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Old 01-04-2009, 09:36 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Was the rear tire that was on the bike as new as it looks in that one picture?
Nah man, all new tires... The stock tires were 2" smaller in diameter both front and rear, so they wouldn't work anyhow....
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:24 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Alright, Progress Pics Time!!

I went ahead and made a table to work on. It pivots in the center so I can roll the bike off when I am done.

Frame cuts... (Lost pics of the first cuts)

You can see the hug hunk of stock frame in the bottom pic, left side...
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Threw on the forks (not the machined down ones yet, these are for mock-up)

Then I got to toss on the wheels and set the ride height.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Nah man, all new tires... The stock tires were 2" smaller in diameter both front and rear, so they wouldn't work anyhow....
I was asking cause If that 130/90-16 tire is "new" Id be interested in buying it for my 82 XJ650 project bike.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:26 PM   #155 (permalink)
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I was asking cause If that 130/90-16 tire is "new" Id be interested in buying it for my 82 XJ650 project bike.
Yeah, it was a new Chen Shin tire, still had the pubes on it. Its yours for the cost of shipping (+ any parts you might have extra laying around ) if you want it... Pm me...
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:54 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Set the lowest point to 4"
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:56 PM   #157 (permalink)
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That should be just enough travel for the front right?

Planning for 2" of up travel, with about 3/4-1" down travel.
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Did you change something with the forks? The front looks super low, compared to stock.
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Here is the pile that has been removed from the frame so far. Lots of weight savings at this point, with plenty more to go.
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Did you change something with the forks? The front looks super low, compared to stock.
No internals installed at this point, just setting up the ride height. I'll mod the internals in a few weeks.

Almost No One ever lowers the forks on these things, and they just look too damned high in the front if you lower the bike / hardtail and don't do something about the front. I have decided to stay stock rake, as its just a great fit with the tank in place and the 21" wheel up front really fills it out.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Looks Kickass dude, keep it coming.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:04 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Took some scrap, welded it into the frame and then welded it to the swingarm. This set the rear ride height solid.

I won't be keeping any of this either...
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:08 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Did alot of cleanup on the frame. Had to remove several tabs, brackets, and tubes that I cut out.

Grinder with a stone, then flap wheel, then scotch brite pads on the 90 degree die grinder cleaned this up real nice like
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After looking at it really closely, I decided to set up the rear end.

NO STRETCH for this bike. Gonna keep it short, clean, and simple.

Found some tubing at school (Odd sizes though, 1 1/16th OD, .100 wall)

I hate the way a JD2 bends smaller diameter tubing, and wanted a more organic bend.


I measured 12" to the center of the bend. Heated a 5" section (2.5" on each side) with a torch, then bent each tube. I made sure to keep the seam on the inside of the bend. I wanted the tubes to fit closely to the tire, but will still need clearance for the chain and sprocket. I thinks these will fit just fine.

This pic doesn't look exactly right, but they are the same bend. I couldn't get pic of the process though, I was working alone today.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:21 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:22 PM   #166 (permalink)
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I cut a groove into the tubing to slip it over the stock drop-outs. The bend starts just at the tire.

I notched the tubing to fit onto the backbone, had my Fiance' help me hold it in place to check for fit, and tacked it into place.
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I made the other side fit the same. Took alot of eye-ball measuring to get it all exactly right

I had to cut the upper notches in so many different angles to make these things fit. Finally cut them to fit flush with each other, preheated them with MAPP Gas, and Mig Welded them in. The heat helped sink the welds, but I didn't get a super pretty bead on em'
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Threw the rear (Old front) fender on to check clearances.

Even with the wheel all the way forward in the drop-outs I have enough room for frame bracing and mounting the fender.
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I started to build the engine cradle, but promptly ran out of welding gas. The cradle should help keep the frame square when I cut the rest of the rear off the bike.

So for now, I set the tank up and enjoyed the work I had done today.

Its time for bed, I have to source some 1 1/8 Tubing tomorrow for the chainstays, and in this small town, I have about a 10% chance of actually finding any.
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I know next to nothing about bikes, but this makes me want to find an old piece of shit and start tinkering.



Super super cool.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:41 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Looking really good
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #172 (permalink)
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I know next to nothing about bikes
I didn't even know how to ride a bike until 2 summers ago, let alone work on em'... Never too late to try. Just make sure to buy something with some aftermarket support. Nothing sucks more than not being able to find a part, bearing, etc...
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I'm sort of glad I sold my XS650 a few weeks before you started this build.... You would of inspired me to create another money pit....

Seriously nice work though.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:17 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Whats the sweet lookin BMXer hangin on the wall?

You're doin some good work here, keep it up!
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:19 PM   #175 (permalink)
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lookin' good, I like the tank, we have one at the shop I was gonna use on my new bike but I found an Indian Warrior tank. I'm guessin' the BMX bike would be a Brew ?
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