I had been waiting for the end of the season to figure this out but turns out it was pretty simple. The weight of the battery (very little) was a little to much for the electrical pan hanging out at the back of the bike. It tended to bounce a bit and eventually broke one … Continue reading ’83XS650 Little Fixing and Welding
Got the new/used exhaust on today and this things sounds sweet! I was little worried that with the pod filters and the straight exhaust I was going to need to do some carb work. But...Everything runs great and sounds awesome, in fact this things sound like a real bike now...haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U54Sejw6kDs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3obAkhx0v1o I also took … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Exhaust Work
I will let the pictures do most of the talking but I will say this was a great event for a wonderful charity organization. https://www.gentlemansride.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPVky8N9iew
Okay so I acquired a couple of seats on trade and a deal to good to pass up. Wondering your thoughts? If I don't use them here I will use one on the next project maybe? Also picked up a 2-1 exhaust form D&M Cycle Parts (612-716-3855) Good people, he even met me at a … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Seat Options
Here are a few shots of the motor cleaned, stripped, and painted. I used VHT High Temp Gloss Black, and Purple Power de-greaser.
Sorry all I forgot to post about this. Here is how the electrical ended up with the seat pan mounting kit.