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Author Topic: Project xs750 lowrider  (Read 9562 times)

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #30 on: Apr 07, 2018, 13:45:56 »
Thank you to all who stopped by to look at my progress so far. I can barely believe that more than 1400 people have visited my little thread. Here's where we stand. 90 percent of the metalwork is done. Today, I'll be fabricating the seat base, hinges, and the seat latch. Once that is done, I can carve the foam seat body for fiberglassing. Other than that, all that is left is making a flare for the rear fender to keep water out of the battery/electric bay and to make a hinged cover for the fuse box and mount it. Then it will be a final teardown to clean up the last of my welds. Fingers crossed for a good day.
« Last Edit: Apr 07, 2018, 18:01:22 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #31 on: Apr 07, 2018, 16:05:59 »
Fabricated the seat base using thin walled 1 inch stock. Harder to weld, but lightweight and easy to install the fiberglass skin over it. Coming along... piece by piece.
« Last Edit: Apr 07, 2018, 18:03:56 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #32 on: Apr 07, 2018, 21:46:04 »
Did the seat frame today.  Harder than I thought... so... after the flip up frame was done... I thought I would have a little fun sculpting the seat deck. The shape is getting close.  Good day.
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2018, 00:09:11 by Markie-V »

Offline Aussie Steve

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #33 on: Apr 08, 2018, 03:07:36 »
Moving along quickly and looking cool, too

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Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #34 on: Apr 08, 2018, 03:41:02 »
Thanks Steve!!

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #35 on: Apr 08, 2018, 14:03:03 »
As I whittle away at the seat base, I am having to be very careful.  The area around the rear fender is, as it should be , getting very thin... 1/4" in certain spots. VERY DELICATE. It will be slow... but worth the effort in the end.
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2018, 14:14:12 by Markie-V »

Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #36 on: Apr 09, 2018, 04:12:45 »
Still working the seat base mold. It's a little thin in places. Actually broke through in a 4 square mm spot. Gotta be patient with this or I'll be back to square one.

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #37 on: Apr 09, 2018, 06:27:12 »
Gotta be patient with this or I'll be back to square one.

Are you planning on making a female mold or will you be going for lost foam?

Your preparation work looks great.

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Offline Markie-V

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #38 on: Apr 09, 2018, 09:31:50 »
Thanks for stopping by. I think I am leaning toward moving forward without making a female mold. I figure... it will be a one of a kind and if something happens to this tank, or if it's  not exactly to my liking after a little while, I can make adjustments to the general shape on the next foam mold. This is my first ever bike build
 What do you think? Will I regret this? I don't know. Thoughts??
 You know... like changing the feel of your car by adding new wheels or paint.

Offline Maritime

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Re: Project xs750 lowrider
« Reply #39 on: Apr 09, 2018, 11:47:11 »
Looking pretty rad so far
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