Garry's Yammie

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Garry's Yammie

Post by Prof » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:02 am

Gary's Yamaha 650...

Hows it going mates. Biggaz here once known as Carr. I'm chopping my recently purchased Yam 650. Im doing it on the cheap and using what ever I can get hold of... hey whatever's lying around... hence the forward control spark plug spanner toe levers.

I have the forward controls on so here's some pics...
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Bike after dismantling and sandblasting motor...

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If any of you guys want measurments on the forwards let me know, but as you know, you really nead to make them suit yourself.

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The seat is temporary just to get the feel until I build one.

Bike is starting to look and feel like a chopper, but plenty to go yet .
Ive been riding with a restoration club, so they are going to get a shock, if there were any chopper heads up here i would be keen to organise this area in accordence with the club, anyway cheers mates and thanks for all the help.

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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:20 pm

Those vfawards look cool, how was brake done? Regards Bacca

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Post by Biggaz » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:17 pm

the brake is the same settup as the gears Bacca ,Ill send another pic
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Semi chopped frame

Post by Prof » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:51 am

Sent in by Biggaz...
Picked up frame for $150. As far as i can tell it's straight.
It came with the Sportster tank and rear softail guard , so now I have some work to do...
cheers Biggaz

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750/4 guys

Post by Biggaz » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:57 pm

hi guys i think the rear wheel on the choped frame is a 650 hub laced to a 750/4 rim can you tell by the pic if not ill send some measurments cheers biggaz
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Post by dady619 » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:04 am

hi mate il see you sunday i have a front wheel if you want it the one that was on the bike when you saw it let me no il bring it

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Post by 74chopper » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:25 am

looks like a 16" rim which would rule out the 750/4's, maybee a harley rim., nice score there though.
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Post by Biggaz » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:30 am

dady619 wrote:hi mate il see you sunday i have a front wheel if you want it the one that was on the bike when you saw it let me no il bring it
That would be great dale I will definately take it
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springer

Post by Prof » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:07 am

This springer is Garry's latest purchase on the road to a full XS chop. Note twisted front legs. defiitely classic 70's...


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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:44 pm

Will look slick when done! With a bit longer swingarm even better.
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Post by dady619 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:46 pm

looks cool mate did it fit straight on? i mus get up earlier next swat meet what a bargen

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Post by SimonJ18 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:24 pm

That springer will definately make the styling of that Chopper, Love the awesome twisted steel! So old skool, top find there gaz... i agree with bacca, add some length to that swingarm, lay those shocks over and she is gonna have a nice stance, Keep on chopping mate :)

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Post by Biggaz » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:12 pm

yeah guys thats definately on the cards I am going to have a go at lengthening the swing arm that dale gave me Im thinking 3 inches ,i need to sort out the top plate on the tripple trees and get the verniers out to sort the bearings but im very happy with the look
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Springer

Post by Biggaz » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:56 pm

Attempting to download the pics of the springer conversoin

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This is the springer with the 1" neck

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This is the standerd XS650 neck needed to slidew over the springer neck

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The 1" springer neck will be turned down and cut at the mark, then slid up the center of the XS650 neck and welded . This will allow me to use the XS650 head bearings [/img]
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Cleenup

Post by Biggaz » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:23 pm

Started to make the springer look respectable

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Just a test run to see what the springs will look like painted

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Used the bead blasting cabenet I built as a small spray baking booth

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Converted the garden shed into a spray booth and it bakes well on a hot summers day with no dust to settle on the paint job .I decided to paint the worst of the chrome and try to buff the rest this will do untill i have the funds to rechrome the lot

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Polished up the small pieces and replaced the bushes to take any play out

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I built this bead blasting cabinet when I decided to do this chopper project and it is great for preparing parts . The tube on the side takes a small vacume cleaner that is enough to suck the dust out without taking the blasting medium
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