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Project BOARDCHOP - Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jdizon, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Introducing project BOARDCHOP! The inspiration behind this next build has heavy boardtracker and chopper influences, thus "Board Chop". I must have 30+ drawing mock-ups but the following drawing below is the closest to the look I'm going for in this next build.


    Runner up designs

  2. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Off with your head(tube)
    neck sent out to voodoo vintage for a body transplant.


    Picked up this P&P girder. Needs a full rebuild


    Soaking in Metal Rescue.


    All cleaned up and replaced shock and seals.


    Ended up deciding to go with a banana style girder front-end.

  3. It that the voodoo vintage girder front end? That thing is amazing, pricey as all hell, but holy moly is it good lookin'! In general I really like your builds, both your other bikes came out gorgeous, but I just don't get the mismatched wheels. I never understood why anyone would do that on purpose. What am I missing here?
  4. xsfreak

    xsfreak xs650 noob

    The girder with the headlight absolutely ROCKS !!!!! subscribed can't wait to see this one.
  5. Looks good on paper. If you get a chance ask Voodoo why they bailed on the Kawasaki 1000 chopper build thread they started. I really wanted to see the finished bike. Nice front end. Off to a good start. :thumbsup:
  6. Lester

    Lester XS650 Junkie

    You definitly got my attention.....
  7. Sub'ed :) really cool look!!
  8. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Voodoo vintage currently does not offer a girder front-end, Else I'd be all over it.
    In terms of rear wheels, I want to run a 18" out back but the invaders don't come in the size unless I have them custom made which I am considering. I might run a mag out back or run another set of blacked out moon-eyes.

    All my builds start off on paper. Always.

  9. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Invader wheel I plan to run on the front end.


    I was planning to use these inverted levers on the last build but I think it would suit this one more.

  10. You are right sir! I was referring to this leafer they make which is incredible. That girder you've got there must be a harley one then I imagine, where did you get it? It's gorgeous.

    I understand what you mean with the wheels now, I would definitely go the route of having a matching 18" made, those are very unique wheels and a set of them would really set the build off.

  11. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    The first girder I posted is a P&P and the other is a custom one being made.
    Most custom front ends have a 1" stem which is standard. The P&P I had actually had a 7/8 removable one.

    In terms of the rear wheel, we'll see how the 18" mags look, else I'll consider getting a matching rear.
  12. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Just did a search on xs650 invader wheel and saw this bike. Looks bad-ass. It looks like it might be worth the effort to get matching rear.

  13. That is going to be one sic ride Johann!! Looking forward to this build!!!

  14. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    RutRo, I see I'm going to have to keep an EYE on You again!

    There is something so cool about a girder can't quit put my finger on what that is.
    Oh well it doesn't matter they are just way cool.
  15. reelop19

    reelop19 XS650 Addict

    Sub'd. Looks good
  16. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    @Carbon haha brother! I'm at it again..

    @airwolfie, reelop19 Thanks! Can't wait to get her as a roller. Still in the collecting parts phase.
  17. Have you thought of a colour scheme yet? I'm thinking brass, copper black and browns, yes kind of like steampunk! But I can see this would look the part!
  18. GeorgeKillianLett

    GeorgeKillianLett Pretty new to bikes.

    Awesome, so ready to watch this one come together!
  19. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    The hard on bike is looking perdy darn sweet.

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