View Full Version : can you modify a stock 250r triple to work like a short track kit?

200x Basket
01-19-2007, 02:09 PM
i bought a short track tank and shrouds and now i want to get the benifits of it. the radiator brackets look easy so now i am on to the lower tripple. \

can i just grind the stops and get the benifits?

Billy Golightly
01-19-2007, 02:58 PM
Yes, and you can make it turn more then the short track triple. I'll try and get some pictures of mine.

200x Basket
01-19-2007, 03:16 PM
that rocks. pics!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks.

200x Basket
01-19-2007, 08:39 PM

did you move the lower part of the radiator back or did you just lay the top back? if you can post a pic of your bracket mods too.

Billy Golightly
01-19-2007, 09:30 PM
Just the top. It kind of squishes the one radiator hose between the radiator and the frame tank mount. I'll get some pictures. The brackets are very very simple. 16ga steel strips cut and ground with 8mm nuts welded onto the back side. I'll get good pics tomorrow. Gonna be swapping my motor out anyways.

01-19-2007, 09:43 PM
I made spacers for the radiator brackets. 3/4" for the bottom and something like 1 1/4" for the top.

01-19-2007, 10:52 PM
Heres a pic of the ST radiator cradles,it show's the small brackets that have been spot welded on from factory to lay the top of the radiators back.


200x Basket
01-19-2007, 10:54 PM
thanks for all the help. now i have to decide if i want this on the 500r or the 250r restore. i whish there was some flat tracking in mississippi

Billy Golightly
01-19-2007, 11:10 PM
Make a trip and come race with us once this year! Theres one race in Swainsboro GA I was thinking was on the west side of the state but its not. Still has to be closer then central FL.

Billy Golightly
01-20-2007, 04:35 PM
Heres some of the pictures, I'll have to make another reply to fit the rest of them in. Try and ignore my messy wiring, I pretty much re-made it entirely from scratch a few days ago. To grind the "notches" in the bottom triple I used a fluted cutter on a 1/4 inch pneumatic die grinder. I barely touched the steel frame stops. Theres still plenty of meat around the bottom by the stem so I'm not worried about that. I did also as you can tell remove the plastic guards, they were pretty severely restricting the amount of steering lock i could get. The tank brackets as I mentioned before are just very simple. 16ga steel strips with one 8mm nut welded on the backside of the one end so I didn't have to mess with holding the nut, that drives me nuts. The only bracket I forgot to get pictures of was the top one that holds the top of the airscoop to the short track tank, but I more or less used the same material and used a nut welded onto the backside of it.

Billy Golightly
01-20-2007, 04:37 PM
And heres the rest of the pics. Sweet reproduction warning decal thanks to Aussieduner!

200x Basket
01-20-2007, 10:30 PM
thanks for the pics. i will get started.

11-03-2010, 08:48 PM
This is going to help me alot thanks Billy.