1981 XS650 Bobber/Brat build.

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I've been working on this project on and off for about 6 months now. I'm just finally getting around to making a build thread so its going to be a little picture heavy to start out with. I don't have too much experience with bikes so I've just been using my best judgment on things. Let me know what you guys think! As of right now I'm trying to locate a rear fender for a decent price that actually curves to fit the tire, I'm not a fan of the flat trailer fender look, open to suggestions!

Just a little back story on the bike. I bought it early last summer for $1000 with 13k miles. Bike was a little crunchy from sitting outside but it ran and drove great! I rode it as is until my rotor took a crap and I replaced it with a sub par one, needless to say my JB welded earth magnet flew off at 80 and I decided it was time to tear her down last fall. I feel like this was the perfect bike to Frankenstein given its condition.
 

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Here are some more pics of the build. Is there a way I can make them the full screen size instead of thumbnails?
 

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nice man, good luck! I'm in the process of my own build. tons of fun. lowbrowcustoms has a ton of fenders. lots of selection
 

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This is the status of the bike as of today. I've pretty much got all the chassis work done, Now time for the fun stuff!
 

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That area is covered in grease and oil, Thanks for bringing it up! I wouldn't have known to check until I blasted the frame. I'll go have a look the next time I wrench on er'. Safety first!

Thanks!
 

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Liking it so far! I'm not crazy about flat fenders either, I just used the front fender on the rear. Looks fine to me.
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Here are some more pics of the build. Is there a way I can make them the full screen size instead of thumbnails?

There is a way, but keep in mind it will increase the load time of your messages for those on a slower connection.

Click on the thumbnail to display the full images, then right click on the image and choose "Copy image address." Then click in the "Insert image" icon in the compose message screen. Paste the image address you've just copied into the dialogue box and click OK. The full size image will appear in your message.
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If you've created a photo album of your pictures, you can do the same thing by copying the images addresses from those photos. I find it more convenient to open the photo album in one tab and the message box in another tab to facilitate this.
 
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