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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    18 Oct 2016 11:06 PM

     

    i have a little project bike (old old yammie XT250) I'm doing up as a small stripped down tracker, I need some minor frame mods done, some welding of bungs, removal of bits etc.. while in theory yes I should learn to diy, I don't have tools or knowledge, would prob cost me more in buying gear than just getting it done right.

    But.. can anyone recommend any fabrication guys down on the Melb peninsula? I'm in Sorrento but it looks like there's guys in Mornington but I don't know any of them. Also need a new header pipe fabbed up.. suggestions?

  • walka Posts: 3347
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    18 Oct 2016 11:58 PM
    Greg buttle 0466 961 956 , he got a small workshop called peninsula cafe racers in tootgarook
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    19 Oct 2016 08:15 AM

    Walka, you're a star! Thank you 

  • walka Posts: 3347
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    20 Oct 2016 06:02 PM
    no prob
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    20 Oct 2016 11:00 PM
    Posted By walka on 20 Oct 2016 4:32 PM
    no prob

     

    Went and saw him today, let the chopping begin!

     

  • allde Posts: 4050
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    21 Oct 2016 07:34 AM
    Don't forget to post some pics, I'm curious.....
  • walka Posts: 3347
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    21 Oct 2016 06:04 PM
    any custom build is a good custom
  • allde Posts: 4050
    South Eastern Suburbs, Victori
    Forum Legend allde
    21 Oct 2016 06:42 PM

    Well no, some customs are just bloody awful....

     


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  • Roo Ted Posts: 522
    Boganville
    Performance Poster Roo Ted
    21 Oct 2016 09:33 PM
    Whoa! Those Hi-Vis wheels really affect the safety of the bike....... in a bad way.
    I hope the boffins don't pick up on the idea and enshrine it in the ADR rules. :-)
    Roo.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    21 Oct 2016 10:15 PM

    This is the base bike.. 
    The plan is a tiny egg 1.6gl tank, thin flat seat, 19" front wheel, no airbox, strip everything not required, chrome front and rear fenders, small headlight.. simple simple.. black, chrome and a candy brown cherry finish on the tank.
    Living down here in sorrento right on the beach, I'm just after a tiny lightweight zip about beach bike.. These old XTs are a barrel of laughs to ride, they weigh nothing, kick start, simple as hell and its hard to kill the motors on them.. It'll only do about 90km/h, maybe 100 if you really push it, but theres no point!

     


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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    26 Oct 2016 10:30 PM

    This is the photoshop mockup..

     

     


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  • skirtster Posts: 195
    Stock Poster skirtster
    28 Oct 2016 01:07 PM
    If your going to sell petrol tank and tail light I am interested. I like the idea of it on club reg.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    04 Nov 2016 08:40 PM

    Some changes.. fitting one of those tiny tanks is just a nightmare.. The shock on this was pre-linkage design so it has a half metre shock absorber all up the frame, add to that the tank hid all of the ugly elctrical junk.. so.. Going to stick with the stock tank, raise it up and inch and a half and give the lil bike a proper late 70s early 80s paint job, Ive drawn up an era appropriate tank logo too :)

    So.. Who can anyone recommend to repair the tank and can do nice flake paint? Ive tried a couple of the local likelys but I cant get anyone to quote or return my calls.
     


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  • skirtster Posts: 195
    Stock Poster skirtster
    04 Nov 2016 10:46 PM
    Is the tank rusted out or dented.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    04 Nov 2016 10:53 PM
    Posted By skirtster on 04 Nov 2016 9:16 PM
    Is the tank rusted out or dented.

     

    Has 2 superficial big 'press in' dents and on the side a smaller nasty dent with a bit of surface rust, I don't think it's all that bad however. I didn't realise these tanks are pretty rare.

    Oh, taillight, you want it? The big ugly taillight? It's yours man..

     

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