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Author Topic: el burro pequeño - LS650 scrambler build  (Read 10340 times)

Offline strang

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el burro pequeño - LS650 scrambler build
« on: Jan 10, 2015, 16:10:09 »
Let the tank staring begin:
GT380 - tried and tested favourite

GT185 - different but maybe too small

Honda ??? had lying around, too high, looks shit.
« Last Edit: Nov 13, 2015, 10:56:18 by strang »

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2015, 16:30:57 »
Great start! You might want to check the length of the new subframe. It looks a bit long? Rule of thumb is that its about as far back as the rear wheel axle.

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2015, 17:24:33 »
Ended up going for the GT185 tank. It has a few advantages:
- the Suzuki Savage petcock is an exact swap.    :o
- said petcock fits without modification as it clears any obstacles on the left side and sits between engine and choke lever pretty much perfectly.

It also takes the LS650 front tank rubbers.   :o
Also I wanted to be able to have passengers and therefore wanted a smaller tank length wise so we have little more arse room.
Yep the GT185 capacity isn't great but is actually a shade larger than the Ryca tank so I'm sure it will do as a round town bar hopper.

Following in others footsteps with slight variations, used the old tank mounting points and the old seat mount to create a holder for the GT tank hook. Works great:

mid section just needed at bit of mouse mat to cushion the contact point:

welded a nut on each side at the front:

bit of threaded rod with a penny washer welded on to give the rubbers a bit more to hang on:

« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2015, 07:35:56 by strang »

Offline strang

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2015, 17:29:27 »
Support for rear subframe done. Nuts are welded on the underside so I can bolt the subframe on and off for a while while I sort out mounting brackets for mudguard etc. Much easier to weld on the bench than in situ with my level of skills methinking.



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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2015, 17:30:18 »
Mudguard is on.
Used these paint tin openers to make tabs. Saved a lot of time and hassle. Love the little things:

Bend 'em cut 'em weld 'em:


As of now:

Offline john83

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2015, 19:59:49 »
Interesting.

Offline strang

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 08:44:55 »
High Pipe
materials:
- all 1.5" mild steel 1.5mm wall tube
- re-use stock header
- 180 bend, 3" bend radius
- 35 degree bend
- chopper style baffle, this was my dumb first idea. Will put on a standard shorty style muffler soon.

Tacked up:
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 07:25:14 by strang »

Offline strang

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 17:11:03 »
Got an Suzuki Intruder headlight for free. Same as Savage except has metal shell and different mounting hole spacing.
Welded on new mount to make it fit Savage spacing:

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 17:11:52 »
Reworked a bit of mesh off an Ikea light shade :P :


« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 17:13:31 by strang »

Offline strang

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Re: Suzuki Savage LS650 Scrambled Egg
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2015, 17:00:29 »
Bit more done today, easy-peasy electrics panel:

seat pan and side panels on: