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    Default Dirt Sportster - Lots of Good Mods - Worth the Read

    Great thread for dirt mods but has lots of cross venue ideas! At first I thought it was going to be the run of the mill dirt conversion with lots of loose ends but turned out very well. Pics are of good quality as well (this always helps). In today's entry he's scheduled for a look from "BikeCraft Mag". Edit,forgot the link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449
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    Absolute beautiful work of art!

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    Sweet Caroline! Very nice ....

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    He did that to an Anniversary model? Shame on him.

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    I was thinking about putting the continental tkc80's on my xr and taking it out to west texas this summer, they make a 180 that will fit the stock rear rim and a 120 that will fit the stock front rim. I think it would look kinda cool.

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    The TKC 180 is scheduled for release in the next few days. Most of the first batch where spoken for months ago as they will be in high demand on the outset so i've got a number of sets on order. Although the TKC performs quite well, longevity has not been it's strong suit so the weight and torque of the XR will probably take it's toll quickly hence the multiple set s on order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poolpawpaw View Post
    He did that to an Anniversary model? Shame on him.
    What do you mean? They built a boat load of them, and anniversary models have not proven to have any more value than others - Plus he made it W A Y BETTER. I love it
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    I don't like it, like this one the way it was original. But, main thing is, he likes it and it's his, I'm doing/did things to mine some people don't like. But it works for me, Carry on Mitch. Make it your own.

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    10x better than the original.
    Good stuff.

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    VERY NICE!
    I want one!
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    Excellent. Reminiscent of Doug's Magdan Dirtster on ADVRider, which might have started life as an Anniversary model as well. Is there a build sheet on the bike? It would be interesting to see what stock items remained. Engine, frame and gauges?
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    Sooooooo cool....love it!
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    Saint, here is the link again from the first post http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657449 . Like I said, it's worth the read even if you only flip through to look at the pics. After the bike was built it did get a big bore kit and cams. This is a recent build and hasn't been heavily dirt tested yet, probably after the magazine photo shoots. He is thinking of kiting it, but this rarely works out due to volume issues but because he built it himself he has all the CAD files so hopefully at least the swing-arm and some of the bracketry will be easy to reproduce. Most of the rest is off the shelf/bolt-on.

    This was quite well done as well:

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    And this one if an XR base was used instead of a base Sportster:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post

    This was quite well done as well:

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    That one is a Husky frame that was modified for the XL motor. He has raced it in the Baja 1000 among many other places, including the Catalina GP where that pic was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    And this one if an XR base was used instead of a base Sportster:

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    That one I don't quite get - a Bob Tail rear fender, a Cafe Fairing, Knobbies and Dirt Track Pipes - It seems really confused to me.
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ID:	17147 Posted this one already, not a bad lookin bike

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    Man those are cool looking machines! Jeff B, that one you posted is quite minimalist. How far would it go on a tank of fuel? LOL I would like to see a pic of the other side of that bike.
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    the JeffB one looks like a hill climber to me.
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    I would say that's probably what it is do to the tiny tank. Like Geno said "how far could you go" I'm sure a larger tank could be mounted with a smaller seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by streettracker View Post
    the JeffB one looks like a hill climber to me.

    swing arm way to short to be a hill climber imo...




 

 
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