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My "Thumper" Brat/Dirt tracker project
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My "Thumper" Brat/Dirt tracker project - April 22, 2012, 01:48 PM

While I was riding my XL250 on the BGE road behind my house something caught my eye in a neighbors back yard. Sitting there rotting away was a 1974 XL250, the same bike which I just restored.

I went and spoke with my neighbor and she said it was an old friends of hers which left it in her shed and never came to get it. She was glad give it to me for free!

After rolling it to my house, I realized it was pretty rough. Only thing really salvageable was the Frame, Engine and wheels. But hey, that's how projects start out right.

So I've decided to go to the Brat/Dirt tracker route. No batteries and super clean and simple. Here is how it's starting out.....



Bare bones 1974 XL250 I got for free:




I acquired a decent CL200 gas tank for dirt cheap:



I decided to chop the tail a bit:



Mocked up with the stock wheels:



Found this 1986 Honda rebel and bought the entire front end. The wheels are matching 18's of my rear and are aluminum:


Rolling, rolling, rolling...........



Front end gone:




Mocked up the triple tree (which I'll need to get machined):




It's gonna be one bad ass bike:


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wheres that junkyard?
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April 22, 2012, 08:18 PM

Crazy Rays in Glen Burnie. This one has a few old bikes right in the front to salvage some parts. Lots of old Hondas and Kawis.

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This is my inspiration:

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May 17, 2012, 11:26 PM

Here is an update on my Brat project.

I ground down the triple tree and hammered it off. I then cut down the triple tree from the Rebel 450 and had Burtonsville Machining lathed down to size, pressed in and welded.




Rebel 450 forks now installed with disk brakes and matching 18 inch front wheel. Stainless steel front line and R6S master cylinder for extra stopping power.




Pod filter for the single thumper.




I had a 2006 R6 muffler laying around and decided to use it. Cool thing is I can adjust the back pressure using the stock EXUP valve. A little on the loud side, but sounds really good.




Video of it running with the muffler.

Brat_Dirt_Tracker_Project :: video-2012-05-16-17-55-36.mp4 video by BrianRacerboy - Photobucket

Next up are tires, chain, headlights, fork seals and make a custom seat pan. But so far so good.

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Here is another picture of the latest progress. New tires mounted, chain, fork seals, mocked up headlights. Still have a lot left to do but it is coming along nicely.
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June 13, 2012, 02:16 PM

Just a little update on my progress. Painted the frame black with "Rustoleum", lol. Made a seat out of the old original one. Went back to the stock smaller headlights. Re-tuned the carbs and set the timing dynamically. It's coming along nicely now.

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Thanks guys, still got lots to do but I'm happy with the results so far.
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June 13, 2012, 04:24 PM

I'm working on one similar. I'll have to post up a thread soon I think. Your's looks good.
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Thanks! Awesome, can't wait to see it. Didn't you just buy an XS650 cafe recently as well?

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