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buildin' me a tracker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pregrid, Mar 22, 2011.

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  1. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Hey guys and gals, relatively new to the site, picked up a '79 eariler this year and i'm buildin' a street tracker. Actually bought the bike from Robert at Omar's, he's only a few miles from me. the motor was siezed but he sold me a running '74 for it.
    The donor............
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    also got 2 front alloy wheels
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    Went to A&A Racing across the bay (some of you might recognize the name) and got tires
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    It came apart real quick
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    this was a coupla months ago, much has been done since, if ya wanna see more let me know.
    Dave
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  2. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Cleaned up the frame some, got the seat and tank from omar's
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    Moved the ignition switch..............
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    added brackets for a new battery box. the new box will not be cardboard:D
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    Hugh shaved and polished my legs.....don't even think about commenting on this!
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    damn that boy does good work!

    Scored some NOS Redwing Hammerhead shocks
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  3. tms325i

    tms325i XS650 Enthusiast

    Looks great but your avatar is really freaking me out....
     
  4. Dogger

    Dogger XS650 Addict

    I love a good tracker, but I really love that husky in the back!
     
  5. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    DUDE! You should have shown me those rear shocks, we could have made the front legs have some maching to match.

    Those rear shocks are straight up awesome!
     
  6. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Yeah, I get that a lot..............
     
  7. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Yeah, I get that a lot...............

    You mean this ol' thing?

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  8. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    NOW he tells me! No it's cool, I like'em smooth
     
  9. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Omar's front wheel to rear adapter

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    And his fork brace

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    Wheels are painted and polished

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    Goin' to the powder coaters to pick up the frame and a bunch of other parts today, pics after I steal my camera back from my son.:D
     
  10. Damn! Nice looking wheels! Definitely going to have to follow this build.. That fork brace looks awesome.
     
  11. Wow.....this looks great, man!!

    It´s always nice to see some really serious guys building a ride.

    The Husqvarna is the pride and joy of Sweden.....or at least it was:laugh:

    /BigBoreSwede
     
  12. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    I also spy a 1st Gen Toyota truck. This dude has real taste in vehicles. :D
     
  13. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    You mean this ol' thing?

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  14. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    yeah, originally built in Sweden, mine was built in Italy when MV Agusta owned it, now it's owned by BMW. Stay tuned
     
  15. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    Oh man, what a beauty! I have a soft spot for Toyota Trucks. And that generation is my favorite with a 22RE swap, 5 speed and A/C :thumbsup: I'd trade my Tacoma straight up for that truck....
     
  16. Damn that truck is clean! Where are you from? That would be completely falling apart from rust if it were in the midwest.
     
  17. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    had this since new, bought it March '79, she's 32 years old this month! And it CAME with a/c, along with every other option available back then (p/s, tilt wheel, tinted glass, etc). Way back when I swapped the 20R for a 22R and dropped in a 5 speed.

    Interior shot

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  18. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    I am soo sick with Envy... I'd trade you my Tacoma AND my bike for that truck... Seriously!
     
  19. Damn. Man, those are some strong words....
     

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