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Author Topic: My bratty XS650 build  (Read 2743 times)

Offline yourboychrisc

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My bratty XS650 build
« on: Oct 23, 2012, 02:53:42 »









The wiring has been completely simplified with a custom harness built, everything wrapped in heat shrink. Went with a solid state reg/rec A cool little push/pull button controls power to the bike and I have small momentary button on my handlebars for the electric start which fires the bike up in like a 1/10th of a second, there is also a switch on the bars for my lights.

The front brake line has been replaced with super thin black steel braided line. I dropped the whole bike quite a bit, and yes there is enough room for suspension travel in the rear, it barely moves - this thing is practically a hard tail. As far as everything else goes, you can see whats been done.

Next up is a PMA (magneto), and I'm also thinking about rear sets. I'm usually not a fan of them but when you sit on this bike, it feels like it would be really fun to have your feet a little further back.

I also might do something with the tank but i really can't decide what yet... Also I have polished up the cases since this pic was taken and they look the tits.

What do y'all think?

Offline Wahoo650

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2012, 06:54:51 »
Nicely done!  Like the stock paint scheme- adds to the vintage feel.
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Offline hallin222

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2012, 09:27:54 »
Love it.  I hope my KZ turns out as nice.  Well done.  Tasteful and clean all around.

Do you have any close-ups of your electrical?  Swithes, placement, and I gotta see more of that tailight.

Offline S Majure

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2012, 09:52:14 »
Well done! very smooth.

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2012, 09:54:20 »
I can dig it.
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Offline sbruton

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #5 on: Oct 23, 2012, 15:18:12 »
Damn son!  That looks great all around.  Great work!

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Offline muskywhisperr

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #6 on: Oct 23, 2012, 20:04:05 »
Nice ride!
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Offline L4NE4

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #7 on: Oct 28, 2012, 19:46:11 »
awesome!  what tires are those?

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #8 on: Oct 28, 2012, 20:05:48 »
Nifty.
I took the shell off of my racing snail thinking it would make him faster.

It just made him more sluggish.

Offline yourboychrisc

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2012, 01:31:22 »
thanks for the kind words br0s

Offline dooder

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #10 on: Nov 08, 2012, 15:17:01 »
NICE!
I'd like info on the tires too please

Offline hallin222

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #11 on: Nov 08, 2012, 18:33:20 »
they look like they could be the Firestone ANS 'military' tires:

http://www.cokertire.com/tire-applications/motorcycle-bike-1/where/category/firestone.html

The guys over at CRD use them a lot. 

Offline yourboychrisc

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2012, 03:10:06 »
They are indeed Firestone ANS, 4x19 in the front and 4.5X18  in the rearrrrrrr

Offline ProSimex

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #13 on: Nov 09, 2012, 21:23:37 »
looks good, really clean.  HHB PMA is the best thing I vever did to mine other then the VM carbs I put on.  Small capacitor, no battery, kickstart, ftw!
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Offline ctluba

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Re: My bratty XS650 build
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2012, 23:58:59 »









The wiring has been completely simplified with a custom harness built, everything wrapped in heat shrink. Went with a solid state reg/rec A cool little push/pull button controls power to the bike and I have small momentary button on my handlebars for the electric start which fires the bike up in like a 1/10th of a second, there is also a switch on the bars for my lights.

The front brake line has been replaced with super thin black steel braided line. I dropped the whole bike quite a bit, and yes there is enough room for suspension travel in the rear, it barely moves - this thing is practically a hard tail. As far as everything else goes, you can see whats been done.

Next up is a PMA (magneto), and I'm also thinking about rear sets. I'm usually not a fan of them but when you sit on this bike, it feels like it would be really fun to have your feet a little further back.

I also might do something with the tank but i really can't decide what yet... Also I have polished up the cases since this pic was taken and they look the tits.

What do y'all think?

Very sharp bike!!!!

I was a bit disappointed when I saw the thread title. I thought we were going to follow the build. Instead she was already done!!! Ahh, shucks...nice job anyway. Be sure to document any futher changes with photos so we can all throw our 2 pennys at ya!!!