gatosbros XR600/650L scramblers

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by jesusgatos, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. cyclewizard

    cyclewizard Long timer

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    Love that tank......cool thread how did I miss it?
    The man has some skills..:thumb:thumb
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  2. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Quoting cycle wizard's reply to a PM I sent him about this for everyone else's' benefit:
    45's huh!?! wow. Would like to know more about these intakes that you're working on. Any idea when I might be able to get my hands on a few of those? And Lemme know if you need any help with CAD modeling or whatever. Oh, and would we still need to use a Noss adapter on the other side of using the stock air-boot?
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  3. cyclewizard

    cyclewizard Long timer

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    Yep you would still need the air box adapter but the new intake is going to be longer so it fits the air boot better.
    I'll post a pic of a billet intake that I'm building for a national flat tracker, he's running one of my 750 motors..
    It's a Knight frame twin shock so I'm making a straight intake for it that will fit his 48mm carb..
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  4. cyclewizard

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    To bad you couldn't relocate the rear shock I could build you a cross flow twin carb billet intake.
    Two 32mm carbs with pod filters..:lol3
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  5. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Please do post some pics. Would love to see what you're working on.
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  6. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Made some more progress on the tank, and took a bunch of pictures with a new camera that I just bought, but I can't figure out where I put the damn things. So here are a few crappy cellphone pics instead. Started re-shaping the underside of the tank, and what these don't document too well is how I fit and shaped and cut the sheetmetal, tack-welded it into position, installed temporary supports, taped-off the interior volume, filled it with expanding foam, and then cut away the excess. The whole point of this was to, 1) maximize volume, and 2) make the tank a bit easier to reproduce.

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  7. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Also spent a bit more time re-shaping the topside of the tank and it's looking a lot better. Funny how a few small changes can all add up to make such a big difference in the overall look and feel of something. Or maybe I've just spent too much time fondling this tank...
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  8. VxZeroKnots

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    Keep it coming Jesse! :D
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  9. XRider

    XRider Almost Lifelike

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    Very nice!
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  10. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Haven't had much time to work on this project lately, but spent this afternoon mocking-up the new subframe. It's pretty wonky, but just wanted to throw something together quick-like. Gonna make some small adjustments after I fit the rear fender, then make make a jig and I can weld-up the real subframes.

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  11. Gildus

    Gildus Been here awhile

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    Sweet project!!! Subscribed. :clap
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  12. Hurricane Bob

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    Is this going to be a carbon fiber fuel tank by chance?

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  13. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Yeah, it's going to be a mix of carbon, kevlar, and fiberglass. At least the first few. Might eventually look into having them roto-molded.
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  14. XRider

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    Didn't I sell you that bike about a year ago? Ether way, very nice work.
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  15. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    One of 'em, yeah - the XR600 that I'm building for my buddy Sean. And thanks.
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  16. scrambler66

    scrambler66 Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    cool thing to build your own scrambler tank. For my 1988 Dominator I' ve choosen the easy path and used a tank from an old NSU Max (and a few others things from 1950ies bikes)

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    Something you may want to consider is an oil controll tube, a good thing since the XR/NX 650 oilpump is infamous for making trouble



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    Cheers, Michael
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  17. overlandr

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    And to think that there are some bureaucrats in Euroland that want to stop owners from any modifications to bikes!! Keep it up.
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  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I like your Dommie. I have a fondness for them (see my signature line). I don't want to hijack this thread. but I'd like to hear more about your bike. Do you have a build thread for it somewhere?

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  19. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Neat-O! Thanks for posting scrambler66.
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  20. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Started working on the rear fender today. Bought a big stupid steel chopper fender to cut-up and use to make a plug, but it's so wonky I kind of wish I would have just started from scratch. Cut some width out of the middle and trimmed it down to just a little bit over-size. Not going to do much more with it until I make a new subframe to fit it to for real-real.

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