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Not FI but thought you might like my bike buildup...NEW RIDING VID

Old 02-14-2009, 12:46 AM
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thought id come check this thread out after picking up a soon to be home made chopper/bobber, didnt realize you were using a xs650 too, just picked up a 76' but im not gona get as wild as you im just goin for a weld on hardtail and a few other modifications
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by WTF
thought id come check this thread out after picking up a soon to be home made chopper/bobber, didnt realize you were using a xs650 too, just picked up a 76' but im not gona get as wild as you im just goin for a weld on hardtail and a few other modifications
Actually, if I were you, I'd ditch the weld on hardtail. Keep the swingarm, just get some shorter springs from a rebel to drop it down a bit.

If you haven't seen them before, check out the bratstyle bikes. They are crazy awesome, and really easy to build.

Here's the site, obviously they're a japanese build shop, so I have no idea what the site says, but check the pictures, basically all the bikes are awesome.

http://www.bratstyle.com/custom/custom.htm

Besides that, XS650s have a habit of looking extremely short with the weld on hardtail.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:04 AM
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Excellent thread.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:06 PM
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ya already been to bratstyle. thinnk thats what got me goin. did those fork tubes just fit your stock xs650 triple clamp or did i not look closely enough

im probly getting a g&l tail i think they have about 5" of strech. thinkin about using a honda 50 shock for a seat shock
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:12 PM
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i think he used the gixxer triple clamps
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:54 AM
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They're actually Kawasaki Forks and triples. I Used the factory Yamaha stem, and modified it to fit the Kawi triples, was a huge pain in the ***.


I finally finished wiring the bike, got the air system all together. So I put together a quick video to show it in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87dtINGpxhU

I think one of the things I'm most happy about is how clean the setup ended up being. It's not all sloppy like it was before, turned out fairly neat and organized, not a lot of extra crap lying all over the place.

Yes, it does air up pretty quickly

Here's some pictures of the air setup:

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I also installed the calipers, hand controls and got some new grips. Was kind of sad to see the blue grips go

Anyway, just a few odds and ends need to be ordered to finish up the bike. The last major thing to do is I want to build brake lines for the front. The lines I have were purchased from Ebay and are just too long, they look extremely sloppy, so I want to build some to clean up the front end.

Thanks for looking!
Sky
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:55 AM
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If you dont header wrap those pipes then ---- you.

-Ricky Bobby.



Bike is nuts dude.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:30 PM
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lol, yea that thing does air up quite fast. wonder what would happen if you wern't on the bike when you did it....

nice work. you going to paint those pillow blocks a different color other than blue?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:03 AM
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Nah, I left them that color, gives some variety.

Oh yeah!

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She is, finished! Well, there's a breather hose I have to route, but other than that it's a done deal!

I still haven't decided on the seat. I may or may not put something on there.

I've submitted the bike to be in the central oregon rod and custom show. It's an indoor affair in March. We'll see in a few days if they accept my application or not.

Thanks for all the interest throughout my thread guys, I really do appreciate all the feedback and all the advice. It's been a long journey, can't wait to start the next one!

Sky

P.s. - I should have a riding video up pretty soon. If I can get some help taking the bike off the table Also, Friday is supposed to be the only nice day for the next week, so I'm trying to get the bike riding Friday.

Also, That mockup battery has gasped its last gasp. I need a new battery
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:09 PM
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nice ---- dude. how much do you have in the chopper?

whats the next project?
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