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Author Topic: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - DONE!!!  (Read 16082 times)

Offline 3DogNate

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3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - DONE!!!
« on: Nov 16, 2013, 20:38:52 »
So, I horse traded a buddy for a torn down '83 XS650 back in March. I did not touch it all summer, I decided to get on it a bit this winter. I even picked up a heater for the garage so that I won't freeze while working :-)

Here's how I brought it home:

Here's the Voodoo Vintage Hardtail I bought for it:

I nutted up and cut the frame up for the Hardtail tonight. So I guess I've officially started.

I'll be cross posting the build over at the XS650 forum also...

Here's what I ended up with at the end of the build.

 


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Offline mrjoshzombie

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Re: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2013, 20:48:50 »
Knowing the amazing work you did with the Spartan, I'm in for this one
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3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2013, 21:45:42 »
Knowing the amazing work you did with the Spartan, I'm in for this one

The Spartan is a sweet bike.... But it's not my build. :-)

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3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2013, 15:46:50 »
God I forgot how much I hate grinding off welds... I need to borrow my buddy's welder and his help to fit the engine to the frame so that I can tack the hard tail on...

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3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #4 on: Nov 17, 2013, 17:14:49 »
Well I was able to slip the engine in by myself by laying it on it's side. Good thing I decided to put the motor in rather than take my chances. The back bone definitely moved once it was cut.  I'll get some tack welds in place and move onto the  neck gussets. I have an acquaintance with a CNC plasma cutter I might see if he can whip me out a set of fancy gussets. Though I like the ones that Hugh sells... I may go with those.




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Re: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #5 on: Nov 17, 2013, 17:33:29 »
Cool. Following.

I'm running the same hardtail on my '81.
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3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2013, 22:13:07 »
I got my buddy's welder, it's a 110v Lincoln, it's got gas but it is neigh impossible to make a good looking weld. So I just tacked the hard tail on, I'll get a real welder after it later. I've only got 110 in my garage at the moment. I'll get the neck area cleaned up next... Also you can see my tank choice, I went with a ribbed one, I need to shorten the tabs a bit to get it to fit the frame well.

Also here's the LaRosa seat I picked up



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Offline Andrew21502

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Re: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2013, 00:04:11 »
Im in. Looking awesome so far.

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Re: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2013, 19:30:47 »
Gussets are gone. Have new ones on the way from Hugh's Handbuilt. I have a few more parts on the way too.


Offline jwdmotorsports

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Re: 3DogNate's XS650 Bobber - Frame is chopped
« Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2013, 22:32:40 »
I'm in.
I got hooked on xs650's years ago watching the bikes on xs650chopper.com.
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