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    Well, after a few updates and lacking any mechanical skills, I was able to change the handlebars, add a silencer foot pegs and also add a blaster shock. All I needed was to change over to the hybrid forks. I bought some YZ 80 forks for $20 and FINALLY with the help of Lzard Breath was able to do the upgrade (along with the oil cooler).

    Here you go:



    After adding the Blaster shock and power core pipe.





    Now 18 months later my TDub finally sits level and runs cooler:











    Before and after the Pelican case was put on the Cyclerack

    A a pic of Sir Fix A Lot and myself. Russ and Brock





    Thanks to Russ for his insight and help.



    I promise myself that the last thing I am going to do is add a skid plate...at least for a couple years.





    With that, I have a super clean pair of stock TW fork tubes for sale if someone is interested.



    Here is the bike with the Peican case on the cycle rack (Vs. the rear fender)







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    Whoo! Nice setup! What's the advantage of the YZ80 forks over the stockers?

    Really digging the disc/caliper guard as well! But I'd imagine with the woods trails around here, it'd end up being a brush catcher.



    I'd love to see about taking you up on those stock forks, if you lived a little closer to STL. I don't recall seeing many gravel yards in the Southern MO and IL. I'm trying to find a cheaper way to convert my 2000 T-Dub to a disc brake setup, short of buying a whole new bike. So far, no luck.



    Still....great job there!

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    Bike looks awesome Brock!



    (I didn't know Lizrdbrth made housecalls)

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    Did you use the entire YZ80 forks? Same OD on the upper tubes? Did the stcok TW caliper fit the YZ80 lowers? Did you have to get a longer front brake line? More details please. Looks great!



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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Bike looks awesome Brock!



    (I didn't know Lizrdbrth made housecalls)


    Thanks Brian.

    I only strive to make mine as cool as yours. You set the benchmark for cool, clean seamless improvements.



    Mr. Lizard just happened to have a family event less than 10 miles from my house and got a hall pass for a couple hours.
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    Thanks Brian.

    I only strive to make mine as cool as yours. You set the benchmark for cool, clean seamless improvements.



    Mr. Lizard just happened to have a family event less than 10 miles from my house and got a hall pass for a couple hours.



    Thank you very much Jeadra

    Thank you. I bought the old school disc brake cover (simply for looks because I am a motocross vanity snob)on ebay. But there Lzard breath has one a little ruffed up (Color is white) that he might sell.



    Mr. Bracket

    As far as the YZ forks...they are off a '93 YZ. The advantage is that the fork tubes are 2" longer. I already put a blaster shock on it so the YZ fork tubes don't increase the travel, but they increase the overall ground clearance to the bike sits level. I am a tall guy (6'3) so this works a little better for me. Plus, like I said I am in it to make it resemble a race bike vs. TW just because I am goofy like that. I still ride slow and don't jump anymore. Some of the guys have also added progressive springs. I am only 6'3 and 190 so the progressive springs are a major deisre for me.



    In terms of the front brake, some in the forum have used ttr bikes, rs and even Yamaha three wheeler front ends. The key being sure that forks'axles work for the tw.
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    Thank you Mr. Bracket,



    The only thing I used from the YZ front forks were the YZ fork tubes.

    Every thing is stock TW. Including the top bolts for the triple clamps.
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    Looks great I am sure for your height it feels a lot better too.
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    A tall boy TW?



    So you're telling me that in a world full of ridiculously tall and tippy dual sports, you went and jacked up the shortest of the bunch?



    Love it! Love everything about it!



    Your bike definitely looks (and I'd imagine rides!) much better after being leveled out with the taller forks.



    I'm pretty jealous of that LizrdCooler kit too. I'm anxiously anticipating the 49-state model to add to my own TW.
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    Thank you Don,



    Russ was just talking about you. It only took 18 months to get it done. I am very excited to try it on the dirt.
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    2008 TDub--Jimbo Shield, Lizard Oil Cooler, Blaster Shock, YZ Hybrid Forks, Supermoto front fender, ATV Bars, Acerbis Brake Cover, 1460 Pelican Case, Cycle Rack, Power Core, Gold Chain.

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