Flat Track

Building a flat track bike



26 replies to this topic
  • Weber67

Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:16 PM

#1

Looking to build a flat bike.

Been watching for years and years, getting my son into the peewee class, and starting to think about getting into it myself.

Looking at a tt500, or a xt500.

I don't want to get into a huge building project at this time, but would like to convert an existing bike into a flat tracker.

Anyone have any recommendations?

What frame is the best for the least mods?

Thanks for any insight!

  • slideleft

Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:07 PM

#2

cheeper to get one all done, my tt500 was 1800$ stock mod frame and jemco. saw one the other day for 800$ i think its still for sale. yamaha stuff is still easy to get. keep an eye on the vintage flat track site,posted link yesterday.

  • Weber67

Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:38 PM

#3

VTF seems to normally be west coast area's...

I found a few good deals on craigslist for a few hundred bucks here and there but they are gone normally the same day.

  • Weber67

Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

#4

cheeper to get one all done, my tt500 was 1800$ stock mod frame and jemco. saw one the other day for 800$ i think its still for sale. yamaha stuff is still easy to get. keep an eye on the vintage flat track site,posted link yesterday.


Maybe we are talking about different sites, because I dont see one on there.

I was refering to vft.org, what site were you?

  • slideleft

Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:48 AM

#5

that be the one,just wait for one to show up. the one i saw last week is in CT. think i can track it down,friend of a friend.

  • Weber67

Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:22 PM

#6

that be the one,just wait for one to show up. the one i saw last week is in CT. think i can track it down,friend of a friend.


Let me know if you have a link or any info.

I don't mind driving for the right bike and price :worthy:

  • slideleft

Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:56 AM

#7

called last nite,bike still for sale. not on line sale. will send you ph# later today

  • slideleft

Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:34 PM

#8

check your pm !

  • Weber67

Posted 20 June 2009 - 06:14 AM

#9

check your pm !


Got it, thanks!

  • Captain Midnight

Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

#10

I just built this TT-500 frame.

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  • coolbikeguy

Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:52 AM

#11

I just built this TT-500 frame.

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very nice .... any chance of building champion racing frame replicas ???

  • Weber67

Posted 03 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

#12

Very nice, want to donate one to the "Weber needs a flat track bike fund"......:worthy:

  • slideleft

Posted 04 July 2009 - 04:05 AM

#13

captain,do you sell frames ?

  • Captain Midnight

Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:16 PM

#14

very nice .... any chance of building champion racing frame replicas ???


Yes, but a more modern design would be more competitive, and easier to ride.

  • Captain Midnight

Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:33 PM

#15

captain,do you sell frames ?


I don't think I am allowed to post the answer to that here. You may PM me. I can help with design and idea planning on these posts.

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  • Captain Midnight

Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:59 PM

#16

very nice .... any chance of building champion racing frame replicas ???


I have an original Champion frame.

  • Captain Midnight

Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

#17

Wheels on, motor going in.
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  • Weber67

Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

#18

Looks good!

  • O3400ex

Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:46 PM

#19

I'm just wondering, why do you need to mod the frame to FT? (I am just looking into flattracking and I have a few questions.. this is one.. sorry for the obvious NEWB question..)

  • dirttracker_30

Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:29 AM

#20

I'm just wondering, why do you need to mod the frame to FT? (I am just looking into flattracking and I have a few questions.. this is one.. sorry for the obvious NEWB question..)


the biggest ting is pulling the head angle back to the mid 20 degree mark(24-26 degrees. It will corner much better than stock rake.





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