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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 XS650.com Supporter

    just found out that an old friend has a xs650 for sale and the thing is just a couple miles away from here! I am going over to see the girl tomorrow. she has a clean title.
     
  2. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Oh man, here we go again!:wink2: You better get'ta making some room Carbon.:D
     
  3. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    That would be cool I think.
    I was surprised to find a hardcore Harley guy with a xs650.
    If I can get the price right It will come home with me
     
  4. peanut

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

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    :popcorn::popcorn: whats it going to be this time Carbon ?:wink2::D
     
  5. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Hey Peanut. I haven't been able to come to an agreement with him.
    But if we can I am going to build a tracker or a Thruxton look alike.

    But I the mean time I have tapped the mirror mount on the HHB front master cylinder.
    I have also installed it this morning.
    It works just as expected. Thanks Hugh!
    So now I have the look I am wanting.
    I also took a couple minutes to install my cruise control.

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  6. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    That's lookin' good man! Great job Carbon.
     
  7. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks John.
    I just ordered a new horn.
    The rain has stopped and the roads are dry so I'm going for a ride. :bike:
     
  8. So jealous you are still riding!
     
  9. peanut

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

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    are you shovelling snow to get to your shed yet Paul ?:D

    Carbon ..I Love the finishing details and subtle colour theme
    :thumbsup:

    I've been meaning to ask you what the walls and roof panels of your garage are made of :shrug:
    They look like prefabbed composite panels . How are they braced?
     
  10. Ha ha - not yet but it'll not be long :D
     
  11. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks for the complement :)
    My old home is CBS or concrete block system
    The walls are in the garage are made of concrete block covered with stucco cement.
    The green larder is made of plywood custom build to my Moms specs.
    there are some composite panels glued and screwed to the walls.
    And the shelves are built into place also glued and screwed to the wall.
    The celling panels are access to the AC and to get it in and out.

    Living in the subtropics does have its perks.
     
  12. Carbon, those mirrors certainly match the bike. I have been trawling eBay for some banana-shaped. No surprise, there isn't a big demand. I might try some bar-end mirrors.

    I need mirrors - I nearly got wiped out by some idiot who thought it was fun to overtake on the inside.

    Anlaf
     
  13. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    My best friend had told me he thought the bike needed some Maltese crosses on it.
    So I went with them.
    They look old school for sure.
    I just got an adaptor to raise the left mirror to match the height master cylinder mirror.
    So now both mirrors are the same height.
     
  14. Does look the part though Carbon!! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Thanks, Airwolfie. That's narrowed it down a bit. There are 13k and more on eBay.

    Anlaf
     
  16. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    I has been running around with out front turn signals.
    The fork covers had made the first mounts not work .
    So all I had rears which I think are most important.
    I pondered on what to do for mounts and decided to go with this.
    It is 1/8' aluminum plate cut into pieces then welded together.
    Then fitted, holes marked n drilled, then refitted.
    then I mounted lights to the mount, then mounted mount n lights to lower yoke
    I still have to reroute the brake line the wire holding the brake line is going to be changed right after this post.
    Then take it apart and paint it and put it back together.
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  17. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Fancy! Good work Carbon.That'll get some attention for sure.
     
  18. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    thanks John! I have been putting it off to much riding.
    Merry Christmas Brother and Your family !
     

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