If "Hurricane" Hannah raced supermoto...


52 replies to this topic
  • swatdoc

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:10 PM

#1

his bike might look something like this:

Posted Image

Posted Image

This is my 2007 450 supermoto project bike. It will be street legal when I'm done. Trying to find a balance between modern race bike and the "classic" retro Yamaha look.

Mods so far include:

- black powdercoated frame
- side cases and head painted with TLTD - a thermal dispersant that sheds heat more than bare metal
- yellow Hurricane plastic and graphics
- custom backgrounds/airbox/rear fender graphics by Dirt Digits
- black anodized and engraved 13mm offset triple clamps by Tri Star
- Marchesini wheels
- Michelin Pilot Powers
- suspension revalved by Mach 1 motorsports - valving as used by Steve Drew, Casey Yarrow, Danny Casey
- Hinson clutch basket and slipper clutch
- STB oversize black clutch cover (120ml xtra volume)
- Ready Racing acc pump linkage
- R & D Power Bowl
- 15/44 gearing via Driven sprockets w/ gold RK chain
- Ready oil filter w/ cover
- black Acerbis fork guards and side panels
- gold Pro Taper bars
- black powdercoated Cycra handguard setup
- gold SME sliders front and rear
- yellow CV4 radiator hoses
- FMF 4.1 carbon pipe w/ Ti megabomb header
- gold powdercoated motor mounts and shock linkage
- yellow Factory Connection shock spring
- Magura 4 piston radial front caliper w/ Factory Pro Racing adapter
- EBC gold 320mm front disc
- Hyde Racing frame guards
- gold anodized timing covers
- Graves chain block
- electrosport 50W stator
- Acerbis front headlight/plate
- Baja Designs rear tail light
- Trail Tech kickstand

Stuff on order/waiting for:
- PWR stage 3 cooling kit (oversize radiators w/ integral oil cooler)
- Graves front master cylinder and brake line
- swingarm and front fork guard graphics ( will probably powdercoat the swingarm black also)

  • Robey14

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:14 PM

#2

that is awesome

  • steveasba

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:17 PM

#3

Sweet. I remember when he raced a husky 250 and Penton 125

  • steveasba

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:20 PM

#4

Lookes like you could use a billet dip stick on there. What color?

  • Jaycycle

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:25 PM

#5

You have to be kidding me. That is so hot!! I see your in Hawaii, will that be hard to put on the road there?

  • Duster2

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:27 PM

#6

Great looking bike!

Can you tell me a little more about the TLTD paint you used? Where can I get it? or is it done by a shop?

  • Nitroused383

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:39 PM

#7

The bike is awesome. If I may make a suggestion though, take the monster energy sticker off of the air box. I'm so tired of everyone having a monster energy sticker on their bike its not even funny. It's your bike though and I just don't like that sticker. It just makes it seem like it's some energy drinking 14 yo's bike.

  • ben_suhard

Posted July 06, 2007 - 10:46 PM

#8

Yeah, but I'm pretty sure Hannah used to run a drive chain, and front and rear brakes on his bikes??? It looks good, I like the black frame, are you gonna coat the subframe and swingarm black too? Are you gonna add a "step seat"?

  • swatdoc

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:10 AM

#9

Thanks for the compliments guys

Steve - I'll take a gold one.

Jay - not too bad, just need to get my lights and other electical stuff hooked up, then get the state inspection. Others have already done it.

Duster - Young Gun Coatings (division of Big Gun Exhausts) does it - check it out here: http://www.younggunc...m/coatings.html
the thermal dispersant (TLTD) is sold thru WWW.techlinecoatings.com , but they will only sell to a shop

Nitro - thanks, but I like it :thumbsup:

Ben - you forgot to mention carburator, clutch cable/lever, throttle/cables, grips, left foot peg, radiators/hoses, and kickstart lever! :thumbsup: I definitely still have a LOT to do, just showin everyone how the project is goin so far. I'll probably PC the swingarm - Team Scream got me leaning that way - wasn't gonna at first, but now I think I will. Subframe will stay natural. Don't know about the step seat - have to ride the bike first. I'm 6', so not sure if I want the riding position even more cramped. We'll see.

  • HappyG

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:21 AM

#10

cant wait to see it on the road

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • ben_suhard

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:22 AM

#11

Ben - you forgot to mention carburator, clutch cable/lever, throttle/cables, grips, left foot peg, radiators/hoses, and kickstart lever! :thumbsup: I definitely still have a LOT to do, just showin everyone how the project is goin so far. I'll probably PC the swingarm - Team Scream got me leaning that way - wasn't gonna at first, but now I think I will. Subframe will stay natural. Don't know about the step seat - have to ride the bike first. I'm 6', so not sure if I want the riding position even more cramped. We'll see.

Yeah, I missed those other things, I just don't know how you ride without them, I guess at least it cuts down on a fair bit of weight! As for the step seat, you can add foam to the top rear of the stock seat. http://www.gutsracin...tepseatbuy.html I kinda know what you mean though, David Knight pretty much sits on the back of his seat 'cause he's so tall.

  • TeamScream

Posted July 07, 2007 - 08:31 AM

#12

Heya Doc,
that thing is SICK, you did a great job and it looks amazing bro!
I notice that you went with the Magura radial mount caliper which is awesome, I just bought one for the bike I am building for the wifey.
Is that one of Kirks brackets for the caliper? Did you powder coat that or anodize it?
Also what front rotor are you using? I went with the Magura rotor as well since I have it on my CRF race bike and they work great.
Make sure you grind a little bevel on the leading and trailing edges of all 4 brake pads or you will get some squealing, it is the design of the brake pad that causes this but it is easily fixed by filing or grinding the leading and trailing edges of the pads at about a 45 degree angle.
What master cylinder are you using for the front brake?
Everything looks really good bro!
Fantastic job!
Scream

  • airboy808

Posted July 07, 2007 - 08:43 AM

#13

awesome job swatdoc.

the DRZ must feel a little un-loved lately uh? haha

  • swatdoc

Posted July 07, 2007 - 10:56 AM

#14

Dauv - thanks. Yes, got the bracket from Kirk - he anodized it for me. Rotor is the EBC - same as on my DRZ. thanks for the heads up on the brake pads, I'll do that. Right now, I'm really looking at the MC that Graves has out. Brake line is included so I don't have to have one custom made, and I like how the line goes straight into the MC instead of bolting on with a banjo bolt.

Chris - yea, the DRZ is a little un-loved recently!

  • TeamScream

Posted July 07, 2007 - 12:13 PM

#15

Dauv - thanks. Yes, got the bracket from Kirk - he anodized it for me. Rotor is the EBC - same as on my DRZ. thanks for the heads up on the brake pads, I'll do that. Right now, I'm really looking at the MC that Graves has out. Brake line is included so I don't have to have one custom made, and I like how the line goes straight into the MC instead of bolting on with a banjo bolt.

Chris - yea, the DRZ is a little un-loved recently!



Hey I just noticed something..
What are you going to do about a brake light? and head light for that matter?

  • dirtrider04

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:50 PM

#16

wowwww

  • arel451

Posted July 07, 2007 - 03:13 PM

#17

I think Bob would prefer to stick with the old triangular monoshock from '78 with the aircooled head, drum brakes and lightning bolts:busted: . Seriously though, nice bike!

  • swatdoc

Posted July 08, 2007 - 12:55 AM

#18

got a baja designs rear light and an Acerbis front light - just a couple of the NUMEROUS things I still need to install

  • NYMXer

Posted July 08, 2007 - 04:51 AM

#19

Nice bike bro......................I'm liking that retro look a lot! :thumbsup:

  • kx_rider53

Posted July 08, 2007 - 07:33 AM

#20

wow.......I love it.:thumbsup:





Related Content

Forums
Photo

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies
Forums
Photo

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies
Forums
Photo

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply
Forums
Photo

yz250x vs 450 4t comparisons (preferably desert riding) needed by JakeNorthrupYZ450F


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   Yamaha 2-Stroke
  • 9 replies
Forums
Photo

YZ450F 03 Sparks driving me crazy by SirAttard


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 5 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.