Flat tracker and street tracker photos

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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  2. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    The XRV750 Africa Twin is water cooled.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Air cooled,dry sump,45 degree V,same bore and stroke as the XR750.The RS750 used 4 valve heads with front facing exhausts - the XLV750 used 3 valve heads with inlet ports in the centre of the V,and hydraulic lash adjusters.The XLV750 also had an offest crank giving 90 degree firing impulses and a shaft drive.

    They just had to homogulate the cases...but I don't know why they never bothered to sell the homogulation bike in the US.That's the whole point of flattrack bikes isn't it? They are supposed to be based on a production bike,seems they totally missed the point by not giving US buyers the opportunity of owning.

    With a life long interest in flattrack,owning an XLV750 was a high point for me.
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  4. Caddy82rats

    Caddy82rats Long timer

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    We have had XLV in france... Heavy, to heavy for the time they sell il as off road bike. To many engines broken (crank), 2 diférentes engines : red ones, those who had crank problems, and after black paint engines.
    Those engine brok had destroy sales and reputation
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  5. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    We only got the black engine model - I sold mine at over 90,000km with no engine problems what so ever.However I did burn out 3 stators and a couple of reg/recs.And I agree - far too heavy to take off road,even gravel was harder work than it should of been.
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  6. DenialDeath

    DenialDeath Been here awhile

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    Is that the 800 twin?


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  7. jehu

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    YA
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  8. never2old4fun

    never2old4fun Been here awhile

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    jehu,
    I believe the Norton engine was a dry sump design and I believe thats where the oil was held in that frame( the back bone, plus in the single large front down tube ).
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  9. RocketJ

    RocketJ Been here awhile

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    If it is .049 wall 2" tubing it would be just over 1lb per foot. Or only a tiny bit, as in grams heavier than 2 1" tubes. Take out the need for a tank and it is lighter and stiffer:thumb
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  10. Cornbread Red

    Cornbread Red Fart's dust

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    I went to the GN Twins races last month in Tucson, and the Beemer sure sounded good, even though it didn't do as well.

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  11. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    Brandon Bregen on the Beemer. Would this make a cool street tracker or what!?
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  12. RocketJ

    RocketJ Been here awhile

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    There was a complete F800 engine, actually most of the bike on Ebay a couple of months ago. I was real tempted to just that, or maybe a little more of a super moto.......
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  13. wronkatoys

    wronkatoys n00b

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  14. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Welcome to the site Wronka, that is one awesome looking street tracker man! :drif
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  15. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Welcome, Walter! That's one of my all time favorites on the 650motorcycle.com site.:thumb http://www.650motorcycles.com/WronkaToy.html
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  16. sonic reducer

    sonic reducer Been here awhile

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    I never understood those cheesy graphics some people use on xs tracker tanks, or the liberal use of yellow paint.
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  17. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    The name "Kenny Roberts" prolly don't ring a bell with you either.

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  18. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    Coffee out my nose :roflthanks..

    Here's the hack himself. Notice the color of the bike and the # on the plate and the type of bike?
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  19. sonic reducer

    sonic reducer Been here awhile

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    of course i know who kenny roberts is. i dont see any hot pink "street tracker" on that tank, do you? the old yellow/black/white yamaha scheme is definitely my favorite, that wasnt what i was talking about.
    yeah, people will do what they will to their own rides. hot pink letters on a yellow tank is still cheesy as hell. /hijack...
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  20. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    The one guy I knew for sure who would follow the link...:lol3 :clap :clap :lol3

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