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Old 10-02-2013, 11:01 PM   #6991
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Thanks for the replies folks. I am pretty proud of this one.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:29 AM   #6992
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Thanks for the replies folks. I am pretty proud of this one.
As you should be. How does it ride?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #6993
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Ride is a little choppy. You feel the choppiness in your hands. I need to shorten the links from the leaf spring to the axle rockers to get some more travel out of the front end. But the leaf spring on the seat is great for soaking up the bumps.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:20 PM   #6994
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I love your bike, and all the creativity that went into it. Really nice work!

but I must say, though, that I wouldda shaved the Yamaha logo off the engine cover. It would be the final straw to keep those folks guessing as to what it really is!

(I went outta my way to shave any company logos offa my lastest monstrosity. I don't want any affiliations.)
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #6995
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My recently finished Yamaha XS650. 23" rims front and back, David Bird looped hard tail 6" stretch 3" drop, hand hammered seat, home made gas tank, home made leafer front fork, and rephrased motor. It's a real hoot to ride.







You have some serious skill ! Leave the Yamaha on the engine show off what you' ve done
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:09 AM   #6996
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Ride is a little choppy. You feel the choppiness in your hands. I need to shorten the links from the leaf spring to the axle rockers to get some more travel out of the front end. But the leaf spring on the seat is great for soaking up the bumps.
Minor kink to work out, looks like it would be a hoot to ride. Again, well done.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #6997
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Thanks again everybody. Anyone interested here is a link to the full build.

http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23725
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #6998
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Ditto !! great work !!
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #6999
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It's a sad, sad day.



I have divested myself of my XS choppers....
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #7000
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It's a sad, sad day.



I have divested myself of my XS choppers....



Whoa buddy


What happened Jazz ?
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #7001
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:07 PM   #7002
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Thanks for the replies folks. I am pretty proud of this one.
I love it and am a die hard XS/TX650 guy. I built one into a street tracker beater and it was FUN!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #7003
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:44 AM   #7004
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Now I am usually not into hacks, but DAMN, this thing has every right to be in any modern museum, just as much as it should be ridden... Hats off, this is a work of art.

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It is the work of a Craftsman! I am curious to know if JJ considered building a fuel tank for the bike that looks like the skin of the sidecar. That would have completed this project. I'm sure it would be no easy task, but it would have looked even cooler.


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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #7005
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