Tuesday, May 3, 2011

XS Done.......

Almost.  Speedo needs some love, other then that, big fun! We took it out today & tuned & took photos. I got it down to one or two kicks to start from cold, very happy with it.

Heres a few pictures for now, need to edit many more. If you are just tuning in on this bike, the owner wanted a muffler, out of sight, the rear section to be naked of clutter, & a cafe style seat, with the option to seat two, thus the removable tail cone. The exhaust note of the bike is excellent, sounds like a cammed 2sroke at Idle & revving, & goes to a deep throaty sounds under load & acceleration.






More to follow.

On to a Vtwin Cafe :-)




13 comments:

matt machine said...

nice job mate.....im doing a similar removable seat cowl for a project at the moment....came up nice that bike...

vtwin next up mate!??!!!....

Saint said...

Thanks Matt, glad you like.

Vtwin, a 2002 Honda 600 motor, in a CB frame......kind of :-)

Mike said...

Amazing! I couldn't have imagined it any better... Can't wait to ride it and show off that bad boy! Maybe even pick up a few girls to ride on the back :)

Saint said...

With no real upkick on the back of seat, means they have to hold on Tight to you :-)
Glad you like it, the engine cover made a perfect touch.

Deuce said...

I'd love to see close up shots of all the small things changed. Like the reed manifolds did you make them? The rear spring mount is that moved? How does the cowl mount? Love watching your builds but I can never see stuff clearly enough to tell what you or how you changed things. (dang crappy eyesight). Congrats on another great looking bike.

Alicia Mariah Elfving said...

Amazing stuff! And check out MotoLady blog for a couple pictures not posted here (other readers) ...

http://themotolady.com/post/5161662875/saintmotorxs650

:D

Saint said...

Deuce, thank you. In the serch box on top left, just type in XS, & itll just show you the pages with xs build pictures. Click on most & they will get bigger.
The rear frame, seat area, I removed from bike, then raised it up a few inches & reattached in front & lengthened the rear & extended the rear tubes to meet it up higher. There are pics youll find that show it.

There really is no cowl, just the headlight, which I made longer to hold the speedo as well.

Thanks for liking the junk I do.

Alfred de Klerk said...

Great bike!
I also want to see the "small" modifications you did (the "small" things take most of the time, but make a bike top or flop). But, above all, I want to learn from the master!

Saint said...

Master, pffft. Im just a smuck that like to play with bikes. But Im glad you like me so much :-)

Saint said...

Big A! thanks.
Love your site....a lot.

Alfred de Klerk said...

I like to play with bikes too, but you're way ahead of me :-)

Troy Young said...

Saint, I am new to your site. It is amazing. Good Stuff, keep it coming.

www.troy-young.com/p/pocket-full-of-tools.html

Troy Young

Chris Saddler Sam said...

i love them both versions!!  ;)