Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Project Bike: Dad's XT500 - Gathering Parts

I've started to gather some parts for the street tracker build. I had a pair of like new ProTaper motocross bars kicking around that a friend gave me that came off a stock YZ250F. They will go nicely with the colour scheme and have "Yamaha" printed in the clamp area which is cool.

I had the Brembo radial master cylinder kicking around from my supermoto racing days. Its a 16mm piston so it will be big for the GSXR caliper i'll be using but it looks bitchin' and its basically free.

Another item I had kicking around were the KTM oversize bar mounts that came off a set of triple clamps I bought previously for my KTM 450 SX.

I picked up an aluminum flat track style number plate off ebay for about $40.

This is the flat track seat pan that my Dad had on the bike 30 years ago. Its in great shape. I think I'll make a couple changes to clean up the mounting. I have the rear light that mounts to the 2 holes in the rear but I think I may go with a smaller LED tail light.