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Author Topic: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style  (Read 24591 times)

Offline JAGspeed

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XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« on: Apr 14, 2013, 00:25:51 »
I Started My Tracker project about 6 months ago, and posted it on XS650 but never posted it to this site. So I wanted to share my progress here as well.
I am pretty far along so I will get caught up with my progress over several posts.
I started with a 1979 XS650 special. My concept was to build a street tracker with a more modern twist.
I am using a R6 conventional front end and a single shock design. My swingarm is from an XT550 and a shock from a Buell XB12. Here are a couple of pics with the forks mounted and the swingarm. I had to modify the arm a bit to get the right leverage ratio for the shock.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline guernz

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2013, 16:37:44 »
Looks cool. We need some more pics.  8)
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Offline JAGspeed

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2013, 22:57:19 »
Ok here are some more pics. I cut the rear section of the frame away. I bent some tubing to strengthen the frame and tacked it in place. Similar to an MX bike design. For front rotors I am using Ducati 320mm discs with custom spacers. I had to make a special bracket for the brake caliper as well.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline JAGspeed

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2013, 22:48:20 »
Some more pics, Here is a pic of the removable subframe I made. Also a side shot shows the bike with the Suzuki  GN400 tank I am using and the Hotwings Glass street tracker tail section. Another pic of the bike after I trimmed the tail to give it a sleeker look. I cut out the gas cap from the Yamaha tank and welded it into the Suzuki tank. Here is a pic of the tank after I filled in the badges, smoothed out the cap area and hit it with some primer.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline MJPriceisright

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2013, 13:40:39 »
that's a sick ride right there my friend.. nice work!

Offline JAGspeed

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #5 on: Apr 18, 2013, 01:33:04 »
I made a seat for the bike. I laid fiberglass to make my seat pan so it contoured to the bike. I got a piece of seat foam from Hotwings Glass, cut and shaped it to fit my design. I still need to make a cover for it. I  found a tail light from a mid size pocket bike that fit nicely.  Also did a little more cutting to the tail just for style.
XS650 Tracker build Mod Style: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48134.0
Cafe XV920R Mega-Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55864.0
CB750 Resto-Mod build:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=58358.0

Offline Getnjgywitit

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #6 on: Apr 18, 2013, 04:42:02 »
This thing is looking pretty freakin sweet!
"Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested." ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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Offline Kleebs

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #7 on: Apr 18, 2013, 12:06:57 »
When posted like this, the mono shock conversion and front end swap seem so easy!  If only that were the case...

Offline pablohoney

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2013, 12:34:48 »
That think is awesome! Nice work!
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Offline Rich Ard

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Re: XS 650 Street Tracker Mod-Style
« Reply #9 on: Apr 18, 2013, 13:25:53 »
That'll do a lot to tie the seat and tank together - looking forward to seeing more on this one, nice work.
unplug the connectors from the harness and multimeter the shit out of them

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