XT660R ADV build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Pete-NZ, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Stage 1 half completed.. The rear section of the sub frame..
    I'm going to build another leaner..The XR unit worked so well
    I diddn't really concider a ridged/fixed unit..Its abillity to move
    over bumbs with very little efect on the bike is a big plus also
    no leading link is required as you are not steering the bike
    but still leaning... Other than the two 3/4" rod ends as the main
    pivits there will be a slideing limiting strut to restrict the bikes lean..

    there will be a triangle frame welded off the spreader bar on the rear
    going to the front engine mount plates..I'm hopeing being a triangle it
    will transfur the ridgillity from the rear section to the front to reduce/stop
    any side ways flex as the XT660s don't have a bottom cradle frame..
    The rear frame bolts to the foot peg bolts on each side & to the main
    stand mount...
    Not figgered out this pic posting thing yet....
    Woohoo.. cool banana's......got it
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  2. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Sounds like it's gonna be a cool build.
    You are gonna have to figure out the picture posting thing.
    Lots of threads here on how to do it.
    Use your Google search.
    Good luck.
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  3. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Another bit to the puzzle... swing arm tacked togeather..
    had to use the arc welder as the argon bottle is empty
    so couldn't tig it...
    I'm going to tack all parts up to the final fit up that way it's
    easyer to make changes..
    The arm has a 3:1 ratio to the shock & will pivot on bronze bushes...
    Main arm is built from 32mm OD x 3mm stainless with 16mm OD X
    3mm braceing...
    I hope the 3/4" axle is stong enough.. 3/4" berring were the biggest
    that will fit the wheel... would have liked a 25mm or 1" axle but would
    need to fined a new 17" wheel ....

    Now back onto the bikes sub frame...
    I have had a bit of time to think about it some more..
    being a leaning car..it only held on by 2 bolts..
    so the sub-frame will have the bash plate bolted to it
    as well it will have engine bars as a intergrated part..
    that will give me the option to remove the car and use
    the bike as normal..On my XR250 leaning car it takes
    about 30mins to remove or replace the car...



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  4. pops

    pops Long timer

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    I like the idea of this setup :clap
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  5. Feedback Cycle

    Feedback Cycle Been here awhile

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    Smart. Very.
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  6. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Got the sub frame out of the way....
    now I can bet it on start on the car
    that now I have some fixed point to
    measure from...
    I hopeing the frame will add some ridgility
    to the bike as theres no bottom cradle
    on the XT660 frame..
    There will be a bash plate bolted to it , along
    with engine bars..but they can wait at the moment..
    Want to get started on the fun bit...
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  7. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Nice work :thumb

    What is the top front mount for Pete , limiting strut ?





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  8. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Yes there will be a slideing lean limiting strut ...
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  9. FR700

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    :thumb

    Cheers :thumb

    You keep up this quality work and you will become the 'go to man' for off road leaner's on ADV :lol3

    Can't wait to see the finished outfit .

    Have fun .



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  10. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    For the car my thinking /design is a little diffrent...
    As the line pic shows... easyer to draw quick
    pic than try and decribe it in text..
    Seat/rear guard will be from a WR.. to try in keeping
    with the colour/style of the XT...
    Swing arm/linkage/shock are from a Chinese Shineray 200
    as I already have them laying around...


    So this is where my thinking is heading.... (at the moment)
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  11. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    I was following your wheel track thread . From looking at it from a leaner view I couldn't see how the narrow track would adversely impact the handling . Having never built/ridden a leaner I kept my opinion to myself .

    Cool to see you are trying a variation on your other one . I would prefer the first one for personal use ... but that's just me :D


    Have fun .



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  12. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Apart from getting the right length bolts the sub frame
    is on... I got a bit of weld pull in the final welding off
    the bike... I thought that was a possability so I made it
    to have 15mm spacers in the front mount..so now the spacers
    will be 5mm longer on one side to get it on with out any stress..
    now I can start on the car....
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  13. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    I was thinking on-road leaners would get some good ideas as well. Liked the other leaner build you have done. This is gonna be a good one...
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  14. pops

    pops Long timer

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    This is looking good:clap:clap

    Cheers Ian
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  15. Hogslayer

    Hogslayer motomaniac

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    I like the looks of that subframe you built, I never thought of a leaner when I started to look at hacks but for off road it seems that it may be better than a solid mounted rig. Is there any advantage or disadvantage for having a hack on the left or right side of a bike for off road other than just being built for what country you ride in if on the left or right side of the road.

    I see both of your builds have the hack on the left side so Im assuming that "NZ"stands for New Zealand and that is where you live?
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  16. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    We drive on the left here... it would be so much easyer to put the leanner on
    right as the rear arm wouldn't need to clear the chain...
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  17. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Ok.... Made a start on the car... Got the linkage set up to
    give 125mm (5") wheel travel I can get another 25mm (1")
    by moveing the frame mount up..But then I can't get the bolt though
    might have to look at a bolt on linkage mount....
    The up rights that the seat sits on have to be shortened yet..
    I will play with the linkage 2 morrow..can't do any more to the frame
    till I get more tube...
    PS..I hate that crappy gassless wire...

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  18. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Main bottom frame tacked up..
    Be interesting to see how it works..or I end up cutting it up & starting again..

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  19. turkey380

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    G`Day My R100RS I made the front pivot 82mm higher on my leaner so when you lean it actually steers the sidecar which ever way you lean. Max
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  20. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Hi..
    I have the front mount 102mm higher than the rear...
    This one is some what a trial & error build..

    I would like to see some pics of your unit...

    Pete
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