Beautiful!kickstands for early Hondas were rare because there's no frame under the motor to attach them. Honda solved that on some bikes by welding the stand pivot to the footpeg bar that mounts across the bottom of the motor. With rearsets, that bar is not there so I fabricated a cross beam that mounts to both sides of the motor to spread the load.
Back in the day someone offered a stand that bolted to the frame where the footpeg plates bolt on but there were pretty flimsy and tended to fail IIRC. Funny that modern bikes all come with side stands but can't fit center stands because of full fairings etc getting in the way.View attachment 233687View attachment 233688
i love this xs650 special!!!!! do you have anymore pics? you got a good deal how did you get it fof $299?$200 1979 XS650 Before
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Thanks. I found it on CL. It was in some lady's basement and she just wanted it gone. That was in 2015 and it's not as easy now.i love this xs650 special!!!!! do you have anymore pics? you got a good deal how did you get it fof $299?
THIS is amazing! NICE JOB! Is there a thread for this?Before.....
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badass 5/5Before: and after:
When I picked it up, it was a pile of bits in a couple of boxes. The PO had started work but lots of parts needed to be thrown out including wheels, forks and exhausts which were all way past their use by date. That before pic makes it look much nicer than it was, but they all start somewhere.
Fully rebuilt literally from the ground up. new rims, spokes, brake shoes, bearings, cables, pistons, exhausts, LED lights, SparckMoto solid state regulator/rectifier. Everything rebuilt and/or updated. Electronic ignition, new coil, new switches, frame braced and powder coated. Shortened rear fender, preserving stock rolled edges, indicators added. ALL new cables. Custom tank and seat. Exhaust has a nice deep mellow sound but not too loud. New shocks, rebuilt forks.
Even came up with a custom side (kick) stand and custom kickstarter which clears the custom rearsets, but it starts on first push of the button.
Cables are all stock length to work with OEM high bars and could be shortened to fit whicheve bars a buyer decides to fit. I tried clubman's and straights and found this set of superbike bars to be most comfortable for my back.
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THAT has got to be one of the slicker things I've seen! NICE JOB and MUCH RESPECT. If you ever DO a thread or recap of the build, *hint* I will be a devoted follower. Very inspiring.Thanks but no, never got round to doing one! Heres a couple more pics....
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1978 xs750 Before and after View attachment 234177View attachment 234176