View Full Version : Desert Sled to Dual Sport

12-19-2010, 12:22 AM
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Let me start by saying I love this bike. I bought this T100 from Mike Davis early this past summer. It was one more of his great finds, from the Stanford Swap I think. Anyway, Mike didn't own it long, made me a good deal on it and it's been fun. I raced it at Elsinore at Meatball's Hell on Wheels rally. That was fun but showed me some of the bike's shortcomings. It ran great and was a blast to jam around the track on even if I couldn't clear the doubles. I've since had it on the beach in Mexico twice where it is fun but sketchy as hell in the real deep sand. Makes me appreciate On Any Sunday even more! Those dudes had soul and skill.

So, the bike is fun and all but hasn't been registered on the street in forever, has no lights, battery, etc. I only live a few miles from work and if I'm clever, most of the year I can take a sand wash about half of the way. What I intend to do is get this thing minimally legal and blast around town on it commute on it here and there. It's just too enjoyable to ride to make it wait until I can do a desert trip to ride it.

The last project I started and posted on here in the American Bikes Forum took almost a year and it was supposed to be a quick turn and burn. This one is different because I'm not trying to get my money back out of it and nothing should keep it down more than a week or two unless I really blow it up. Like most bikes it won't ever really be finished. I'll post progress reports in this thread as it evolves.

I want to put some Cerriani forks on it but so far haven't found the right set for the right price. In the meantime it needs:

Pegs reinforced for fat rider
New rear fender
Maybe a front fender
New sled-style loaf-o-bread seat
New petcocks
Carb rebuild
Lines and hoses
New, slightly less aggro tires
Heat shield on exhaust
Wiring cleaned up
Kick stand

This is a fun bike to work on since I'm not worried about making it actually competitive, nor is it ever going to be a beauty queen. It's been modified already, but no real racing heritage so I'm not anxious to preserve anything in particular, only the intent of the machine, ie: a crusty old Triumph dirt bike.

Today, between domestic duties I managed to crack the seal and get things started. Thank God for rain, it's a great excuse to stay indoors, clean the garage and tinker.

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First thing was the rear fender. The old trailer fender was fine, but I wanted something a little classier. A 7-Metal West alloy fender was just the ticket. There is a strong but ugly angle iron bracket at the bottom of the seat tube that is a bitch to install a bolt, nut and washers. I started by figuring out where this fender would sit, then welded and bung to that old bracket. It's real tight in there so I just got about a 3/8" long weld on each side of the bung but it is plenty strong and eliminates the fussy bottom mount. I used the existing home made brackets for the middle and rear mounts, just centered the fender and replaced hardware with some stainless. It's a little lighter if that matters, and looks way more "moto" now.

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Next up was a tail light. I got a cheap bullet light from Lowbrow, took it apart and scotchbrited it a little so the new chrome didn't look too out of place. I'm not worried much about looks, I'm more concerned with having it not break off when I crash or getting caught up in it hanging off the back. With that in mind, I welded a 1/8" steel "L" bracket off the subframe right behind the left rear shock. it's tucked in nice and tidy and the bracket is burly. It was from the rod iron gate section at my local Ace and nothing special but worked great.

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The headlight was next on the list. I found a nice old fog light at a hot rod swap months ago with a real strong looking steel housing, mount and glass lens. I don't plan on riding this bike on long trips or riding much at night so I mainly need the headlight to make it legal. The bulb was shot and was hard wired in and didn't look replaceable. I gutted it, split the lens out without cracking it (miracle) and replaced the whole thing with an 1157 housing from a left over repop Sparto. It sounds simple but it took some time. I had to open up the rear of the housing since it is so low profile, now the bulb carrier actually sticks out through the back. Luckily I had a perfect rubber grommet and some little brass screws to hold it all together. I made a mount out of 1/8" flat stock with a tab for the headlight mount welded to it, smoothed out and spray bombed black. It is secured with the lower triple tree pinch bolts.

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That's it for today. Next on the list is to add a capacitor, headlight switch and make a seat pan.

12-19-2010, 12:36 AM
Dang, Bill your garage has come along way since I was there .
I don't think Desert sleds are the next big thing since up here they are on Craigslist all the time .

12-19-2010, 12:50 AM
Dang, Bill your garage has come along way since I was there .
I don't think Desert sleds are the next big thing since up here they are on Craigslist all the time .
Ha, ha, Nick. Probably not the next big thing is good! Let me know if you come up on a cheap set of forks for this thing.

12-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Got a set of Sherpas that were modified to fit a Triumph/Matchless . they came off my bike . I'm not a big desert fan I like Trials but the matchless is either going to be a cafe or a swing arm bob not sure so I'm collecting parts for both .

12-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Nice man, keep this thing going.... exactly what I'm doing with my 57 Indian Apache, which is now running. I plan on doing some dirt road camping trips as well.

12-20-2010, 11:10 AM
pretty good start. ive thought about something similar for jumping around philly, but i have no workspace :(

12-20-2010, 8:40 PM
nice shop man. like the bike to that back tire is aggresive. makes me think hill climber. Like the pipes too. why is the sprocket so big? is that stock or for off roadin? good project.

12-20-2010, 10:11 PM
nice shop man. like the bike to that back tire is aggresive. makes me think hill climber. Like the pipes too. why is the sprocket so big? is that stock or for off roadin? good project.

Yeah, the outer knobs are shaved to even fit that rear meat in the swingarm. The big sprocket is an old desert sled trick. I haven't had it on the street like that but I got a feeling it's going to top out pretty quick but it makes it snappy in the dirt. I'm working on adjusting those pipes and fitting some small mufflers on there. I love high pipes on Triumphs.

12-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Nice man, keep this thing going.... exactly what I'm doing with my 57 Indian Apache, which is now running. I plan on doing some dirt road camping trips as well.

Got any pics of this Indian? Sounds fun.

Baby steps tonight. Sleeved some 1.5" mufflers to fit. Half a bracket made, two more to go...

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12-21-2010, 12:46 AM
Anyone got some good rear tire recommendations for this bike?

Rear currently is is 140/90/18 (5x18) and the side knobs are shaved to clear chain and swingarm. I'd love to put a real Grasshopper on there but no way I'm going to spend that kind of money and then wear it out riding street/trails.

I'm thinking this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/IRC-TR-1-DUAL-SPORT-50-ON-50-OFF-MX-TIRE-4-00-18-64P-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5641599114QQitemZ37046 3576340QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3 233wt_915) IRC tire looks vintage-ish enough and is a little narrower at 4x18.

12-21-2010, 6:13 AM
Damn it Bill... yer startin' to piss me off. You're about a half a step in front of me. I've got those same exact pipes modified to fit the apache and am currently working on grafting a set of those baby mufflers into them.

Sheesh. I know you've seen my bike before... it's been around forever... but it's finally starting to look like a done project. Hoping to get it on the road this next week.

I like the fat knobs.

12-23-2010, 1:38 AM
I've loved this bike from the first time i saw pics posted.

Motivated me to by my own T100 'starter kit' bike from an auction last summer (pics somewhere on the site).

I'm still sourcing parts so not started build full on quite yet.

One Q though Billdozer; that rear spkt, hows it fit? My rear hub brake and spkt seem to be all one piece, or haven't i looked close enough?

Re: forks a
I'm chasing a AJS Stormer front end, Cerriani look at cheaper price.

12-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Thought of running a Yammie dirt bike front end? They're cheap, work great, shave about 10# and add about 4 inches of travel. Oh yeah, and it's an easy mod to get it to fit the steering stem. PM if you got questions.

12-23-2010, 12:34 PM
i like those muffs!

12-24-2010, 12:05 AM
59, here's a couple pics of how the sprocket mounts.

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Sinner, I've thought about it since they are cheaper and probably work better than a Ceriani but I think I'm going to hold out for the right deal on the Italian set up for now. What one in particular do you recommend? I'll take a look at 'em anyway just to see.

12-24-2010, 12:54 PM
I've got a 1974 YZ125 setup in the works for a future sled. Just turned down the bottom of the steering stem on a lathe to fit the Triumph steering tube, other than that it bolts right up, trees and all. Shaves around 10# (aluminum trees and sliders) and adds about 5 inches travel.

01-02-2011, 12:14 AM
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More baby steps. Added an old aluminum number plate to the front. Made a couple mounts that help keep cables routed and secure the top. Hopefully I'll get some time tomorrow to mess with modifying the peg mounts. I have a more modern set of MX pegs on the way. They won't be a direct bolt up but I think I can make them work pretty easily. Picked up some straight mounts from Tony at Classic Cycles.

01-04-2011, 5:18 AM
you dont have time to be messing with this bill haha

looking like a nice setup mate. planning on edr with it this year? could be perfect mosheen for the job. look forwards to seeing it done - you have a track record of tasteful understated bikes to uphold

01-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Ha, thanks Sumo. I was just looking at the seat that came off this bike tonight and wondering how it would look on your digger... I think it would work but the one on it now is MUCH more comfy.

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So, more baby steps tonight. The big ass Miti Max was mounted under the seat and took up too much room and also sat right on top of the oil tank with zero ventilation. The mission this weekend is to replace it with a much smaller Sparx unit conveniently available from Lowbrow Customs, and fit an old Bates seat pan so I can get it recovered.

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The bike is also wired for positive ground, something that makes me have to think way too hard, especially with no battery, it's a little harder to check things as you go. I'm converting it to negative ground so my small brain can figure things out. I'm using this Lowbrow wiring diagram, it's different since I don't have a battery, but the positive wire out of the Sparx basically simulates the positive side of the battery, and everything else makes sense.

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This bike had a cool old cobra-style chopper/digger seat that will definitely get used on something else, but it sucked in the dirt on this bike. Luckily I helped Wes move a few things to his new shop last week and ended up with an old hammered Bates seat pan, as well as a skid plate made out of a snow shovel and an air cleaner with the wrong filter element crammed in it so hard it may never come out! I'll get to that stuff, but for now I want to solve the seat pan and get it off to a local dude for covering.

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This fine craftsmanship held the old seat on just fine but won't work for the Bates meatloaf. I cut it off and ground the boogers down as much as possible.

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Once I removed the Miti Max, the new seat pan fit pretty nice, a bit of flapper disc on a couple mounts had the pan sitting where it should, riding on the sub-frame rails. The home made fender brace/mount works great but bottomed out on the pan, so I cut a relief hole.

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I made a sleeve out of some old tubing and an a bolt through the front mount on the Bates pan. This gives me something solid to slide over a tongue mount up front so the seat can slide into position and be locked in by a bolt that comes up through the rear of the fender.

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Next, I welded a tab (again, from Lowbrow) off the rear tank mount, where the old one was. It just happened to be the exact right size and radius. Lucky!

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BTW, these old pans are very hand made and nothing is symmetrical or straight, at least on this one. I tacked a nut into position on the top where it will covered by foam so a bolt just goes through the fender and up into the pan.

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In the end, the pan fits nice and tight, follows the fender radius perfectly and is held on with a single bolt for high performance pit stops!

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This is what the seat should look like when finished.

Next will be a mount for the Sparks unit. I'm going to fit it up under the tank where it should get a little more airflow than the old Miti Max did. I'm going to clean up the coils and condensers and the mounting brackets tomorrow and then see what space is left and make a mount.

01-08-2011, 9:59 AM
This is coming right along bill, Ive always like this bike and now your making it better - pretty cool dude.

01-09-2011, 12:07 AM
I dropped the seat off for a cover today at my local secret spot. Also got all switches and gizmos mounted up. Usually I'm taking wiring and tabs off of a bike, but today was non-stop addition. Got kill-switch and circuit breaker mounts in place back by the oil tank, hidden up under the seat where the Miti Max used to go. Then made up a little dash for a headlight switch up front. Then welded a long tab on under the top tube for the Spark to hang. The condensers just hung under there on one shady bolt, so I fixed that up, though the stock coil mount looks like someone took a hammer to it several times over the years. It's still strong and hidden, so I'm leaving it. Also mounted and wired up a brake light switch. Took the battery out of my kid's van and tested it and it works. A bit of a pain double-checking your work with a test light and no battery, so I just jumped the car battery to the positive side of the circuit breaker for a sec and it worked fine.

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Tomorrow, hopefully I'll get the front section wired up, it's a little less complicated so there's a good chance it'll be good to go. Then it's back on making pipe mounts, permanently attaching mufflers/sleeves, new carb spacer and make some new pegs work.

01-10-2011, 7:19 PM
Looking good Bill .

I'm thinking I need to start a build thread or four .LOL I just hate taking pictures .

01-10-2011, 10:39 PM
Ha, ha, I'm better at the pictures part Nick.

01-10-2011, 11:58 PM
Nick, Tony or any of you other experts out there wanna weigh in on a wiring schematic? I left out the lights wiring, it basically comes off the circuit breaker and is disabled by switches so it doesn't draw at start up.

This thing was a three kick bike cold and half a kick warm with the Miti Max. I haven't changed anything as far as timing or fuel delivery goes. I tested one spark plug and it's getting fire, spark might be a little weak, but that's pretty subjective so I'm not sure.

One thing, I didn't mark the leads to the points, so those could be hooked up on the wrong coils, but I've tried it both ways and can get it to fart a little one way, but not start. Did I mix something up on here? I've looked at a bunch of diagrams and nothing had this exact set up with negative ground.

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It's making juice, I can get the tailight to come on when kicking and it's def getting power to the coils if the plugs are sparking.

Could it be like a Boyer where if it isn't getting the right amount of juice it won't start? I'm going to grab my manual from work tomorrow and make sure I've got the points leads hooked up to the right coils and if that doesn't work I was thinking of hooking a battery to it temporarily to see if that'll do it.

Any idears?

01-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Your coils are hooked up way wrong .
Just go red wire from curuit breaker to a split to both + sides of coils then the - side goins to the points and the condensers and if you run a kill button it would hook up to the - side also . You have it wired for a Ac mag right now . If you decide to run a Energy transfer then let me know I have a couple laying around

01-11-2011, 12:38 AM
Also through in a capacidor to give you a extra bump when starting

01-11-2011, 12:43 AM
Also through in a capacidor to give you a extra bump when starting

Nick, thanks. I have an extra capacitor from Accell, I can wire that up no prob, just gotta stash it under there somehow. I thought the Sparx had a built in capacitor from reading about them, but must have been wrong on that.

Switching that stuff maņana...

01-11-2011, 12:45 AM
Nick, thanks. I have an extra capacitor from Accell, I can wire that up no prob, just gotta stash it under there somehow. I thought the Sparx had a built in capacitor from reading about them, but must have been wrong on that.

Switching that stuff maņana...

Some of the sparx units do but I like to have a extra just to help .

01-11-2011, 9:55 AM
Thanks Nick. Fired right up.

01-11-2011, 1:11 PM
Thanks Nick. Fired right up.

Sleds and cafe? So long choppers! Nice execution. Keep whatever trend is coming there is room at the INN. :cheersmate:

01-11-2011, 4:42 PM
Ha, ha, I just like motorcycles cnthub...

01-12-2011, 3:44 PM
Motorcycles suck - choppers rule!

01-14-2011, 9:30 AM
Had never seen this thread (dont really go into the specific sections) and this bike looks slick :D
Really like the number plate (I think thats what it is) behind the headlight. Real cool Looking bike :D

01-14-2011, 1:51 PM
This thing is gonna be saweet!

01-15-2011, 5:44 PM
Any new pics? How's this beast shaping up? San Felipe 250 is in March. Let me know if you need a co-pilot!

01-16-2011, 7:19 PM
Any new pics? How's this beast shaping up? San Felipe 250 is in March. Let me know if you need a co-pilot!

Ha, ha this thing is going to run the Liquor Store 3 not the San Felipe 250!

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Made some cheap steel MX pegs work today. Fitted up some less bent stock peg mounts from Tony at Classic Cycles (thanks!) and then ground down the left side peg until it worked. The right side wasn't so easy, had to lop the boss off the peg, rotate the peg and reweld it so it sits flat.

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Also got the capacitor mounted up. Not going to fit much more under that tank! Everything works, bike starts thanks to Nick's wiring advice. Next is to get that exhaust buttoned up. Hopefully get the seat back at the end of the week.

01-17-2011, 10:34 PM
Bill don't forget about the front motor mount, I've had all my electronics in there for 3 years now and heat has never been a problem!

01-17-2011, 10:59 PM
Bill don't forget about the front motor mount, I've had all my electronics in there for 3 years now and heat has never been a problem!

Yeah, I know about that stash spot on your bike, but I ride this thing through water, mud, crash it on the beach, etc and it just kinda weirded me out. I gotta find a front fender too or it's gonna get just as wet up there. Thanks for the tip Ryan.

01-30-2011, 8:22 AM
awsome work ... love it !

01-30-2011, 9:53 AM
Bill, looks great ! I'm sure this will be a fun commuter to ride up and over all the curbs after splitting lanes....