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Was worried that with the front fender so close to the tire, if any rocks got wedged in the knobbie that it would smack the fender.
So I made a set of fender risers to raise the fender 1 1/4 inch's higher.
 

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still love it....damn you math of rock sizes..............we need you to get it dirty

im betting it dont even run and its made out of scrap parts painted pretty.........still love it, ill buy it from ya
 
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Not sure why im having trouble attaching these pics, try again.

 
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still love it....damn you math of rock sizes..............we need you to get it dirty

im betting it dont even run and its made out of scrap parts painted pretty.........still love it, ill buy it from ya
Damn, my secret is out now.
 
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That 1 1/4" fender rise is a nice compromise. Any more with that little fender would look odd. Now if you had a dual sport rear fender, I would say you needed a bigger and higher front fender. As it sits, it looks appropriate.
 
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Was worried that with the front fender so close to the tire, if any rocks got wedged in the knobbie that it would smack the fender.
So I made a set of fender risers to raise the fender 1 1/4 inch's higher.
That's wise, although it is thick mud that is more likely to jam your front wheel against the fender, in my modest experience!
 
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Where he lives the mud scenario is way less likely than a rock, but I agree with you grb. I grew up in Ohio, where mud is a serious concern, but now live out west where rocks and sand are the concern.
 
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Cool bike!!!! Looks ready for the next Captain America movie lol
 
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Where he lives the mud scenario is way less likely than a rock, but I agree with you grb. I grew up in Ohio, where mud is a serious concern, but now live out west where rocks and sand are the concern.
this is true, we have more of a sandy soil here, but that mucky sticky clay is close by. Im not looking to get into that stuff if I can help it.
 
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Was net surfin tonight and saw for the first time (for me) the Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler. Darn near identicle to what you built, including belt drive. It has listed a 4.5" front and 2.7" rear suspension travel, and weighs 560 wet. Actually heavier than a solid mount would weigh.

The only advantage I saw, wasthe used ones wereso darned cheap it would be hard to build a sport for that price. Late model ones, like 2016 going for around 4K.

I think cause of far greater aftermarket support, I would still do the sporty. Watched one video review, and as expected, not but clearance or suspension travel, but loads of torque and fun. One guy did comment that when in deep sand, the belt almost spun off because sand got between the belt and rear sprocket.

Not a true dual sport but an excellent example of the '70s scramblers.

I do not know if a chain setup is even available for the Yamaha.

I still really like the looks of your bike.
 

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