Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HAPPY DAN, Jan 30, 2017.
in this thread if posting here on xs650.com I'm posting here and face book
I'll be posting here in this thread as well as in my build thread and on Instagram
Whats your Instagram and I'll send a follow!
Hello everyone, this is first official post. I apologize for no intro at this time, just wanted to say... I am in on the Chop Off and frame is currently at Jump Street Customs. I will say that the companies that support this platform are great peeps. Looking forward to actually being apart of the site after creeping on it for years.
Is it ok to enter this one even though I was a contestant last year? I wasn't able to finish my build in time and I'm still working on it now.
Here's where she's sitting right now
Yes it has if you would like to enter please send in your email
It would be best to post your progress pics in this thread
PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD!
If posting on Instgram please tag the XS650festofficial
Well been working on it for years off and on a I get time. Here is condensed progress.
Here I was in Jan 2017.
Here I am as of today. However the bike and me are in different states for maybe 2 months so it is paused once again. NOT loving it....
I really like the down tube sweep but the bars and forks and wheel is giving me grief aesthetically with it. It's a 34 degree rake but looks more due to the optic effect of the down tube angle.
Pipes were ceramic coated the wrong color as well. Ugh....
I have a wild idea for a build, but I'll hold off throwing in my hat until I'm certain I can get it done. Either way, I'll be there. Looking forward to seeing what everybody brings.
I've still got the old front end and wheels, I may try to get something mached up by next weekend.
Well, I've got a titled donor, and a few crazy ideas, so I guess I'm in. Here's a taste of what I've got going on...
I'll be playing this build close to the vest. If all goes well, I'll unveil it at the chopoff.
If anybody is wondering about the build I started last year, No, it's not finished, but yes, I do plan on finishing it. But I've put alot into that bike, and I don't want to rush it.
Did you get my email Daniel??
My March update. The Jap Slap and I sat down tonight and had a long conversation and she is starting to open up to me and tell me just what she wants.
Can't wait to see the seat mounted up on this thing!
Jay does great work! Is that your frame he's been posting on Instagram the last couple days?
Ranger, yes it is.. Jay is a real good dude! I am fortunate to have him just down the road from me. this will be my 3rd XS build, I have learned that I am a crappy welder! I will have to post pics soon.. but you have had an early sneak peek!
Engine finished for now. On to the frame details.
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