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 - Apr 20, 2015
Last night our buddy’s garage on the 2100 block of North 2nd Street between Susquehanna and Diamond was broken into. The thieves took 3 Honda XR650’s a Yamaha DT125 and a bunch of tools. If you’re in the Philly area and see these bikes, let us know. Bike 1: 2000 XR650L Bike 2: 2006 XR650 […]