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Old 04-06-2011, 04:04 PM   #226
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Nuts! Wrong piccy. Second verse, same bike........
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #227
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Like the outfit, what breed is the chair body?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:39 PM   #228
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love the '75 Tank

Nice Bike Barb!
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #229
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Hi Guys,

Thanks! The chair is a 1965 "Spirit of America Sport Sidecar", and I've got old Cycle and Cycle World mags with adverts for it in them. Kind of fun. I got it from some folks who had it on a Harley, and it was too light--they kept flying it.

I run a car battery behind the seat, and that suffices for ballast, plus it is usually loaded with camping gear or a Grandchild or two.....

The XS likes the chair, but the rear wheel also likes to be respoked every 10,000 miles or so. I guess I still need to further fine-tune the lean-out and toe-in, but she sure feels neutral going down the road. If nothing else, it makes life interesting, and keeps me out of bars......
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #230
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Hi Guys,

Thanks! The chair is a 1965 "Spirit of America Sport Sidecar", and I've got old Cycle and Cycle World mags with adverts for it in them. Kind of fun. I got it from some folks who had it on a Harley, and it was too light--they kept flying it.

I run a car battery behind the seat, and that suffices for ballast, plus it is usually loaded with camping gear or a Grandchild or two.....

The XS likes the chair, but the rear wheel also likes to be respoked every 10,000 miles or so. I guess I still need to further fine-tune the lean-out and toe-in, but she sure feels neutral going down the road. If nothing else, it makes life interesting, and keeps me out of bars......
Had a homemade chair on a '74 quite a few years back ['81?], felt a bit underpowered but the chair was pretty heavy & wide track as well! Photo?
HMMMMM, I'll be back in a minute!



Almost identical to the chair I built for the waterbottle, ['79], photo my father riding it on the farm.

Just found that photo of XS650 '74 with the chair, yep ugly fella is me [before the grey]


If I build another one, there will be heaps more thought go into the design for a start, track width same as a landcruiser? Leading Link frontend? the list goes on!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:03 PM   #231
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Today I am going to try and make my own set of stainless highpipes.

Hunter: How does your right pipe clear the kickstarter?
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #232
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Today I am going to try and make my own set of stainless highpipes.

Hunter: How does your right pipe clear the kickstarter?
See if I can find a photo or two, back in two.



Hope those two photos do the job, the pipes were made by me farting around with some spare pipe, shed pipebender & stick welding!
Like to make some that travel closer to the tank, but these do the job nicely! Though the fit between oilstick & exhaust is close for inspection purposes!
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:27 AM   #233
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See if I can find a photo or two, back in two.


Hope those two photos do the job, the pipes were made by me farting around with some spare pipe, shed pipebender & stick welding!
Like to make some that travel closer to the tank, but these do the job nicely! Though the fit between oilstick & exhaust is close for inspection purposes!
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Thanks for those pictures. I completely neglected space for the oil dipstick, so I might go with a different design, one like you're wanting to try.

This is what I'd like to end up with.

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photo...1_CuTD7-XL.jpg

Went by a place today that does fittings, they could only get 38mm. OD in 1.25mm or 2.00mm thickness, what do you reckon Gordon?

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:53 AM   #234
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:54 AM   #235
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photo from yesterday, top ride, mostly dirt, plenty of thrills.

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Old 04-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #236
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Thanks for those pictures. I completely neglected space for the oil dipstick, so I might go with a different design, one like you're wanting to try.

This is what I'd like to end up with.

http://fredsgarage.smugmug.com/photo...1_CuTD7-XL.jpg

Went by a place today that does fittings, they could only get 38mm. OD in 1.25mm or 2.00mm thickness, what do you reckon Gordon?
Dam metric system We tried that out for a week or so back in the 80's here in the states but it didn't stick Went back to our colonist ways, give'em an inch and we'll take a mile (don't know what that is in mm and kilometers). I make my pipes for stock motors out of 1 1/2" od .065 wall (thats 16ga) thick tube. To make collars just get pipe thats 1 1/2" on the inside.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #237
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Dam metric system We tried that out for a week or so back in the 80's here in the states but it didn't stick Went back to our colonist ways, give'em an inch and we'll take a mile (don't know what that is in mm and kilometers). I make my pipes for stock motors out of 1 1/2" od .065 wall (thats 16ga) thick tube. To make collars just get pipe thats 1 1/2" on the inside.
I'm not quite as fussy but will try anything that's not tied down
though I'm getting quite pedantic about my workmanship [improving but still room for more sofistication anyway!]
The XS likes the chair, but the rear wheel also likes to be respoked every 10,000 miles or so. I guess I still need to further fine-tune the lean-out and toe-in, but she sure feels neutral going down the road. If nothing else, it makes life interesting, and keeps me out of bars......

Is your rear wheel 18" or 16", better off with a 16" laced wheel, shorter spokes - less stress & movement I've found over the years of playing with XS's.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #238
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Dam metric system We tried that out for a week or so back in the 80's here in the states but it didn't stick Went back to our colonist ways, give'em an inch and we'll take a mile (don't know what that is in mm and kilometers). I make my pipes for stock motors out of 1 1/2" od .065 wall (thats 16ga) thick tube. To make collars just get pipe thats 1 1/2" on the inside.
What are the collars outside diameter, how long are they and how far up the pipe are they?

If you could tell me that you'd save me the trouble of taking the bike apart again :) But I understand if you don't.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:38 PM   #239
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What are the collars outside diameter, how long are they and how far up the pipe are they?

If you could tell me that you'd save me the trouble of taking the bike apart again :) But I understand if you don't.
Sure I do this to make money but always help when I can, it's good karma Outside is 1.900mm x 865mm long and are about 700mm from end of pipe.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #240
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Sure I do this to make money but always help when I can, it's good karma Outside is 1.900mm x 865mm long and are about 700mm from end of pipe.
I have a feeling that those measurements are a bit out :)

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My biggist concern right now is actually getting to buy the pipes, they don't sell to private persons, so I am figuring something out.
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