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Old 03-27-2011, 04:53 PM   #46
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I have the conversion stem in now it will adapt the yz forks to the Hd neck and use stock bearings. So it is sae to metric conversion. I drew the blue print out and had S&W Machine do the work. Turned out nice



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Old 03-27-2011, 06:13 PM   #47
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have the forks installed



steering stops work well and will give a tight turning radius, better than the KLR


A little crinkle paint on the brake center



rear sets needed a different brake lever and it is on the way. The pegs need to be lower for a better standing position. lowering brackets seem easy enough to fab though



the other side shifter linkage upper half will need a dog leg so that it runs closer to the motor. It gets in the leg space standing

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #48
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John, the progress on this fantastic! Those forks will serve their purpose well and the pegs are a nice touch - I'll be putting them on my sporty soon.

Besides a skid plate, you gonna rig up some engine guards too? It's a long way down from up there
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #49
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we'll put engine guards on for sure. I was watching a race video with the sportsters and when they crash they destroy themselves. The foot pegs hang and they flip violently
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #50
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Hey John - Looking good ! I asked Shane at Chainsickle about lowering the pegs and he said he would look into it. Like you said, a bracket add-on or new bracked should be do'able, but need to be careful we dont put too much bending moment on the mounting screws.

What foot pegs are those ? I need to get a set
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #51
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thanks for the complements

I thought about the new force by adding what is basically a lever. It would need to include a stop at the bottom to reduce the bending moment.

The pegs are joker machine. I got a deal on a used set but still in the orginal package. They are a little pricey new.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:13 PM   #52
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the new brake disc showed up today

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #53
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the front is now own for the last time. I have the steering stops fine tuned, replaced the bearings and races. Have the new brakes set up. Just ordered a new front brake line from Rick. The hot set up for the yz250 guys is to run the cr250r front caliper and master, so that is what I have on the sportster as well. Combine that with the 320mm front rotor and she should stop great!







I'm heading for tellico plans this weekend for a rally when I get back I should have the swing arm in and hope to have the bike on the ground in a week or so.
depending on the shock issue, I have to confirm the compressed and extended lengths
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #54
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Another week?!? You're moving way too slow with this!

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we'll put engine guards on for sure. I was watching a race video with the sportsters and when they crash they destroy themselves.
Seen them too...don't want to see all your hard work in pieces again.

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The foot pegs hang and they flip violently
I've heard they fit fine on the stock peg bases, you gonna rig up springs for 'em?
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nope no springs and I heard the same thing. They the JM will fit stock peg mounts but only sit right on forwards. The rear sets I have are adjustable for peg angle so the JM pegs work good with them.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #56
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I got the swing arm in looks awesome. BTR did a great job, I'm impressed. I finally got the shock measurements and should have them ordered by the end of the week. she is really starting to look right.

the pics are at full extension just to get the extended lengths right. ride heigth should be about 3" less

the weld looks great







has a cool look I think





with my lil helper



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Old 04-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #57
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In the last pic, the one with the grandkid, with the rear at full compression, it looks like a more-than-capable hill climber.

Cool build!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:22 PM   #58
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Are the peg mounts made by Storz or did you fab them yourself? I have been looking at putting some on my bike and i know that Storz performance makes some, but i been thinking about making my own.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:27 PM   #59
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that's my dad's grand kid

the peg mounts are http://www.chainsikle.com/rear_sets.html

they are nice units

here is the lower position with out the kiddo

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John - That looks awsome ! I would just put short rigid struts instead of shocks and ride it low
Nice work on the swingarm.

What mods are you doing on the brake lever to fit the pipe ? Or mod the pipe ?
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