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PostPosted: May 6, 2009, 10:35 pm    Post subject: Custom Mono-shock XS650

this is a custom mono-shock (off R6) cafe racer. the theme was to capture a modern style bike that was designs in the bikes original era. the main modifications are the swing arm and the back end of the bike. yes the shock mount is boxed in and the metal is thick enough. here are a few pics







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PostPosted: May 6, 2009, 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

rather interesting,..... stock 73 front forks? might be the handling limitation
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PostPosted: May 6, 2009, 11:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Very cool! I like it! Keep the pictures coming.
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

thats a first, nice bike
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Wow!! I like it.Is the finish on the engine paint or powder coat?
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Shocked Coooooool!
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Holy Chit!! That f'in ROCKS! That motor is pure tits
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

the motor is all powder coated except the oil cooler is glass blasted. and thanks for all the comments, i had a little set back thats why im looking for a 79-84 gas tank. i went to go get it pressure tested well instead of blowing air into the tank the guy sucked all the air out and imploded my tank.
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

I have an 80 tank that you can have but its not very nice looking. The previous owner had a bondo fetish and used it to smoth the lines and fill where the emblems go. Its pretty thick in places. Some people think you can make a chopper with bondo and a sawzall. Thats why I got it cheap. I took it off and never looked at it again. If you are interested I can take some pictures to see if you thinks its usable. Its yours for the cost of shipping.
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

whitexk;
Any XS tank newer than a '73 is too narrow to fit down over the tube, I tried a '75 tank on mine and it won't work. You may be able to get an old TX750 tank to fit with a little modification, it is longer and the seat will have to be shortened or moved back, and an XS750 tank will fit with some work as well. Other than that you are limited to a XS1 XS2 or TX tank or a cu$tom built one.

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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

yea i have modfied the fittings to make it fit. to my knowledge the stripped tank i had on it was a 50-84 tank but correct me if im wrong aren't all 78 or 79-84 tank interchangeable
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

74TXA through to the 84 all interchange, from the 447 up.............Your front brake is interesting, i have been led to believe the front discs of the later models would not interchange with the older calipers.......... Have you done any mods to make them compatible?
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 11:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

YZ with a twin 4 stroke - sweet
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PostPosted: May 7, 2009, 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

YZ with a twin 4 stroke - sweet
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PostPosted: May 8, 2009, 1:28 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Thats already sick, cant wait to see it finished!
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PostPosted: May 15, 2009, 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

What did you use to plug the kick start shaft hole?
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PostPosted: May 17, 2009, 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

im not sure if i understand you question, because i haven't done anything to the kick stand hole its still there.
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PostPosted: May 20, 2009, 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

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PostPosted: May 20, 2009, 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Very cool bike, love it!

I'm guessing they are late model forks on ass about?

dwyatt, you can either get a core plug (welsh plug or water jacket plug, whatever you call them over there!) or get it welded up. 2 best options I know anyway! Same thing for the old handlebar holes in the top triple clamp, plug fits great!

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PostPosted: May 21, 2009, 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

love the bike but you should have left the kick starter on there
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PostPosted: May 22, 2009, 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Plug it is, off to the hardware store as soon as I get home. I use the holes in the triple clamp for the tie down hooks so I don't screw-up something.

Way cool build you have going there, show us more as it progresses!
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PostPosted: May 24, 2009, 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

i had a billet plug made to match the oil cooler, held in by a c clip with a o-ring.
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PostPosted: May 24, 2009, 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

650skull wrote:
74TXA through to the 84 all interchange, from the 447 up.............Your front brake is interesting, i have been led to believe the front discs of the later models would not interchange with the older calipers.......... Have you done any mods to make them compatible?

No we didnt do any modifications to the brakes, all i did was good all three rotors drilled to match.
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PostPosted: May 24, 2009, 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Custom Mono-shock XS650

Very well done. I might not have used a 73 to start with, I would have used a more available later frame. Kept the 73 stock, worth more than a later model.
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