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Let's See The XS's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS650RR, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

    S.W. MO
  2. hmusket

    hmusket CBMMA Member

    Fine looking build blukrom. What front end did you use? Did you fabricate the exhaust? Like the speed holes.
  3. blukrom

    blukrom XS650 Member

    Thanks musket. The forks and tripple clamp are from an 05 Yamaha r6. The brakes are from a suzuki sv 650. Disks are from a 91 FZ1 and the wheel is stock XS650. Lots of hand made goodies to make it all fit. The exhaust headers are the stainless headers from 650 Central, then i found some stainless cones i liked to match.
  4. fish2live

    fish2live XS650 Member

    my '77
    Tore it down to just the frame and motor (didn't touch either of those) but re-did just about every other part that came off - sandblasted everything to bare metal (wheels included), no more chrome!! 2 part epoxy primer everything then painted. New brake pads and a few bits and pieces, new clutch slave, petcocks etc. Made the tank look worn down a bit with some sanding. Debating going with a brown brat seat and brown grips - we'll see...
    Having a few electrical issues, going to re-wire this winter, maybe send the carbs to OldSkoolCarbs
    Need to install the titanium header wrap and black mufflers as well
    Headlight done with Dupli-color MetalCast Yellow paint, 3 coats

    TKC80 120/90/18 on Back
    Shinko 804 110/80/19 Front

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    Scottish hard tail build
  6. Here's my 79 with an alternator from a Chevy pickup driven by the chain.

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  7. Brassneck

    Brassneck XS650 Guru

    That's interesting... I can't tell from the pic but is it driven by the final drive chain, or is the there a sprocket on the cam/crank shaft and a separate chain driving the alternator?

    I'm thinking the latter so you have constant rotation?
  8. No. It's spun by the primary chain. Not ideal, but the whole setup costed about $50, and the only fab was welding the brackets to the frame.
  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Here's my SG as it sits. Changed the rear turn signals to a set from an Maxim(Ithink). Close up of some wireing changes too.The cover around the ignition switch also came from a Maxim too.

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  10. 660smc

    660smc XS650 Member

    Hi XS driver

    I'm again a little further with the restoration:thumbsup:

    Greetings from the Switzerland

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  11. westonboege

    westonboege XS650 Addict

    Just got some work done on my shop mule. Working on a custom seat install tutorial.

  12. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Love the color combo blue with brown saddle
  13. Funky,

    That's a fantastic looking bike; in my opinion the best I've seen. What kind of seat is that - custom made or bought from a vendor?

    Way to go!
  14. randomtone

    randomtone XS650 Enthusiast

    Love it, where did you get the brake petal?
  15. EvenmoreXS

    EvenmoreXS 1981 XS650

    sweet exhaust. I bet those are loud.....Kinda stubby, but loud. You got baffles in there? You could almost zip tie a sock on there to get some back pressure....

  16. scaf77

    scaf77 XS650 Member

    I never got around to doing a build thread so here she is.
  17. Brassneck

    Brassneck XS650 Guru

    Looks great... I really like the way you cut the seat to the rear rise of the frame.

    Do you have a profile shot of the bike?
  18. fjzr04

    fjzr04 XS650 Enthusiast

    Hey Full, like what you have done, I'm more of a restorer with upgrades type of guy, but your build really caught my eye. I love it good job keep posting updates. Are you planning spoked wheels to replace your mags?
  19. scaf77

    scaf77 XS650 Member

    When I made the seat it was straight. I was a little nervous cutting it after putting so much work into it. Glad I did though.
    The only real profile pick I have is from before I painted it.

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