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Old 07-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Fat cat

What do you all think about making a Honda Fat Cat into an Adventure bike

I have mint 1987 Honda Fat Cat that I tool around on but was thinking about making it street legal and throwing some racks and doing a few mods to it to "See the Outdoors" at a slower pace

let me know your thoughts , Issues
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Just watched a video on the Fat Cat. If those are tubeless tires, the Fat Cat is what the Yamaha TW200 should have been. I understand they are fairly rare. If they can be equipped with racks to carry a lot of stuff, they should make an ideal adventure bike. I had to install a custom built centerstand and carry a big box of tools and parts just to go anywhere on my XT225, to be prepared for flat tires. Tubeless tires would give you a lot more room for other stuff.

You might get more information by posting this under the "Thumpers" section.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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The Suspension is a Joke though , I'm looking to see if I can Make some modifications to update the suspension , the top speed is around 65 MPH but that is pinned , so i think geared up I can cruise at 55 MPH easily
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Mint?

Gosh, if its truly mint I wouldnt bastardize it (in a good way I mean) as it's more valuable bone stock, and regardless someday you'll want to sell it for something else.....thats motorcycling

If youre truly wanting an adventure bike, good used ones are a dime a dozen, and will likely yield a better product after you modify it, while preserving the sanctity and value of a mint 1980's, low production, asian motorcycle.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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true i never thought of preserving the intergrity of that piece of history, my issue is i really dont have any spare cash to dump on a adv bike , and Ive owned the fat cat for almost 10 years with very little use , so i guess I could either moth ball it for long term storage and get out of the garage or sell it so someone else can enjoy it and get it out of the garage ,maybe i need to think what the hell i really want to do

thanks for the feedback from a different point o view
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Post some pics!
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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how the hell do you post photos?
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