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Author Topic: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip  (Read 1134 times)

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #20 on: Aug 12, 2019, 15:07:11 »
I like Irk's Idea. It would be the easiest likely and look good too.

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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #21 on: Aug 12, 2019, 15:53:05 »
Could you just put a (maybe upholstered) filler in the gap?
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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #22 on: Aug 12, 2019, 16:22:55 »
I like the idea, but I'm not sure how to go about bending the hoop up at an angle in the back. Another consideration is that the integrated tail light is actually slotted into the hoop, so if we bend too much I'm concerned it will no longer be visible.
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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #23 on: Aug 12, 2019, 17:01:54 »
If you have a torch, bending the hoop is super easy. 

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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #24 on: Aug 12, 2019, 17:40:32 »
Blow torch is about the best I've got.
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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #25 on: Aug 13, 2019, 10:42:45 »
I think that's a bit better.

I ended up using a reciprocating saw to chop 2" out of the hoop and then I welded it back up again. I also included a small cross brace from 16 gauge steel which serves as the mount for the seat.

The wiring is also complete and everything seems functional. Time to add some gas and see if the charging issue is fixed.

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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #26 on: Aug 13, 2019, 11:28:24 »
Nice clean up, looks much much better
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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #27 on: Aug 13, 2019, 11:40:28 »
Needs a rear fender though.
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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #28 on: Aug 13, 2019, 11:59:22 »
Nice job man, way better!

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Re: Yamaha XS850 - Kickflip
« Reply #29 on: Aug 13, 2019, 12:03:06 »
Needs a rear fender though.

I remove the rear fender when I was working on the seat hoop. I think that adds $50 to the sale price?
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