Can-am/MT350 love child.

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Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:23 am

Spare Can-am frame
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Purchased an engine
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Swingarm fits
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Chop Chop
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Fits in the hole
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More photos tomorrow.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by ZIP TIE » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:32 am

Wahey! Interesting project. :D
What running gear are going to use?
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Greybeard » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:58 am

Nice project, i was thinking of doing this with my Can Am, although I was looking for a Honda engine as a donor.

I have done this before with other bikes.

Personally i would fit a single down tube to the frame from the headstock.
I also spot welded some bracing bars across the frame first as the frame tends to move once it has been cut.

It can be a lot more work than you think, electrics, drive chain pitch, engine and rear wheel alignment, Oil tank capacity, Engine weight differance etc.

Good luck, keep the pic's coming 8-)
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Post by Murdock » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:28 pm

With some longer travel suspension you might be on to something :? Are you putting the diagonal frame members back in :?:
I have a couple of spare frames if any one else wants a go :?:
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:34 pm

ZIP TIE wrote:Wahey! Interesting project. :D
What running gear are going to use?

It will have standard back end with longer shocks

For the front it will be the same as my other Can-am. KDX220 forks brake front wheel. This will have Fazer 1000 yokes just putting a set on the other can-am. This setup works really really well offroad.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Greybeard wrote:Nice project, i was thinking of doing this with my Can Am, although I was looking for a Honda engine as a donor.

I have done this before with other bikes.

Personally i would fit a single down tube to the frame from the headstock.
I also spot welded some bracing bars across the frame first as the frame tends to move once it has been cut.

It can be a lot more work than you think, electrics, drive chain pitch, engine and rear wheel alignment, Oil tank capacity, Engine weight differance etc.

Good luck, keep the pic's coming 8-)
The plan is to keep the twin down tubes maybe not the current ones on the bike. I prefer the look like on the rickman metisse I need to see how it will all work out when the other parts like the headers arrive.

The chain line looks very similar I worked it out to be about 3mm outwards. Oil tank from what I can work out is n the small side but should be ok ( fingers crossed on that one) I was going the feed the returns in the side of the filler tube with thin wall alloy pipe under the tank.

Thanks Tony
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Murdock wrote:With some longer travel suspension you might be on to something :? Are you putting the diagonal frame members back in :?:
I have a couple of spare frames if any one else wants a go :?:
Yep they will go back in and join up with the top engine mount area.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Greybeard » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:51 pm

I think the headers will be one of the bigest probs to over come, on many of the Rickmans the engines had splayed exhaust ports that cleared the frame tubes.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Tank mount is getting in the way
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Solved running 6.5 mm clearance lets me still remove the rocker cover.
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Fits in the frame a bit better now.
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Fits well on the underside allowing me to keep the standard pegs and mounts
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New top mount needed and the diagonal tubes that i cut will need to join up with this.
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Going to machine a spacer for this. That will angle the carb down a bit.
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More later.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Yoof » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:24 pm

canam wrote:Going to machine a spacer for this. That will angle the carb down a bit.
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More later.
Something like this?
http://www.apophisparts.co.uk/mt500-inl ... apter.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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