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2017 XS650 Fest & ChopOff Event

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by HAPPY DAN, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. in this thread if posting here on xs650.com I'm posting here and face book
     
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  2. Back Porch Choppers

    Back Porch Choppers Back Porch Choppers

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    I'll be posting here in this thread as well as in my build thread and on Instagram
     
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  3. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Whats your Instagram and I'll send a follow!
     
  4. Streets

    Streets XS650 Enthusiast

    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.
     
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  5. Back Porch Choppers

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    backporchchoppers1
     
  6. SlowMaintenance

    SlowMaintenance '76 XS650 Chopper

    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

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  7. HAPPY DAN

    HAPPY DAN XS650 Addict

    Yes it has if you would like to enter please send in your email
     
  8. HAPPY DAN

    HAPPY DAN XS650 Addict

    It would be best to post your progress pics in this thread
     
  9. HAPPY DAN

    HAPPY DAN XS650 Addict

    PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD!
    If posting on Instgram please tag the XS650festofficial
     
  10. Well been working on it for years off and on a I get time. Here is condensed progress.
    Here I was in Jan 2017.
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    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....
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  11. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    image.jpeg March update....
     
  12. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    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.
     
  13. Back Porch Choppers

    Back Porch Choppers Back Porch Choppers

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    I've still got the old front end and wheels, I may try to get something mached up by next weekend.
     
  14. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    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...

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    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.
     
  15. Did you get my email Daniel??
     
  16. Back Porch Choppers

    Back Porch Choppers Back Porch Choppers

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    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. 20170308_202349.jpg 20170308_202330.jpg
     
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  17. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Can't wait to see the seat mounted up on this thing!
     
  18. Ranger

    Ranger XS650 Addict

    Jay does great work! Is that your frame he's been posting on Instagram the last couple days?
     
  19. Streets

    Streets XS650 Enthusiast

    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!
     
  20. Satch39

    Satch39 XS650 Addict

    Engine finished for now. On to the frame details.
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