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trail ?

Post by Happosai » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:26 pm

Hey Bearcx

How come your running the fork sliders like that, (they look like dirt bike ones).

Wouldn't that lengthen the trail ?

Just curious :shock:

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Post by Bearcx » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:00 pm

Yeah Hap, the whole front end is XR250 Honda. Got it cheap, and the forks are 1000mm long v CX ones at 750mm long. Main reason being the CX had 31mm fork tubes and (I think) the XR has 38mm's.
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Post by Ol Fart » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:51 pm

That is a great looking bike Bear, will you make it for the mega ride?
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Post by Bearcx » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:47 pm

I'll be there.

Dont know about the chopper. :shock:
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Post by Happosai » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:54 pm

Bearcx wrote:Yeah Hap, the whole front end is XR250 Honda. Got it cheap, and the forks are 1000mm long v CX ones at 750mm long. Main reason being the CX had 31mm fork tubes and (I think) the XR has 38mm's.
Fair enough, but I would have thought you would want to reduce the trail with that neck rake.

Doest matter, its looking excellentamoondo

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Post by Bearcx » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:42 am

I understan d what you're saying Hap, but I'm leaving the final decision on fork sliders until after I've ridden the bike. (as with some other things). If it rides well, without too much flip-flop and such, I'll probably keep 'em for the cost savings.
The choice of changeover sliders is not too common for 31mm CX forks, another reason for the change.

Thanks for compliments, Guys.
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Post by Prof » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:26 am

Things start getting a bit heavy at 45 degree rake, but anything less is fine and GREAT on the road. 21" wheell will increase flop a fair bit over 19". Paul's CB500 has 45 degree rake with 19" wheel and is heavy at walking pace otherwise fine. Telescopics get pretty stiff at 45 degrees... girder or springer definitely better at this rake.
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Post by Happosai » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:47 pm

Bearcx wrote:I understan d what you're saying Hap, but I'm leaving the final decision on fork sliders until after I've ridden the bike. (as with some other things). If it rides well, without too much flip-flop and such, I'll probably keep 'em for the cost savings.
The choice of changeover sliders is not too common for 31mm CX forks, another reason for the change.

Thanks for compliments, Guys.
:lol: the almighty $$$$ - we all want more of them.

Well anyway you could try them the other way up as well and see what the change in trail does.

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Post by Bearcx » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:04 pm

Yeah, I'll keep that in mind when I make brackets and such for brakes etc. Cheers Mate.
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Post by Bearcx » Fri May 21, 2010 9:31 pm

So, its been 9 months or so since I worked on the chopper. (I know, I'm a slacker.) Been busy with work/family/riding etc. Anyhow, My Bro-in-law Hans got interested in my project, and offered to do some wiring for me. Got the Chopper fired up with new stator and a few other bits. Sorry about the mobile phone video, its what we had at the time, and couldn't resist. Been smiling ever since.
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Post by Cromag » Fri May 21, 2010 11:04 pm

Now That Is The Buissness!!!......... 8)
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Post by Tex » Sat May 22, 2010 11:57 am

AWESOME!!! :D

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Nice

Post by ol_750 » Sun May 23, 2010 2:49 pm

8) NICE 8)
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Post by Prof » Sun May 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Now that's progress!
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Post by Bearcx » Mon May 24, 2010 9:31 pm

Thanks Fellas, just watched the clip, myself. Sounds like I'm revving the $h1t out of it!! Honest, I wasn't. Phone cam makes it sound bad.
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