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Well, I just completed my second XS build, its everything I wanted and more.  I picked the bike up early February of this year.  My first build was very mild and the plan was to dig in a little deeper this time.  My recent obsession with bratstyle insprired me to go that route with this bike considering it had the mags (I prefer spoked wheels with a hardtail, which is next).  

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I started collecting and gather parts such as the tank off of Craigslist and ordered numerous new parts too.  Such as, TC Bros bars and bates style headlight, solo seat that we did a suicide hinge with, new cables, Model-A taillight, and the typical jets and seals from Mikesxs.  I give all the credit for the rear frame section to my good friend Ray that is a magnificant metal fabricator.  I had the idea and direction and he made it happen.  All the welds are as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

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I made the rear fender out of a section that was cut off of a Sportster fender, stock pipes cut down, heat wrapped and chrome tips.  Made the front fender brace out of aluminum and cut down stock 7/8″ bars to make the foot pegs that I utilized matching bicycle grips for the foot pegs and actual handlebar grips.  I made the side panels again, but had to do them in two seperate pieces.

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Bare bones wiring and a big thanks to Pamco Pete for helping me trace down a bad regulator.  I’m sure I’m missing a lot of details but you guys get the jist of it.  Tell me what you think!  -Bykerbrad
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Bike when I first picked it up:
2010/02/and-on-to-the-next-one/

Some mock up:
2010/03/i-lied/

My first XS build, just recently sold:
2009/10/update-on-budget-build/ -Sold!

Bradley T. Bergamasco

xs650 tanktop
xs650 mug
xs650 Bandana
xs650 long sleeve

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