Yamaha XT 600 “BS ONE” by Krystian and Janusz Bednarek

Very long time, no textual content. I’m in a strategy of rethinking what this weblog needs to be and the place can we go from right here…  I finished looking for bikes for publishing actively… Went for a winter sleep, because the bike season ended. And awakened in several actuality… However considering my on-line presence, in the course of the coronavirus social distancing – doesn’t imply that I ought to overlook a bike constructed by a pal.

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I do know Krystian because of a standard ardour for customized bikes. We experience collectively in Warsaw. We each began as Cafe Racer fanatics. Now gravitating in direction of extra offroad driving, whereas nonetheless retaining the “retro vibe”.

And he beat me in constructing a Scrambler… huge time

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I keep in mind speaking with him about selecting a donor bike. Prefer it was only some weeks in the past. And whereas I didn’t even begin constructing my challenge, he confirmed up with this machine.

He selected the Yamaha XT600.

Earlier than beginning the challenge, I’ve accomplished a analysis amongst totally different teams driving on enduro and cross to decide on probably the most appropriate base. The Yamaha XT 600 3TB was probably the most generally talked about mannequin, primarily as a result of lots of people praised it as a dependable, fairly mild, with a strong engine and oil cooling within the body. This allowed to create a automobile that works nicely in sandy terrain in addition to on delicate gravel roads. Its capability of 595cm3 on one piston produces 44 KM, which at this weight offers a noticeable energy.

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Similar to together with his cafe racer challenge, Krystian labored right here together with his father Janusz, who’s chargeable for the heavy metalwork.

They began the challenge with the wheels. The hubs had been left unique, however the remainder of the wheels had been refurbished or customized made. Each wheels are 18-inch which is uncommon. They bought dressed with Pirelli MT21 RallyCross tyres – a mannequin appropriate for each off-road use in addition to for
driving on paved surfaces.

Instantly after the edges had been completed, the design course of began. And I do know that with this construct there isn’t a unintentional half.

2 huge wheels of the identical dimension work for the proportions and symmetry

After making use of the foundations of good proportions and/or good division (taken each from the mathematical idea or golden rule of images) that is what was created.

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Clearly, the unique look of the Yamaha XT 600 was gone. The cumbersome tank, and plastic covers had been changed with some clear traces created by customized elements and minimalistic method. The design was key, and it required some compromises and lots of elements to be handcrafted.

The bike electrical modules have been positioned below the seat and the cables
changed with new ones and routed within the body. A USB port is supplied on the entrance of the bike to permit the telephone to be charged whereas driving. The tank has been transferred from the WSK M21W bike, which required the gasoline faucet location to be shifted, mounting factors to be welded

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Ultimately – it’s nonetheless a bike, that by its objective ought to

be a succesful off-roader.

So moreover the appears and retro styling, it ought to be capable to take some heavy beating, be light-weight and dustproof. So the lighting and indicators will not be protruding from the perimeters. mirrors are excessive, the handlebar is large and fairly straight. Underneath the seat, a particular tray was fabricated to accommodate {the electrical} elements and wiring.

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The entire body after welding and modding was powder-coated for paintwork sturdiness. The seat is flat and was customized made by an area upholsterer ARMJ, completed with brown leather-based.
The fenders had been handmade from 2mm thick sheet metallic. Additionally, the protecting rods had been designed for the rear brake and the entrance sprocket.

The seen exhaust, clearly impressed by a Triumph Scrambler design, was fabricated from 33,7 x 2 mm stainless-steel tubes.

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The objective was clear

to resemble the initiatives from the Sixties. Chromed headlight is new.  The speedo is minimalistic and naturally analogue.

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The rear shock absorber was revived. Entrance forks renovated. The engine was fully restored. The exhaust was talked about above, on the consumption facet, there are 2 customized made cone filters I’ve critical doubts that these two will survive the moisture and water typically met when driving offroad. However not less than – they add lightness to the road by permitting to take away a giant airbox.

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Generally – this can be a good scrambler, by definition. And I’m actually glad that I’ll have an opportunity to experience together with it not less than a pair occasions a 12 months. Now it’s my flip to construct one…

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