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Old 10-05-2007, 07:52 PM   #31
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Found this one on www.650motorcycles.com. Very nice!
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:53 PM   #32
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Another view.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:22 AM   #33
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Hi,
I just joined the forum after a freind emailed me a link to this thread.
I have a Yamaha XS650 street tracker I just finished in the spring and
a 650 dual sport ia next on my project list after I finish a 800cc rephased
big bore 650 engine. I really like the blue one with WR/YZ front and rear
suspension but look's like a pricey conversion. Does anyone know the owner? I was thinging of going with a DR350 fork, swing arm, monoshock
and wheels. I know a guy using a DR650 shock and the one piece shock-
resivour is causing fitment problems. He thinks a DR350 with a remote
resivour will fit O.K. Here's a pic of my Street Tracker if anyone is interested.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:47 AM   #34
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Any reason to put up Flat track bikes is a good one, I'd have to punch out the DR and run it on nitro to hang on coastal backroads if you build up one of these things, Grizzy.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:55 AM   #35
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If one wants to build a DSXS, a FT is a better place to start than a stocker.
Flat track frames tend to be light,flexy and overly quick handling on the street. But with the right mods any thing can work.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:45 AM   #36
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There's some real inspiration here... keep it up. Some of these bike are more scrambler or flat tracker... ish.. but the basic concepts are closely related enough to be helpful.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:19 AM   #37
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Steve,
I love the RZ350 on your 2 stoke site. Is that yours? I plan on doing
a RZ350 with modern stort bike suspension one of these days. Have
you seen Jamie James Productions RZ350? Here's a link.
Later,
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http://www.speedtv.com/articles/moto...devents/40253/
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #38
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Steve,
I love the RZ350 on your 2 stoke site. Is that yours? I plan on doing
a RZ350 with modern stort bike suspension one of these days. Have
you seen Jamie James Productions RZ350? Here's a link.
Later,
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http://www.speedtv.com/articles/moto...devents/40253/
Yep that Jamie James bike is kind of legendary. Not sure which one you mean. I've too many pics to keep track of itt seems. I own the silver RD400 Daytona with the RZ front and rear ends and the red Kawasaki H1 "parts bin bike" as I like to call it. There are a lot of places for great advice on the RZ suspension swaps and more ways of doing it than I thought. One day when I get the time and $$ I'll put one together.

PM Me if you want some info. I don't want to jack this thread too badly. Check out these guys...

http://www.rzrd500.com/phpBB2/
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:49 PM   #39
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The old xs 400 twin makes a better dual purpose bike, but is almost never used, can be fit into good but old enough to be cheap frames, enduro or mx.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #40
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Does this mean that WR forks and swinger are a bolt on to an XS frame? I'm a huge XS fan and had 2, one street tracker one stock. imagine an 840 kitted XS in a bike like that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:20 AM   #41
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Does this mean that WR forks and swinger are a bolt on to an XS frame? I'm a huge XS fan and had 2, one street tracker one stock. imagine an 840 kitted XS in a bike like that.
There are a few more tubes and gussets that have been added to the frame.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:38 AM   #42
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The mono shock looks to be the trick on that blue one...
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:35 AM   #43
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Over the years I've owned 3 XS650s. A 71, 74 and 79. These were the used bikes I bought when either money was short or I just didn't want to spend a lot. The 71 was my first street bike. Almost killed myself the first time I took it up to the ton. Spokes were loose

I recall going to a fair amount of flat track races back then and seeing lots of the Champion framed 650s running. I recall a 750 kit being available back then.

There's a guy in Minnesota I think called Omar who sells a lot of the plastic etc to convert over to a flat tracker or cafe style bike.

http://www.omarsdtr.com/streetIII.html
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #44
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Yeah, XS 650's. For a long time thought about getting another. Had a 1972. If I was going to build one it would be a street tracker, but i think finding the frame I would want would be next to imposible. In 76 or 77 Kenny Roberts was building frames. His TT bike had a monoshock on it back then. Always wanted one. Have never seen another one. Maybe kenny's got it in his personal collection. Wonder if he'd copy the blue prints for the right amount of $$$$$$$ .
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:30 PM   #45
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they had one on ebay about 8 months or more ago. it was a real sweet set up. mostly stock with a borrowed front end from a 490(remember those?) and ohlins dual piggy backs, long travel to match the front. looked real sweet. i have been waiting for a 500 - 650 twin set up for vigorous off roading touring with light trail exploring mixed in.(you wee strom fuck nuts go to hell right now, dont respond )it seems that the only way to find the best bike for what you want to do is to build it yourself.
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