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 20, 2019
Mike Slim put together a trip we’ve been talking about for a long time. A long weekend at Hilltop MX Lodge near St Mary PA. Was a blast overall 6 hr drive was long but wasn’t horrible The track is 5 mins from a little town with food / gas / restaurants The track itself […]