Yamaha xt350/400 hybrid!!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    SO there's NO reason yer won't have it going fot the Mt Pat snow ride...
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  2. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys! I hope it all comes together in the end. This bike is the motorcycle version of a quilt; A bunch of different pieces assembled to make one. Maybe that is what I should call this bike. lol.....the Yamaha Quilt400. :) I got the suspension on tonight. I wont be putting the rear wheel on till I get a wider rim (2.15) sourced/laced. I slapped the tank and seat on her to take a few pictures for ya.

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  3. Ron Bullard

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    Looks excellent! Can't wait to see the finished product!!
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  4. sailah

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    That looks awesome!:clap

    I'm going to do something similar when I finish all the other projects, so in like another decade:lol3

    where are you in pa? Im in the burgh
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  5. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I live about 20 minutes from where they have the little league world series. Its near williamsport. I assume you are talking about Pittsburgh?


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  6. sailah

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    yep
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  7. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    That looks great so far! The paint looks good, I like the way the lines are on it.:clap
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  8. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Subscribed, looking forward to the finished product.
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  9. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I got the motor bolted in the frame today. I just wanted to say thanks to my dad for coming over to give me a hand today. I went in pretty smoothly. A little pipe insulation and masking tape goes a long way for paint protection during installation. My fiberglass wrap came today. SO i figured I better get my pipes painted so I can wrap them tomorrow. I would like to install the exhaust while the engine cases are off, because it will give me much more room to slip them behind the frame. All the paint I have been using on the engine and exhaust it VHT flame proof ceramic 2000 degree paint. I also ordered my new rear rim today. I'm switching to a 2.15 the 1.85 was way to narrow for the tire.



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  10. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Man that is looking hawt:deal
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  11. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys! I got my Pipes wrapped and installed today. My gaskets also showed up in the mail today. I can't believe it. They shipped from japan on Tuesday. That was crazy fast. Now I can install my engine cases.

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  12. DRjoe

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    Have you thought about how your going to solve the problem of chain slack?
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  13. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I'm going to make a swing arm guard, but with only 8" of rear travel I don need a ton of slack. I can always add a roller if I need to.
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  14. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I made some more progress today. Nothing major, but I feel good about it...lots of little stuff. I got my engine covers on. I reinstalled the starter and all accessories I could. I had to pull my exhaust because I forgot to install the crush gasket. (duh)! I made new plug wires. Stripped and painted my foot pegs and installed the kick starter. I also ordered jets. I cleaned up my rear hub and spokes. The nipples were rusted on the inside. I snapped two spokes tearing the wheel down. I think that is all. The little stuff takes so much time. I snapped a picture with the rear tire mocked up...just for fun.

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  15. DRjoe

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    With the counter sprocket that far away from the swing arm pivot you might find that you need a suprising amount of chain slack and it might also cause bad squating.
    I have the same problem on my project so I'm going to try idler sprockets to control the chain tension ond squat.

    If you have a look at the thread "lots of assembly required" there is a photo of one of his bikes that has a idler sprockets set up near the swing arm pivot.


    I cant wait to see the finished bike.
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  16. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    You asked for stripes....so you will get stripes! ;D I kinda had to much fun with the striping tape but I like how it came out. Be gentle it was my first time working with striping tape. I also installed the front and rear master cylinders, bars and I started with the controls.
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  17. Kevan Garrett

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    Cool project. Really enjoying watching the progress. Just curious. Looks like it will be tight spacing for the carbs/air box with those pipes running inside the frame. What's the plan to address that?

    Keep up the cool build and pics.

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  18. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah it is super tight, but I had it all hooked up and running before I tore it apart for paint. [​IMG]
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  19. Motomechanic

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    The color looks sweet. Also can't wait to see the finished bike, you've been making great progress with the build..
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  20. jas67

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    Nice work -- that's going to be too nice to ride on the dirt though :D

    It's kinda like a modern version of the Honda SL350. Were the Honda SL175 and SL350 the only twin-cylinder enduros made (not counting the many scrambler models like the Honda CL's, which were really just street bikes with a high pipe)?