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Clementine: Brat/Tracker build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cjxs, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

    It's been a long time since I posted any updates in the original intro thread, so I thought I'd start a new one.
    The bike has a name now, which is Clementine in honor of my son Clement who was born a month before I bought the bike.

    This is how it looked when I bought it:

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    It looked like it was in a good shape at a first glance but turned to be a big mess later. Had a lot of electrical parts from soviet cars, poorly fabricated and welded parts.

    These were the first steps:

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    The front bottom part of the frame is completely new as the original was twisted and welded under a weird angle.
    Swapped 16 rear wheel for a 18 one. Both front and rear rims where drilled. It now has K81 Dunlop tires, 410 rear and 425 front but I'll be soon ordering a 425 for the rear as well.

    The bike is kick only with all the electrics hidden under the seat.

    Tank is stock but has been slightly modified. It now has an HD sportster cap in the middle.
     
  2. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

    The tank has been painted silver with dark brown cheeks. It still has to be polished and a layer of clear coat added.

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  3. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    nice,

    All together now sing... oh my darling, oh my darling.........
     
  4. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

  5. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

  6. frwinks

    frwinks XS400 Addict

    love that front MC:thumbsup:
    Looks like you're keeping busy in the shop:bike:
     
  7. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

  8. Presdo

    Presdo XS400 Enthusiast

    Super sweet seat!!
     
  9. ksqrly

    ksqrly XS400 Aficionado

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    Lookin great nice work
     
  10. Any write up bout that seat? Awesome build!
     
  11. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Love the rims! What bit sizes did you use to drill them? & what year is the 18" drum rear?

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  12. Pepe116

    Pepe116 XS400 Member

    Great build! I also am wondering where you got the seat. I want one in black for my cafe racer build.
     
  13. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

    Sorry, haven't been around for a while. Here are some decent photos of the end result.

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  14. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    awesome result! and nice photos:thumbsup:
     
  15. cjxs

    cjxs XS400 Enthusiast

    The seat was custom made by a local guy and I really like it too, it's neither too thin nor too bulky and is very comfortable.
    I don't remember the drill bits sizes but I will measure them.
     
  16. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Very nice job:thumbsup: Are there a lot of the 18" rear drum mags over there? I have never seen one here in the states:banghead:
     
  17. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    btw nice cafe racer in the background...
     
  18. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Beuitful build! Love the tank, the wheels and the clean frame. Master cylinder is sweet too.

    Sorry for the hijack, but.... I've been looking for an 18" mag w/ drum . I've seen a bunch of bikes with them on here, but can only find 18"mag disc available to buy/trade ... according to what i've found so far '77-79 were available with them, and sr500s had 18"mag rears, not sure if they came with drums. 650 & 750s came with them (20mm axel) in the late 70s but those all seem to be disc... I'll keep looking though!

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  19. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    I know that german 2a2 bikes (79-80) have 18" mag wheel w/ drum...but they are quite hard to find... I found 2 offers on german ebay but they are without brake...just rims. Price 70 and 90 (with tyre) Euros and shipping only to EU
     
  20. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Is it safe to assume the brake from a 16"rear will work if i can get my hands on one of those? Seems like yamaha would have used the same brake for all rear drums to me...

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