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XS650 No Theme Build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by halfmile, May 24, 2018.

  1. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    I picked up a 1980 XS650 donor for the no theme (I`ve got no idea where I`m going with this one) monoshock build so I might as well start another thread. The plan is to use up all the left over parts from the last 3 builds. I`m actually going to try a budget build this time. That should be good for at least a month or so before that idea goes to Hell in a handbasket. The donor bike does have good compression, unmolested wiring, and a clear title in the sellers name, and most of all "It Ran When He Parked It".:thumbsup: I`ll try to take pics from the start this time.:rolleyes:
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oooh excellent! You do such great builds, it’ll be great summer fun to follow along. Let’s see, this thread has been up for twenty minutes now, I’m guessing the low budget is already out the window! Haha! :lmao:
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    An 80SG huh? Gee.... I know a guy that's restoring one of those....:rolleyes:
    Are the tank and covers as nice as they look in the pics?

    Btw, found my bolts... in the blasting cabinet.... :whistle:
     
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  5. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Let’s see, this thread has been up for twenty minutes now, I’m guessing the low budget is already out the window! Haha! :lmao:[/QUOTE]

    Well in all honesty I was just looking at the GopherGlass Site for tanks and seats when you made your post.
     
  6. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Looks like a stock air box too..... holy crap, I'm startin' a list....
     
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  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    JimD54 like a hyena at a lion's feast;
    slavering over the scraps.
    Gotta admit I wus eyeball'n the sidecovers....... LOL
     
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  8. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    Watching this one!
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Birds of a feather?

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  10. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    As long as the donor bike was already in the truck I decided to make it legally mine. I got insurance, had it inspected at the Highway Patrol, went to the DMV and registered and tagged it. All done in 1 1/2 hrs. Unloaded it and put on the lift to start disassembly process.

    Jim. Here are a couple of pics of some of the air cleaner "Crap". There is also something with a little door?
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I like it! Get right after it!
     
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  12. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    You said budget build.... what type of bars are you using? I have these mystery bars from a wreck I bought if you are interested.
     

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  13. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Looks like I better gas the truck up. Sunday... maybe....?
     
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  14. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Those are neat bars but I have a left over pair of Renthal bars I`m going to use up. Thanks.
     
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  15. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    I got tired of the "Rental House Remodel Ass Kicking" I`ve been taking and decided to work on the new build for the first time today. I got it stripped down and sorted out the parts I`m going to use (both of em).:laugh: The new renter is supposed to move in Tue so if all goes according to schedule I should have it cut apart for the mono shock conversion next week.
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  16. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    100 degrees today and I didn`t start until 2:00 so my productivity level was at a all time low, but I did get all the preliminary tabs removed and frame cut for the rear monoshock/seat brace structure to begin. Maybe get a earlier start tomorrow and get all the factory welds smoothed to be sandblasted? before the fabrication process is started.


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  17. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    what shock are you gonna use Phil?
     
  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice! This ones gonna be a fun one to watch! But what’s with the 100 degree days? Didn’t your winter just end?
     
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  20. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Someone forgot to order Spring this year. That or it's out of stock. We went from freezing our asses off to a 100deg's in a matter of a few weeks.
     

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