Built with a hacksaw and drill press.

noid-betty

I have done everything wrong…

I botched my spacing.. .hurried my welds…and pinched my pennies when I should have bought something that works…
But I did it myself. I said at the beginning of the project: “If I have to grind the VIN off the bike and puch it into the ditch in the end…then I have achieved my goal.” I picked the xs650 cuz it is a popular and inexpensive project bike. I have bled the internet dry of bobber project pics and attempted to build my bike with as little $hop time as possible.

noid-first_mockup

A buddy of mine did all the welding…I fabricated almost all my parts with a hacksaw and drill press. Props to my dad for all the support.
noid-latest
unfortunately…I am gonna have to tear her all down again and try to “correct” some errors in the 1st build.
noid-right_side
Big THX to the xs650 community for all the support.

Comments

  1. Steve says:

    Hang in there it will be worth it when you get it finished …

  2. BLACK WIDOW says:

    So what corrections need to be made?

  3. Denis says:

    I know this sounds little, but nice job on the kickstand. That’s the same way I shorten mine.

  4. Pete says:

    I have to clean up the frame, have the rear axle milled down, build a wiring harness and mount a new rear fender, new battery box and figure out how to get more space between the frame and the chain. I tried to rush it and ran into spacing issues.

  5. tucker says:

    Looks like you still have the original wiring harness. If that’s so, rip it out and buy a T/C Bros wiring harness. This will save you some confussion and a ton of time. Also, by shaving the forks and a little polishing on the motor will make a huge difference, and costs nothing. Your off to a good start, don’t give up!