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Old 05-24-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Yamaha DT 400 cafe/ tracker / brat

New here. I thought I would post my latest build, its a 75 Yamaha DT400B I got as a basket case.
I first put it roughly together to see how it looked ( it was in primer ) and get ideas. then I slowly evolved the layout to a street tracker, café something like that..Bratt?
well here is what I started with. ill ad more as im allowed to
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
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next stage
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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18" front wheel look / test
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:24 PM   #4
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total rebuild on the 400 with a little porting
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
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de-tab the frame for a clean look and future custom mounts / hidden battery
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:28 PM   #6
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mock up seat / tail that I will TIG fab soon. arts and crafts come in handy
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:30 PM   #7
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seat tail again
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:31 PM   #8
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where the chassis is now. motor in process and a hydro formed low expansion chamber coming soon
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:59 PM   #9
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nice project!
I went through something similar, with an IT250... then slowly changed it back to a mostly stock dirt bike.

I've got a 19" front that I swap back/forth with the 21"
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:19 PM   #10
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Thanks, nice to have another 2 stroke fan here
I love old 2 strokes. I was going to make it a tracker of sorts, but I like a mostly street lightweight along the lines of an old bultaco metrala / astro street rider.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:50 PM   #11
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I'll be following....

...... to see how yer's comes out. I once set-up a Suzi TS-400 for roadracing. She was NOT fast, but very torquey, light and agile. Made for a very forgiving and fun machine when the afternoon rains came! You may indeed have lotsa silly grins in yer future.
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