The ground up yz/wr/xt/tt adventure build

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by yamahaman, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    I know what your saying and I went out to the shed and had a look, the camera angle does no justice to the job though. I have got plans to mill 4mm (just just over 1/8) off the face where the brake pedal mounts and the master cylinder mounts, this will make things a bit better and bring the pedal and master "inboard" so to speak. I was curious to test the crash angle and it layed the bike on the ground with the foot peg folded up to check the angles out and the rear master is a long way away from hitting any thing, I would have to land on a massive odd shaped rock or log to do any real damage. We will see what happens when I have a few shake down runs.

    Cheers for the input makes me feel like someone is listening/looking

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  2. JensEskildsen

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  3. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    I know you mates have some different words,but what's a linish? :lol3
    I like the looks so far,I wish I could get a XT fairing like that to put on my 426.
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  4. BIG ED XT FAN

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    If its a Yamaha Big -Bore WR TT XT we like it!!:clap
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  5. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    This is a linishing attachment for a bench grinder.

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    I have contacted the dudes that make that fairing and they are going to send me a cover only. I want to make a similar one or buy a second later on to put on my wr 426 Maby with a diferent light so keep you eyes peeled over the next few months

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  6. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    Went to a mates place to do the finishing touches on the rear master/footpeg backet. After laramine LC4 had a few questions/surgestions I am going to move the master inboard approx 4mm. Also there was a heap of excess material taken off to reduce some weight

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    Here we are removing some material to make the back of the bracket flat in preperation for turining it over to machine the other side parrallel

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    Here we are removing 4mm from the bracket so the master and pedel will not protrude too far out from the bike. Not quite finished tonight so we will finish them tomorrow and have a go at fitting them in the next few days.

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  7. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    wow, i wish i had access to all that machinery. my wife would never see me or the bikes again. well, maybe at dinner and ....... :D


    good job!

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  8. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    I have had a pretty positive couple of days

    First I got the bolts required to mount the new pro taper bars.
    Did a bit of swapping around and fitted a new pro circuit clutch lever to my YZ426F and took the old yz clutch lever off, put it on the monster and gave the 'domino' lever (shown previously) from my old husky the arse!

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    Next was to start working on the pegs and rear brake a little more trimming, grinding and linishing (sanding) and I now have this.

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    As Laramine mentioned they look quite vulnerable but they are tucked away quite neatly and I'm very happy with how they turned out.

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    The master and lever don't protrude too far out from the frame and with a small alloy cover bent up to cover the master all will be good and hopfully quite tuff.

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  9. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    I envy all you guys who are able to whip out cool bits for motorbikes on machine tools.

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  10. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    What year is the frame?

    as the first two models use to snap the foot peg off on the :scratch left? side
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  11. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    Shit
    that sounds bad this frame is an 84 or 86 I think. I had a look at the original pegs and there seems to be a lot of leverage because they were mounted so far forward but these seem to be right where they attach to the frame. Any more info would be awsome

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  12. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    83-84 models had the habit that standard pegs were on the small side....and i was looking at the nice one's you put on will only make a possible problem worse

    look at the area of frame they mount too....(trying to remember) do they mount to a flat plate or is it a tubular type of mount i "think" the early ones had a flat plate(a bit like a triangle of steel between the tubes) type of set up and everyone welded a bent up bit of flat to make a brace for it....although lots did this after they let go :huh they ended up looking very messy

    Still it was fixed by Yamaha with in those two years....probably not a problem but something to look for :wink:
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  13. mjoneill82

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    very nice.. :evil enjoying watching it com n along
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    cant wait to see the finished product, looks like the ideal weapon for a trip across tassie...

    geez you pumped the parts into the ol YZ.. where did you get all those bits? :D
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  15. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    I get all of my bits from Flea bay, a wreckers in melb and this dude in tassie
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    so whats progress to date?
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  18. yamahaman

    yamahaman wannabe bike builder

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    Yeah I have been busy with a few public holidays, a trip in the 4x4's and a new gearbox for my yz 426 so i have been a bit busy,

    Just bought a heap of bits
    - Brand new black 18 x 2.50 excel rim
    - ktm lc4 cush drive hub (just a few minor spacer mods to make it fit into the yz swing arm, yeah I am ashamed to have a ktm part on my bike but its going to save me around $500 compared to the talon/rad versions)(good enough for coma and despres good enough for me)
    - New front rim at the anodisers getting anodised black
    - front hub at powder coaters getting done black
    - Swing arm at powder coaters getting done black

    ordered this cover/fairing to adapt to the bike
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    So in short just been spending cash and not doing work but as a few bits roll in there will be another productive session to post so keep tuned

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