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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by plane_ben, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Have any before pictures?
     
  2. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    Before:

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  3. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    have you ever thought of stretching one of those into a limo:shrug:
     
  4. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Very cool. How many feet get removed and what does the final wheel base end up being?
     
  5. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    The limo bus has been done several times. Not for me though. Four feet was taken out of this bus. If I remember, the wheel base is 57"
     
  6. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    sorry. I have never seen one of the limo buses before.
     
  7. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

  8. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    damn that 56 red limo bus is pimped out:thumbsup:but almost 30grand :wtf:
     
  9. jmcgowan

    jmcgowan XS650 Enthusiast

  10. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    Lets get my topic back on my bike build.:bike: Not that I don't enjoy the VW direction, let's just take it to the lounge area.:thumbsup:

    Today, I was rumaging through the junk yard for some handle bar mounts, and came across these two fenders. The first one is a front, off a Susuki Intruder. I played with it frontwards and backwards on the rear. Both ways, I wasn't really feelin' it. What you all think?

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    Then I put it up on the front rim, and got to thinking since this fender had a rear mate back at the junk yard, maybe I'd go with valance fenders front and rear. May have to find a different tank though. Just imagine a girder fork up front, and a nice flowing rear fender tucked in around the hardtail. Any photo shop guys in the audiance?

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    I also have this for a traditional bobber look.

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    Let me know some opinions!
     
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  11. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    hmm.. Maybe wait to decide on the fenders until after you get some tires on those rims. Then get the girder built and I think it'll be easier to decide what fenders to use. Or are you trying to figure out the front fender so you can't decide the girder width?
     
  12. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    The girder will be built with an eight inch inside width, so that fender will workup front. I'm with you on the rubber being on the rims. But two things stop me, 1) no money for tires, 2) I want to get the polishing and paint done before I mount tires.

    Originally, I was planning on no front fender. But now, I think I'm on to a look in my head. I'm going back to get the rear fender from the junk yard. Will have to find a different gas tank as well.
     
  13. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    to me the rear fender looks to much like a standard harley soft tail:shootme::hellno::twocents:but its all about you:bike:
     
  14. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    That's what how I feel about it on the rear too! I'm still debating with myself to use it on the front, with a full fat rear fender. So I'm going to go waste some more money on the rear to see what it will look like.:shrug:
     
  15. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    Back on this build. It's been a busy few months, but I'm finnally getting on with my girder fork build. Spent the weekend cutting tubing down to size for the link cross pieces and the links them selves.

    The top triple tree rescued from the original welder, and sent to one who will actually do it. 1st guy I was going to pay, and he put it off for to long. 2nd guy is doing for beer, and I'll have it tomarrow.
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    Several bottom tree pics.

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    All the pieces for the links, and a quicky gig.

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    Finnally, pics of wheels with paint and rubber.

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  16. suiteo

    suiteo XS650 Enthusiast

    Wow, amazing what you miss when you don't check the site for a bit. Watching this build for sure. And since it involves a fellow Arizonan, I've got an operational starter that you can have if you want it. Was going to junk it since I'm running kick only, but If you need it, it's yours. Or might be willing to trade for some mill work if so inclined. :D Want to mill out the Yamaha logo on the clutch cover, and was going to start looking for a local millworker that might take a side job. Cool build so far!
     
  17. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    Thanks for the starter offer. I will be at the Bug-O- Rama this Sunday. Putting my Shorty VW single cab in the show. I will be staying at the Clarion on Elliot and I-10 Saturday nite. My number is 520-360-2226. Bring the starter to either location if you'd like. Looking forward to meeting you.
     
  18. Ben not to say there are any scary ppl on this site, but anyone with a computer can find this thread without being a member. I probably wouldn't post up contact info like that. It's your info man, but I'd send it in a PM. :shrug:

    Otherwise, I'm really interested in your girder front end so be sure to document it really well!!!
     
  19. plane_ben

    plane_ben XS650 Junkie

    Got alittle closer on the girder.

    My friend finished up the top triple tree.

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    Made the front legs of the forks, and welded on the axle mounts.

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    I'm getting excited now! Almost have a roller!
     
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