Yamaha XS650 Dirt Bike Build

Discussion in 'Photos' started by X53Gunner, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. X53Gunner

    X53Gunner n00b

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    Haven't seen many of these so I thought I would post a couple of pics to see what you guys think? I know my work shop is a mess but I always end up fabricating instead of cleaning. I custom built my own frame out of chromoly. I'm trying a mono shock not sure if it will work the way its set up, feels good just sitting on it but won't know till i ride it. I just need to finish a couple things but mainly the swing arm and should be able to go for a ride. Should be a great two track/trail bike! Let me know what you think or any suggestions you might have, thanks!
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  2. RocketDog

    RocketDog Rocket Dog

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    I am digging this! Nice work so far! found this on the site somewhere... like it, if XS's werent becoming so hard to get, I would do another one.:clap

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  3. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    They are getting hard to find because they are turning into these.

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  4. Fictitious

    Fictitious Been here awhile

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    Noice you don't see too many people building their own frames in home shops that aren't choppers. Or I guess I could be wrong, I certainly haven't seen many.
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  5. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Looks like an insane amount of fun. As in "they'll never find your body in the woods" kind of fun :1drink
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  6. BigFeet

    BigFeet Banned

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    Very cool! Let us know how it works out?

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