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Old 11-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #331
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:08 PM   #332
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Time for an update.

I'd like to thank Dan and Martin at Traxxion Dynamics ... they titrated (and showed me some simpleton math) that could help me with my one-off, custom lengthened swingarm, coupled with a shock that was clearly not meant for it.

I put a 1400 lb spring on a R1 shock (stock spring was a 650). I have the dampening cranked to the max, and it feels like what 1/2 dampening would be on a 650 shock.

So now ... we're going to make it slightly prettier.

Step one, the scheme. I'm thinking I will keep the black fenders, paint the tank a creme, and get the seat covered a 'leather brown'.

The start (tank is in primer white):




And now .. we're going to start with planning around the rear wheel ...
You may be interested in my method of fitting a paralever rear wheel to an Rt hub look in my thread entitled Gss (garden shed special)
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #333
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Hi Beater,

Are you still going to use the R65 tank you mentioned a few weeks ago ?
Or will this tank stay (for now)?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #334
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You may be interested in my method of fitting a paralever rear wheel to an Rt hub look in my thread entitled Gss (garden shed special)
Hey John - I have been following your thread and good work. Your solution intrigues me ... but I have some concerns. First, how much weight did you add to it? Secondly, by putting a block into the path of the shaft you effectively put in two places for the final drive to slip (rotate) on the swingarm. Maybe this is my own neurosis, but those final drive bolts are going to have to be TIGHT. This wouldn't be a big issue with a twin shock ... Just some thoughts. I will be VERY interested to hear about you riding the finished bike, all of the successes, and any maintenance issues you may have.

I contacted a friend who will mill down the inside of the hub for me ... also, I am not 'hard' on the bike ... no jumping and such. So the decrease in hub structural strength doesn't bother me significantly. The milled route will be lighter. I will be getting a crash course in wheel lacing ... but that will be fun

I'm watching your proress with interest.


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Hi Beater, Are you still going to use the R65 tank you mentioned a few weeks ago ?
Or will this tank stay (for now)?
Hey Prutser! The R65 tank bulges around the area near the tank ... It's meant for a R65 triple and fork. Because I am using the DRZ400 triple I have very little off-set in the triple, and if I used the R65 tank I would loose even more (like another 10 degrees on both sides ). So ... it's hanging on my wall at the moment ... it 'fits' but I can't use it unless I get a new triple. I was going to keep it for the day that I might be able to use it ... BTW - Awesome ride report from the far East ... and very proud of you for doing it on an Airhead! (And even more proud for fixing the KTM )

Are you looking for another one?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #335
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(And even more proud for fixing the KTM )
I tried......... But wait a few days for the RR to reveal if I did any good

Are you asking me if I would like to fix another KTM ??? NO THANKS
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #336
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #337
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I tried......... But wait a few days for the RR to reveal if I did any good

Are you asking me if I would like to fix another KTM ??? NO THANKS


It was more around if you needed an R65 tank. But shipping to the Dutch swamp might be a tad prohibitive. Either way ... ride on my good man!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #338
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I'm in for some holiday wheel lacing. I've never done it but I'm sure we can figure it out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #339
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I'm in for some holiday wheel lacing. I've never done it but I'm sure we can figure it out.
Post some pics. I have a new rear to lace up at some point too. I want to dish it left for a 140. I'll watch with interest.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #340
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A quick update ... as I have a g/s tank coming, I just painted the original tank, and got the seat done. I have a new shaft coming as well as a milled rear hub.

I am positively as giddy as a school girl.

A quick mock up to see where were headed:




The seat is a stock BMW GS seat that was cut down by about 1/3 or so and the pan fitted to the new 4" shorter subframe. Then I handed it to a local upholsterer to make pretty. I think it turned out rather nice.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #341
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Fred, That is just about the wierdest looking bike ever, but I love and I love that you love it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #342
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Fred, That is just about the wierdest looking bike ever, but I love and I love that you love it.
Heh ... I like weird. It's why I look at the mirror and think things are normal.

So ... what makes it weird? Is it the rear cast wheel? The larger tank? The new age front fender?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #343
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Heh ... I like weird. It's why I look at the mirror and think things are normal.

So ... what makes it weird? Is it the rear cast wheel? The larger tank? The new age front fender?
The eye just wanders over it and shakes its head in wonder :) everywhere you look theres been something touched, and the normal lines and curves become unique.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #344
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Hey Fred, seat looks nice!!! Did Nick do it? I think with the brown that you may need to incorporate some British racing green in the gas tank, maybe with a nice white racing stripe!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #345
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We can sew up a tank bag for it.
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