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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

    Good point, did not consider that (rookie builder doncha know). I'll def check that. Thanks.
     
  2. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    This just keeps gettin' better and better!!

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  3. hotdog

    hotdog XS650 Guru

    Looks sweet man....very envious, mine is in about 3 million pieces at the moment..LOL...
    Wish I had gotten a motor that needed minimal work & a degrease, luck of the draw I guess.

    Cheers.
     
  4. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Don't be envious, that's an erroneous zone. I wish I'd have been born rich instead of so damn good lookin', but you get whacha get!:D

    Tomorrow a good buddy who's a pinstriper/sign artist is comin' by to paint the "YAMAHA" on the right side cover. In return I'm gonna put front swaybar bushings on his HHR SS. Wait'll you see pics of this car. Didn't know Chevy built an HHR SS ntil he bought his. 2 liter 4 cyl turbocharged, stock 'bout 265 HP. This one has a "tune up" and puts out over 320 HP!! Pics tomorrow.

    OK just one.............

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  5. hotdog

    hotdog XS650 Guru

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

    Cant help yourself

    Cheers..:laugh:
     
  6. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Good to have friends................

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    And a son and son in law that's willing to give you power to your project!

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  7. MiniDanzig

    MiniDanzig XS650 Addict

    that fork brace is fucking ACE!!! do want.
     
  8. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

  9. jabhawk996

    jabhawk996 supermoto650

    Damnit Man....Why do you have to live soooo far away? I see your in the "Frisco" area. I'm down south of you around Victorville area....just east of San Bernardino. Might just have to do a road trip up to see your master work. I'm working on an 81' XS that I have sooo many ideas I have a hard time sleeping at times just thinking about the mods I want to do.
    I can see your meticulous with look and function.....GREAT JOB MISTER!!!!
     
  10. jabhawk996

    jabhawk996 supermoto650

    I have a question on your post of the 2 young motor heads pushing your tracker....The youngster pushing.....Does he make the sounds of a good tracker....or are they a little on the "tired" side?LMAO....great pic BTW.....
     
  11. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    first of all, thank you for the kind words. I've never been accused of doing "master work".:D but thanks. Been buildin' shit a LONG time. This is only my second bike, the first was back in the late '70's, a dirt bike, a '69 Maico 360. since then, hot rods, race cars, and a lot of wierd shit, like this:

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    It's a creeper racer. An old timey wooden mechanic's creeper with a 100cc Mac 10 kart engine. Crazy fast, used to run around pylons at rod runs. Ya just gotta think ahead and although pretty don't make it fast, it don't hurt.
     
  12. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    LOL I'm gonna pass that along to him, he'll love that!!
     
  13. RFLIVES

    RFLIVES Resident Sidecar nut

    Where did you source those plugs for the intake and exhaust ports? Hardware store?
     
  14. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    they're expansion plugs. got 'm from Autozone. They come in several sizes, just measure your ports and get the correct size.
     
  15. brat

    brat XS650 Addict

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    pregrid, build looks great so far.
     
  16. shotgunjoe

    shotgunjoe XS650 Hunter

    I'm pretty sure it was...

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  17. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Thanks. Workin' on the brakes now. Tryin' to convince the pistons to come out so's I can get the calipers powdercoated. Got them to go in some. now to get them out! They're not cooperating.
     
  18. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    not a whole lot to report but we're gettin' there. Got the calipers powdered and rebuilt.

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    Bonded the tail light adapter to the tail piece

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    Simple but effective, LED's will come later.......
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    Got a cute little Magura brake master, 11mm vs. 13mm stock

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    So far, so good. hopefully carbs, seat, and exaust next week.....

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  19. Beautiful! But , Your Avatar scares Me!:yikes::(
     
  20. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    Yeah? I could always change it to this..............

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    or this

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    or maybe THIS!!

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