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 - Jun 2, 2016
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Nice man. Looking good. I really enjoy your posts.
Other than Kevin’s rigged-up jollapy (Suzuki Savage), this is the only other rigid frame out of the group.
digin it. the knife will be gnarly. good stuff
hell yea! that sissy bar is awesome
Gonna be a nasty ride. Keep it coming.
thanks dudes. I have off from the shop for a good 2 week chunk of february and I plan on spending most of my days in the garage. Top that with a beefy tax return and I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna get a lot done. I’ve also added to the list of things to do – Pamco mechanical ignition, Banshee stator swap, and a battery-less wiring harness.
Saw it run yesterday. She’s a beautiful angry beast.