Sunday Sissy – XS650 progress
I spent most of Sunday with a can of MAPP gas, some welding gloves and a cut off wheel and came up with this.
Obviously the welds need to be cleaned up, plus the clamps need some washers. I learned a lot about bending steel and what you can and cant get away with. It’s also not complete – I have a 1918 WWI bolo knife that is going to be mounted in the middle. I am about 90% satisfied with this though, there are a couple things that I wish I could go back and do right. Oh well, I’ll spend a day this summer with 20 dollars of steel and make it all right.
Next up: rear fender bottom mounts, then the focus shifts to the front – lacing an old bmw drum front to a 21″ rim and shortening the forks 3″.
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Published - May 25, 2016
Before there were a bunch of assholes on DT’s tearing up the woods of reading, there were a bunch of dudes in green tearing up the woods of North Carolina on WLA Harleys. The footage is great. The music sucks. Recommend watching on mute. Apologies to those who frequent RideApart for the dupe content.