Storage Compartment on modded Z50R

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  1. preventec47

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    Look at the photo of my Z50R where I added the new plus 8" ##DSC_6283-.jpg ##DSC_6281-.jpg extended swingarm and I discovered there is enough space to put an entire box of kleenex tissues in the created space forward of the tire. I am thinking of fabbing up a sheet metal storage box to go there. At the max upward travel of the wheel there is no contact with the kleenex box shown in the pictures
     
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  3. racerx

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    Appears to be a nicely crafted swingarm. I am a little surprised that the shock mounts aren't located forward of where they are. That'd not only eliminate the need for shock extenders, they'd probably work better, i.e. deliver a more compliant ride, too. These soft tail Z50s offer more of a "blank canvas" for the customizer...unlike the CT70. The bike looks pretty good, so far. The longer CT70 exhaust does a lot, visually, to balance-out the proportions. I dare say that you could add a longer seat, with a taller foam profile (much like the "Goriila" model Z50) and further streamline/balance the proportions...and give yourself more comfortable seating in the process. Adding something to fill the void space is a good idea although, as it sits, the bike looks like a dedicated hill climber. There's room for a storage container, with a tail light & license plate mount...all neatly tucked into the available space. Are you planning on road use, for this machine? If not, lights & plate mount make no sense and they'd definitely give the bike more of a roadbike aesthetic.
     
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    Actually it is a dedicated hill climber with the change to the 12 tooth front sprocket and the 40 tooth rear sprocket.
    I ride off road trails and previously it was too dangerous to go up even a slight hill and the bike wanted to wheelie
    flip out from under me. What has surprised me is the tremendous improvement in road riding and handling which I
    attribute to the 8 inch longer wheel base. It can be now ridden comfortably as a moped whereas before it was just
    a parade mini bike and not for serious road travel. BTW. my redline speed in 1st gear is now 7 mph and it really grinds
    the dirt when going up hill without flipping out from under me. I would consider a longer seat but I am tired of fabbing
    and ready to get some riding in. IF there was a quick swap option with little work I would do it.
    But check out the dual kick stand. That is now my favorite part of the bike ! !
     

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