Homebuilt Budget XS650 Update 2

home built budget xs650Hey everyone. Wanted to add some more pics as the bike has changed a bit.

 

[Click here to see the last update on this bike]

 

Final $$ tally is just under $1100 as she sits. Still no paint, can’t decide what color to run with so I’m letting the “patina” grow.

 

I love it as is.

 

Will need a new battery for this upcoming season, wrap the pipes, and finish the lid on the electronics box I built but other than that she’s good to go!

 

A blast to ride and pretty dang comfy, the seat shock really soaks up the bumps and my butt floats down the road.

 

There’s a pic of my dad riding it to show the seating position.

 

My antique cigar box/electronics box vibrated apart even with rubber isolators, the metal was too thin.

 

Lost a good multi-tool on the road somewhere cuz of that.

 

Fabbed up a new electronics/battery box. Not as cool as the flea market find cigar box, but a whole lot stronger.

 

Added a pic of my frame jig.

 

Still working on finishing it up but really happy with how it’s turning out.

 

By Griz

 

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