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Author Topic: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!  (Read 45660 times)

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #10 on: Nov 28, 2014, 03:06:20 »


Hammered out and tacked the cutout for the tire last night.
Next up is frame mounts and final fitting, then on to saddle making!
Tank is being mocked up. Gotta love cardboard..

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #11 on: Dec 08, 2014, 02:54:02 »
Got the plate!
Since i only have one shot at getting this right, cutting it will take some courage(beer)..

Offline treitz

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #12 on: Dec 09, 2014, 20:41:06 »
Man this thing is crazy. I'll keep watching!

Offline 1969Honda

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #13 on: Dec 09, 2014, 23:21:22 »
I'm in just to see the tank when finished ;D
"Life happens, you'll either get over it or die from it"

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #14 on: Dec 10, 2014, 00:32:20 »
Been having second thoughts about the tank so im gonna let it ferment in my head a little.. looking at husqvarna roadracing machines from the 30's now. They have awesome aluminium tanks, not sure if thats gonna look good here though..

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #15 on: Dec 10, 2014, 07:43:11 »

I mean, imagine this - in bronze. On my bike. Cant really get an idea..
« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2014, 07:56:59 by datadavid »

Offline treitz

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #16 on: Dec 10, 2014, 12:29:55 »
Given the seat and bar setup, personally I think a more peanut style tank would look better. Something more in the bobber/chopper range. For me the long rectangular tank is more fitting on a cafe or brat style bike.

P.S. Where are you located? I might snag that stock 750 tank from you if you plan to sell it.
« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2014, 12:31:48 by hbc »

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #17 on: Dec 10, 2014, 12:34:35 »
No idea where boise is, stateside i guess? Its a bit dented the stocker, but fairly rust-free and fresh inside..
Buuuut i'm in sweden..
Yea im going with a sportster style tank with a little stretch.. picked my brain enough now i think..
All the guys in my garage run peanuts(not in bronze though) :)

Offline treitz

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #18 on: Dec 10, 2014, 12:54:08 »
Oh right... Sweden. Ya, shipping would probably cost a little bit on that. Haha

I think stretched sporty style would be great. Can't wait to see it!

Offline datadavid

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Re: Xs750 896cc engine rebuild and chop!
« Reply #19 on: Dec 12, 2014, 01:47:16 »
Watching some jesse james youtube clips about metal shaping, just to get some ideas on how to start. Btw, bronze is one tough alloy. Gonna have nicely muscled arms when this is done..