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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:23 pm 
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Hi all my name is Alan I live in the UK im new to the forum and ive just brought a DR800 that I am going to convert in to a street tracker it will have a buell swingarm that ive widend and lengthend a 240 rear tyre wp usd forks an alloy tank and seat pan and drop the engine cradle by 45mm ive built the frame out of 35mm tube ill post some photos later :OMG: .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Those DR800s are rare...I wish I could get one here in the US. Is a street tracker similar to a cafe racer or is it more of a motard?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:09 pm 
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That'll be cool to see and hear. Now that IS a big bore single!
RamMan think you'll find street trackers are like flat trackers for the street. Jay Springsteen style.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Plonker wrote:
RamMan think you'll find street trackers are like flat trackers for the street. Jay Springsteen style.


From the images I can find online, it is basically a cafe racer without the lowered handlebars...or a cafe racer is a street tracker with lowered handle bars.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:29 am 
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The 650 should have a windscreen more similar to the 800.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:05 am 
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Hi all thanks for the replys what we call a street tracker in the Uk is very similar to what you in the US call a flat tracker the one im building is going to be a little different due to having a larger rear tyre than what you would useally have and the shock will be mounted under the engine its more like a motorcross bike for the street im trying to keep it old school looking with up to date suspension . ive already done the swingarm and started the frame but I carn't seem to load any photos at the moment :dunno: for some reason ill try again later.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:55 am 
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Hope this photo comes out this is what I started with. http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q59 ... ker001.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:04 am 
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Should be very interesting and unique.
I'm looking forward to seeing pictures as it progresses.

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Hi Jaglite thanks for the intrest i havent got the hang of uploading the photos properly yet but here are a couple of the swingarm conversion hopfully.
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q59 ... ker163.jpg
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q59 ... ker137.jpg
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q59 ... ker107.jpg
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q59 ... ker011.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:57 pm 
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Hi Jaglite thanks for the intrest i havent got the hang of uploading the photos properly yet but here are a couple of the swingarm conversion hopfully.
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[img]...[/img] tags applied for convenience. Cool concept, Alan. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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