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Never heard of these bikes untill now...
So it is a 850 parallel twin?
The trellis frame is a huge plus in the looks department, nice work so far can't wait to see where this goes.
 

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Never heard of these bikes untill now...
So it is a 850 parallel twin?
The trellis frame is a huge plus in the looks department, nice work so far can't wait to see where this goes.
I didn´t know myself Lara was riding a TRX850 until recently..

I got some serious stuff for the build incoming about 2 weeks
from US and UK.
 

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Unpacked this today. R1 2003 forks.
They seemed a bit soft though, but that´s a later question.




With this buy I´ll get the colour I want right away.
Found out I still need a couple of parts to complete the front.

I hope I can use the R1 00-01 front wheel for the setup.
For certain I know I can use my bluespots and top/lower R1 00-01 yokes
with the custom made steering stem. What I not knew about before was that
this forks used a different front wheel axle then the 00-01 forks. Also, I need a
new fender that fits. Have to check with my local scrapyard on Monday.
If not, ebay has but it takes a lot of time getting it.
 

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Sesame open up. 10,7 kg frame. Had a hard time this last 6 months get my hands
on one at reasonable costs. Thanks to Bubbaad, a fellow TRX forum member it was
reality. Thanks again Bubbaad if you read this. :)







It´s bought with an experimental thought. If it only had been to cut the frame
the original would have been enough. I´m gonna try to skip the big alloy frame part.
Get a look like the KTM/Ducatis lower frame parts. Cutting somewhere between the red stripes
in the pic. We´ll see later exactly where. It´s nice to have dreams, isn´t it? :D






Big alloy frame part.





Frame idea.

 

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thats an ambitious idea. cant wait to see it come to life
 
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thats an ambitious idea. cant wait to see it come to life
Not worked out the whole plan yet but yeah, it might be too ambitious for my skills.
My first problem already showed up, finding a really short rear shock <200mm.

All I know is that plans is changing fast and often when building, but thats fun too. :D
 

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Time has really flown and I have been really busy.

I had a break in the Croftster build because I wanted a warm place to be
in when the winter comes. Last winter I lost all will to work when it
was -18 degree below zero in the workshop. Not any more though.

This is how it looked when I started out with the room in the barn.





This is how it looks right now. Electricity still to come.





I have a build thread for this as well if someone is interested in all
steps I did.

http://www.sporthoj.com/forum/showthread.php?258582-Mekverkstad

It´s a Swedish site but you can always use this translator.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/




The Croftster build is going again. :)

Started out with frame cutting.




Now, I´m collecting pieces of used steel from old frames.
Takes a while to make them clean but I don´t mind.













 

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You had to dig out the dirt floor! That's commitment!
 

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Ok, first round of steel to use is cleaned and sandblasted.





Started mounting.







Using the old frame steel means I can´t afford a mistake.
To much work with it and I don´t have plenty of it.
So I made some paper templates to get a rough template
to transfer to the steel.







My grinder did the first cutting and then some manual filing.





I´m satisfied with the fit though it´s not perfect.











Almost done. Needs some reinforcement shells though.




Shells is inserted.



 

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come back YAMI' were are you mate this is to good to mis out on fer sure :robssmilie:
 

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Hi guys!
Thanks for being interested. It has gone some time and the build is on hold.
Mostly because of my TIG welding skills must be a lot better before I proceed.
Sorry for not keeping you updated. I just received some parts for the build
I´ve been looking for some time now though. It is going to be finished, that I
promise you. I will start again next spring welding or not being able welding myself.





I did renovate an old crappy XT600 this spring/early summer (no welding).

Before




After




This winters project is an old S10 that I will rebuild to look like a desert race bike.
I need it next season so I must do that first, sorry.
 
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