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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Camexican View Post
    Thank you. I have no idea what they’re off and neither did the guy I bought them from. He had them listed as a Stainless ATV foot pegs of unknown origin and I was the only one who bid. 20 bucks delivered.
    Ha ha, those are the best buys. Looks like they're off an aftermarket nerf bar system, I just can't place the brand. Nice looking pegs.

    I've been planning a wr450f conversion for ages now. I've got most the parts. Just picked up my front hub and radiators this last week. Seeing your build in progress is giving me motivation to finish it.

    Keep up the good work, and keep the pictures coming. So far so good.


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    My toys 85 KXT250A2, 85 ATC250R, 85 Tri-z 250, 06 LT-R450, 04 YFZ450S, 07 125 typhoon x 3, 06 FPV GT.

  2. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZQUAD44 View Post
    Ha ha, those are the best buys. Looks like they're off an aftermarket nerf bar system, I just can't place the brand. Nice looking pegs.

    I've been planning a wr450f conversion for ages now. I've got most the parts. Just picked up my front hub and radiators this last week. Seeing your build in progress is giving me motivation to finish it.

    Keep up the good work, and keep the pictures coming. So far so good.


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    Cool! I’ve seen some of Kasey’s builds up close and it seems that the Yamaha’s come together pretty nicely. What colors are are going with?
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  3. #63
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    Blue and white.

    I've been collecting parts for ages. But nearly there now.


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    My toys 85 KXT250A2, 85 ATC250R, 85 Tri-z 250, 06 LT-R450, 04 YFZ450S, 07 125 typhoon x 3, 06 FPV GT.

  4. #64
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    Haven’t been able to do much on this and enjoying one of those rare periods in my life when everything I own that’s powered by gas is running, so I continue to polish things that don’t need polishing while I wait on parts.

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    The swing arm bushings were ready today. Still haven’t got a clear design in my head. I’m going to have to decide if the shock is going to remain offset, of be moved to the centerline of the frame.

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  5. #65
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    Geez Mr. Suave, you are bored! Looking nice. It's a compulsion now, isn't it? Everything must be polished. You can't stop now.
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  6. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Geez Mr. Suave, you are bored! Looking nice. It's a compulsion now, isn't it? Everything must be polished. You can't stop now.
    I can’t disagree with you. I’m wondering if anodizing would cure me of this, but I’m told that polished parts look better when anodized than non-polished parts.
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  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Camexican View Post
    I’m wondering if anodizing would cure me of this, but I’m told that polished parts look better when anodized than non-polished parts.
    True statement. When polished, then anodized, the finished product will look like colored chrome. Do your homework though. When put through an identical anodizing process, different types or grades of aluminum, will result in different coloring results. Parts milled from billet aluminum will turn out the best, and cast aluminum will come out the worst.
    Red Rider's Sand Machine Updated 07/23/14

  8. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    True statement. When polished, then anodized, the finished product will look like colored chrome. Do your homework though. When put through an identical anodizing process, different types or grades of aluminum, will result in different coloring results. Parts milled from billet aluminum will turn out the best, and cast aluminum will come out the worst.
    If I do proceed it will be with black as clear and silver are my only other options here. Probably should hold off for now, but black fork tubes and calipers would look sweet.
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  9. #69
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    Picked up enough parts this week to start making sparks. Unfortunately some dummy ordered 10” diameter rims and 8” diameter tires, that’s not going to work.

    This Banshee axle looks pretty wide. Any opinions on how wide is too wide in the dunes?

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    It looks like I might get real lucky on the sprocket alignment. As best as I can guess at the moment it’s going to be almost exactly in line with the KTM drive sprocket without offsetting the hub, or shimming the rear sprocket.

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  10. #70
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    Not sure what a tri-z would feel like but I personally like around 48" or less on my Rs and tecate. Too wide makes it feel weird imo.

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  11. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaRidr View Post
    Not sure what a tri-z would feel like but I personally like around 48" or less on my Rs and tecate. Too wide makes it feel weird imo.

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    If I use what I have now I'll end up close to 52". I may end up having to flip the rims around, that would get me down to 46", but would look odd. I could also use stock hubs, that would get me down to 49" with the rims on the proper way.

    Anyone here running over 50" wide?
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  12. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Camexican View Post
    ..... Unfortunately some dummy ordered 10” diameter rims and 8” diameter tires, that’s not going to work....
    Well.

    Fancy that.

    THIS dummy did the opposite. I ordered 10" tires accidentally for my 9" inch wheels recently



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  13. #73
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    You gonna cut up the ktm swinger or just built a new one?
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  14. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskool83 View Post
    You gonna cut up the ktm swinger or just built a new one?
    Build from scratch.

    The KTM bike swinger is aluminum and the KTM quads are steel, so no mixing and matching options there. Splicing cast aluminum of unknown grades is something I had no desire to experiment with and the only guy I know that I would trust to weld it up lives in Canada. Besides that the KTM bike uses an offset rear PDS shock with no link, so welding on a Yamaha or Honda ATV rear onto the aluminum KTM swinger would have required running a link in the center. The center location might still happen if I can figure out the air box, but the engineering needed to position a link shock set-up does not appeal to me.

    The steel front pivots are shown in post #64. JJ and A supplied the rear pinch sleeve parts and carrier. I picked up some 3" X 1" .075" wall rec. tube the other day thinking I would split it and transition it from 3" to 2" from the rear to the front, but as I want to use the KTM chain slider that doesn't work for a number of reasons (For the record it would have looked really cool).

    Today's mind wanderings are about a 1"sq tube trestle styled swinger that can act as a skid plate as well. Whatever I end up doing I want it to be one-off, strong and light in that order.
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  15. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironchop View Post
    Well.

    Fancy that.

    THIS dummy did the opposite. I ordered 10" tires accidentally for my 9" inch wheels recently



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    It gets better. After paying the Mexican taxes to import my goodies I realized that RMATV shipped me two RH tires instead of a left and right.

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