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Offline Freya

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Front End Redesign
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:45:07 AM »
Had a collision with a jeep on the WABDR a couple weeks back.  Decided to do a little redesign instead of the 3k new front end.





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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 07:41:52 AM »
Appears to be your first post, so welcome to the group.
Wow.
Certainly looks different.  A lot of that plastic is superfluous anyway, but I think some shielding for the forks would be good.
Hopefully it was just the bike that was damaged?

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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 10:29:51 AM »
Well that is certainly a Mad Max look, Cool!

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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
like it
gets rid of a lot of weighty lookin junk on the front


welcome from downunder as well

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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 05:13:05 PM »
It looks more purposeful as an enduro. Add a fly screen for airflow and you will probably have the same functionality as you had before with less weight upfront.
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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 06:27:15 PM »
Looks like you're ready for off-roading now. Nice job of putting it back together. Like kenw mentioned, maybe it would be a good idea to add some fork protectors. A set of Shock Sox would look great on it... BTW, :400: to the family! :821:
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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:42:34 AM »
Welcome here!
The redesign surely looks slick and mean.
Exactly what one would expect from the Mother of the Mighty God of Thunder ;-)

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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 06:13:47 PM »
It looks great!
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Re: Front End Redesign
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 07:58:16 AM »
I like that a LOT! I'd maybe add a fly screen & headlight grille but it looks really cool, definitely in a Mad Max way.

Great that you were still smiling after smashing bits off you bike too...  :018:

 


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