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XR400 Four - Skunkworks Special

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

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    another angle on the Ducati theme...

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  2. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    WOW :eek1

    All I can say Troy is :poser

    That is slightly overpowering a KX125 :wink:
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  3. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    im in on this one ..... u mad gits :lurk
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  4. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Nice one Pezz.
    I have a honda VT250f in the shed that I am going to graft an xr or xl front and rear on to one day. I either seem to have the time or the money but not both at the same time :lol3
    Paul
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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Yep, Pezz... power is a good thing 'n all... BUT... does he want it to turn? :huh

    Here was my take on it :deal (I found it in racing...??? :huh )


    :huh Not even (Chad) Superman (Reed) could make THAT fly...!?
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    Holy s&^t, what is this thing?

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    Well it sure as heck ain't no motocross bike... :eek1

    That thing would steer like a Caterpillar grader... and fly like a Norwegian Ski jumper with Mr T's bling 'round his neck!!! :lol3

    Maybe with a 6 foot long rear swing arm and a paddle tire on the back, it'd be half a chance as an open class hillclimber or to shift some sand in the big dunes down at Glamis (So Cal.)... but fling it around an MX track... I don't think so? :huh

    I guess I can appreciate it from a backyard engineering/built at home in the garage/scrapheap challenge point of view, but any bike with a top frame tube of that length and a v-twin motor hanging under the steering head, ain't really got "cornering" in mind exactly... :huh

    There's probably a good reason why Daniel Sordo and Sebastien Löeb don't drive WRC in 6.5 liter V8 stretch limo's...?! :evil :lol3

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  6. carmima

    carmima All Orange :-)

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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Hmmm... like a salvage barge headed for tREV's place maybe...? :evil :rofl
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  8. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Troy the front brakes look impressing on the Duke too :evil

    They must be at least 200mm
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  9. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I'm in the middle of my KLX build, I was just downstairs degreasing my RZ engine getting it ready to slot into it's new frame, I'm trying to organize my backup bike build for this run, and I still have to do some serious work to my 640 after it's last trip...

    Where the hell am I supposed to find the time for that?

    And besides it hasn't met the reserve and it's $800 already, way to much for something that needs so much work.

    (That and taking over another mans project just seems dirty...)
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  10. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    I have an old honda vf750f which is leaking every kind of fluid known to man and it is trying to eat itself from the inside out.
    What do you reckon could be done with that then?

    I'm thinking a V4 dirt bike might be a bit interesting.
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  11. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Sounds Perfect Joe :thumb

    Be sure to post some pictures of the build :deal
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  12. Jason1200GS

    Jason1200GS Bitumen escapee

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    G'day Pezz,
    Unfortunately I don't recall the details of this bike, but I saw it at the Honda Four Rally in Gatton earlier this year.
    He said his mates told him he was on drugs when he started building it, but it was very well done, to the point of looking factory built. It's almost too pretty to actually get it dirty...

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  13. Jason1200GS

    Jason1200GS Bitumen escapee

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    Just a shot to show off the inline Four.

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  14. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    That is so nice :tb

    Just the style I wanted to create . . . . but torn between function over form . . . being an airhead rider and all :)

    Thanks Jason
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  15. mcfear

    mcfear now known as many things

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    who the hell knows these days :D
    i got an old CB250 twin. put some knobbies on that and raise it a little, would be a fairly good bike. revs hard, and is not slow by any means.
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  16. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    I suppose I had better chime in here and say mine is coming along OK.

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  17. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    thats just to cool, I like your work trev
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  18. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    It even looks like a XL100 from the side
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  19. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    Love the progress tREV :freaky

    I might post the 400/4 up to you for a weekend :evil

    I have got to post the FMF to you too . . . .

    mcfear, get that mc250 happening :1drink
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  20. mcfear

    mcfear now known as many things

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    who the hell knows these days :D
    what do you reckon,

    1974 cb250 frame, with an old tt350 forks? will have to keep the rear suspension as the twin shock cause i dont want to bastardise the bike as its eventually getting restored.
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