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This tire fit those forks and was raced dirt track that鈥檚 why the tire looks weird I put those grooves in it. Kenda 110/70



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With the sl70 tank on this xl70 frame being relocated, I had to devise a mount for the rear of the tank. I machined a female threaded stud and welded it to the backbone of the frame
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Then added some rubber insulators
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Then the seat mounts
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The shock mount studs were then cut off the frame then drilled and tapped with m6 threads for the rear seat mounts and rear fender mounting points
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You can use almost any length or spring rate and compensate for either variable with the shock mount location.
A stiff spring should have the shock mounts as close to the backbone of the frame as possible.
Basically, pick a shock and experiment with temporary mounts tack welded into place and fine tune the placement before fully welding.
You might have to mount it 4 or 5 different ways before you get the desired ride height and spring rate
 

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The chain was rubbing on a section of frame under the swingarm.
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I was going to make a delrin slider or roller but decided against it in favor of removing that section of frame and replacing it with something that would increase clearance
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This tire fit those forks and was raced dirt track that鈥檚 why the tire looks weird I put those grooves in it. Kenda 110/70



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I just got the kenda 110/70-12 in the mail. It's shorter and wider than the dunlop
 

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Got a narrow wheel from my brother in law. Mounted up the new Kenda Tire and it fits perfectly. Except on side of the tire I can't seam to get the bead to seat properly. I've tried soap, soap and water, wd40, wd40 with soap, filled to 90 psi, hit it with a rubber dead blow. I spent hours trying to get it to seat. I finally got it close enough
 

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Got a narrow wheel from my brother in law. Mounted up the new Kenda Tire and it fits perfectly. Except on side of the tire I can't seam to get the bead to seat properly. I've tried soap, soap and water, wd40, wd40 with soap, filled to 90 psi, hit it with a rubber dead blow. I spent hours trying to get it to seat. I finally got it close enough
Nothing like the pop when a bead seats...while you are riding! The bike looks really good, are you doing any paint?
 

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Nothing like the pop when a bead seats...while you are riding! The bike looks really good, are you doing any paint?
Thanks!

at this point I'm going to leave the paint. The paint that's on the tank is custom mixed Delfleet that sprayed a couple years ago and wet sanded. It gives it character and I've got a project International Scout That needs to get finished
 
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