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Old 10-25-2015, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default Light Dual sport 2004 599

Hey folks,

So I am thinking I can turn the 599 into a dual sport ish kind of bike after riding around on mopeds in Indonesia and realizing bikes are much more capable. I would be carrying a 20-30 lbs soft duffel bag for work, probably needing a little luggage rack with enough bungee attachments to add on. I was thinking I could just weld something together and replace the rear handle bar.

Also with an akrapovic style exhaust that kinda points down to not get in the way of the bag. https://www.akrapovic.com/#!/motorcy...148&yearId=674

Clean up the rear lights to a single unit. http://www.hondacb1000r.com/forums/a...1&d=1264601860

More aggresive tire for some light offroad use. http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/wp-c...eview-test.jpg

I don't really want to change the bike too much as I really like the style of it as it is, but is there a different suspension I could add on that would help in the riding?

I can't think of what else other than really just slapping on some dual sport tires for light off road.

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Old 10-25-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
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I'd love to see someone do this. Maybe add a radiator guard, skid plate, & do something with the fenders.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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I know at least one person has turned their 919 into a dual-sport. The 599 would probably be even better in that role since it is 100 lbs lighter.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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Defiantly are going to need some new front and rear shocks.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:10 PM   #5
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How did the dual sport project turn out?
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