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Old 03-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #1336
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Wink Clutch improvement!

Hi, the 83 xt550 has a modefied clutch ( 15 holes drilled in clutch house fore better lucbrecation) I have an 82 and want to do ik myself (dril those holes )
Hase anyone doing this mod. himself?


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Old 03-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #1337
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Some pics of my XT's

Been awhile since I've been on the 550 thread just wanted to stop in a say hi
My 82 XT 550





Here's my 89 XT 600




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Old 03-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #1338
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Keeping up...

I was able to get a lot done (to me anyway). Carb is mounted, still a tight fit, but it clears! Swing Arm was painted, then mounted - bearings and spacers bolted up like factory - its amazing what grinders can do photo Carb1_zps0ef96446.jpg photo Carb2_zps89b315cc.jpg photo SwingArm3_zps1f901b3a.jpg
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #1339
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I like the white frame.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #1340
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I like the white frame.
That is a Husqvarna trade mark. I actually like it too. I used it before I knew of Husqvarna's style. Here is another crazy idea build I had before knowing of the Husky white trade mark - a LONG time ago... - yes that's me at 17 +/-. - Notice the white frame
Tri-Moto photo Tri-MotoClean_zps9faa811b.jpg
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:31 AM   #1341
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I was able to get a lot done (to me anyway). Carb is mounted, still a tight fit, but it clears! Swing Arm was painted, then mounted - bearings and spacers bolted up like factory - its amazing what grinders can do photo Carb1_zps0ef96446.jpg
Now that is nice. Any chance of this working with the stock rear shock?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #1342
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Now that is nice. Any chance of this working with the stock rear shock?
I think the best word that can be used for your question is NOTTA' - sorry
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:40 AM   #1343
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Looks real good sharkey
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #1344
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Your front tire looks quite aggressive, how is your bike on pavement?
I'm looking at changing mine and I have a tire with the same tread. (Your bike looks good by the way!)


thanks, tell you the truth, this tire keeps me upright no matter how hard i ride it on the trails... but i wont go with this tire next time because it follows cracks in the road BAD, hard to ride on pavement but i do it anyways, alot of getting used to.. that middle tread is a pain. other than that. i maxed the rear tire out, rubbed for a week, then disappeared! haha
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:38 AM   #1345
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Sharky, your ingenuity has blown me away. leaving me sitting at the edge of the couch studying the pictures. unreal. cant wait to see this thing put together, you will have to send us a link to a video of it running when you get to that point!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #1346
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Sharky, your ingenuity has blown me away. leaving me sitting at the edge of the couch studying the pictures. unreal. cant wait to see this thing put together, you will have to send us a link to a video of it running when you get to that point!
Oh man - I sure hope it runs too! Here is what I did lately. I'm hoping to have the wheels mounted by weekends end, although it is Saint Patties Day Sunday:1 drink
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #1347
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This will be the last updates for a while I'm thinking. Next is the cosmetic stuff, and I need to find someone to barter with when it comes to side plates and seat design - or, ah - I'll give it a shot
Wheels are mounted, both the same size - had to make my own spokes! rear hub is the XT550's with Husqvarna rear rim, axle and altered spacers and front is 100% Husqvarna with the XT550 rear rim, plus I had to bore out the triple tree to fit the 40mm Husqvarna fork tubes.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #1348
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This will be the last updates for a while I'm thinking. Next is the cosmetic stuff, and I need to find someone to barter with when it comes to side plates and seat design - or, ah - I'll give it a shot
Wheels are mounted, both the same size - had to make my own spokes! rear hub is the XT550's with Husqvarna rear rim, axle and altered spacers and front is 100% Husqvarna with the XT550 rear rim, plus I had to bore out the triple tree to fit the 40mm Husqvarna fork tub

the profile looks sick! i want to convert my bike over to disk breaks, i just need to figure out what swingarm i can put on the back of my bike
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #1349
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the profile looks sick! i want to convert my bike over to disk breaks, i just need to figure out what swingarm i can put on the back of my bike
I always say..." I have a Welder, Saws-All and a grinder - It will fit". I heard of people doing some disc brake conversions with YZ250's, but I'm not sure if it is just front, or both. I actually have a YZ250 (in a box) that I got for next to nothing - That's my next project
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #1350
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Rear disc brakes

I think the Greeks have it figured out.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...08121840_n.jpg


http://www.raceguns.gr/products/xt550-gianelli/

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