The Xt400 side car (winter project)

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  1. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    I 2nd that!!!:lol3:lol3:lol3
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  2. DRONE

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    Yer running out of winter, though. Didn't it end like two weeks ago? :D
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  3. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    It is still in the 20's at night so I still consider that winter. :D There is still snow/ice on all the mt. roads. I should be done soon. I will need some warmer weather for painting the tub. My make shift paint booth doesn't hold the heat very well. The fender is ready to paint, so all I need to do is fix the dents/holes in the tub and prep it for paint. Yea!! my least favorite part of projects.....bodywork!!



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  4. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    You did a hell of a job on the bike, I followed religiously, it came out great. I'm just waiting to see what you come up with on this!:clap:clap

    I love the old dirtbikes, it's nice to see someone save one instead of throwing it out. GREAT JOB!!:D
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  5. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I am trying to decide what paint scheme to go with. I have blue and silver paint left from the bike that I plan on using. I am trying to decide if I should go with a matching scheme or I also thought about going with a blue and silver camo pattern or something weird. I also thought about just painting the tub all silver so that If I ever mounted it on a different bike it would have a good chance of not clashing. Any thoughts?
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  6. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i got my stuff back in the mail today
    the bike looks great
    thanks
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  7. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I just finished my fender. It still needs paint but you get the idea.....

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  8. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks zipper! how was your trip? Hey, I wanted to ask you.....what did you do to the triple clamps on you Honda to reduce the trail? Thanks!


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  9. zipper421

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    awesome trip didnt want to come home
    as for the trees
    i bought a set on ebay and made a fixture to mount them in
    i cut the bottom around the stem moved the jig out 5 degrees and re welded it
    on the top i mounted it in the mill upside down at 5 degrees and milled it off flat also over board the center hole so it can be tightened down
    i have pics and can talk you through it
    way better than spending 600.00 bucks and it is an awesome upgrade for not much cash
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  10. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Sounds good! That is something I might be interested in doing that. I want to build leading links but I also really want to start riding, so I might save that project for the end of riding season.


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  11. Andrew2

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    Wow MF that brake setup brought a smile to my face:D.Nicely done mate:thumb

    Cheers
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  12. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    thank you Andrew. ill let you know how it works.


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  13. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Paint is done!! as soon as it cures it will be ready to mount. It is looking good. As soon as my dad can come over and give me a hand ill bolt it up and take some pictures. :D
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  14. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i road mine today
    glad your almost done
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  15. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Me too! How is yours working for you?
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  16. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Well here she is in all her glory..haha. I rode it a little last night but it needs some adjustments. I don't know what i did when I put it back together after paint but now it pulls to the right and has a bad wobble. It didn't do that before so I must have not put it back together with the same setup. I think I need to play with the lean out and toe in.

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  17. zipper421

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    man that looks really good
    you should be proud of your self
    always one step ahead of me
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  18. George 99

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    Brilliant!

    The setup should be a piece of cake for ya, keep us poSTed. (Wonder if the weight of the pain would be enuff to throw things off? Nah. :D)

    We saw many, many hacks in Cam and Thai a couple months ago hauling outrageous loads. Those folks seem to have the process down pretty good.
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  19. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I bet the paint is too heavy. ahahaha! I actually think I figured out what the problem is. I adjusted the toe in when I reassembled it. In doing this I moved the sidecar farther away from the bike without adjusting my struts. This gave me a bunch of lean-in instead of lean-out. This is just my theory. Does that sound like a possibility.

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  20. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks man. I may appear be one step ahead of you but you are on the top floor, and I'm just leaving the basement. :D