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Old 04-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #61
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Thank you for the compliment PP.

More mysterious boxes appeared at my house today. ;) My swing arm kit and the front and rear tubes have arrived.


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Old 04-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #62
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Daaaanngggg!

You're making great progress. I was going to suggest mounting a small gel battery under the seat myself, but what you've done looks good!

I live vicariously now, through you guys, as I no longer have a shop, or even a damned garage! Which SUCKS, that was my ideal "man cave", though I despise that term. 20 miles from home, and NO PHONE! Oh well, someday, until then I'll just throw out some, hopefully, good ideas to you guys!

Again great progress! It looks sweet, plus it'll be FUN as hell!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #63
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I started working on my skid plate today. I still have some trimming and fitting to do, but at least I started it. This stuff was hard to bend. It will definitely be tough enough. I will be putting some speed holes in it once its finished.










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Old 04-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #64
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Skid plate done. I just welded threaded mounts to the frame and used stainless counter sunk screws.








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Old 04-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #65
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Teardown begins

It took me 6 months to put it together and 47 minutes to take it apart. I will finish tearing the frame down, then I need to finish all the welds I couldn't get to with the engine in. And start prepping for paint. In the mean time I will be rebuilding the forks and cleaning up the wheels and mounting tire etc.......So much to do. I also need to clean/paint/polish the engine. It doesn't really have any oil leaks or mechanical problems, so I think I am just going to run it as is for the summer. I will save the go fast bits for something to do next winter if I get bored.







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Old 04-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #66
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stick a fork in me!

I finished stripping down the frame. I ran into a bit of an engineering snafu when I tried to remove the rear shock. I put one of my sub frame braces in the way of the shock bolt. I had to notch the tubing to remove it....doh! I think I figured out how to fix it. I don't have any pictures of that yet. I did glass up my seat pan so I can get it off to the "seat guy". I also pulled my forks apart and installed new seals and dust seals. The springs and guide bushings were within specs according to the manual. I cleaned up the fork lowers. I decided not to polish them since this is going to be a "dirty" bike. I put in some fresh bel-ray fork oil and 8psi on top of that, then some seal savers and the forks are ready for action. I also picked up my paint today.













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Old 04-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #67
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What model YZ is the wheel and brake from?

Would like to do that conversion to my TT350.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #68
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The wheel and axle came from a 1990 yz125. The caliper and mount came from a 01 drz400. It was a super easy swap. The TT350 should be about the same so convert. It was a worth while investment. Just watch ebay, I got everything for next to $nothing$. Do the tt's use a 520 chain or the 428 like the xt? The Yz hub runs a 520 so it was a good time to switch.


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What model YZ is the wheel and brake from?

Would like to do that conversion to my TT350.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #69
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The wheel and axle came from a 1990 yz125. The caliper and mount came from a 01 drz400. It was a super easy swap. The TT350 should be about the same so convert. It was a worth while investment. Just watch ebay, I got everything for next to $nothing$. Do the tt's use a 520 chain or the 428 like the xt? The Yz hub runs a 520 so it was a good time to switch.
520 and a fatter axle than the XT.

Hmmm...
DRZ wheel and brake setup maybe?

The TT rear uses "Z" spokes which are a bugger to replace, assuming you can get them...
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #70
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yeah i had to bore out my swing arm a little.so the yz axle might pop right in.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #71
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Today I dropped my seat pan off to get upholstered. I might start painting this weekend. I Have Yamaha Blue, white, and Crystal grey(metallic silver). Any ideas for a paint scheme. At the moment I'm thinking about painting the frame Blue and the tank and hump silver with some type of blue or white accents. The front fender and headlight will be blue. Any pics or suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #72
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i got to spend all day in the garage today!! I finished painting the bike. I think it turned out awesome. I was to tired to take any pictures. I will get some posted up soon.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #73
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Anxious to see the paint, this turned out to be a really cool build. Nice job.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #74
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We're waiting...
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:49 AM   #75
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yea hurry up will ya
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