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Old Guy's Flat Track XR650L Project

Postby 4Strokes » Mon May 16, 2016 4:00 pm

Pick the parts you like from different bikes and make them fit!

Fork: Ohlins fork needed to a have a custom stem cut and welded, with bushing made and welded, for the bearings to fit the frame. I had the fork revalved and shortened about 5-6".

Frame: Bending the stainless steel rear subframe was an issue (finding someone with a 5/8" tubing bender). Also machined custom brackets to bolt on the rear frame.

Gas Tank: I like the 78-79 CR250R aluminum tank, so I used it.

Seat: Saddlemann made a really nice seat for the bike. I had the glass seat/fender made 2" longer and 1/2" wider than the standard champion 250 seat/fender.

Rear Wheel: Custom turned aluminum bushings for the rear hub fitting on the swing-arm.

Shock: The stock rear shock was shortened 1" and revalved. Lowered the rear 4-5" with an Eibach 650lb race spring.

This project was a lot of work and wasn't cheap to do. Parts alone are high, plus quality welding is pricey as well. Well worth it to me though! It's almost complete now. I need to update the photos.

Update: Old Guy sold his XR650L flat tracker on ebay. Unfortunately we do not have any further information on it except for what was on our forums.

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Honda Flat Tracker & NSX
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Almost Complete (Left)
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Almost Complete (Right)
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Almost Complete (Right)
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Tail Light & License Plate
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White Brothers Exhaust
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Seat Base / Fender
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Battery Tray & Air Filter
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Mikuni Carburetor (Left)
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Mikuni Carburetor (Right)
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Mikuni Carburetor (Inlet)
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Mikuni Carb & Throttle
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Fork & Handlebars (Top)
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Front-End Top View
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CR Tank Mods Close-up
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CR Gas Tank Mods
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CR Aluminum Gas Tank
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Rear Wheel & Brakes
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Chain & Sprocket
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Front Wheel & Brakes
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Lower Fork & Front Wheel
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Triple Clamps & Bars
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XR650L Flat Tracker (Right)
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Flat Tracker (Front Left)
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Ohlins Fork & Front-End
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XR650L Flat Tracker Build

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