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My Build Thread.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I have always wanted to bob a bike so here I go.
    I am going to use a visual impact kit to start.
    I have removed most everything.
    Now to start cutting things apart.
    then cutting and fitting the kit.
    After that some fabircating some parts.
    I started off with my 80SG
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    now it looks like this
     
  2. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    This afternoon I got time to get a little something done.

    I finished up cleaning off the old welds.
    Tomorrow I will fit the new tubes.
     
  3. upside

    upside XS650 Member

    Go pro bike build... I like it!
     
  4. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    the Visual Impact Brat Kit has been installed
    here is the starting of the installation videos


    Im uploading the welding video as I post this It will take about 7 more hours I will post when it has finshed.
     
  5. spent

    spent XS650 Enthusiast

    I like where this is going. Bike looked great to begin with, but change is good, especially where motorcycles are concerned. So let's hear it: what are the plans aside from the brat kit?
     
  6. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    here is the welding video for the Visual Impact Kit







    I am going to upgrade the brakes with brimbo 4 piston calipers, I have a fat seat for her, I don't much like stoping for gas so I looked around for a tank and found a 3.2gal tank that I like has an old style look. not a peanut or sporty tank.. got some 12'' apes. smaller headlight but brighter. also going with foward controls too. some badass ceramic coated dragpipes. and some paint thats going to makes her standout in a crowd.malteze cross tail light
     
  7. Lester

    Lester XS650 Junkie

    Nice work, good to see another swing arm bobber/brat built.
    I am waiting on my Monster kit to arrive. Looking forward to getting started.
    Great vids, how about som pictures all welded up???
     
  8. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    here is one I'll have to take some more.
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  9. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    mock up time. I have started to see how things will shape up.
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  10. Looks great carbon. Not good grinding around Your cars and bike the grinding dust will cause rust spots on what it lands on. Don't ask me how I know that. What rear fender are you using. :thumbsup:
     
  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Thanks Man. I'll not grind around them Thanks for the info :thumbsup:
    I got the fender off ebay Its 6" kinda flat
    http://r.ebay.com/Kx3FVv
     
  12. This is a great thread! and a great build... where did you get the seat?
     
  13. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Thanks Man. THe seat is a LaRosa seat off ebay They have many. It is made very well and I can sit for hours. Its a perfect fit for me :thumbsup:
     
  14. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I've mocked up some struts for the rear fender.
    I think I like this one.
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    What do You think?
     
  15. Looks good like the flair on the fender. The struts look good the Yamaha tuning fork I'am thinking. :thumbsup:
     
  16. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Yes they are the tuning fork. They are abit chubby.
    I think I will make another alittle less bold.
    I'm taking my time wth the struts want to make sure I really like them.
    Thanks for Your Input.
     
  17. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    I've mocked an other strut it is 33% thinner. I think I like it better that the larger one.
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  18. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    yep 33% reduction, proportions looks just right. not too skinny/weak looking but not too over engineered looking.
    Whats ya cats name ? I've got a supervisor just like that. He's always got to be sat right on whatever I'm doing. Today he's helping me grind valves !:D
     
  19. occam22

    occam22 XS650 Addict

    looks bad ass. I really like it. Plus its always nice to see a little pussy in a build. Thanks for being so thoughtful rofl.

    btw nice triumph
     
  20. uebe

    uebe XS Goober

    Excellent thread Carbon !

    Thumbs up on the thinner fender brace. Nice "Yamatouch". Wonder what a welded version might look like - say 3/8" square stock, two pieces forming each half of the tuning fork, then welded together. Might make a cool sissy bar. Very cool fender choice.

    I also like the use of the spring loaded vintage wooden clamping devices.:laugh:

    what did you use to cut the feneder braces? Pretty even cuts.

    I noticed you are have your build thread separate from the irish build off thread. I'm thinking that may be a wise move as time goes on. Could be chaos over there.

    Looks like the cat's not into your direction. Perhaps more of a fish theme.....
     

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