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Thread: XG250 Tricker Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by suffolk View Post
    what rear tyre have you got on the bike?
    Its a Mitas E-09 110/80 18

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    Photo Blog

    As promised, here are some photos of the transition from a Broken Tricker into the bike that my wife is really happy with...





    New 'all in one' guage from Motogadget in Germany.


    Custom dashboard made from aluminium. Will be powder coated later in the year.


    2nd hand fuel tank off an American XT250 from after 2006. This increases the fuel capacity from 6 litres to 9.8 litres. Not available in Europe so had to be imported from a breaker in the USA:


    Issue no 1, while the XT250 uses the same frame as the Tricker, there are differences. Here is the Tricker seat positioned with the new tank.


    Bike with the Aprilia SX (maybe ETX) 125 triple, forks, brakes and wheel fitted. We (by that I mean David at Hyperpro) had to custom make the steering stem in order to make it fit.


    The rear side cover fits ok, it was the front side panels that were the problem with this tank.


    Looks OK....but !




    First fitting of the BMW G450x front fender and headlight unit.


    Now you can see the dash taking shape. The new ignition switch is actually the original switch from my BMW G650X Country. We re-used that so actually my fuel filler cap key doubles as a spare ignition key for this bike. And visa-versa of course.


    View from the front


    Fitting the Speedo sensor for the new gauge. I decided not to use a magnetic pick-up sensor, this is a proximity sensor that reads the 6 brake disc bolts rotating. All programmable into the unit along with wheel size. Later, Against my GPS, reads exact at 40, 60 and 80 KPH.


    General shot before starting to play with the looks...


    More importing, unfortunately. This shot shows the XT250 seat unit ($98 + shipping), the Front Air scoops (new around $200) and rear side panels (2nd hand $30). All these had to be fitted to properly fit the new tank. It was a little costly but I hope you agree, from a looks perspective, it was very worth it. My wife is delighted....so its priceless


    Undressed...


    That's about it. Interesting project. I am going to have the front rim replaced with an Excel rim from Haan here in the Netherlands. We will also look at a better set of forks. Not urgent at the moment as it rides well, but these ones are not really customisable. Its not even possible to change the springs. They have to go....eventually.

    This....


    From this


    Via this (as it turned out, bent forks and triple along with visible damage)

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    Found some more photos

    This shows the bend in the forks as a result of the accident in Iceland. Was still ridden for a week after this happened.




    Stripping it.







    Completely shot head bearing...off the new front end




    Dash making












    Tight fit







    That's all I can find at the moment. I hope are useful to someone.

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    Hello just picked up a tricker and was curious if all the XT250 plastics and tank fit on the frame without any modifications? And if so what did you have to do to make the seat tank and panels fit? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakster51 View Post
    Hello just picked up a tricker and was curious if all the XT250 plastics and tank fit on the frame without any modifications? And if so what did you have to do to make the seat tank and panels fit? Thank you!
    Hi
    Firstly, remember that I got parts from a modern xt250 that never shipped to Europe... only America I thing.

    Then yes, they fit but you need the set to make it work. Tank, front and side panels and the seat.

    However, when i get around to it, I do need to tag a couple of mounts on the front to stabalise the front fairing a bit.

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