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Old 11-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #76
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Or maybe , a Ducati air-cooled twin in a full cradle frame is the ticket ?
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #77
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Full size.
1999 Suzuki TL 1000 Street Tracker. Very nicely built, runs great! This is a race bike, has no speedo/odo.
That looks like too much fun. Oddly, a speedo is not required in Colorado to make a bike street legal.


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Doesn't look to be much of a jumper though. Lots of vunerable near the bottom.
Yea, I probably need something that can take more battle damage.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #78
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Or maybe , a Ducati air-cooled twin in a full cradle frame is the ticket ?
Beautiful, but I originally bought the GR for $400. I think this build would be out of my budget.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #79
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Try this place out.

http://www.oldbikebarn.com/
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #80
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Houston, we have a problem...



So I went to PMI in Pueblo yesterday and found a great track to ride the GR on. Then I decided to push it down some more technical stuff. I came across an unexpected ditch where I could either hit the brakes hard, and probably have an ungraceful crash, or gas it and jump the ditch. I made the logical choice and when I landed the jump I bent both foot pegs, tore off one of the peg rubbers, and punched a hole in the oil pan. What are the chances that eBay has an oil pan?
I finally got around to building a skid plate.

I welded some nut to the back of a few tabs which then got welded to the frame as skid plate mounts



I wanted it for the ice races this Sunday so I didn't have time to order 5052. I had to build it out of 6061 diamond plate because that was available locally



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It took me about 5 hours to make. It protects the bottom and left side of the engine because that is where I have had issues when dropping the bike.



I'll try and post some pics of it installed some time.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #81
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Nice job! Purdy welds, too!
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:02 PM   #82
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The Elephant Ride

I took the GR on the Elephant Ride this year. It was a blast.



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Old 03-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #83
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Hi Pablo

Bumped into you on other post Xmas. I have a gr650 and speedo is now shot, tacho is going to get cable coming thru post and I am relying on gps which i have to remove all the time to avoid someone else doing the same. I don't really want to move away from original speedo/dash but given two other options I might need to. I am looking at the $50 new, seperate speedos or second hand other model/make. Any advice is well recieved?
That's a tough one. If you want OEM gauges then check eBay and you probably want to check eBay sites in some European countries as well since this is going to be hard to find.

If you are going to buy an aftermarket speedo they come in different ratios. The GR is 2240:60 (2240 RPM= 60 MPH). I bought a cheap J&P branded speedo from J&P and it never worked well and completely broke in 6 months and they wouldn't replace it, so I don't recommend them. Lots of Harley's are 2240:60 so there are lots of speedos out there that will work.

The last option I can think of is a Trailtech Vapor unit. It permanently mounts to the bike. You will need to glue a magnet to the front tire and clamp a pickup to the forks to run the unit. These are popular for plated dirt bikes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:10 AM   #84
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Wow,
Well worth reading and the end result is super cool.
A huge pat on the back for such an inspired build.
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