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UK Board Tracker Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paulrxs650, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Thanks Scabber - yes, musnt get carried away and forget that :D

    Hi Joe, welcome to the forum - a street tracker, nice choice - very usable! Perhaps I'll do one too ;)
    So, the rims are Mikes XS 19" rims 2.15 rear and 1.85 front running 110 and 100 section tyres respectively (both "front" tyres). Central wheel in Birmingham will no doubt have similar 36 hole rims and spokes.
    The hubs are both front XS650 hubs. If you have access to machining, you can easily spin up the carriers etc to take a rotor and sprocket. Or, you can purchase Omars kit - http://www.omarsfiberglass.com/#!street-tracker/c1860
    The rephase was done by Heiden - I just shipped my crank to them. The cam is their mild rephased street cam. I also purchased my Pamco ignition from them too. Can't fault Jerry at Heiden. Good quality and good service.
    Be good to see what you're starting with and some pics. Always happy to help if you need it.
  2. joestella28

    joestella28 XS650 Member

    Thanks Paul,
    I really like the style of this:

    I have the seat and tank (albeit in fibreglass), engine looks to be in decent nick (heads currently off) but as a US import it's a 477 type though I do have a spare (but very very ropey) 533 engine missing lots of bits. I'm missing carbs but have a set of XS750 carbs which I've started to modify to use two for the 650 (the plan is to get the engine running as is, sort the charging system then re-phase/bore/ignition). Then I'll either go with more modern flat slide CV carbs or some VM's once I've done the engine work.

    Before getting stuck into the serious engine work I want to get the chassis sorted, I'm unsure on swingarm as I like the extra length of the Radian as per the above but I think it still looks a little skinny, I'll probably look into early aluminium motocross swing arms (will more than likely have to have shock mounting points welded on) but these might be a bit too long. I stumbled across these which seem pretty good value though I think they are standard XS length http://www.motolanna.com/ourshop/prod_448876-Swingarm-Aluminum-Alloy-SuperTuff.html

    Upfront I want standard way up forks but not the skinny standard ones and ultimately I want 19" rims with discs front and back. I think proper tracker tyres would set it off but finding dot approved tyres that will at least behave on the street is looking tricky!

    edit: just come across these: https://aaa-racing.uk/dtr1-cd5-rear.html :D
    Sorry for the thread hijack!
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
  3. Max Midnight

    Max Midnight XS650 Addict

    I have that swinging arm in my project 'Glacial' ('cos it's moving ahead slowly).

    True motorcycle porn.:D
  4. joestella28

    joestella28 XS650 Member

    I fear mine may also be glacial...

    Does the MotoLanna swinger come up any longer than stock? Do you have dimensions?


  5. Sounds like a good plan. Pop yourself a build thread up ;)

    Re the fibre glass tank - make sure it's lined with ethanol resistant novolac based resin - Caswell GT1750 is good
  6. Max Midnight

    Max Midnight XS650 Addict

    Will have a measure today.
  7. Max Midnight

    Max Midnight XS650 Addict

    Joe - have started a conversation. Should be in your Inbox (???)
  8. I took the bike to the show and it won:
    Best in Show
    Best Engineering
    Exhibitors Choice

    Really pleased with it the comments back from people.




  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well done, Paul!
    Looks like you also won "Best bird attractor"...
    gggGary likes this.
  10. Thanks 2M
    That's just what I have to put up with every day :laughing:
    buzzword likes this.
  11. Congratulations on the show winner. Well deserved I must add. :cheers:
    Paulrxs650 likes this.
  12. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Well deserved......Congrats.....................Think shes looking at the pimple on your shoulders
  13. Leebo

    Leebo XS650 Enthusiast

    Excellent build thread with an excellent ending, well done, whats next?
  14. Thanks Leebo. Well I'm off to Spain this morning on the GS, for a well earned break :D
    Next build ......... Hmmm, thinking about a Street Trekker style. Maybe knobblies, ally swingarm / single sided, mono shock ....
    buzzword likes this.
  15. Anyone in the UK seen MCN this week :D

    TwoManyXS1Bs and Johnt3 like this.
  16. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

    Well deserved, Paul...I'm sure that you are very proud.
    I can't wait for you 'street trekker' to start
  17. Thanks Mr Bultaco. Yes, very - it certainly gets a good reaction. The Trekker build will be one for later this year. I'm currently on rebuilding an Aprilia RSV1000 Factory that I'll be using on the track this year, so that's taking the time up.

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