XR400 Four

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Pezz_gs
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XR400 Four

Postby Pezz_gs » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:43 pm

Yep that’s right I’m building me a little 4 cylinder adventure bike.

I am organising a fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of NSW called:

Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2010

Raising Money for Down Syndrome Association of NSW
www.dsansw.org.au

Ride to: Wanaaring

When: Easter Saturday - April 3, 2010

Rules:
Have to buy a Bike for less than $500.00.
Can be any road registered motorcycle.
You are allowed to spend additional sums on the bike to make it run and roadworthy, all machines participating must be registered.
It costs $100.00 to enter paid directly to DSANSW.
You can raise additional funds through sponsorship of your ride.
(Pay cents per Kilometer)

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Above is the donor bike.

A mate, Shane, give me this little beauty for $0.00. Thanks Buddy

I want to splice on a XR500 front end, wheel and swing arm rear wheel.
Still wondering what fuel tank, seat and guards to run. Need to build it as cheap as possible. I will not be butchering this bike as will be able to return it to CB400Four at the end if I wanted too.

When I first looked at it, it is very small. And quite light. I will keep posting as I progress. If any of you have any old XR parts I would love you help.
Pezz :)
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Visit www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au

OldDog

Postby OldDog » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:57 pm

Nice one Pezz, another Skunk works special in the making :wink: Will you be fitting a "race pipe"?

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Postby Pezz_gs » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:22 pm

Hey OldDog

I have an old KTM alloy one, not the one I promised you tREV :lol: which I will see about adapting.

I have noticed the swingarm has been braced . . . . . look neat but not on ony pics I have of 400/4's
Pezz :)
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Visit www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au

tHEtREV

Postby tHEtREV » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:35 pm

Well i was aiming to do the condo next year i suppose that can wait.
And this sounds like more fun anyway.
I have an aunt with down syndrome so thats more than enough reasons to do it.
Now to get my hands on a bike...
Hmmm, my 600 only cost me $400... And that old DT was only $200...
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Postby Pezz_gs » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:38 pm

tHEtREV wrote:Well i was aiming to do the condo next year i suppose that can wait.
And this sounds like more fun anyway.

Now to get my hands on a bike...
Hmmm, my 600 only cost me $400... And that old DT was only $200...


Mate I gota ask . . . . . . . How much was the RD350LC??? :twisted:
Pezz :)
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Visit www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au

tHEtREV

Postby tHEtREV » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:23 pm

Why it was just under $500...

Well actually I was going to ask about that rule, I payed $900 for it well over 10 years ago and it was in a lot better condition back then.

But I did buy a rolling chassis for it for under $50 a year or so ago because the original was so modified and I was thinking about using that to get it back on the road.

And what about parts?

If I have it laying around can I use it?

I was thinking about stripping an old WR200 I had to make the old RZ more dirt worthy :twisted:

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Postby Pezz_gs » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:57 pm

In the interest of fairness, use the $50.00 frame (Now you qualify) and whatever you have around to make it roadworthy.
Pezz :)
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Visit www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au

tHEtREV

Postby tHEtREV » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:23 pm

OK, I'm on it.

one RZ mongrel coming up...

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Postby Pezz_gs » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:21 pm

Here is an old KTM muffer I had laying around in the garage

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and an old KTM Tank Seat and Guard. Bars will be a bit hard to turn.

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Looks too modern and losing that classic look. Let try a R80G/S Single seat??

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There will be lots of trying and looking and binning.

I have a set of Krauser pannier and top box frames somewhere in the BMW parts and will probably use them with plastic jerrycan panniers. Plus a home made top box.
Pezz :)
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing

Visit www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au

Tagati

Postby Tagati » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:36 pm

oh this looks like fun :twisted:


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