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nick76
21-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Finally Im starting a new build.

Bought a pos/parts only NSR150 a year ago,kept the front and rear ends,and threw the rest away.
Finally found a cheap,still registered XR600 two weeks ago,and been tinkering since.

Here's what i started off with:
http://i.imgur.com/0N69j.jpg http://i.imgur.com/acGjZ.jpg

Strip down and fit SSSA.
It was a piece of piss,just needed afew washers to make up the difference.

http://i.imgur.com/EPJCh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0oA8S.jpg

Chopper anyone???
http://i.imgur.com/aW3ym.jpg

The front end was simple enough.......press both stems out of the triple clamps,and weld in the XR600 one into the NSR150 clamps.

http://i.imgur.com/E6Trq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6Fg8d.jpg

I'll be offloading most of the XR600 parts,and heaps of other bike related stuff on eGay shortly,and im gonna use those $$$$s to fund most of the build.
If there's anyone here interested in the parts taken off the XR,pm me!!

wackyrider
21-03-2012, 04:47 PM
Nice one mate. Will be fun to ride

fimpBIKES
21-03-2012, 05:18 PM
oooh, this'll be cool

Redmohawk
21-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Yeah I looked at the nsr150 into xr600 and ended up going zzr250 instead. Mostly as I didnt have the nsr front end, looks like a nice easy swap.

Gitzy
21-03-2012, 07:22 PM
Sweet as..

RevHead
21-03-2012, 07:49 PM
thats is a cool swap

nick76
21-03-2012, 08:03 PM
Yeah I looked at the nsr150 into xr600 and ended up going zzr250 instead. Mostly as I didnt have the nsr front end, looks like a nice easy swap.

It WAS a bloody easy swap over.
Surprisingly,i did so many hours using Google Images,and haven't found anyone that's done it yet!!!
The closest i've found is KLX650 with RGV250 banana swingarm.

My ultimate build would be a CR500E with RVF400 USD Frond end,4.5in SSSA rear,but with the prices people are asking for the CRE's.....my best hope would be one thats been busted up bad,and still rego'd......so a pretty impossible find.....

The NSR's front end is pretty basic......I'm keeping my eye's open for a complete NSR250 front end,but they're pretty rare nowadays...

Slain
21-03-2012, 09:44 PM
If memory serves me correct ben put a SSSA into a TT600 a while ago.
Remember reading about it in a magazine and the biggest problem was the swingarm getting chewed up due to the slack that is run through a squirter chain. It used a nylon roller as a tensioner of sorts to still give the flex for the chain but not rip more chunks out of the slider and arm.

nick76
25-03-2012, 05:55 PM
If memory serves me correct ben put a SSSA into a TT600 a while ago.
Remember reading about it in a magazine and the biggest problem was the swingarm getting chewed up due to the slack that is run through a squirter chain. It used a nylon roller as a tensioner of sorts to still give the flex for the chain but not rip more chunks out of the slider and arm.

I have found a couple of SSSA dirt bikes,one is in the galleries here,an XR600 with a triumph SSSA,but it looks big and heavy,and there's also that CR250 with a RVF400 arm,but they were still motards, i just haven't found a Street/Dirt Tracker Styled bike with a SSSA.
The slack in the chain may be a problem if you're running long travel enduro suspension,as it needs the slack,im planning on running a road shock,so hopefully the chain wont need to much slack,and not chew out my swingarm.

Here's my latest acquisitions....a Hypermotard Bar risers and Bar.
http://i.imgur.com/lmq8Q.jpg

Anyone know if the VHT engine paint is ok with air cooled engines??
Does petrol stuff it up easy,or is it pretty tough once heated up,and cooked on??

nick76
05-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Got one of these in the mail.....39mm FCR Carb
http://i.imgur.com/A0Ueg.jpg
Engine out. This is after an 1.5hrs of scrubbing. I'll give it another go tomorrow,if i cant get it real clean,i wont bother painting it,otherwise it just wont stay,and probably look worse flaking away!!
http://i.imgur.com/jDKp1.jpg
Frame ready for some chopping and paint!
http://i.imgur.com/VXGbU.jpg
Let the rattle can painting begin!!
http://i.imgur.com/kroCH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/qKClt.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5AhUR.jpg

Bob
05-04-2012, 08:03 PM
Like it,

BANDITROD
06-04-2012, 07:09 AM
thats gunna be cool

nick76
09-04-2012, 02:10 PM
The weather is awesome to go for a ride,but with the amount of coppers around,i think its safer for my licence to stay home and tinker in the garage.
So.....i got abit done this long weekend. Hopefully parts im waiting on get to me this week,so i can make a start on the subframe/tank/exhaust side of things.
http://i.imgur.com/mkWpr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Zaeaz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oPjbZ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UuyuY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wpeb9.jpg

RevHead
09-04-2012, 02:12 PM
Hey Nick, have you sought-ed out which rear shock would fit ,looks like a lot of fun to ride when completed

nick76
09-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Yeah,got a KTM Superduke shock coming in the mail.
I figure the NSR150 arm doesn't run any linkages,it's KTM PDS style,and same with the SD Swingarm,so it should work well.
I think the front end will be fairly soft,compared to the rear,so i'll have to see what i can do about that...when it comes to it.

RevHead
09-04-2012, 02:24 PM
with the front maybe a stronger spring and heavier oil ,

Gitzy
09-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Thats feckin AWESOME Nick !!!

nick76
09-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Thats feckin AWESOME Nick !!!
Wait til its done Gitz!
If i can manage to actually put together what i've envisaged, it should look cool.
Pity i lack any real skills on the tools....but i'll give it a go.

nick76
09-04-2012, 03:32 PM
with the front maybe a stronger spring and heavier oil ,
The front forks are that basic/low spec....thats pretty much all i can do to them.

rgv4play
11-04-2012, 02:27 PM
hey did you have any bits of the nsr left over?, i have two one in tupperware and one cafe/fighter trim im doing up. Also with the front forks the piston has two giant holes in it and does not really work it just allows the oil to squirt thru a wee bit slower, in mine i pulled it out welded the two holes and drilled 4 much smaller holes and now the forks actually work pretty good.

by the way awesome build

wackyrider
11-04-2012, 02:48 PM
The front forks are that basic/low spec....thats pretty much all i can do to them.

You could also look at machining up a set of spacers to go on top of the springs if the front end is too soft.

nick76
11-04-2012, 05:30 PM
hey did you have any bits of the nsr left over?, i have two one in tupperware and one cafe/fighter trim im doing up. Also with the front forks the piston has two giant holes in it and does not really work it just allows the oil to squirt thru a wee bit slower, in mine i pulled it out welded the two holes and drilled 4 much smaller holes and now the forks actually work pretty good.

by the way awesome build

Sorry mate,i off loaded all the left over bits on eBay a while ago. I only saved what i needed for this.
Thanks for the front end tip,i'll be looking at ur suggestion once i get it up and running.

nick76
11-04-2012, 05:32 PM
You could also look at machining up a set of spacers to go on top of the springs if the front end is too soft.
I was originally just thinking of doing this/preloading the springs.
I might have to do this and what rgv4play suggested,as im no lightweight!!

EVLZX
12-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Nice Work :)

nick76
08-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Alittle update.
Afew more things have arrived in the mail over the last few weeks......
A Honda CB100/125 tank. New copy
http://i.imgur.com/Qcerk.jpg
My Flat Tracker seat unit
http://i.imgur.com/jaERj.jpg
And a Superduke Shock,a FZ6 Cup GTYR exhaust,and some new pegs.
http://i.imgur.com/rrOcA.jpg

nick76
21-08-2012, 08:28 PM
After abit of a slack period,im back into it.
Afew more bits rocked up a while ago....
A couple of headlights to choose from and brackets,LED numberplate light,brake light,some resistors,and grips.
http://i.imgur.com/cRtCO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/LF3hX.jpg
I also got a handmade alloy fuel tank from the states. It was a pain in the arse trying to figure out how to fit it,but got some brackets welded to the bottom....
http://i.imgur.com/74fL4.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/njtBY.jpg
Also got some new rubber......tho there isn't much of a range of sticky ones for the little NSR rims...
http://i.imgur.com/VXHpF.jpg
I put the brake line thru the SSSA
http://i.imgur.com/lodRH.jpg

nick76
21-08-2012, 08:31 PM
After getting Trav to turn me up some bushes(you still haven't told me what you want Trav!!!)i finally got around to fitting up the rear shock
http://i.imgur.com/7on1n.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rt8ZZ.jpg

nick76
21-08-2012, 08:38 PM
Did abit more more to the subframe aswell.
http://i.imgur.com/lQdeo.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/NOff5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/OdjGn.jpg

nick76
21-08-2012, 08:45 PM
I've also wrapped the headers,mainly to hide the crustiness of them....it didn't take me 14hrs tho.......lol
http://i.imgur.com/WFlMi.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6HlsQ.jpg

nick76
21-08-2012, 08:51 PM
I've also had the frond end firmed up alot.......nothing special,just much heavier oil and preloaded the springs for now.
I've made brackets for the ignition which is going under the seat,and the speedo.....whick i bought a Stealth Trail Tech one.
Numberplate mounted indicators also arrived.
The bike is with my mate now,and he'll re-wire the whole bike for me,and set up the FCR carb.
The only thing missing now is just fuel taps and all the associated fittings that go with it....which has been a royal pain in the arse trying to find things that will fit/work!!!
But its 90% done......hopefully i'll be riding the old girl in a couple of weeks......

RevHead
21-08-2012, 08:52 PM
looks awesome Nick.

Bob
21-08-2012, 09:07 PM
Looking great mate, I like the colour of your tank.

nick76
21-08-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks guys!
The tank came with that paint on it......so it was a little bonus for me....and helped me make up my mind which colour i was gonna rattle can it!!

fimpBIKES
21-08-2012, 09:35 PM
so cool, is it a bit lower now after the sssa switch?

how is the tri-light? seen some on ebay and they look kinda cool

nick76
21-08-2012, 10:02 PM
I don't think it's much lower in the seat height.
I might have to measure how far off the ground a standard XRs footpegs are? This shouldn't squat as much as a chook chaser tho..
I don't really want it to get much lower....im hoping the pegs don't touch the ground too easily.....??
I haven't seen the tri light in action yet........im hoping it's not tooooo bad.....not real sure what LED headlights are like?

geesexar
22-08-2012, 05:42 AM
awesome work nick looks shithot

RevHead
22-08-2012, 06:51 PM
i cant wait to see some action pics of Nick punting it around ,yeah.

MDM
22-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Looking forward to seeing it up and running! Why did you go for the alloy tank over the remanufactured Honda one? And where did you get the Honda one from? Looks like it'd be an ideal cafe racer / street tracker / retro tank.

nick76
22-08-2012, 08:51 PM
Looking forward to seeing it up and running! Why did you go for the alloy tank over the remanufactured Honda one? And where did you get the Honda one from? Looks like it'd be an ideal cafe racer / street tracker / retro tank.
The honda one looked alittle small.....coz in my head i really wanted a Harley Sportster tank,to get the American street tracker lookbut couldnt find one at a resonable cost that i could butcher up,as the tunnel on them is too narrow for the XR frame rail.
I got the CB copy tank off ebay Australia. The aussie seller has listed afew of them now....not sure if he has any left. I think they were around $150AUD with a keyed cap and fuel tap.

nick76
12-09-2012, 07:28 PM
Here's a couple of pics of the old girl,before i took her in to my mates,to get all wired up,and to get her up and running,and setting up the carb....
http://i.imgur.com/qtdei.jpg

And my rattle can job on the rear didnt turn out tooo bad....
http://i.imgur.com/XvThn.jpg

xa-mont
12-09-2012, 07:50 PM
muffler looks a little large. apart from that i likey.

nick76
12-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Circumference wise,the muffler is spot on for the tracker seat.....the length is hypermotard'ish,just a single and not double like on a Ducati

RevHead
12-09-2012, 07:59 PM
phatt as,good work

nick76
18-09-2012, 05:09 PM
I sorted out a velocity stack for my carby today,and cut up and stuck on a seat pad.
Not much to choose from in little old Nowra......it's easier to get a gun here than some high density foam in Black!!
So i resorted to a camp floor tile,and its come up not too bad...
http://i.imgur.com/vew7g.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5a64o.jpg

Im hoping she'll be up and running in a week or so....

ozzy1100
18-09-2012, 09:56 PM
that looks tops

nick76
18-09-2012, 10:13 PM
That's rattle caning at its finest!! Lol

ozzy1100
18-09-2012, 10:22 PM
if it works it works lol

fimpBIKES
19-09-2012, 08:39 PM
That's rattle caning at its finest!! Lol

bloody oath!

BANDITROD
19-09-2012, 11:20 PM
looking shit hot mate well done

nick76
20-09-2012, 06:31 PM
Thanks Fimp and Rod!
Stuck my head in at the shop today,she's up and running and sounds pretty good.
Nice at idle,with a bit of a bark when you give it a good blip.
Engine sounds spot on aswell,not rattly or anything.
It definately caught alot of peoples attention in there, everyone that walks in,and even all the reps keep checking it out and talking about it......so im pretty pleased.....not bad for some backyard engineering!! lol

wackyrider
20-09-2012, 07:10 PM
Looking good mate

RevHead
20-09-2012, 07:32 PM
cmon Nick piccis ,lol

nick76
20-09-2012, 08:07 PM
cmon Nick piccis ,lol
It's still in pieces wiating for my mate to find time to finish off the wiring...
I'll post up pics when she's all done....which isn't too far away...

BOBBY
02-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Any updates mate?