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Author Topic: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail  (Read 46213 times)

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2012, 22:09:57 »
Sunday, 4 December 2011 - We have a roller!

This morning I completed the assembly of my front end and threw it, along with the rear wheel upon the chassis.

I now officially have a roller!

Here's a couple of quick pics I took on the phone.

There's still plenty of small bits and pieces that require welding to the chassis, which one completed I'll do another more detailed photo shoot.










Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2012, 22:10:28 »
Saturday, 10 December 2011 - Trial butt test!

I managed to do a trial butt test for the first time today!

I finally tacked the seat and associated various bungs and brackets today upon the chassis, and allowed myself to test fit my ass upon it.

To say it was a milestone to hop upon what will resemble the layout of my baby is an understatement.

Next step will be to tack on the tank and fender bungs over the next couple of weeks.

Here's a few progress pics that also show the brake pivot and linkage arrangement tacked up and attached as well.










Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2012, 22:10:59 »
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 - Brake light switch solution

One of the details that had been bugging me for a few days, was the clean and effective solution to mounting the Lowbrow Customs brake light switch upon the chassis.

It was important that it integrated well with the bike whilst offering the flexibility of fine tuning it to work perfectly every time I used the rear brake pedal.

The solution was simple and staring me in the face the whole time. I attached a hose clamp to the tubular cross member, then thread a cable tie through the switch mount hole and clamp. I used a heavier duty spring to mount it to the rear bolt hole upon the brake pivot that I knocked up. I plan on welding on a hex nut on the back as well.

I now have the ability to simply loosen the clamp a small amount to allow it to rotate. The rotation of the clamp allows it to loosen or tighten the switch assembly, which in turn affects the sensitivity of the micro switch.

After testing it with the multimeter, I now have a switch that activates at the slightest tap of the brake pedal, whilst being mostly unseen and clean in appearance.

The other great benefit of having it in this location is the need to weld on permanent tabs has been eliminated. I also have the ability to hide the wiring neatly too!
















Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2012, 22:11:34 »
Sunday, 18 December 2011 - Muffler mounting

This weekend I finally designed and knocked up brackets for the Dunstall style mufflers that I am running.

I temporarily clamped them to the chassis to ensure that my bracket measurements managed to clear the foot pegs, brake pedal articulation and kick stand. They're pretty much in the exact spot that I intend to permanently attach them.

They'll be satin black ceramic coated, whilst the header tubes will be 45mm O/D covered in black header wrap.

Old school baby!












Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
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2.
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Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2012, 22:12:01 »
Monday, 26 December 2011 - It's a blast!

One of the things that I wanted to do was give the ends of the grips a point of difference.

Since there are already some brass and copper accents upon the scoot, some shotgun shells would be pretty cool.

So today I managed to fit some spent shotgun shells to my grips today as well as making suitable holes in the drag bar to hide the wiring from the switch assemblies.








Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2012, 22:12:31 »
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 - Jug mount

Now is the time to focus on the electrics for the bike and making the mount for the milk jug.

I knocked up a solution that will house the battery, ignition switch, a couple of fused relays and the rectifier.

The battery I plan on using (4s3p A123) is tiny and powerful enough to run the starter motor, lights, etc. This will be located within the urn.




Here's a video of a similar version in action.




Here's some pics of the mocked up assembly showing the rectifier in position. It should still be able to get good air flow, whilst being protected (only just) by the chassis rails beneath the bike.








Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 01:21:46 by inmotionphotog »
Swivel = Drivel
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noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
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Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2012, 22:12:57 »
Saturday, 31 December 2011 - Fender bender

This weekend I finally bit the bullet and took on the task of mounting the fender bungs and making sure the rear end is more or less finalised.

To do so meant chucking in the motor, measuring and cutting the chain to length and throwing all of the elements together to see if it actually all fits.

Everything thankfully fits like a glove and appears to have been pre-made for my build!

About the only real concern I have is the tool bag's strap is dangling close to the chain. All I'll need to do is install some nice brass snap buttons and she'll be spot on.

Here's some happy snaps I'd taken this afternoon.

I plan on trying to get some glamour shots over the next couple of days whilst the motor is temporarily in place, which I'll undoubtedly show off.












Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2012, 22:13:30 »
Sunday, 1 January 2012 - Glamour shots (progress)

As promised during yesterday's post, I managed to find a few moments to take a few in-progress "glamour" shots, prior to tearing it down for the remainder of the project.


















Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2012, 22:14:04 »
Saturday, 7 January 2012 - Regs and rules, rules and regs


Living in this fine state of NSW throws up many a drama when it comes to building a project such as this. As much as I wanted to side mount the taillight and licence plate, it would be asking for a whole lot of trouble from the local constabulary.

One of the painful rules and regulations includes having to mount the taillight dead centre of the rear fender. Unfortunately it does ruin the lines of the ass end, however, I'm making the best of a crap situation.

I went with the "Black Beauty" taillight because it has a Bates style appearance similar to the main headlight. It's also a cool design that is adjustable.




I now intended to keep the blinkers in the general vicinity of the rear lamp so that I could minimise the running of wiring all over the place, and to also help keep following drivers focused upon a single region of the bike.




To do this I simply welded on a steel tube with suitable threads to allow the blinkers to screw in neatly, hiding the wiring in the process.

The wiring will be fed within the fender's rib keeping a good clean appearance.

One of the things that bugged me was the way I rushed mounting the fender stay last week, so today I remounted it so it is more perpendicular to the ground. I'll have to fill in the left over holes as a result.
















Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.

Offline inmotionphotog

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Re: "Thor's Hammer" 1975 XS650 hardtail
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2012, 22:14:35 »
Sunday, 8 January 2012 - Stay put!

After test fitting my 7 Metal West ribbed front fender on both Harley Sportster and the original XS650 fender stays, it was clear that I needed to construct my own to minimise the clearance between the top of the tyre and fender.

One of the challenges that I faced was that the ribbed fender didn't have the same radius as my 19" wheel and Firestone tyre combo. I decided that trying to position the fender so that the gap was smaller at the front than at the rear duck tail would be the best compromise.

Having a front fender is another strict regulation enforced within Australia, which is why I have to run one whether it looks good or not!

The pics below show the trial mock up, with my still needing to radius the sharp edges.














Cheers

Steve

http://inmotionphotogxs650.blogspot.com/
Swivel = Drivel
[driv-uhl] Show IPA noun, verb, driv·eled, driv·el·ing or ( especially British ) driv·elled, driv·el·ling.
noun
1.
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.
2.
childish, silly, or meaningless talk or thinking; nonsense; twaddle.