The Baja Bandit

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

  1. SwedeMix

    SwedeMix Adventurer

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    [/QUOTE]Sorry it's not gonna be a chopper, [/QUOTE]

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  2. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    No worries, I'd follow any project your building.
  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Got the repaired side cover back on and the XRR sprocket fitted yesterday.

    I want to nail down the seat mounting, but need handlebars before I do, so I ordered up some Buell Ulysses bars. :evil

    Renthal has some FatBars with 4.5" of height, might not be enough and I don't like tall risers. I used to own a Uly and liked the sweep and all of that, plus they have 6.5" of height, so we'll start with those.
  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Here's some pics of the splined hub and jack shaft assembly.


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    Machining and handlebars will happen next week, then we can make some real progress again.
  5. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Splined hub :drif

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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Getting closer...

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    Got the handlebars today, glad I went with the Buell bars, they were the most outrageous highest rise longest sweep I could think of that would lessen the reach from where I want the seat.
  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Wasted last weekend going to look at bikes, but I got to see JimmytheHogs bike for some inspiration.

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    I really, really want to do the 8" race light, but might have to settle for the lower priced torch.

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  8. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Toss a $25 HID from DDM tuning in the X2 and it's bright as hell. That's what I'm running on the CBR and it puts out a great pattern with a good clip, very impressive
  9. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    But you gotta take a seat to make a stand! :poser

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    This seat is too slim. :ddog

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    But this one is Just Right! said little red riding hoodlum. :evil

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    Can ya handle it? :scratch

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    Glad to get over there for a visual progress report. :nod
  10. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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    jjes man thats some serious work you are doing looking forward to seeing the finished ride.:clap
  11. LeDakaR!

    LeDakaR! Banned

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    Badass! Put a turbo kit!
  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Ok, let's get this thing finished up!! Somebody kick me in the ass. :deal


    I have fiddled with it a little bit since we last chatted about it. I scrapped the Bandit frame, it was messing me up and now I can scrap the jackshaft idea too, who needs that out in the middle of nowhere, right?

    I considered a street bike for a minute, it's just not my thing.

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    Started hacking and welding, it's what I do.

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    CR500 front end will bolt on with a little more surgery.

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    Freeze and pop the new race in.

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    That's much better and now the lock to lock is awesome...major hangup on the Bandit frame.

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    My buddy that I sold the CBR250R to gave me back my $350 custom seat and it's a perfect fit.

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    Racks, tail light and blinkers on.

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    Buell Ulysses bars.

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    I'm planning to ride this thing on THIS years Sheetiron, so I have to be finished and tested by May 15th. I'll test with the street tires, then switch to knobs.

    :ricky
  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Random stuff...

    Old rotor.

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    New rotor, had to get creative on a couple of the bolts...nothing made for this year of CR500.

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    Caliper mount isn't going to be easy, I'm not a machinist. About the 4th version and as good as it's going to get.

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    I sold that Corbin and bought some new tools, a grinder started on fire and the 20 year old sawzall exploded, drill had been making a grinding noise for at least 10 years. :lol3

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    I got these KTM bags for free from an inmate, they look retarded on this thing, I found a guy that needed some and passed them on for free as was the deal when I got them.

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    I'm trying to keep this bike in scale if you will, I think I'll cut about 4" out of this plate.

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    I'll use these to get to the Sheetiron, looks too wide for trail riding with them on the bike to me.

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    That brings us up to date, I'll get my ass in gear this week. Looks like I need to reset my picture default size, a little too big?
  14. Poolside

    Poolside Syndicated

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    Nice work. I always enjoy watching your smithing.

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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks, Jim!!


    I sold the Dirtbag chopper and it paid for the tires/tubes I just ordered for the Bandit. :clap
  16. michaelkozera

    michaelkozera Been here awhile

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    looking good.

    i see you ended up going with a triple.

    when you plan on finishing it up, i noticed the thread started 2009 haha.
  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    As in engine? Four cylinder.

    I have a 2020 deadline, if it's not done by then I'll throw the whole thing in the trash. :lol3
  18. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Been here awhile

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    Just found this, no rush I got til about 2055 if the family luck holds :lurk