Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rhysbud, Mar 6, 2016.
I like the speedflow stuff, where'd you get all that from?
Looks fantastic! Nice work...did you do the paint yourself?
Home is Townsville but just bought a house in Gladstone and working here, so we will see how I go.
Cheers guys. Speedflow stuff was chosen out of a catalogue but send me a pm if you like. The paint was done by two seperate mates, one for the base and another for the hand painting. The only things I didn't do were the paint and the seat cushion. Anyway, I done a quick walk around this afternoon.
Good stuff, love the fit and finish. The headlight is the bomb....................
That is awesome!
Like it a lot. You did a really good job building it and it shows well. Fun times ahead.
Thanks for the encouraging words, I appreciate it. For now, I think I'll just ride it and put some km's on it. I've built a couple bikes in quick succession so its time to enjoy them and also do some refining.
very nice,pity your moving sth and not nth ,would be good to see in person ,is that a brembo front brake conversion ? if so how do you find it with twin front discs ,also like your check valve set up (have a check valve and still debating on how to fit it ) but that head light is definitely thinking outside the box ...well done....also what are the front forks off
Bike looks great...RD looks the goods too! How does the XS perform on the street? Any things you've had to change?
Front forks are from a 2008 Hyosung gt250. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone though as i had to extend the neck stem, add spacers to the hubs and calipers to make them work and also use aftermarket XS1100 rotors. All equates to time for me but they were cheap, i'd hate to think how much a shop would charge to do it. The 'check valve' is still the standard PCV system with a -12 line threaded into it with a remote k&n filter, nothing fancy, just for show really.
Thanks, i love my little RD also haha. The XS handles great on the street and i can see myself getting into some trouble on it. Ive spent some time tuning the VM34's and now it powers along quite well. Only thing i'd like to change is maybe raise the outside muffler so i can angle the bike some more without scraping.
Ok cool...I just took delivery of a matching numbers 73 TX650...now the fun begins, cheers A
Nice job! I am building a 79 Special street tracker so was very interesting to see someone else's ideas. I really like the look of your engine cases. From the picture, they seem to be a grey color with a light textured finish. Is that correct? if so I would like to know what you shot them with. My engine is solid so not coming apart so I have been looking for some kind of coating I can apply to a completed engine.
Wish I could ride something like that,, but I am pretty short in the leg part,,,
That is one nice motorcycle!!!
you'd be surprised how short the standover height is on even a standard XS when compared with other japanese bikes of the era. what's your inseam length?
Looks great! Jealous your complete rebuild only took you a summer to complete... I'm already into my second year with baskets (-_-)
Very good work and results on both bikes! Want to see the completed 650.
A very late reply, but i am 6.0ft and the bike is still reasonable short underneath me.
What a great looking bike! I wasn't a member on this forum when you built it, but I'm glad the thread came back up so I could see it. Wonderful looking motor. I'm at work so the videos aren't showing up, looking forward to checking them out when I get home and get access to youtube again. It came together very nicely!
Just been trawling through some old posts and found your build, I am a big fan of RD’s, but getting one even as a knackered project is hugely expensive in the UK, my mate brought a 78 RD400E, it cost him £9500
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