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Author Topic: Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport) VIDEO!  (Read 99145 times)

Offline Erskine

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #30 on: Jan 07, 2012, 18:41:03 »
Sheesh, you're moving along nicely. Must be the stove.
Are you going to fit a bash plate underneath?

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #31 on: Jan 07, 2012, 18:51:43 »
It was almost 50F outside today so I didn't need the stove. Yeah I am going to make a nice beefy (stump proof) bash plate underneath. I plan on running the exhaust between the engine and skid plate.

Sheesh, you're moving along nicely. Must be the stove.
Are you going to fit a bash plate underneath?

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #32 on: Jan 07, 2012, 18:55:47 »
That'll be a funky bit of plumbing, so where will you exit them? and collected or seperate?

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #33 on: Jan 07, 2012, 19:21:24 »
Yeah I haven't figured all that out yet.  :) I would like a dual exit under tail or just to the left and right of the rear fender. I want to keep everything up and out of the way. 

That'll be a funky bit of plumbing, so where will you exit them? and collected or seperate?

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #34 on: Jan 08, 2012, 15:47:17 »
I think you may need to bring your headers out to the side.
 
It could be just the photos but if you look at the clearance between your head and the wheel with the forks fully compressed I think you may run into trouble. I think even a really tight radius bend will project too far forwards.
 
How about some Metisse style pipes, one down each side?
 
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #35 on: Jan 08, 2012, 18:24:08 »
I will do more measuring later. it might be awhile till i start the exhaust. Side pipes would be cool too. I just want to do something original. The suspension is compressed quite a bit in the photo from the tie downs I was using. I will definitely check clearances before I weld anything. Thanks for the inspirational photo.


I think you may need to bring your headers out to the side.
 
It could be just the photos but if you look at the clearance between your head and the wheel with the forks fully compressed I think you may run into trouble. I think even a really tight radius bend will project too far forwards.
 
How about some Metisse style pipes, one down each side?
 


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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #36 on: Jan 08, 2012, 20:38:15 »
This is a sweet bike that gave some ideas for this build. I know the exhaust isnt very protected for off road riding but I live the way it looks.

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #37 on: Jan 09, 2012, 06:52:21 »
I will do more measuring later. it might be awhile till i start the exhaust. Side pipes would be cool too. I just want to do something original. The suspension is compressed quite a bit in the photo from the tie downs I was using. I will definitely check clearances before I weld anything. Thanks for the inspirational photo.


No worries, I'm really hesitant to critique anyone's stuff because I haven't done much of this stuff so don't know the best way to do things or whatever... I came across this same issue though with the scrambler pipes. After getting Tranzac to make them (and they did such an awesome job too) I had to do something about the front guard or it was gonna smack the right hand header where it comes across in front of the frame. Would hate to see you do something awesome only to find something like that...
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #38 on: Jan 10, 2012, 21:11:27 »
I finished all the motor mounts...pulled the engine.....then I finished all the welds. I'm no pro, but it will hold things together. I the two mounts that attach to the swing arm bolt pivot up out of the way, and I made the other rear mount into a two piece mount so the engine has room to come out. I was happy with how easy it was to remove. I think I could have fit an XS650 in there, hahah maybe next time.  I guess I will now be moving on to the rear part of the frame and the seat. My plan is to assemble the bike and get it running, make sure everything fits and works then tear it down and paint it..

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #39 on: Jan 11, 2012, 18:59:41 »
I spent about two hours tonight working on the bike. I put the engine back in and bolted everything nice and tight. I had to make a few custom engine mounting bolts on the lathe. The stock bolts didn't fit due to my new mounting points. Everything is lining up good...........so far. I also started de-tabing the frame. I didn't go to crazy with the grinder because I'm not sure exactly what direction I'm going. Do I want to go with the more modern dual sport look? Do I want it to look like a tracker? Or do I want it to have the vintage motocross/scrambler bike look? I just cant decide. TO MANY CHOICES!!