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Old 07-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #271
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It looks like the worlds biggest mini bike.

It does.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #272
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Thought I would share my custom 1978 KZ400 scrambler with you guys





And some without the Jerry cans. I prefer it without.


That Kawi is soooo sweet. Very nicely done.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #273
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Yes- totally dig the Kawi.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #274
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Great KZ400... Looks a little bit like Fenouil's one in the Cote-Cote (pre Paris Dakar race).
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #275
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Thats pretty cool. I have been thinking about seperating mine from the car and going solo with it. Its been fun with this combo but all the dirt riding is beating the 30 year old sidecar to death.

Are you using the stock front forks? I have been thinking about upgrading to something else. YZ-250? or something like that.
Mighty chosen, what seat is that on your side hack rig? I really like that setup, though minus the sidecar...

You running late model Bonneville shocks, too?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:11 PM   #276
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Here's my Scrambler project bike when I first got her a few months ago:



Not in too bad shape but the tank was beat up and had not clear coat left on it. Plus the PO had sealed the tank and let the stuff run over the outside so the tank needed to be stripped and re-painted.

Also she was missing side covers, air filters, and a petcock. The laundry list of things I've done are as follows (If I remember everything I'll be surprised)

Stripped and repainted tank and newly acquired side covers.
stripped and painted tach and speedo housings
replaced stock handlebars for new MSR dirt bike bars
replaced switch gear with modern bits
replaced throttle and brake cables
new brake shoes front and rear
new battery
new headlight bucket and 35watt H4 bulb (that's about all she can handle electric-wise)
painted wheels using rustoleum appliance paint (epoxy)
painted turn signal stalks black
chopped and painted front fender
new shinko 241 tires
rebuilt forks and cleaned up rear shocks
installed uni filters
new motion-pro brake and clutch perches and levers
Install new electronic flasher relay (old one was dead)
new points installed (tried electronic ignition but destroyed the rotor)
bar-end mirrors off Amazon.com

Here's what she looks like right now:







A few things are left to button her up. I need to replace the oil seal for the tach cable and also the countershaft seal. also need to clean up the carbs as the slides seem a little sticky at times.
What's your thoughts on the shinko 241 tires? Are they a solid 50/50 dirt/street tire? How do they wear? Deciding between 705 and 241 for my 1978 xs650 Yambler. I like the classic "trials universal" look of the 241 but haven't heard from anyone that runs them.

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #277
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There is already a Ducati new scrambler:
http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-terra-mostro
they are out of business
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:17 AM   #278
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still one of my favorites...









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Old 07-23-2013, 07:15 AM   #279
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Sweet, did you pop that up on the Airhead Scrambler thread?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #280
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Re: Shinko 241's

Currently running 241's on my '73 CL 350.

Pro's - inexpensive, decent grip on street and dirt roads, looks period correct
Con's - wears quickly (softer compound?), noisy on road (typical knobby whine).

I will looking for a road bias dual sport replacement after the 241's wear out, doubt I'll get 1200 miles out of them in total.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:33 PM   #281
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Currently running 241's on my '73 CL 350.

Pro's - inexpensive, decent grip on street and dirt roads, looks period correct
Con's - wears quickly (softer compound?), noisy on road (typical knobby whine).

I will looking for a road bias dual sport replacement after the 241's wear out, doubt I'll get 1200 miles out of them in total.

Good Luck!
What size shinkos are you running?
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:00 AM   #282
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Re: Shinko 241's

4.00 - 18 Rear
3.50 - 19 Front
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:57 AM   #283
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Mighty chosen, what seat is that on your side hack rig? I really like that setup, though minus the sidecar...

You running late model Bonneville shocks, too?
Seat is off a AT 1 or other early Yamaha. I,m not sure it was a swap meet find for ten bucks but it needs replaced. The pan is pretty rusty and I want to find a seat a little longer so that I can haul a passenger.

Shocks and bars are off my Scrambler. When I separate it from the car I want to upgrade the front forks as well. Maybe a set from a YZ or something like that. I rode it solo for a month this year and it was a hoot blasting thru the trails but found it a handful on the jumps.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #284
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Seat is off a AT 1 or other early Yamaha. I,m not sure it was a swap meet find for ten bucks but it needs replaced. The pan is pretty rusty and I want to find a seat a little longer so that I can haul a passenger.

Shocks and bars are off my Scrambler. When I separate it from the car I want to upgrade the front forks as well. Maybe a set from a YZ or something like that. I rode it solo for a month this year and it was a hoot blasting thru the trails but found it a handful on the jumps.
I've got thruxtons on mine, and I picked up an early dt1 seat pan to someday work with. I've never done upholstery or foam so that will be new territory for me. It's tough because my stock seat (78 standard xs650) is in utterly terrific shape. It's just stock, not my style. I've also got a 1971 yz125 fork and front wheel, thoug the stem is about an inch short to drop in. Good thing it's remove able and the stock XS stems are too, somewhat. Ill drop the stem from the XS donor into the light, alloy yz trees. That'll double the front travel (hopefully avoiding two pitfalls: 1, bottoming the frame on the ground and 2, keeping my toes from touching!) an get the bike back more level. That's all long term plans. I just want to slap it together and play for now!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:59 PM   #285
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For tires in pretty sold in shinko 705s, just wish they had a more traditional look. Oh well, guess a MacBook Pro shouldn't look like a commodore, should it?
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