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Author Topic: Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport) VIDEO!  (Read 97556 times)

Offline joeybaggadonuts

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #40 on: Jan 11, 2012, 20:42:30 »
Cool stuff man!
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Offline peteGS

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #41 on: Jan 12, 2012, 07:56:27 »
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!!


You wanna go vintage... especially if you do the Metisse style pipes... just wouldn't be right otherwise :D


If you go pipes down under the engine and up under the seat, you want the modern dual sport look...
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #42 on: Jan 18, 2012, 23:49:31 »
I'm not dead!  I just picked up some more tubing today. I plan on working on the seat design and frame tomorrow. I am searching for a possible disc brake conversion for the rear. 

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #43 on: Jan 19, 2012, 18:46:32 »
I hacked off the rest of the old frame. I was going to start welding the new hoop and seat in place but I wanted to take some time to think of how I want the seat/tail and rear fender to flow. Does anyone have any good ideas? I was throwing around the idea of using a very short & flat seat and a "hugger" fender just above the rear tire. I also set the exhaust in place. I am going to have to make some shorter pipes to clear the fender/wheel. (You were right, Pete) It looks like my frame hangs low enough to protect the exhaust. 

Offline jelloelstone

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #44 on: Jan 19, 2012, 20:30:32 »
I think your seat section should be kinda short, i think itd look awesome! but id make sure its funtional and comfertable enough to off road it (not being squished to the front)
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Offline interceptor

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #45 on: Jan 20, 2012, 06:22:31 »
Looking real good.  Your welds will hold for sure.  Good job!  Really like how this is turning out. 
Just a small suggestion regarding your exhaust.  I like the idea of tucking them under the plate, but I've never really been a fan of all that heat under the engine.  Just me I guess.  Off to the side like you have it is prob the best way.  If you look at the picture of the inspirational bike on page 4, you'll see that he is using same size wheels on front and back.  If you could do same, you could prob get away with using those pipes.  Good luck with build, I'll be tuning in now for sure.
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Offline peteGS

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #46 on: Jan 20, 2012, 16:50:44 »
Mate I love the stance! You should be able to do a bit of a subframe there to support a suitable seat like Jello says :)
 
Bummer on the pipes, but if you do go for a smaller front rim like Interceptor suggested then that could solve the problem.
 
Just do yourself a favour though and if you're gonna run dual sport tyres make sure whatever rim size you get lets you get a reasonably matched pair of tyres front and back.
 
I had a huge amount of pain tracking down dual sports for the 450 due to the skinny 18" rims front and rear, ended up with a Pirelli Scorpion Trail on the front and Pirelli Scorpion MT90A/T on the rear. Shinko 244's would've worked but I couldn't find anyone here who stocks them...
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Offline Erskine

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #47 on: Jan 20, 2012, 20:38:52 »
it's all in the sub frame! I'd make some mounts so you can workshop a selection and no be committed by welding on fixed tubing. Sweet.

Offline peteGS

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #48 on: Jan 21, 2012, 16:53:34 »
it's all in the sub frame! I'd make some mounts so you can workshop a selection and no be committed by welding on fixed tubing. Sweet.

Now that sounds like a sensible idea to me!
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #49 on: Jan 21, 2012, 19:17:56 »
It would be like optimus prime.