XR400 Four - Skunkworks Special

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Pezz_gs, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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  2. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Its just time spent waiting for more parts and time is short, :evil

    still waiting for the Husky TE510 back end

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    If you've cut up a white knight TE 510 to make "Skunkzilla", then Pezz... you're off my X-mas card list!!!:huh Sacrellidge! Those things were a (okay... a bit tempremental) work of ART! Restore the Husky!
  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    He's only getting a back end :D
  5. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Yeah Troy . . . . wot he said :deal

    read above and its there to see, I got the Ohlins shocks for $US162.55, a second set of shocks for $US100 and a free swingarm. (plus freight)

    Please leave me on the list, I love those Swedish Christmas Cards :evil
  6. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Ahhh... I see! I thought you were gonna' cut up the chesty blonde for the bits... but you got them from the e-bay morgue I now see, Dr Pezzenstein... I guess that's kosher then! :lol3

    How you going to do the final drive? (Husky chain on right... Honda on left?)... If the WR Husky swing arm is symetrical, it should be okay (just weld som lugs on other side for chain guide and buffer blocks?).

    You're still on the x-mas card list... :evil you maniac! :wink:
  7. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Troy,

    I wont know until it arrives and I can have a good look. It appears symetrical, if not I maybe able to turn it up side down. Nothing is locked in concrete, lets just say its a fluid build. yep lugs will have to be welded everywhere. I may run up a nylon chain slipper roller.

    Im not sleeping well at the moment, thinking about this build and staying awake all night, its constantly evolving, I may run out of time but hoping not!

    The new carbies will arrive this week, the chassis is waiting for the swingarm & shockies to arrive, the front end I have sorted, then it was thinking about what headlight to run ??

    The Stock 400 headlight is there and it might be easy to stick with that, but I do like the twin light setup, not that I intend to ride at night.

    Plan B is the XL250R, I know where there is a XR650 motor and Im sure I could make it fit :jjen
  8. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Well ducked Pezz, if Troy knew that you'd given me the rest of the bike to use to drive a water pump i think he'd have freaked out. The old Ebay excuse always keeps the purists happy.......
  9. BruceC

    BruceC Been here awhile

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    Pezz, the bike will outrun the standard headlight at anything more than 60kph. They weren't real bloody good! The headlight was the bane of my life when I had a 400 four. The rest was real sweet.

    Better than the light on my 450 Ducati, though :rofl. 6v, 25W and no battery to run the whole electrical system. What were they thinking????

    BruceC
  10. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    So Bruce

    you riding the Ducati up to Wanaaring then ????? :ear
  11. BruceC

    BruceC Been here awhile

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    I'll get back to you. I gotta think about this one. One major problem is work. Roll on 2011 when I retire!

    Also, who's organising the pick-up vehicle - this is a Ducati you know. It does fit the criteria though. I paid $995 for it. In 1972. New.

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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Imagine using a husky TE510 motor to drive a ducati's waterpump...? Talk about over kill... the worlds first three cylinder salami slicer!:rofl

    And talking about purists... how do you explain to the ducati-istas that the swedish waterpump leaks as much water as the italian donk does oil... exxon valdez... that's real slick mate! :lol3
  13. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    We ignore you Suzuki riding Philistines , so no point trying to explain anything ! :lol3
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  14. OldDog

    OldDog aka Hugh Jarse

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    Jealous Mr Carpenter? Man if you're ever over this way drop and you can take this for a spin (spin being the operative word here)

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    This is the nuttiest bike i've ever ridden and i've had a few crazy ones. I'll be trying to ride it from Sydney to Wanaaring with Pezz :freaky
  15. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Carmima, :ddog

    Well you had to throw the challenge out there didn't you?

    Onto the operating table

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    Oil pump and alternator removed.

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    Clutch about to come out

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    Behind the clutch

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    All ready to split the cases

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    Open Heart

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    Fair amount of sludge in the bottom case

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    Now the lot has to go off to the Soda Blasters for a good clean, and I have to order some more seals.The gearbox looks great as does the crank. Peace of mind :)


    The carbies arrived on Friday and after a thorough clean up look great, didn't get a chance to open them up but they are a much better place to start from than the other set.

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  16. mcfear

    mcfear now known as many things

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    looking good mate.
  17. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Oh, I picked up these XR650 forks as Im a little worried about the back-end out suspending the front end :evil

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  18. trussell

    trussell Been here awhile

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    well done pezz,

    i don't know how you get the time to do all this, and take photos, let alone work out how everything is going to fit, i can't wait to see the finished product.

    How do you think you will go at rego, with all the different parts on it.

    I have gone in another direction, i finally got the GT250 running, got it rego'd, and now if i want to do some mods(ie suspenders, wheels etc), it shouldn't matter.

    Sorry, just thinking out loud, hope the missus didnt hear.

    Either way, i dont think i will make the trip this year, missus is planning a family trip to phucket with some friends.

    Never know but.
  19. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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    Well Pezz, someone had to taunt you :lol3 sorry mate

    Great work though and at least you'll have peace of mind when you're finally riding it :thumb
  20. MODNROD

    MODNROD Decisions, decisions

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    Gotta say it man, I'm still amazed at a pic of a Ducati on the gravel that isn't lying on it's side wimpering! :rofl

    By the way, yes I am still jealous mate:bow