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Well I finally started my project....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jmink427, Nov 18, 2012.

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  1. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    I got this bike over a year ago and just kept going back and forth about cutting it up. Well today I started. I will probably be crying in my pillow tonight when I think about it.....

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  2. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Whatcha buildin' there.That is a really nice bike to start with.
     
  3. racerdave

    racerdave ^ Gone not forgotten ^


    You mean was a nice bike
     
  4. therealjamesdean

    therealjamesdean XS650 Enthusiast

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  5. Unfocused

    Unfocused I Love Boobies

    Atta boy. Which way are you going?
     
  6. Punkskalar

    Punkskalar Hugh's HandBuilt

    OK, from now on, if anyone wants to cut up a nice old standard like that, LET ME KNOW! I'll trade you a perfectly good running Special and some Hugh's HandBuilt goodies to keep you from doing it...

    That said, would you sell me the tank/side covers and fenders and seat? I wanna convert one of my ugly specials - haha... I'll trade you some HHB goodies as well, just let me know.
     
  7. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Gee this kinda makes me feel guilty.................................O.K. I'm over it.. :D

    I'm not sure what my plans are with the left over parts yet......
     
  8. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    O.K I'm trying to see how different it looks by moving the swing arm to visualize it being stretched.... Feedback please.......

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  9. Unfocused

    Unfocused I Love Boobies

    I went with 4" of stretch on my mono shock build. I like the direction this is going already.

    Although it was a nice looking specimen before you started.
     
  10. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Got a little bit done tonight... Still think about what kind of bars to use.. I also have decided by the looks of the one picture I believe I'm gonna add 3" to 4" to the swing arm

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  11. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Got the tube sleeves made and installed also got the seat bars welded in......


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  12. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    I think I found a pretty good use for the front fender..... You put it on the back...... I had to bring in the radius a little bit. May have to bring it a little more to fit the tire a little better....

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  13. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Taking a break thought I would up load a couple pics.. Probably start on the seat pan next..

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  14. TheMaddening

    TheMaddening XS650 Member

    This looks great man! I love where this is going
     
  15. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Well I couldn't find a tank that I really liked so I'm gonna cut mine down to see what I can do with it... I'm going to lower it about 1" and put more taper in it... about 1-1/2" in the back....

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  16. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Good work on the tank jmink427. That sure is a big difference in the look.
     
  17. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    Thanks,, but I sure didn't know it was that thin when I started... I was thinking it wolud be about 18 gauge (.049") not 22 gauge (.028") :eek: It will make it a little more difficult to weld up probably be chasing a hole the whole time.... I think I will got get me some silicon bronze rods for this or use my neighbors mig and a piece of copper to back it up.... :shrug:
     
  18. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    Yeah the copper sounds like a good idea. I can't weld sheet metal for sh$t. ha ha.
     
  19. The tank turned out nice. The original paint job goes good with new tail end.
     

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