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1978 XS650 Custom Build, The Dirty Dizon

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by KentMoney, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Tron

    Tron Bearded Sheep Whisperer

    Really good idea wicked clown. Now, problem is..mounting the seat so it looks good and doesn't have a fender bashing into it!?

    And carrying a bit of luggage as well..
  2. KentMoney

    KentMoney XS650 Addict

    yah, i like that design a lot as well wickedclown, although I am not sure it suits the current build.

    are you using Burly shocks?
  3. WickedKlown2

    WickedKlown2 XS650 Enthusiast

    Yes Sir those are Burly shocks :)

    I was trying to point out the connection spots and not really the strut design itself. I looked all over at how folks were connecting theirs for rear disk and all I could find was drum brake ( which seems much easier for setting up everything in the rear department :p ). I hope that you can find some inspiration from my trials and tribulations in rear fender struts for disk brakes ( it took me three tries and alot of 1/2" round stock until I settled on the design I posted ).

    Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing the end state of your project :D
  4. KentMoney

    KentMoney XS650 Addict


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    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  5. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Got to ride my bike last night for the first time! started first kick. Smooth as silk :)
  6. pregrid

    pregrid XS650 Guru

    No offence brother but is that as uncomfortable to ride as it looks? Oh shit! Congrats on the first ride!!
  7. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Yeah riding position will take a while to get used to. It's actually more comfortable than it looks but I'll see when I put some miles in. Might switch out bars later on if it bothers me. Bike is intended to be a barhopper. Probably not going to take any long cruises.
  8. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    This is how she stands today. Going to enjoy her for a while before phase 2 starts. Teardown,paint and dress up to come. New wheels etc...

  9. KentMoney

    KentMoney XS650 Addict

    some more pics I took the other day.

  10. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    I dig it man! What are you doing for paint?
  11. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Thanks Man! Not really sure about the paint scheme yet. Just enjoy riding it for now. But when I really like the look of this particular bike.

  12. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    How are those pipes sounding? Are they loud or are they LOUD?
    What wheels are you thinkin' about putting on it?
  13. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Check out this video made by Pandemonium Choppers. I purchased this from them. They're called hotrod pipes and just love the sound. They are pretty loud. My neighbors love me haha

    In terms of the wheels. I was thinking spoked. Either 2 16 inch for front/back or 2 19's front/back and the last combo I was thinking 16 back and 23 up front. We'll see :)
  14. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Sounds good dude.I'm sure your neighbors do love ya.:D
  15. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    I have these customized mags I was planning on using but think spokes would suit the bike better.
  16. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    I like those mags with white walls,but yeah spoked wheels would look better on your bike.
  17. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Going to use the rear mags with white-walls and putting 21" black spoked rims up front.
  18. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Cool. Yeah the 16" rear with 21" up front will look good. I'm sticking with the mags on mine. Cheaper and I've already bought a new front tire.
  19. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Installed clip ons for a better riding position and a headlight fairing.


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