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Title: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 09, 2014, 14:31:19
Since I wrapped up the cm400 and had this little gem sitting in the corner I decided to dig in a few weeks ago. Since I'm terrible at daily updates here's where she sits:

Gsxr 750 forks- cm400 upper triple welded on for moto-bars
R6 rear shock with rear dog bone adapter
New rear hoop with led turn brake hidden underneath
Sl125 tank mounts built

I'll have the exhaust bracket made up and the frame heads out for powder next week, and I just finished the paint on the tank yesterday.

Here's some pics:

Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 09, 2014, 14:57:32
Here's a few more pics. of the fresh paint and new front axle to match the wheels.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 09, 2014, 15:36:39
two things.

1. I love this, I need to step up my hunt for an XR. they are few and far between up here but man they make cool little bikes

2. are gixxer front ends just like free in US? seriously. It costs me 800-1000 to get one of those front ends but they are everywhere on this site... On a 400+ pound bike yeah okay but a bike like this could easily take a dirt bike front end and they are a quarter the price of a sport bike front. I'm jealous haha
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Tim on Jan 09, 2014, 15:48:04
I paid around $200 for my GSXR front end, and it was shipped to me :)  They're out there.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 09, 2014, 15:50:54
I paid around $200 for my GSXR front end, and it was shipped to me :)  They're out there.

what the hell... maybe i should be shopping closer to home...
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 09, 2014, 16:49:51
I see them priced from $3-1000 around me as a complete unit, pricing is all over the place you just have to keep your eyes peeled and act fast!

I didn't want to go with dirtbike forks since they're too tall and ride terrible when you cut them down. I want a fun street oriented bike and these look the part along with the rear r6 shock combo gives me a ton of tuning potential and will make it handle really nice as a supermoto when I'm done.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Jan 09, 2014, 17:14:41
Following this!  Sick build man.  I love that stance.  Are you going with a standard wrapped tracker pan for the seat?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 09, 2014, 19:47:32
Thanks! The seat is going to be more of a scrambler/brat tracker style. The pan is out waiting to get upholstered:
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: kipper on Jan 10, 2014, 08:41:34
Love this - i plan on something similar for my SP370
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Powderfinger on Jan 11, 2014, 11:43:59
Looking good! I just bought an 83 XR500 with a title that I want to make a street tracker out of. Did you have to modify the bottom of that tank much?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: andycafe on Jan 11, 2014, 17:42:25
are gixxer front ends just like free in US? seriously.


 ;D I know right  ;)
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: andycafe on Jan 11, 2014, 17:43:42
Nice build MR, looking forward to more :)
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Floegstad on Jan 11, 2014, 18:09:59
Nice build MR, looking forward to more :)
couldnt agree more.
(I paid about 350 usd for my complete gsxr frontend)
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 7aliveatlast7 on Jan 20, 2014, 00:05:46
love the way this is heading!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 23, 2014, 21:28:24
Thanks guys! Here are two quick shots. I got a hidden exhaust mount welded up. The frame came back from powdercoating today,  and I got a chance to paint the wheels too.

Next week she should start going back together and I am going to wrap up a few little treats to sell as well.... Anyone want a front number plate led headlight that serves as a battery box?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 23, 2014, 21:30:38
I really like these dime city mufflers!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 23, 2014, 21:33:03
Anyone want a front number plate led headlight that serves as a battery box?

details? pics?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 23, 2014, 21:46:59
All will be revealed next week  8)
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 23, 2014, 21:47:51
hahaha dammit! I guess I should take one weekend off buying bike parts anyway.....
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 23, 2014, 21:55:12
Don't worry you can make up for it next week! This bucket will look like a vintage mx number plate, hold an anti-gravity 6ah battery, moto-gadget break out box & fuse panel plus have a discreet on-off/hi-lo toggle on the top!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Jan 23, 2014, 22:03:58
oh boy.....  that sounds amazing!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: wership on Jan 24, 2014, 16:22:59
interested...
digging the exhaust mount
Title: Re: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: HollywoodMX on Jan 29, 2014, 04:26:48
Don't worry you can make up for it next week! This bucket will look like a vintage mx number plate, hold an anti-gravity 6ah battery, moto-gadget break out box & fuse panel plus have a discreet on-off/hi-lo toggle on the top!

Hopefully that stuff isn't too heavy. On a wr450 I had I mounted a mini tool bag on the front number plate. 

Later I put that kit in my bigger backpack.  I couldn't believe how much lighter the front end felt. That little bit of weight bogged the front steering quite a bit.

May not be a problem for you but something to think about.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 30, 2014, 20:53:38
I don't think it weighs that much maybe a little more than a 7" round headlight. Those tool pouches get heavy real quick.

Here's a quick shot from today's progress. I'm still waiting on my marine fuse panel/distribution block and will add the battery box tomorrow or Monday, after working on a couple customer bikes.

This uses an adv monster led headlight that is bright as f$%k, holds an antigravity 4 cell battery a fuse panel and has space to tuck a horn into it and probably a reg./rec all in a 10"x10" square. I'm pretty happy with it.

Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Jan 31, 2014, 00:53:07
I love it!  Was planning something similar on my build, but I wasn't gonna store that much crap up there.  I like the marine fuse panel idea too.  I'm  gonna try to use circuit breakers in place of fuses if I can.  Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: HollywoodMX on Jan 31, 2014, 04:48:43
I don't think it weighs that much maybe a little more than a 7" round headlight. Those tool pouches get heavy real quick.

Here's a quick shot from today's progress. I'm still waiting on my marine fuse panel/distribution block and will add the battery box tomorrow or Monday, after working on a couple customer bikes.

This uses an adv monster led headlight that is bright as f$%k, holds an antigravity 4 cell battery a fuse panel and has space to tuck a horn into it and probably a reg./rec all in a 10"x10" square. I'm pretty happy with it.

I like it man! My next bike I'm building is a street tracker I wanted to do the number plate headlight.  I was looking at projectors but I like these adv lights you found. 
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jan 31, 2014, 07:59:37
Thanks, I was going to build a carbon box under the seat but this was easier and everything always gets ran up to the bucket so I figured it would be nice to have it easily accessible up in there and make wiring the bike cleaner.

If anybody wants I am doing a run of these to sell, and can make them without battery boxes and fuse panels if necessary.
Title: Re: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: HollywoodMX on Jan 31, 2014, 18:16:08
Thanks, I was going to build a carbon box under the seat but this was easier and everything always gets ran up to the bucket so I figured it would be nice to have it easily accessible up in there and make wiring the bike cleaner.

If anybody wants I am doing a run of these to sell, and can make them without battery boxes and fuse panels if necessary.

I would be interested in parts of it.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 07, 2014, 23:19:19
Got a bit more done today. I started the final chassis assembly and got the motor painted. Progress has been slow this week since I've been hammering out some customer bikes. Any way here's a few pics. and next week should bear more fruits.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Feb 07, 2014, 23:38:59
Nice! Looks like Shinko 705s, what sizes are you running?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Anthiron on Feb 08, 2014, 04:10:13
This thing is seriously cool.

How are you going to angle the headlight so it is useful? Or is there adjustment room in there that I can't see?

Nick
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 08, 2014, 09:33:47
Joe I've got 130/17 and 120/17's  might switch the front out to a 130 do they match so it looks beefier.

Nick, number plate has two side mounts so it's rotates up and down like a traditional headlight.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: flyswat2006 on Feb 08, 2014, 14:17:44
Cool.  I was planning on doing a similar raceplate / headlight too.  I was going to hide some electronics behind it as well but I never considered the battery.  Nice!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 12, 2014, 21:13:21
Quick progress I had to modify the rear swinger for the a 2 pot rear disk upgrade and got my seat and tank pads back from the upholstery shop today too.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: bud. on Feb 12, 2014, 23:28:57
I'm super stoked to see the finished product here...
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 19, 2014, 16:41:43
Not a serious update but I got the swinger finished and off to the powdercoater today. Here is a teaser shot of getting the tank and seat on for the first time, I'm getting really excited now.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: D4N63R on Feb 20, 2014, 11:55:56
holy cow that tank looks great!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Feb 20, 2014, 12:45:38
Looking great!  Hey, another tire question.  Did you use tubes, or go tubeless?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Maritime on Feb 20, 2014, 13:22:26
Wow, rad little scoot!
Title: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: DV2000NJ on Feb 20, 2014, 13:53:34
Wow. I think I'm in love.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 20, 2014, 14:07:04
Thanks guys I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out!

The rear tire is tubeless and the front has a tube. This is because of shinko's tire sizes, the 120-17 is a tube type tire and the 130-17 isn't. I didn't want to risk running a tube tire without one even though my rims are a tubeless type(a $20 tube is cheap insurance). I now know I would be able to squeeze a 130 up front and would recommend anyone else to do so if they had the same setup. Which is: gs500 mags front+rear, gsxr 600/750 forks, custom spacers in the back(easy to make) and a custom front axle that I made. I hope the info helps!
Title: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Feb 20, 2014, 20:39:28
Just curious, are you trying to get a title for this thing?  I'm from NC where it's nearly impossible to do so on a machine like this. 

Or are you from one of those awesome states where it's a non issue?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Feb 20, 2014, 22:50:04
It came with a title. The xr250 L models where street legal and titled for us roads with l the dot crap from the factory. That said my state is terrible to get titles in but I do have a legal way around it if need be, just a few bucks and some time for me.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Serial__Thrilla on Feb 21, 2014, 03:34:18
KG, you're the man! This thing is cool as hell!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Mar 25, 2014, 21:33:30
Thanks for the love serial!

Quick update; I've only been able to sneak a few hours in here and there in between customer bikes but here's today's.

Finally got new swingarm bearings in, rear swinger and custom dog bone came back from powder, made some rear axle spacers for the brake upgrade, finished the headlight battery box and got it in primer,
Shaved the tabs for gauge mounts of my upper triple, made a slick new mount for the acewell speedo, primed the modded upper triple finally, and tested my led headlight w/relay out its bright as f&$k!

Tomorrow I might be able to sneak in another few hours button up the paint and front end and get the wiring started.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: DesmoBro on Mar 25, 2014, 21:45:23
Nice job ....pipe looks funny just hovering there
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Mar 26, 2014, 11:41:04
Looking sooooo awesome! I love that tank, and the stance, and the seat, and the tires...  I could go on.  Did you have to do anything funny to get the sprockets to line up?  I've got a similar rear wheel, and its way offset.  What bike is your rear wheel off of?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Mar 26, 2014, 13:35:35
Thanks Joe.
The wheels are off a suzuki gs500. It only took me a little bit of work to make a custom spacer so I could line it all up. It does have upgraded sprockets to an oring type, but they line up to be pretty close before hand. I've got a full fab shop so it's never too much trouble to make things work just time. If your local to me I can lend a hand.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Mar 26, 2014, 14:12:40
Not so much local.  I'm about 3000 miles away, but thanks for the offer.  My rear rim is from a 94-99 Katana GSX750, which should be very similar to a GS500 rim, but there may be width differences.  I have two problems, sprocket alignment, and the whole wheel/brake assembly is about 1/4" to long to fit in my swingarm.  What's your swingarm inside measurement?  I'll have to measure mine and see how close it is to yours.  Maybe a GS500 is narrower and could work with my setup.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: belmont on Mar 26, 2014, 14:40:41
That thing looks like it would be a blast! Really impressed with the work so far!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Mar 26, 2014, 17:03:51
Joe I know the gs wheels are a common xr swap to get supermoto tires on for cheap money vs. custom spokes.

A lot of the guys who do it end up having to take about 1/4-1/2" off of the caliper carrier, this lets the wheel shift to right so you can line up the cogs. The rear end is all bolted together so I can't get a good measurement for you next time I take apart if I have to I'll snag a measurement for ya. The wheels came with the bike and a box of parts I'm not sure where some of the stuff came from I just made it work, I believe my carrier is a gs500 thru-axle mount unit and I didn't have to do any work to it, I did have to add an adjustable mount to the swinger so it doesn't flop around.

I want to say the common and easier way is to use the xr caliper carrier that slots into the inside of the swinger (which I shaved off), and thats what I think causes wheel mis-alignment. Don't quote me on that I'm going off memory from several months ago and I have trouble remembering what I made for breakfast some days unless I write it down.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Joe Suzuki on Mar 27, 2014, 00:32:43
Cool info.  Thanks!  I never thought about machining the caliper carrier down.  Now I have another avenue to pursue to see if I can get it all lined up.  Can't wait to see your finished product.  That thing's gonna be light and nimble!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Mar 27, 2014, 20:34:05
Progress is slow this week while I've been working on a customers ar80 resto. but there is some none the less. Finally got the battery box done primed and painted with the triples today. With any luck I'll be able to wire it next week and get started on the carb/custom exhaust.

Side note if any one in central mass needs really good paint and resto work let me know.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Maritime on Mar 28, 2014, 09:57:33
Nice Paint work.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Ryan Stecken on Mar 28, 2014, 10:14:33
luv that paintjob!

Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Mar 31, 2014, 21:48:27
I've been getting the wiring and switch gear sorted. Also had to make a a new throttle slide since I'm using an odd size 2 stroke carb to fit my intake boot. Ordered some electrical bits and waiting on exhaust tubing now.

Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: flyswat2006 on Mar 31, 2014, 22:10:00
So rad! :D
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Apr 01, 2014, 11:30:27
So clean....
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: exploring/carolina on Apr 01, 2014, 20:52:50
Beautiful build. Really like the forks, seat, & exhaust!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: dualero on Apr 01, 2014, 23:26:11
Isn't that front tire backwards?

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Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Maritime on Apr 02, 2014, 08:36:14
Isn't that front tire backwards?

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Probably not, the front tread on a lot of cycle tires is directional and the backwards 'V" look is to shed water away from the rear tire.

Bike is looking great
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 02, 2014, 13:58:26
Thanks guys. Maritime is right the treads oppose each other for these tires. Like he said it's pretty common on bikes. Hopefully I'll have my exhaust bits in and can get to work on it Saturday or Sunday, then it's almost ready to tune. It's getting warm and I snuck the norton out yesterday and I can't wait to hit the gravel with this one!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: dualero on Apr 02, 2014, 15:26:27
Probably not, the front tread on a lot of cycle tires is directional and the backwards 'V" look is to shed water away from the rear tire.

Bike is looking great

That's true, but I did not remember that fact. I've been a mtb guy since I can remember and this also happens for mountain bikes tires, thanks for the input.

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Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 06, 2014, 22:15:16
I snuck in another day today. I ordered all ss tubing and the wire I need and hoped to had it to knock hat out today, but it didn't show. So I took the time to figure out a few things I've been procrastinating on. A nice plate mount and where to put my switches. I couldnt find a housing I liked so I made one, and figured out a way to mount the plate on my shock and made/painted the bracket.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Floegstad on Apr 07, 2014, 17:48:28
Amazing little bike Mr!
Keep up the great job! :)
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Apr 07, 2014, 19:13:51

Amazing little bike Mr!
Keep up the great job! :)

That ^


Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Apr 07, 2014, 19:15:21
Wanna build me one? ;)


Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 07, 2014, 19:52:17
Thanks guys my exhaust tubing showed up today and I'm giddy like a school girl! I love playing with stainless.

1sttimer I sure wouldn't mind. If you need any help drop me a line!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Apr 07, 2014, 20:02:33

Thanks guys my exhaust tubing showed up today and I'm giddy like a school girl! I love playing with stainless.

1sttimer I sure wouldn't mind. If you need any help drop me a line!

You got it brother. 


Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 10, 2014, 01:04:22
Had another late shop night and knocked out the 2-1 collector. It's ony tacked until I finish everything else.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 10, 2014, 23:48:33
Got a bit more done. All tacked up and starting to do final welds on the exhaust.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: flyswat2006 on Apr 11, 2014, 00:46:16
So jealous.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: HerrDeacon on Apr 11, 2014, 06:17:23
Great job on the exhaust, looks awesome. Post a video when you get it running, love to hear what it sounds like.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: dualero on Apr 11, 2014, 10:31:25
That bike rips hard, keep on the good work my man!

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Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Rich Ard on Apr 11, 2014, 10:41:50
Whoa, I've been missing all the fun.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Apr 12, 2014, 20:29:25
Finished the exhaust and gave it a brushed finish. Everything is welded with out clamps for a seamless look. I can now focus all my attention on making it run and getting it rideable.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Tijmen on Apr 13, 2014, 15:48:40
Looks great, I should learn to weld properly.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jun 12, 2014, 19:58:41
Well I finally pulled my head out of my ass and spent some more time on this one. Finalized the wiring, dialed the in the carb, and am getting the shake down runs on. So far I've logged about 100 miles, all full of wheelies, curb hopping, twisties, dirt mud and general shenanigans. This bike is loud, fast, and nothing but trouble. I'm extremely happy with the outcome and who ever buys it will be too. My only regret is not putting in a cr250 or 500 lump...maybe on the next build. I'll have another video and proper photo shoot of it up soon enough. Here's after last nights ride getting in late and covered in bugs.
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1sttimer on Jun 12, 2014, 20:03:14
Such an awesome little scoot man.  Nice work.  Does it keep up at highway speeds?


Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: seansmitty42 on Jun 25, 2014, 16:47:04
How much do you ask for something like that?
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Rich Ard on Jun 25, 2014, 17:03:37
Very, very cool. Nice clean work!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 27, 2014, 13:30:36
Has this bike been nominated ?  If not it needs to be next time!!...VERY COOL !!!!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Jul 07, 2014, 15:53:06
Thanks for the kind words guys! I've got a lot of time into this one and I'm looking to get about $7,500 out of it. I haven't been nominated but would honored!
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 17, 2014, 13:33:48
Next nomination I will throw you in  ;D
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 18, 2014, 13:34:42
you have been officially nominated sir...hopefully someone will second it..if so ..good luck to you..
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Kg_Customs on Nov 03, 2014, 18:43:18
Well I spent most of the summer working a new job and riding this. It's up for grabs if anyone is interested? I'm located in central mass.

Here's the listing: http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/4658972218.html
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: DesmoBro on Nov 28, 2014, 14:11:28
Still got the bike? Where in Ma you out of im in Gardner
Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: Bone91 on Jan 27, 2017, 22:53:58
😍

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Title: Re: Xr250 street tracker
Post by: CEPI_8 on Dec 18, 2017, 11:57:55
Thanks guys I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out!

The rear tire is tubeless and the front has a tube. This is because of shinko's tire sizes, the 120-17 is a tube type tire and the 130-17 isn't. I didn't want to risk running a tube tire without one even though my rims are a tubeless type(a $20 tube is cheap insurance). I now know I would be able to squeeze a 130 up front and would recommend anyone else to do so if they had the same setup. Which is: gs500 mags front+rear, gsxr 600/750 forks, custom spacers in the back(easy to make) and a custom front axle that I made. I hope the info helps!

Hello, your motorcycle is tremendous!
I'm very interested in how you made the custom spacers in the back?
That allows you to put tires up to size in width?