the 800, and when asked about whether his wife was getting something real nice and expensive for Christmas, he replied-

"Yup, she sure is."

"Jewelry?"

"Nope."

"What, then?"

"Ohlins."
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #261
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The build looks very nice. You won't need to hide this horse behind the barn.
hope not. this rat is such a mishmash of different parts that the origin is going to be a little tougher to identify, especially when i clip the plastic mounting points off the tank.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #262
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JD ... Would you do me a favor .... Measure the wheel base on the Versys ... and the Ninja ... I'm curious as to how much you gained ...
center line of the axles, the rat is an even 4" longer than stock right now. looks ever bigger than that because of 19" front.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:49 PM   #263
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If anyone is looking there is a pair of drz400 forks in the parts area $50 plus shipping
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #264
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center line of the axles, the rat is an even 4" longer than stock right now. looks ever bigger than that because of 19" front.
That puts it at .... what ... 59-60"... That's Vstrom territory with double the suspension travel in the front ... that is going to be a sweet handling ... plush riding rocket ... once you get the suspension sorted out ...
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #265
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That puts it at .... what ... 59-60"...
i have it at 59" using a framing square to project the centerlines to the concrete, so we'll see how it runs. should be interesting.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #266
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If anyone is looking there is a pair of drz400 forks in the parts area $50 plus shipping
the main thing is to get the forks from a late model DRZ, the early forks were not fully adjustable.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:52 PM   #267
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damn, ya ain't foolin' around there!

local guy and wife ride the 800, and when asked about whether his wife was getting something real nice and expensive for Christmas, he replied-

"Yup, she sure is."

"Jewelry?"

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"What, then?"

"Ohlins."
Yep, little on the spendy side. I hope I don't have to do this twice. Unfortuneatly, I don't think the suspenders will make me faster than Marc Coma.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #268
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We got a do a meet up this summer JD. Middle of July to 1st week of August is open.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:14 PM   #269
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We got a do a meet up this summer JD. Middle of July to 1st week of August is open.
my schedule not quite set yet, but if i can get there, we'll ride.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #270
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here's the right side before i take the plastic off and start mounting controls, footpeg brackets, and the rest.



waiting on a few parts, always good for some aggravation.
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