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  1. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Thanks for looking. I'm on pause for bit but hope to get rolling again later this fall with the tank and tail fairing.
  2. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Yes, the plans for the rear is a full fairing over the rear wheel. This is the best sketch I have for concept right now. The fender/fairing is planned to have the same body lines as you see on the tank. The body lines will start spaced fairly wide behind the seat and merge together at the tip...
  3. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Now on to the upper shell. First two pieces joined. Welded inside and out.
  4. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Forward mounts underway. These cups are plan B. Plan A was the mangled L shapes in the 5th frame. I had to anneal them several times to get them to fully conform the form but I'm happy with the way they came out.
  5. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Starting on gas tank.
  6. sandmanred

    Cafe XV920R Mega-Build

    Awesome, very nice!
  7. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Decided to do the seat next. The aftermarket seat on the bike looks great but not comfortable. So I grabbed an old one from ebay and remodeled and recovered it. I trimmed it down in thickness and built up the front a bit with the slab I cut off. This is cover may not be the final but it's...
  8. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    I designed the brake stay to provide a neutral force back to the fork by keeping it parallel with the trailing link. But I left enough room to drop it down on the brake arm a bit to provide an anti dive force. I wasn't 100% sure it would work so I did a little experiment. I measured the...
  9. sandmanred

    V Star 650

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    V Star 650

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    V Star 650

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    V Star 650

  13. sandmanred

    V Star 650

    Started this fork assembly a few months ago. It's ready for some shakedown miles now! More to come on the rest of the build later.
  14. sandmanred

    Honda Hornet 599 Retro-Mod

    Congrats on BOTM! Really nice build. Can you share what material you use for the seat foam and how you attach the covering to a fiberglass pan?
  15. sandmanred

    Cafe XV920R Mega-Build

    Yowza! Nice work!
  16. sandmanred

    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Looks good, what will you use for springs?
  17. sandmanred

    My little kz440 project

    Looking good!
  18. sandmanred

    XS400 cafe build

    A few more shots with everything complete.
  19. sandmanred

    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Congratulations on September BOTM! It's a well deserved win. Really great job on the build.
  20. sandmanred

    DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2019

    I'm happy and honored to accept the nomination. Thanks!
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