Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS650RR, Nov 13, 2009.
Fine looking build blukrom. What front end did you use? Did you fabricate the exhaust? Like the speed holes.
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.
Yeah I like it as is too
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
Scottish hard tail build
Here's my 79 with an alternator from a Chevy pickup driven by the chain.
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?
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.
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.
Hi XS driver
I'm again a little further with the restoration
Greetings from the Switzerland
Just got some work done on my shop mule. Working on a custom seat install tutorial.
Love the color combo blue with brown saddle
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!
Love it, where did you get the brake petal?
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....
I never got around to doing a build thread so here she is.
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?
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?
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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