XT 500 Dakar ... the project

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by TonyXT, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. TonyXT

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    THE TARGET

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  2. TonyXT

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    STEP 1

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  3. TonyXT

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  4. TonyXT

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    STEP 3

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  5. jings

    jings Been here awhile

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    Cool
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  6. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Much prefer the standard tank myself - but fair play to you for making a wish come true :clap

    Keep up the excellent work
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  7. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Great start! Whats the swingarm off of? You add 1 inch? To make it steer better? ED XT&TT 500 Fan!! :lol3:eek1:clap
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  8. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    Tell me about that gas tank. Its awesome!
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  9. chip77

    chip77 Been here awhile

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    Love the 500 single .Looks like you scored some Ebay chinese shocks ??? Do they have any sort of decent dampening?Only asking to get somthing I have in the shed up on 2 wheels & rideable. cheers Chip
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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Cool!:lurk
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  11. TonyXT

    TonyXT Adventurer

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    It's made by myself !!!
    I built it because I have not found anything like this for sale :rofl
    This is the third that I have built.
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  12. TonyXT

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    Chinese shocks ?
    I don't know how their performance, if they don't behave well .... Marzocchi or Bitubo take their place !!! :lol3
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  13. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    Umm, that's just freaking cool.

    Build another tank?

    Enjoy the day, Grimmy
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  14. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    Nice work, Tony.
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  15. Mats

    Mats Been here awhile

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    Wow, very cool project :clap Nice work on the tank!
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  16. solorider40

    solorider40 Been here awhile

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  17. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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  18. BalthazaarCalrissian

    BalthazaarCalrissian n00bl3tte

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    I always wanted to build my XT500 (the Aluminum Falcon) into a Dakar replica. Beautiful tank! Can't wait to see how it ends up...:clap
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  19. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    I'm in:lurk
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