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Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

Written by Senior Correspondent Rick Brown.

Standard Motorcycle Co. in Orlando is Florida’s first and only Co-op Motorcycle Garage and Educational Facility. It was founded by Jason Paul Michaels and his knowledgeable crew. The intent was a creative and collaborative atmosphere where members could learn and share with one another in maintaining, repairing, and customizing their bikes. This includes SMC’s educational workshops, while also providing access to everything from hand tools to TIG welders to CNC machines.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

Jason recently acquired a flat track addiction and is now seeking to spread that gospel in the Southeast with the Southern Dirt Track Association Hooligan races. What better way to do that than to create a mind blowing Super Hooligan flat tracker?

H-D Street 750 Tracker:  The Build

Jason admits that his well-known bike building OCD kicked in early when he decided that every part he added would be designed and laser cut, like a factory Skunk Works bike, had one existed. This added to the pressure as he had only a month to build it to get ready for the Hooligan race circuit.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

Starting with a 2017 H-D Street 750, he took the sawzall to the frame, eliminating everything except the engine and that portion of the frame encasing it. A chromoly sub-frame was crafted and the swing arm modified to fit the revised dimensions necessary for a competent flat tracker.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

The battery box was deleted, the electronics were re-harnessed and located on top an aluminum belly pan mounted to the sub-frame. A Shorai Lithium-Ion battery energizes a Dynojet Power Commander with a custom map for a substantial increase in horsepower, which is put to the ground through a TrackerDie sprocket conversion kit spinning 19” RSD ‘Traction’ flat track wheels with Dunlop DT3 tires.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

The front suspension includes R6 forks with GPS Racing custom triple trees. The rear suspension was dialed in with Fox Racing Podium R shocks. The engine retains the stock internals but breathes in though a SMC K&N intake kit and exhales through a high flow 2-2 exhaust built in-house from scratch, including the cans, with tubing from Cone Engineering.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

Front brake delete is a requisite of flat track racing and the rear master cylinder was relocated and an EBC rotor added.
Steering and sliding are controlled with a Protaper bar, clutch lever and grips, as well as a ¼” quick turn throttle. A Sportster tank was adapted for the proper tracker look, Ginger at New Church Moto designed the custom seat and the arresting paint work is by Bombshell Deluxe.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

Possibly the most exciting part of this build is that all these modification are available in the ‘LC750 Cheater’ kit that SMC has available to make your Street 500 or 750 a completely competent and capable Super Hooligan flat track bike that can be ridden on the street.

Harley Davidson XG750 Tracker

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About the author: Rick Brown

 

Rick Brown is the senior correspondent at BikeBound, reporting from events around the country. He’s owned one of the fastest street-legal Sportsters in South Georgia, as well as a highly-modified Wide Glide Anniversary Edition, a Suzuki SV650 track bike, a Kawasaki ZZR1200, and his current stable includes a Ninja 1000 and Kawasaki KZ650 cafe/tracker. He’s a graduate of the Kevin Schwantz’s Superbike School and Penguin Racing School, and in 2014 he rode coast-to-coast, circling the country in a journey of more than 9000 miles.

 

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