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Old April 22nd, 2012, 10:10 PM   #2576
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Old April 24th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #2577
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Here are a couple pics of my XS650...traded for it built like this. Making a few changes...smaller headlite, adding turns and reinstalling starter. Kev.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #2578
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Some real inspiration here:

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/bikes.html
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #2579
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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:28 AM   #2580
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Took the $$$ I made from the pinstriping job (see attempting stripes thread) and picked myself up a little project bike.



It's a 1979 Suzuki GS400. The PO had already started cutting it up so the rear has already been bobbed and the ends capped and shaped into points and most of the tabs have been shaved. He was meticulous about bagging and labeling parts and wiring so it shouldn't be a big deal to get it back together after some more shaving, welding and painting. He was riding it before he took it apart. The plan so far is clip ons, rearsets, cafe/tracker seat, kick only, minimal wiring.
Something along the lines of this but not exactly:




Here's where it sits now





I'll get some better pics this week once I start tearing into it.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 03:42 PM   #2581
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And today I picked up this



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Old May 2nd, 2012, 08:31 PM   #2582
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Old May 14th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #2583
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Got to spend some time on the 400 this weekend.

Engine out:



Lots of un-needed bits stuck to the frame




The PO cut off the rear peg supports but left these big ugly triangles:



Won't be needing those



or any of those






Much better




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Old May 14th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2584
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Not a street bike and a mini to boot but here is my 1971 Yamaha JT1 that I have been wrenching on...just waiting for a couple more parts to assemble the mill and she will be alive again....the vid is when i started



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heres my bike...a lil newer that the post states....but its what i ride...love the flat 6
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http://www.msf-usa.org/motion.html

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HERES MY SUMMER FUN, 98 1200 SPORT,,,I WAS ABLE TO DO THIS ALL FOR UNDER A GRAND AND ONLY TOOK TWO MONTHS, I LOVE IT!!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 01:08 PM   #2588
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Got some bars and headlight brackets for the 400








Also made some templates for the GSXR rear set mounts, hoping to get those made up this week.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #2589
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Hauled the 400 over to my pal Jer's house and he did some of this:



Ziptie mock up:

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Looking good Bill! Needs stripes

Hubby has decided to re-design Scrappy..... again~



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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #2591
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Unexpected garage sesh last night produced an almost working rear brake linkage (I now know what needs to be modified to get the gixxer rearset to operate a drum brake) and measurement taken to make up the shifter linkage once parts are acquired. Stoked!
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Old May 31st, 2012, 09:36 AM   #2593
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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iom-tt-webcam

Isle of Man TT flyby cam. Sidecar practice going on now. The noise is beautiful!
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #2594
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Haven't had much time to play with the little 400 lately, just messed around with a gauge mount and trying to figure out mounting the big 'ol tractor headlight.




Wednesday on my way to work on the Z1000 in the pissing rain and running late as usual I didn't quite get stopped for a stop sign and laid it down. Totally my fault. I'm an idiot. Oh well, shit happens and I'm fine. Broke the left peg off and banged up the tank pretty good.



Should have the parts for the peg mount by tomorrow and I'm just going to cover the tank in stickers or something.


On a brighter note, me and some friends have been putting on a monthly bike. Had #3 last night, some photos HERE.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #2595
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Something followed me home the other day. Needs a bit of repair on the tank, has minor scratches on the left grip and left rear turn lamp housing. Not quite sure what to do with it as walking it backwards out of a parking place (can't always park tail in) is very painful to my bad hip, but sure is a great ride.
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Went to a bike in Seattle last night. Pics here: http://thrasherbillstripes.blogspot.ca/
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Nice rides, eh?
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Old June 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM   #2598
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There were a lot of nice ones in those shots!
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Old June 26th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #2599
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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #2600
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Clean and simple, that's sweeet lookin'. Those 650s are great engines.
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