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Old 05-15-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Customizing a XL600R into a Cafe Racer/Street tracker to ride South

Ive been working on my newly purchased 1984 XL600R that i plan to ride South of the border into Mexico and Central America...
I havent found much on this topic, i guess its not the practical thing to do.
so i wasnt sure where to post this, but i thought id share....

here are some pics of the bike as bought....







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Old 05-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Can you see those pics?
i cant...

hmmm i need a shop manual to navigate me through these forums...
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Can you see those pics?
i cant...

hmmm i need a shop manual to navigate me through these forums...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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No pics there.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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dammit, it doesnt want to upload, i noticed in a few threads the image icon question mark... whats the best way to put photos up? i cut an pasted a link from my instagram...no luck
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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dammit, it doesnt want to upload, i noticed in a few threads the image icon question mark... whats the best way to put photos up? i cut an pasted a link from my instagram...no luck
hmm




OPEN BRACKET img CLOSE BRACKET YOURPIC-URL-HERE OPEN BRACKET /img CLOSE BRACKET
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scrolling through the words to get to the pictures is cool, but i'm really just here for the tracks and waypoints... post some ok ?
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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hmm




open bracket img close bracket yourpic-url-here open bracket /img close bracket
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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try this ...

http://magneticsouth.posterous.com/1984-xl-600r
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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yer great, thats just what i needed in my life- another social media site...

well heres a test from photobucket




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Old 05-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #11
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giant photos huh, sorry

At least it worked soo thanks

Id never liked the look of trail bikes, i fell in love with the look and feel of vintage cafe racer style bikes, i own a SR400 in Australia, and originally bought a CB750 in SanFrancisco to do this trip...



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Old 05-15-2012, 04:20 PM   #12
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Im not the tallest guy in the planet, so first thing i did was cut down the seat, i like to feel the road when im at a stop...







I taped it up in gaffa tape , i hope to find someone in mexico or wherever to do it in leather for alot cheaper than here in the States



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Old 05-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #13
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Can anyone tell me how to make those pics smaller??
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #14
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Can anyone tell me how to make those pics smaller??
I guess not... so heres some more.



ifound this old ducati headlight with a birds nest inside it.



still looking for some headlight brackets that will fit properly....





off with headlights and 80's fairing..

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #15
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trying to find an alternative tank that could fit....







The XL frame is a strange shape, unfortunately wasnt going to happen

but I got inspired from this old tank...



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