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Pocket Rocket - Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jdizon, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Magical stuff this orange is :)

  2. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

  3. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Pics of modified swingarm/brace and decided to run the front fender out back. Think the lines of the new fender suit the bike better :)

  4. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    That looks cool!
    On the gps I'm leaning on this one it might be a bit to large
    It's for a boat so a mount is needed but it is rugged,water proof and the price is good too
  5. willyguzzi53

    willyguzzi53 XS650 Addict

    Careful about getting any gasoline fumes around that water heater. Gasoline fumes are heavier than air and lay around on the floor about where the pilot light or ignitor live. Just a reminder.
  6. EvenmoreXS

    EvenmoreXS 1981 XS650

    Great use of a washing machine and dryer. Multi-tasking at its best.
  7. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    simple and clean, I like it! and it's in my price range :)
  8. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    @willyguzzi53 Thanks man... I need to remember that. I appreciate it.

    @EvenmoreXS LOL Yup yup :)
  9. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Put mounts on the battery box for the Reg/Rec.

  10. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Since my bike is lowered 3-4" Decided to take a 1/2" out of the kickstand. I originally had it bent slightly but I wanted to do things proper.

  11. Lester

    Lester XS650 Junkie

    I only wear gloves when I am doing long welds (seldom), and latex ones when messing with paint otherwize NEVER... my wife say my hands are hard and man-ly. Good enough for me. :laugh:
  12. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Mocked up new fender and visualizing rear 19'' rims.

  13. Johnt3

    Johnt3 Still learning...

    I'm diggin it! That will be a cool ride for you.
  14. jmink427

    jmink427 XS650 Junkie

    if I have to run a full size battery thats how I was thinking of mounting it, but I'm a little concerned about vibration.
  15. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    It's a evo 2 8 cell ballistic battery.

    The battery can be mounted in any direction and there are no worries about lead plates cracking from vibration. battery faq here

    It's actually a lot smaller than it looks in the picture.

  16. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    yep Im down with that!
    I'm using shori brand.
    Thats why my battery box is sideways.
    I was kinda surprised that no one asked me about my leaning battery box.
    And j I really like the look You have!
    and You can get a better choice of tires too:laugh:
  17. Tron

    Tron Bearded Sheep Whisperer

    Are you running a starter? Seems like a huge battery..

    Anywho..subscribed! You just cant leave this thing alone can you :thumbsup:
  18. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    Thanks man! Shorai's are awesome batteries.. I opted for the 8-cell because I needed more CCA for the electric start.

    Speaking of tires this is what I plan to run. It's the widest tire for 19"s I could find.

    Avon Distanzias.


  19. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    haha I can't leave this thing alone for some reason! and I do plan to run a starter!

    Info on the battery

    Dimensions (Metric): 114mm (L) x 61mm (W) x 112mm (H)
    Dimensions (Standard): 4.5" (L) x 2.5" (W) x 4.25" (H)
    Negative Terminal Location: Right
    Weight: 768 grams (1.7 lbs.)
    Voltage (Charged): 13.6V
    Amperage: 4.6 Amps/Hour
    Burst Cranking Amps: 275amps
    Operating Environment: -18°C (0°F) to 60°C (140°F)
    Typical Applications: 1000cc and under multi-cylinder motorcycles and 550cc and under singles cylinder dirt bikes, scooters, and ATVs.
  20. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Oh I like the tires!
    The cold is the down fall to these type of batteries
    275 cca will work for sure
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