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Old 10-05-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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Nice rig! I know a guy right now who is putting a CRM 250 front end on a wrecked R80 GS, and apparently ducati head bearings drop right in. Considering doing that to my project. Like that rear shock set up. What thickness steel did you use for the mount?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #17
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Nice rig! I know a guy right now who is putting a CRM 250 front end on a wrecked R80 GS, and apparently ducati head bearings drop right in. Considering doing that to my project. Like that rear shock set up. What thickness steel did you use for the mount?
1/8" for the top & bottom mounts.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #18
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the bike is looking good but is the rear muggaurd bolted on ok as it looks like it could fall off. plus i would make the dash smaller as it looks to big above the head light
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:50 AM   #19
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YO man....we need an update.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:13 AM   #20
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YO man....we need an update.

+1. And what is that rear fender? Where'd you get it?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #21
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...so you did the monoshock mount your self?
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:13 AM   #22
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Love this build except the dash. Way to high. If you ever have to duck under an unnoticed tree limb or swooping bird you may need plastic surgery on your face.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
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Sorry, been off the grid for a few days . . .

Engine is on the bench for tear-down. At the very least, the heads will be rebuilt, timing chain et al replaced, new rings, clutch, and a bunch of gaskets and seals renewed. Some chassis refinements and a new exhaust are also planned.

The rear fender is an Acerbis (and it is mounted to the bike orangebear ). I got it a long time ago, but I think they can still be found.

Thinking about adding a second story to the dash . . .

Will update as progress is made.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:53 AM   #24
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"Far from finished"

1st off...that thin is a beauty. Well done.

2nd off; "Far from finished"....just thought I would mention, I believe every bike I have ever had was always "unfinished"....even my brand new 2002 1150 GSA....became far from finished. So that said...as a work in progress, that thing is a work of art who's paint will always be wet.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:22 AM   #25
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Thinking about adding a second story to the dash . . . EDIT

Will update as progress is made.
You better!!!

Keep in mind, opinions are like as.....oh you know the rest. Half of the shit I do on my ST I don't post here for that very reason.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #26
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I like it. I usually like stuff that is different. That ones different.

Those don't look like BMW switches and controls on the handlebars. What are they? How easy to mount up?
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #27
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Patrick C Buckl--you are too kind, thanks.

Jenna--if my skin were thin, I'd have never built it, let alone posted it here!

disston--Domino/G2 throttle, Honda CR master cyl & clutch lever, Yamaha kill switch used as a starter button. I made the LH switch by using a universal throttle as the housing, and used push-button switches to control horn, turn signals, and high beam. It works well functionally, but they're a little too spread out to be great when it comes to ergonomics. Oh, they were a PITA to get right.

Sometimes I carry this DIY shit too far.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #28
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what happened to the engine that made you tear it down (again?) ?


When you get it sorted out, more pics please.
The bike just has a spunky, energetic look to it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #29
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This is its first teardown by me.

Have one exhaust valve that has little adjustment remaining--assume it's either mushrooming, the seat is bad, or both.
Needs a timing chain and sprocket(s).
Since I don't know the true mileage, I want to inspect things pretty deeply while I'm at it.
And I need to do some minor frame mods so the engine had to come out anyway.

The bike is a lot of fun. Solid on pavement, stable on gravel, and the last ride before I tore it apart was on some powerlines and trails that were rutted, hilly, and muddy in the low parts.

It needs some fine tuning, but it does what I was shooting for.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:36 AM   #30
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Match.com

With some of these descriptions I feel like I am on a dating site...

It does have the most beautiful blue ...tank.
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