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2013 xs650 build off bikes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Irish_prick, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. Irish_prick

    Irish_prick master of the cut'n wheel

    So Its time to kick this thing off all I have. Is the motor and a set of old amal carbs
    And I be look'n for parts at the swap meet on the 11th. I'm post'n this from my phone cuz Im stuck at work for another 4 hours but I said Id post this 2nite I'll throw up some pics when I get home

    Good luck to everyone

    Background on Build-off: http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21354
     
  2. Here's my beginning... 1980 xs, the motor here is just a gutted mock up motor I'll use to build around while my real motor is getting a full rebuild at Atom Engineering. The hard tail is from Travis, a set of almost new vm34s...I'll only be using one, some brass and aluminum for pegs and misc, not sure if I'll use the rim or not.... I kind dig the mags, Bates light, a box of parts to go to my new motor, I've ordered a Frisco sporty tank and 7metal west round fender.... These are being painted by a fellow 33r (zombieshawn). Good luck everyone!
     

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  3. JP50515

    JP50515 XS650 Junkie

    Alright here's my 81'. Don't have a box of parts or a pro building the motor, and I don't want to make any false claims on this one but there MAY be rumors of a turbo....however it may be just that....a rumor. Anyway I will be doing a cafe build on this....as you can see from the photos when I told my buddy cafe he grabbed my helmet and started playing pretend. Well hopefully it won't be pretend for much longer...

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  4. Inevitable

    Inevitable XS650 Addict

    I don't have any updated pics but I'll take them on Monday when I go to swap out my ignition...hoping that will be the last thing to do before she is a runner and I can start finalizing my thoughts on how I want her to look.
     
  5. Jfowler

    Jfowler XS650 Member

    Here is mine i hope to be tearing it down soon.I will probably only use the motor and frame.Maybe a springer frontend 21" front wheel and maybe a 200 rear.I have alot of maybe's hell i might have to ride it up there the way it is but i hope not.I am interested to see everyones ideas and talent come together,This is only my 4th post but i have been lurking for along time and there is some great talent in here and i am glad to be a part of it.Lets get wrenching guys.
     

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  6. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    This is the bike I found in a barn. I didn't know alot about XS650s
    I knew I wanted one!




    and made road worthy.
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    Okay the first thing that I have done today is change the 18" rear wheel to a 16" wheel.






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    Now back to work :thumbsup:
     
  7. That engine is so clean! Dig the drilled mags too...
     
  8. Irish_prick

    Irish_prick master of the cut'n wheel

    so i've got the idea and it's go'n to be a swingarm bob/chop not a brat realy. im go'n to be use'n some BSA amal monobloc carbs ( i say bsa cuz my set is the 389L and a 689R and the 689 where only used on BSAs)

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    the bike will run my foot clutch set up and alot of hand made one off parts pipes, bars, controls. im go'n to be look'n for a stock uncut frame and swing to start with. im go'n to build this one to ride on the long haul runs and far away rides cuz grace(my aco bobber) just isn't for that, so it's go'n to have a larger tank or a set of fatbobs, and a pma and pamco or morris mag. for wheels im think'n 21" front and a 18" back

    thats wat i got so far i have the carbs and a stock motor so it looks like ill be hit'n craigslist, ebay, swap meets for the parts, now its time to comb ebay to find my frame
     
  9. Do you loose much suspension travel when you put a 21" on the front ? (I need all the travel I can get on an XS . I test rode a few that had old stock springs and they all hit bottom when tried a hard stop .) Have you used Amal carbs on an XS before ? ( The Brit bike guys complain about them all the time )
     
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  10. A couple days ago there was a 650 roller in chop cults classifieds..... It was everything but the engine and only a couple hundred bucks I think.

    Sounds like a cool set up man can't wait to see it together!
     
  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Thanks Man. It took many hours to get that engine to look that way.
    I like the drilled mags too.
     
  12. Rough draft for the seat...
     

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  13. Irish_prick

    Irish_prick master of the cut'n wheel

    you where more then likly ride'n a bike with low fluied or cut springs cuz i dont have any trouble with grace hit'n bottom and she runs a 23" front wheel and amal 930's i love the old brit carbs and as of late started swap'n them on to jap bikes. i know how to tune them so i dont have trouble with amals cuz i started out on trumps
    here's a link to the build thread on grace

    http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13813&highlight=aco


    thank for the heads up i'll hit chop cult and see whats up
     
  14. Pov76

    Pov76 XS650 Addict


    Nice! Ill post up some stuff when I get home

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  15. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    livingdeadmc, :agree: I have one I need to love!:D :thumbsup:
     
  16. Pov76

    Pov76 XS650 Addict

    Ok.... Here's what I have. I worked with Dave at VooDoo and he whipped me up a buncha bent tubing. The full drop seat frame build was done by me in my frame jig. Ill be using the stock 13k mile motor. The frame will be going back in the jig for the stock steering head to be welded on and the motor mounts set up. My plan is to do make as much of this bike as I can myself. I have a few sick ideas, I might try and work some of my leather skills into the mix. This is going to be a blast, Im really looking forward to the ride and hanging out.

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  17. Gonna be nasty brother...stoked to see progress.
     
  18. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Pov76, KEWL :thumbsup: I like the shape.
     
  19. Pov76

    Pov76 XS650 Addict

    Thanks man! I can't wait to see everyone's progress

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  20. Pov76

    Pov76 XS650 Addict

    The seat rails are sitting at 16". Dirty low

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