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Old 09-23-2008, 12:59 AM
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The Not sure what to call it project.

I just got a 50 dollar 1982 xj650 maxim. The only hitch is I have to finish assembly on it. It was my roommates parts bike that came with his when he bought it. It has 99% of the parts so It should be interesting to see how well it goes back together. The plans are to build it back to stock, then tear it back down partially and do some mods, like hardtail with custom seat and different bars and some paint.

Here are some pictures of what Im starting with.









This is what Im shooting for, Im lucking out as I happened to stumble across the build of the bike below and it is the same exact model and year as the bike I have. But this is my first motorcycle project and I also have to get it back into running order first.



The reason Its called what it is, is because Im not sure what it classifies as when Im done with it. Its an inbetween Bobber and Chopper, as Im removing pretty much everything thats not needed and Im also chopping the rear of the frame. Ill try and grab some shots tomorrow with the back end at the ride height I want.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:17 AM
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Just a side note, Im building this in the basement of my Apt. So Im very limited as far as tooling goes, which is going to make it even more difficult to build. Today I worked on framing out a work table so I can pull the motor out of the frame and finish the assembly of the top end.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:26 AM
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bobber is a term meaning the bike isn't any longer than necessary. very little rake and the rear fender usually end at the top of the rear tire. that's what i built out of this kz650 a couple weeks ago.



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Old 09-27-2008, 03:06 AM
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This is somewhere close to where ride height in the back will be (think of the top of the blocks in the rear as the ground).







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Old 10-01-2008, 10:12 PM
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Cool..looks like fun!!

r1ng3l78...I like the looks of the bike.....
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:51 AM
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Havent gotten much done on this project right now. Running low on cash for my Ranger project, so this has taken a back seat. I did finally get the forks and front fender from my roomate, so Its a rolling chassis now.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:30 PM
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Update:

The motor is back in, I borrowed my friends seat to see what she will look like. The rear rim is painted as you can see. Im not using that tire hence not taping it off. The lights are just taped in there for now as I have to do some special wiring for them as they are only single filiment lights. They will most likely end up being mounted higher to keep them out of the tire.

The rear is lowered 2" right now. The front rim is currently off and drying as we speak. Im waiting on my new headlight and my fork seals before I can get the front back together.




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Old 12-31-2009, 07:08 PM
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wow I forgot to update this thread. The bike is finished so I guess Ill throw up some pictures. I ended up running a XJ750 fuel tank. It had stick on emblems (no brackets on the side like the 650 tank) so I brought the tank to bare metal then cleared it. The speedo is off a 70's scooter so it only goes to 80mph (not sure what scooter goes that fast) but it was a yamaha so it matched up perfect and was small. The rear shocks are lowering shocks from a Harley Sportster. I traded my stock tank for them so free is always good. Front fender I shortened the front about 3.5".







Needed some frame plugs, turns out 2-1/2" 12 gauge shells fit perfectly with a little bit electrical tape wrapped around them.


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Old 12-31-2009, 07:24 PM
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Cool, I like the tube caps
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sweet build up and tube end idea. I wanna bob my 81 xs 650
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:15 AM
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Havent been on in a long time. I ended up selling this bike. I got an offer for double what it cost me to build so I decided to take it. But I just picked up a $100 76 Kawasaki KZ400 a couple weeks ago. This time around I will be doing a hardtail build.
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