Robbie's xs650...

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Robbie's xs650...

Post by Prof » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:26 pm

Robbie's XS 650...
here's a photo you've seen on g'day folks of Robbie's projcet xs650...
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Here's latest photo sent through with comments last week...

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Just thought everyone would like to know that I have finished mock up. By the time you get this the bike will be stripped and the frame will be flame red powdercoated and all front end is away being chromed. More photos to follow during the rebuild.
P.S. not much done to the trike since last time!!
Cheers Robbie
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Post by Cromag » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:57 am

Nice! still i reckon an inch or two in that swingarm would look hot too.......but its lookin near spot on now.

david 101

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Post by david 101 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:07 am

3ins on the swingarm move gaurd back a little and that seat will drop right in there. Seriousley it looks good mate nice to see more yams out there
Taz

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Post by SimonJ18 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:21 am

I reckon your on to something there Taz, another 3 inches in the swingarm would be neat, bring the rear down a touch, and along with shifting the fender it would house that seat nicely 8) Top stuff Robbie, that is one neat, tough looking ride there!

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Post by leverin » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:02 pm

look's great robbie. making me get a move on with my yam.

Bacca

Post by Bacca » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:57 pm

I agree, looks great but needs that extra room for the seat.
I added 4" to my swingarm and have no complants about how it handels.
Will be a neat ride when finished, Bacca

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Post by SimonJ18 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:01 pm

Just looking at that rear setup again..... extending the swingarm would be great but the shocks are already on a fair angle as it is, you would have to relocate the top shock pivot points along onto your fender struts aswell. Good luck!!

Bacca

Post by Bacca » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:04 am

If you dont want to go that far maybe just put a smaller seat on it?
The seat you have there looks the same as mine, the bannana seat I was useing before that was
about 3" shorter at front so you should be able to find a seat to fit the gap or get one custom made to fit.

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Bannana seat

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Stock swingarm

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4" streched swingarm

Hope we are a help, Bacca

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Post by robbie » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:05 pm

thanks everyone for your comments l
have replaced the seat with a vulcan 1500 classic seat it fits like a glove
cheers
robbie

Bacca

Post by Bacca » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:18 pm

Hows the Yam coming along Robbie? Looking foward to a few more pics.

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Latest pics

Post by Prof » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:40 am

These photos emailed by Robbie... Taken a while to get them up ...


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Post by chazz » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:33 pm

I like the lines of robbies chop,what degree of rake has it and what length overs,might do my project with the same degree of rake

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Post by VMAX » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:29 am

This bike rocks~!

Did you use harley switch gear and bars?
They look 1inch (or bigger). I guess they are HD dia risers and bolt straight into the top yolk anyway. So there was no problem, Good idea :)

The bike looks great and I really like the paint job.
Where are you based??

best,
G.
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Post by robbie » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:27 pm

The switch gear and bars are not harley. Bars are custom made 1 1/4 tube down to 7/8 to take switches and levers with risers modified to suit.
Small mod on risers to make them fit.
l dont know the rake but an extra 6inch in the forks
CHEERS Robbie

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Post by Cromag » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:59 am

Tidy...nice forwards, paint, stance,etc

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