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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 12:09:58 AM »
It all comes down to what this owner wants to do.

too true, I have built the PE swinger TT along the way as we;; and it was OK .....but finally I wrecked the motor etc out of it to build the HL rep.

I have seen some really good RM/PE framed bikes pop up and that might make more sense than using the TT frame.

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 01:49:46 AM »

Here's one I'm doing. Not going with this shock length though.

The only advice I have is, DON'T cut any corners, whichever frame you choose to go with.




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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2012, 06:28:39 AM »
Is brake pedal off the forth bridge? ;D

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2012, 08:28:50 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean by the shocks not being in the right position. They are not is the same position as the HL but their shock position is not ideal anyway.

PE swingarm is longer than the HL swingarm, so the bike ends up much taller, you can go to shorter shocks but then you lose suspension travel.

Choice of forks also makes a difference if you want to stay class legal and both ends to be the same height, 43 mm forks are not strictly pre 80 depending on who you ride with. Better to go with 38mm, Fox Forx or Simons if you want to stay pre 80 legal. 

And you are completely right the Husky frame requires quite a bit/ lot of work, depending on which frame you choose you are up for changing the back bone and fabricating oil tank. rear engine mounts. Cranky's frame looks impressively like the real deal...




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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2012, 08:36:41 AM »
Heres the real dealio ..... good thing  about the PE swingarm is it looks like the original.... pretty angry looking Lesso in the background ;D

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2012, 09:56:03 AM »
Cranky's frame looks impressively like the real deal...

That's because it almost is  ;D

Husky headstock, YZc (re-manufactured) seat rails, HL spine, downtube and cradle, new box section for the oil tank, original (NEB modified) swingarm.

I'll be getting a new swingarm from Geoff next Easter.
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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 09:56:49 AM »
Is brake pedal off the forth bridge? ;D

Replica of the original  :o

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 12:11:58 PM »
This is my version of a HL. Stock frame, White Bros banana arm, YZ465 38mm forks, Stock tripple tree machined out to take 38mm forks, TT500 hubs, YZ tls front brake and TT500 rear brakeIn action at CD8, which was also it's first run an shake down.

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
So what makes the difference between a tricked up TT and an HL  ???

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2012, 12:20:11 PM »
     That thing looks sweet as curly ! cheers  ;)

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2012, 12:38:14 PM »
Cool XT/TT Curly. I'm not so in love with the tank cover (on any bike, yours is the neatest I've seen though) but the rest is well thought out and very tidy. I like the TY headlight. Is it registered?

On a side track, are you happy with that front wheel bike stand gizmo? I've been tempted to get one as I'm getting too old to lift bikes on and off my stands. To me it looks as if the bike could topple over if someone gave it a nudge....am I being paranoid and silly :-\?
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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2012, 12:47:33 PM »
TM Bill, whats the difference the FRAME !

Huski, thanks.

Firko, very happy with the stand, holds the bike no problems and if the grounds not the most level you can drive a couple of pegs in through the holes on the ends of the legs. Yes it is regoed

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2012, 02:03:42 PM »
So if you use a std frame does that still make it an HL  ???

For what its worth i think the std TT using TT tank and seat is a far nicer looking bike than those jacked up HL things  ;)

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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2012, 03:13:16 PM »
Mark thats my girl freind-the lady in pink,thought you would have noted the swish pink gum boots (right up there with Red bands) The lady in Pink or the rottwheeler? scarey
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Re: Yamaha HL500, Ideas and Variations of Building one.
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2012, 03:15:30 PM »
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You talkin' to me Mikey? If so I haven't a clue what you're referring to ???
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