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Author Topic: 1972 CB250 Brat Tracker FINISHED!  (Read 18691 times)

Offline shamus

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #105 on: Feb 26, 2013, 11:23:54 »
Not to throw a wrench in the plans, but I think part of the problem is how high the seat sits on the frame rail. I like the weight of the bigger seat in regards to proportion. If you could take the bigger seat and sit it lower, even overhanging on the frame, I think it would be bang on.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline shamus

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #106 on: Feb 26, 2013, 11:28:52 »
Like this.

My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #107 on: Feb 27, 2013, 05:26:36 »
Shamus,
The 72 CB's have stamped frame, so the seat pan is sitting on the flange rather than down on the frame. When I take the foam out I'm going to add a 8mm wire around the edge on the bottom of the seat pan to drop the "visual bottom" of the seat a bit lower.

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #108 on: Mar 06, 2013, 02:56:50 »
Didn't realise until I went to put it on, but I am missing my rear brake linkage. I have the brake rod but it is a bit bent.
Anyone have one lying around??

This is what I need:

Offline surfpig

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #109 on: Mar 06, 2013, 19:23:01 »
just bend it back into shape?

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #110 on: Mar 07, 2013, 02:54:50 »
surfpig, I can bend the brake rod back into shape but I'm still missing the brake linkage (the bit that fits over the spline on the hub).

Offline Nevergrew

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Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #111 on: Mar 07, 2013, 04:18:27 »
surfpig, I can bend the brake rod back into shape but I'm still missing the brake linkage (the bit that fits over the spline on the hub).

I'm confused mate, that's the bit in your hand that fits on your spline.

Offline surfpig

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #112 on: Mar 07, 2013, 05:43:48 »
thats a photo of what he wants, not actually in 'his' hand ;)

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #113 on: Mar 07, 2013, 05:57:51 »
Yeah that is just a photo I found on google. Not my hand.

Offline Nevergrew

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Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #114 on: Mar 07, 2013, 06:07:07 »
Oh..alrighty, sorry gents. Carry on..

Offline Qawls

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #115 on: Mar 07, 2013, 08:23:03 »
Looking good!

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #116 on: Mar 15, 2013, 03:44:22 »
Almost done!
Just waiting for the brake lever and battery.




Offline tom050162

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #117 on: Mar 15, 2013, 14:30:04 »
Looking great, You decided not to change the seat, i seem to recall you saying about skirting the bottom of the pan?


Tom.
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2013, 14:32:12 by tom050162 »

Offline hip

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #118 on: Mar 15, 2013, 22:21:04 »
Tom, it has been changed.
I took a layer of foam out and ran a 8mm alloy tube along the bottom edge of the seat pan.
I also tidied up the leather where it is glued and riveted to the bottom of the pan to make it sit better on the frame.

It still doesn't sit perfect, but much better than what it was.

Offline tom050162

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Re: Gentlemen's CB250 Brat Tracker
« Reply #119 on: Mar 16, 2013, 08:00:07 »
Oh I can see it now! It does tidy up the bottom edge of the pan in comparison to before, looks alot smoother.

Any chance of putting a video up, I think were all dying to see what she's like!