XR250 build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Pete-NZ, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Idea !
    Build a light adv hack for hunting / camping gear / guns:clap
    Has to be easly removeable "3 bolts"
    No altarations to the bike other than a sub frame.
    Bike has to beable to still lean...

    So start with the sub frame.. prob the hardest
    part of the whole build as yer have design constraints
    from the bike.. So I ended up with a sub frame I can live with..

    started on a slideing limiting strut to stop the bike falling over
    when parked but still let the bike lean..

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  2. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    On the bike

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  3. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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  4. sidecarstar

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    cool I'm going to do one with a lawn sweeper for my TTR110 pit bike. Why not make the task fun?
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  5. SETHZILLA!

    SETHZILLA! n00b

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    Looking good so far Pete, can't wait to see more pics. I am getting ready to build the same style of setup on my XR650!
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  6. halflive

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  7. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Yes there will be gussets welded in...
    Hope to get the frame tacked togeather 2morrow at long last....
    keep getting side tracked...
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  8. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Yes there will be gussets welded in...
    Hope to get the frame tacked togeather 2morrow at long last...
    Keep getting side tracked...
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  9. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Basic frame tack welded togeather...
    steel is 25x25x3 RHS..
    The swing arm mount has to be shortened
    yet...

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  10. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    A bit more progress...

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  11. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    and this one..

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  12. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    Looks to be well thought out Pete, and well constructed.
    I'm just trying to grasp the concept of a leaner in an off road situation or even an on road situation.
    Is it like having a folding tagalong dolly attached to the side of your bike?
    I want to see video of you getting light on some whoopy terrain ...:eek1

    Don in Nipomo
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  13. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    A leanning car on a dirt bike is really a unknown..
    I have not seen another unit.. So I thought I would
    give it a go...If it proves to be no good I can relpace
    the slideing limiting struts & soilidly mount it...

    Pete
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  14. D.Bachtel

    D.Bachtel Been here awhile

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    OK, you go first.. I'll watch.

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  15. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Owning an XR650R and having had the pleasure of riding a 'normal' hack, I'm really curious about this build and will be following it closely.
    I won't have to worry about catching air, much, since it's set up for the street, but I wonder if a damper of sorts would keep the chair from extending too quickly should you catch air in an off road situation. It should keep the chair from just dropping away but not prevent leaning and if you can find one that is adjustable you can fine tune it for a given situation.
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  16. SETHZILLA!

    SETHZILLA! n00b

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    Hey Don I'm gonna be building my own with Petes design as my starting point.
    When I start my build I'll get ahold of you. I live up in Santa Margarita, so you can come check it out.
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  17. SETHZILLA!

    SETHZILLA! n00b

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    Pete - looking good so far. Giving me alot of new ideas on my own leaner!
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  18. ADpete

    ADpete Been here awhile

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    Looks Good so far . I have a ktm 640 lc4 and your breaf for this could aply to mine so I'll be interested to see how it rides off road (how rough it gets ) and on road .
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  19. dakdakdave

    dakdakdave an older,wiser noob!

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    maybe not totally unknown.Australian trials championships 2010. My apologies to the original photographer.

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  20. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Thanks..:clap
    thats the first piviting dirt side car I have seen....
    Now I have a place to start a search for info...:ear
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