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My 81 XS650 Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gemiller, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. gemiller

    gemiller XS650 Enthusiast

    Started with a running engine but bad electronics 81 XS650. It came mostly disassembled by an individual that knows nothing about motorcycles.

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    Stock frame with my new looped hard tail (David Bird)

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    Rough cut

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    Tacked into place

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    Rear wheel mounted

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    Reassembled with tapered stem bearings and tc bros lane splitter bars

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    Engine back in frame

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    Cheap used mustang tank repaired and placement pending on arrival of Hughs weld in tank bungs (save a lot of time and effort) and the receipt of my seat and seat mounting hardware.

    I'm on vacation next week out of the state so when I return those parts should be there for reassembly. I will get stuck unfortunately waiting on MikesXS to get the pamco kit back in stock for a factory TCI bike. I will be ordering a Hughs PMA kit this friday upon payday.

    I'm still debating about rear fender, if I want to go with a standard trailer fender cut short with a long kicked back sissy bar for the struts.

    I will also be making a custom thin film solar panel to put on the rear fender to make a custom iPhone charger. since I will be rolling battery less and just because I can, no other real reason.

    Updates to follow as progress continues.
     
  2. gemiller

    gemiller XS650 Enthusiast

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    Seat of choice

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    Seat mounts welded and fitting rear fender/playing with sissy bar angles.

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    Different angle of above shot.
     
  3. arod_1

    arod_1 XS650 Fan

    How does this look today? Looks like you were going gangbusters in the fall.
     

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