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

Hurco550

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I made up an aluminum brake adapter plate to link the mashup of DR650 caliper/ XS650 forks / frz rotor.

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SONICJK

Reminds me of...me No, I'm sure of it. I hate him
My favorite part about this build is the pace.
Every time I check in I'm thinking, sweet it must be done now!
Nope brake caliper bracket lol.
Reminds me of me.
 

Hurco550

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My favorite part about this build is the pace.
Every time I check in I'm thinking, sweet it must be done now!
Nope brake caliper bracket lol.
Reminds me of me.

We cant all be @irk miller lol

Im lucky to get an hour or so in the shop every couple days, usually between midnight and 1 a.m.

I spend half of that hour trying to figure out where i left off the last time.
 

SONICJK

Reminds me of...me No, I'm sure of it. I hate him
We cant all be @irk miller lol

Im lucky to get an hour or so in the shop every couple days, usually between midnight and 1 a.m.

I spend half of that hour trying to figure out where i left off the last time.
Oh believe me no criticism here! I'm in exactly the same boat, you're just better at actually getting stuff done than I am lol.
I tend to go into the shop, sit and decide what to do, then decide I'm tired and go to bed
 

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I've still been tinkering on this thing as much as possible. I've finally sat down and made a check list of things that need done to complete it, and honestly, it was a bit longer than I expected lol. I'm trying to knock out 1 or two small projects an evening as I go, and even if it's an exercise in millennialism, it feels good to cross things off the list. Funny, i thought I'd be riding this thing by now. Sometimes I wonder if I know myself at all...

I cut a piece off of a stock dr650 muffler to mate the cone to the head pipe and tig welded it on. It utilizes a dr650 muffler gasket. I still have to sort a hanger for the muffler itself. (I know @irk miller will have something to say about the zip tie)

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Made a couple brackets to mount up the battery box.
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Made a wheel spacer to delete the speedo drive as well as adapt the xs650 forks and wheels to the rd350 triples.
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And I made up a bracket to mount the top if the headlight cowl to the top triple tree.
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I decided that since this is a precision performance machine, the spindly xs650 forks needed a fork brace, so that was tonight's project.

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