GR650 Street Tracker Redux

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Pablo83, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter. $400 from the local pawn shop; non-running condition.

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  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  3. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I cut off some of the rear subframe
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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I cut out some frame tubes that were in the way. I welded in a piece of rebar real quick to make sure I could still get the engine in and out then I replaced it with a new tube that matched the frame

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  5. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    What's the ultimate goal for the bike?
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  6. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    badassness :D

    I'm building a Street Tracker (street legal flat track bike).
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  7. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Looks like he's going to fix the appearance of the back half of the GR like you mentioned in the other GR650 thread!

    (And then some!):D
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  8. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    i thought the rebar was pretty badass :rofl

    that's what i want to do but with a ducati if i could find one...
    i will be following thread......atta boy :clap
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  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    To expand more on Radian's question, I really like the look of dirt track bikes; they just look like they would be a blast to ride. My favorite all time dirt tracker is the Honda RS750:

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    I set out to build a replica a little while back, but I was nervous about the build because I really wanted to get everything right. Then I found the GR and I thought it would be a great bike to learn on so I started cutting it up.
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  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Yup. That's probably the best looking GR out there. I found another website out there with more pics of that build, but there was very little written info on it.
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  17. radianrider

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    Some serious metal working skills, Pablo. Nice work.
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  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    thanks
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  19. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I got a bunch of pipe bends from Summit Racing (I think that's where they came from).
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    And I already happened to have the perfect mufflers laying around.
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    Now I just need to do a bunch of fitting and welding
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  20. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    i love the tank. What did you use to cut it, and did you have to take precautions against an explosion from old gas fumes and sparks? I have an old tank i want to cut up (and put back together).
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