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LastTracker Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by halfmile, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Originally I wasn`t going to do a build thread but I was thinking today that I got a lot of good knowledge and ideas from other build threads so I hope other`s might gain something from this one.:thumbsup:
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    Today I sandblasted the frame where it is to be welded and made the neck gussets and tacked them in place.
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Excellent! Your builds really deserve a stand alone thread! :popcorn:
     
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  3. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Not much done today.:shrug: Made and tacked in place the center frame support tube and made a cap to cover the motor mount I cut in half. The highlight of the day was picking up the tools and cleaning the shop.:thumbsup: Time to weld.:)
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    A clean shop is a happy shop! :D
     
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  5. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I took the frame to my friend Jerry and had him weld what I tacked together. Had to put this up on it`s wheels to see how I was going to change my mind. I did.:shootme: I`m on the fence about several things but at least everything align`s and nothing warped in the process.:thumbsup: Brat Tracker??:umm: Probably not. Any input or suggestions?:shrug:
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I like the stance of this bike, is the motor canted forward a bit? Ala Norton? Nice! I have a question about the title of this thread “ Last Tracker Build “ is this the last build you’re planning to do? Just curious. :shrug:
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    More holes man.... drill more holes... :D
     
  8. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Last tracker maybe? But I said that 4 Trackers ago.:shrug: I did call about another donor bike tonight.:doh:
     
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    :D What would we do without your projects to enjoy?
     
  10. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco the REAL MrBultaco Top Contributor

    Maybe a cafe build...see Rehar's

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  11. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I was so impressed with Rehar`s build I nominated it for the 2020 calendar and voted for it over my own No Theme Build.:bow::bow2:
     
  12. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    First I`d just and sit and count all the money I`d have by not spending it on another build and then, and then, and then I`d enjoy other builds !!!!!!:thumbsup:
     
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  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Tonight I bent the seat hoop for the Champion Tail Section. Not the easiest bend.:mad: No CAD programmable bender here, just a couple of these manual one`s. :shrug: Tomorrow I`ll find the center line and fit the tube ends and hopefully make the uprights.:thumbsup:
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  14. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Excellent work, you are pretty good with that tube bender.
     
  15. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Thanks Signal.:thumbsup: I got a lot of practice building karts.:doh:
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    I think I built around 65 karts from scratch. Fun Stuff.:D
     
  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  17. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Thanks Mailman. The all chrome kart has a rubber grip butterfly steering wheel.:thumbsdown: Totally sucked. Couldn`t stand it so I made this wood/aluminium version. Note the speed holes! That was my favorite part of that kart.:thumbsup:
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  18. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Enough Go Kart Glory daze, now back to business.:thumbsup: Today I got the upright`s made and a couple of gussets and seat mount plates. Leveled the bike and this is the final stance it will have. I may drop the forks another inch? I`d like to get this piece of junk to the powder coater before the snow flies.:shrug:
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Piece of junk! Ha! You’re funny.
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  20. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Haven`t done a thing for 4 days. This morning I decided to do the side cover. The last time I did one of these I made a Template. Not a chance in Hell I`ll ever find it so It`s start from scratch. Laid out and holes drilled. Now all I have to do is connect the dots.:thumbsup: Need to get this done quick so I can stand back and look at it, decide I don`t like it, change my mind and go another route.:shootme:
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