XS650 bobber progress

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cory, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. cory

    cory Guest

    After installing motor pounded out fender struts and a seat pan, making all related hardware from bits and pieces laying around the shop. Don't through away your end cuts!:tt1:
     

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Looks to me like you're doing just fine.

    Keep us posted.
     
  3. cory

    cory Guest

    More pics

    More pics
     

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  4. cory

    cory Guest

    more pics

    more pics
     

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  5. cory

    cory Guest

    Battery pan installed

    Used a piece of 11 gauge and cut a battery pan out today. Tack welded 4 corners then heated and persuaded sheet to line up with structural tubing then stitch weld 1 1/2 sections alternating positions to respect the heat transfer God. :sweatdrop:
     

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  6. bill green

    bill green Member

    cory I like your sickness.......Bill
     
  7. cory

    cory Guest

    Battery box

    And Thanks Bill, me too.:ack2: Made a battery box using the same piece of 11 guage sheet metal Ive been cutting off of for everything els. Wasnt easy, had to use a hand held jigsaw to cut the pieces. This will be one of the items Ill be using my little powder coater for.:evilgrin:
     

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  8. cory

    cory Guest

    Seat off for leather

    Curved seat just a bit more before sending off to be covered. Battery box done.
     

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  9. bill green

    bill green Member

    My My My I think you found the artist...only one thing to say (ollie O and way to go Bro) Now thats A Bro job....LOL.. Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..Bill
     
  10. cory

    cory Guest

    seat pattern

    WOW!, Thanks Bill. Seat pattern. Seat will be colored burnt orange in the center to black around seams
     

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  11. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Are you a Cav guy?

    In any event, with 11 ga, that battery box will be ****-bent-for strong. You do nice work. I apreeciate the updates.
     
  12. cory

    cory Guest

    You bet

    Hey you bet, miss building whizzers, the motors weigh less: sweatdrop: Ill keep updating, caught the bug here on this sight and even though not to many people seem to be interested there are some two wheel die hards out there willing to look at it.:grin5: By the way I think I remember your build a feeling a little jealous at the time. You also do outstanding, detailed work. The '71' turned out wonderful!
     

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  13. cory

    cory Guest

    Mounting fake oil bag

    Used a large 1HP electric motor housing with some slight modifications as a fake oil bag to stow away electrical. This bike is all electronic ignition, no points so it has a TCI box. :grin5:
     

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  14. gordonscott

    gordonscott New Member

    650 build

    Hi Cory, nice job on the xs lookin real good :cool: do you post on any of the xs boards? I go under "greatscott" on the 650motorcycles site and "scottfree" on the xs garage, maybe we already know eachother? http://mysite.verizon.net/reszw9bp/
     
  15. cory

    cory Guest

    Not sure

    I'm on (The Chopper Underground, or TCU) and chopperfix its sister site. Started out on 650 Rider but not too many chops on that site, although they were extremely helpful when coming to my chopper wiring of the original harness. No I'm just mostly hangin out with the chopperheads.:grin5: Check out TCU if you want to see some serious fabrication. Allot of the guys build there on frames or hard tail original frames. Thanks for the atta boy!!:grin5:
     
  16. bill green

    bill green Member

    HI cory great place for stash or any hiden electrical................Bill
     
  17. cory

    cory Guest

    Ill keep it clean

    :whistling:Well if ya talked to me about 20 or so years ago I would have things, stuff to put in that bag but these days maybe just a trail bar or a roll of TP.:jester:
     
  18. cory

    cory Guest

    More wiring

    Had presidents day off and decided to start mounting electrical components inside my fake oil bag. The rectifier has a tendency to get hot so made a stand up threaded bracket on one of the end caps. The igniter box I bracketed on the opposite end and the rest of the spaghetti chopper wiring will be shoved down toward the igniter that doesnt get hot. Luckily this electrical motor housing already came with vent holes so didn't have to cut those. Rock on chop troops!!:grin5:
     

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  19. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi Cory its been 30 years for me but its still A good place to hide the big uglys...Hahaha..Bill
     
  20. cory

    cory Guest

    Wiring harness

    Getting my spaghetti chopper wiring sorted out and bundled for storage in the fake oil bag. Made this harness from the stock harness on the xs650, it was run and proofed before final soldering and shortening.
     

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