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Author Topic: Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport) VIDEO!  (Read 99039 times)

Offline Erskine

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #50 on: Jan 21, 2012, 19:27:23 »
And the coolest bit of all is that you've got 2 freaking frames and can build 2 completely different interpretations.
I'm seriously envious, it's a wicked stance and a blank canvas to do some wild tank/seat combinations.

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #51 on: Jan 28, 2012, 17:15:01 »
Ok I started on the sub frame. I got part of it welded on today. I still need to finish the end and figure out what type of bracing I want to do. I set a seat pan I had laying around on just to give it some shape. I still need to figure out what type of rear fender I want to go with.


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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #52 on: Jan 28, 2012, 18:14:23 »
Looks like that'll work nicely... why not try making up a guard that mounts to the swingarm like the new Beemers and Duc's do?
 
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #53 on: Jan 28, 2012, 19:40:59 »
I would like to use a higher but I'm afraid mud will be a problem.

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #54 on: Jan 29, 2012, 17:45:07 »
I fabbed up part of my sub frame today. Seat height will be around 35". Good thing i'm tall! ::)



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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #55 on: Jan 29, 2012, 17:50:24 »
Nice work.  Looking great!
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #56 on: Jan 30, 2012, 16:23:08 »
Holy Awesomeness!!  (Funny that word didn't come up wrong on my spellchecker...)  This thing is great!

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #57 on: Jan 31, 2012, 15:56:12 »
Are you adding gussets or anything for some bracing? I'm no frame guy but it looks to me like the bends in those lower bits are bent in the same direction as the force will be applied when you sit on it... if that makes sense...
 
I have no idea if it'll be strong enough or not, I'm just telling you what my eyes tell me so don't take offence... as I said I'm no frame guy :)
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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #58 on: Jan 31, 2012, 17:09:05 »
Yeah Im am thinking about making it into a trellis style frame, but mainly for looks. The tubing I used is extremely heavy. compared to stock frame rail I already stood on it and jumped up and down to see if it flexed any. I'm not saying it couldn't give, I just don't think my skinny but bouncing around on it is going to bend it.  Also this is going to be a solo bike so there won't be much weight over the rear tire.
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Offline peteGS

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Re: Yamaha xs400 (Tracker/dual sport)
« Reply #59 on: Feb 02, 2012, 15:17:25 »
Yeah Im am thinking about making it into a trellis style frame, but mainly for looks. The tubing I used is extremely heavy. compared to stock frame rail I already stood on it and jumped up and down to see if it flexed any. I'm not saying it couldn't give, I just don't think my skinny but bouncing around on it is going to bend it.  Also this is going to be a solo bike so there won't be much weight over the rear tire.

That's cool, as I said just sayin' what my eyes were telling me :) I ain't got a clue about structural stuff which is why my frame and other structural things are stock :)
 
I reckon a trellis style would look awesome though regardless if it's required for strength...
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