The Baja Bandit

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by larryboy, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking...at least I won't loop it. :lol3
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  2. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    Keep it up, can't wait to see the finished product!:ear

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  3. lionrider

    lionrider Adventurer

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    It's been toooooo long since an update! I might have to actually learn Complex Variables rather than drool over your project bike!

    Keep up the good work,
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Sorry for the lack of updates. I've got other bikes, other interests, a job(graveyard) and all kinds of stuff going on. Big trip coming up in a week.


    I've been making little things like gussets and blinker mounts. Straightened the bars off the 500. I'm working with two beat up bikes here so some of the work is tedious and boring. Lacing wheels and doing some welding on the Bandit this weekend. I'll give you all a few pics on Sunday if anything interesting gets done.


    Thanks for the interest.

    :beer
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  5. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Good stuff is always worth the wait. Have a good trip.
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Ok, I do something on the Bandit every day..it may not be much, but I'm working on it.


    I repaired the stock CR500 bars, a press fixed the cross bar and a table bolted to the floor with a big vice and soft jaws together with a 2500 pound overhead crane and I go the bars within a 1/16 of perfect...they were over 3/4" off.

    I cut apart the Bandit upper triple and made some bar risers. i think this is about as tall as I can go and use the stock cables.

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    I carved the key assembly out too. I made a mounting plate, trim to fit later.

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    I'll probably weld it in behind this part of the frame:

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    I made some parts to smooth the outside of the graft..extra beefy 1/2" plate.

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    I picked up a few bits at Cycle Gear, chain roller and some grips. I need to order a few more things, but I'll be out of town for awhile and don't like stuff sitting on the porch all day.

    Update in a few weeks.
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I really should be sleeping or getting ready to go on the latest trip, but take a look at this pile of crap that isn't going back on the bike.:huh



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  8. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    That's awesome.

    I just got rid of ~70% of a CR125.....
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Final paint is done. Matt is going to come over to wet sand and buff it out. Hard to do motorcycle parts on a bench.

    He even snuck a skull into it.:deal



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    I'll get back to work on it as soon as I'm done with the Stelvio ride report...I've ridden close to 5,000 miles in the last few weeks.
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  10. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Ya sick fuck. :D
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  11. Rider2898

    Rider2898 Adventurer Wannabe

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    There is another face in the paint. Very cool paint job.:thumb
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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yeah, I saw it..probably on accident.


    Check out this camp fire picture I took one time...full of skulls if you want to see them.:huh


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    I'll tell him you guys like the paint!! This was about his 5th or 6th try.
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Matt came over and finished up the paint work.

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    It turned out cool as heck!! :thumb

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    Some dirty hippy was working on his KLR. :lol3

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    Have to tear the Bandit apart again. Final welding and smoothing next. Need to put in steering head bearings and races. My plan is to finish everything and leave the jackshaft until the end..might need to see a machinist for that part..will be better if I have a rolling machine if I need to take it to somebody.
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  14. Benjava

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    "Some dirty hippy was working on his KLR. :lol3"

    Hey,,,,,
    That's hippy working on his dirty KLR to you pal:deal

    Sorry about the garage floor by the way :lol3 Hope you never leave us behind and stop letting us broke slackers work on our tractors. :thumb
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  15. Bo Pop Pop

    Bo Pop Pop Been here awhile

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    Just stumbled on this thread - :thumb Your project is an inspiration LB - can't wait to see it completed.

    Partial thread-jack: Your cherry looking Willy caught my eye. Brought back fond memories of my own '59 flat fender wagon. The flathead-6 died so I dropped a tuned 283 in 'er - made for a very sweet backroad rig. SO sorry I sold it!

    Watchin' for DS Bandit's 1st ride. :lurk
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  16. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    1 Hippy w/dirty KLR - CHECK

    1 Painter/tattoo surfer punk - CHECK

    Mad biker trash evil off road genius - CHECK


    :lurk :lurk :lurk

    :ddog How come I wasn't invited to this party? :ddog

    My chain woulda made it - really! Ben's just more cautious than I am. :uhoh

    :poser
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks!! The wagon just happens to be a '59.:huh It has a '67 365hp 327. I've got a few things to tidy up on it and it'll be back on the road. I've agonized over selling it as I'd like to change things up in my life in the future. My daughter has expressed interest in having it, so I might go that direction.
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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I think it was the weekend you were setting up in the barn. :scratch

    I had a guy ping me on the klr forum about adjusting his valves so he could head for Alaska sooner rather than later. Matt was coming already and I finally forced Ben to take a look at the swingarm...he's been putting it off as long as I've known him. :lol3

    Or was that the weekend you went for a loop? I know there was a reason.:scratch I lose track of time.:deal
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  19. Poolside

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    Your boy Matt's got some talent.

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  20. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Nice lookin Project!

    How much steering lock does it look like your going to have?

    I'm working on a similar project with a superhawk and looks like I wont be able to turn very sharp...
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