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well i just tried to glue a piece of mildsteel to the cromoly(?), 3mm thick both parts, used 6013 rod 95 amps, looks not bad..unfortunatelly i'm not so good to upload pics on this board yet..

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here in italy these BETA frames (and also complete bikes of this era) are pretty commons and low priced too..actually i already built a twinshock XT250 with the original XT frame (KLX250 swingarm\IT250 forks);  the bike is nice and goes well, has been my daily drive for the last 4 seasons (april - october i use only 2 wheels for everyday moving)..only problem: it's a bit too long wheelbase (1500mm): this doesnt hurt the handling at all: i can U turn at low speed just as with a Vespa.. it's the look that i dont like 100 percent..

back to the welding: i guess back in the days these frames where welded with oxy\acetiline torch..

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thankyou guys; actually i'm now thinking to modify a BETA 250 1977 frame to put in a yamaha XT250 2 valves motor (the goal is to build a little HL..do you now if this particular frame is made in cromoly? can i stick weld on this? if yes what rods i should use? the bike will be not raced or jumped in any ways..actually i use the bike on tarmac for 99%, albeit roads are not so smooth here

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i'm searching info and real stories about  frame fabrications from scratches..plenty for harleys and choppers, nothing for vinduro\cross\twinshocks dirty thumpers?

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Yamaha / Re: XT250 2valve tuning?
« on: October 20, 2019, 04:11:14 AM »
mikuni VM 28 or 30? exhaust it's already free flow, the bike has a nice oomph at low end but not so good at higher rpm

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Yamaha / XT250 2valve tuning?
« on: October 19, 2019, 06:39:31 PM »
any tuning suggestion for the XT\TT 250 2 valve? dont need nothing radical..

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Bike Talk / Re: First monocross
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:31:34 PM »
http://www.motodacross.com/barbiero/125.html

barbiero had cantilever since 1975

... also TESTI bikes had similar suspensions

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Honda / Re: XR600 engine differences
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:56:10 PM »
all XR600 are 591cc 97X80 bore\stroke; early model 85 - 87 is twin carb equipped, 88 - 00 are single carb.

design of the heads are different between these 2 versions: the later (single carb) has automatic (centrifugal) decompression system (it's mounted on the camshaft right side), so camshaft are different (non interchangeable); the camchain and its wheels are narrower in the single carb motor (to have room for the decompression device).

except the heads, the motors are identical, except for the covers: magnesium (super lite and brittle) for the early 2 carb motors, solid , heavier alloy for the single carb motors (anyway they are interchangeable)

note that the XL600R motor (83 - 87, twincarb) are very similar, but they are 100X75; many parts are interchangeable with the XR motors; actually the XL600R it's a larger bore XR500 (83 - 84) motor

all these motors are bulletproof, if you care to provide them frequent oil changes: only the stator failure (they become fried often) can stop them

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Kawasaki / Re: Gear lever for a KLX
« on: May 29, 2017, 05:26:04 PM »
i would try with KLR 250\600 (1984 - on) lever...

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Competition / Re: Number plate numbers...... Where to get them ?
« on: May 27, 2017, 02:41:40 AM »
any sign maker shop  can cut adhesive vinyl for any grafic needs..you can select your favourite style (font) of course

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Wanted / Re: TT250 1980 carburetor
« on: May 25, 2017, 03:31:43 PM »
Gerard.. have you received my message?

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Kawasaki / Re: 1980 KLX 450
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:38:35 AM »
Graham, if you are still here.. will be happy to get some more info about the bike, as i'm considering to build a similar hybrid

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Husqvarna / Re: husky frames: some questions
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:08:39 PM »
referring to a KLXframe \XT250 motor hybrid i guess graeme (is the boss of this forum, correct?) says that he done it and it's a rather easy swap (minor mods required).. i remember i found this statement somewhere in an old thread here..


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Wanted / Re: TT250 1980 carburetor
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:59:33 PM »
pm sent..

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Husqvarna / Re: husky frames: some questions
« on: May 21, 2017, 05:29:50 PM »
yes actually should be the easiest option; also, looks like the Xt motor fits in the klx frame with minor mods required; only problem is to find a klx frame: it's a quite rare bike in europe.. but probably it's the way to go..

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