Post by terribletabo1 on Aug 8, 2007 23:49:21 GMT -5
Greetings, I thought I would share my obsession! I recently discovered [glow=red,2,300]Crazy Horse Customs [/glow]www.crazyhorsecustoms.com/index2.html makes Yamaha XS650 bobbers this week, and thought it would be nice to use the motor to power the World War 2 Style Military Motorcycle I always wanted! My problem is that their stock Rigid frame is not quite what I want, but I did find a guy online that made a XS650 that is similiar to what I want: baycitydesign.com/xs650/
I deciding which military bike to use & am leaning towards the Harley WLA. I'm wondering if there is a way to attach the solo pogo style spring to the frame. [glow=red,2,300]Kustom Culture Motorcycles [/glow]makes a nice seat with a built in pogo shock www.kustomculture.biz/products/hardware/seats_bags/pogo_shock.shtml for it to make the rigid a bit easier to bear.
"The tank and fender will be painted by Crazy Horse Painting"
So, is it not possible that"Crazy Horse" does painting for a lot of houses?
The photos in 650motorcycles.com photo archive come from all over....is it not possible that "Crazy Horse" painted a few of them? Maybe did a little work on a couple of them? Now, before you jump all over me.....I am just asking a question and referring to a couple of websites. Don't shoot the messenger....
Here is a link to a 650motorcycles project that makes specific refference to "Crazy Horse"...in fact, it is the bike in question.....
Post by Six-Five-O on Aug 10, 2007 21:16:41 GMT -5
There is one photo of a machine I know was built in Germany and another one from the Netherlands.. and yet another by a member of this board and the old board, by the name of Elwood.. The 650 Trike is another good example, as it was home constructed and painted by the man who dreamed it up...
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2007 23:40:36 GMT -5 by Six-Five-O
Yamaha XS650, the past is a just a blur in the mirrors.
Well, I stand corrected...there is an outfit called "Crazy Horse Painting" and another called "Crazy Horse Customs". The former is the one reffered to in the links I found. The latter is not, and may be riding on the rep of "Crazy Horse Painting".
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2007 22:00:27 GMT -5 by pamcopete
2. Which seat do you guys think would be better for this project? The [glow=red,2,300]spring style seat [/glow]like in the Indian 741 Military Motorcycle /Harley XA or the [glow=red,2,300]pogo T-bar seat [/glow]type like Harley WLA? (I'm not even sure if there is room to squeeze one in this frame)
r80rt: :)This is a splendid write up, THANK YOU!!!!
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mashermoto: What the what is this shoutbox for? Or should I shout, WHAT THE WHAT IS THIS SHOUTBOX FOR!
May 12, 2016 22:22:21 GMT -5
motormike: Good Day ...just a FYI.. Wild Cat is this Labor Day weekend. Still go'n on. A few 650's still make the scene. Various rides at different skill levels each day.. awards dinner sunday eve. BS in the park'n lot after dinner.
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lsettle: First post in over 6 years!
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kardon: Wow quiet here, where did they all go.
Oct 7, 2016 2:18:13 GMT -5
gggGary: XS650.com LOL
Feb 16, 2017 20:49:02 GMT -5
buell88: Anybody have any idea who built the xs650 tracker used in the Draggin Jeans Ad on Pipeburn?
May 16, 2017 16:24:09 GMT -5
joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
Jun 7, 2017 19:25:58 GMT -5
joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
Jun 7, 2017 22:09:52 GMT -5
craig8johnson: Not sure if this is the right spot or not but oh well...
Jul 11, 2017 18:04:15 GMT -5
craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
Jul 11, 2017 18:06:19 GMT -5
gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
Jul 13, 2017 6:54:33 GMT -5
dean: Just saying Hello, new member who is going to fix up a 79 XS650 that has seen its better days. I will definitely have lots of questions coming up.
Jun 23, 2018 16:45:32 GMT -5
tt650: Trying to breathe life into a 1980 that's been stored (indoors) for 25 yrs. Air filters are dry rotted. Have cleaned carbs but she only runs briefly on choke then stops. Need jet setting info and other ideas that might help her idle and rev.
Jul 3, 2018 19:15:19 GMT -5
trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
Aug 16, 2018 8:50:48 GMT -5
trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
Aug 16, 2018 8:55:08 GMT -5
bob99: how do I post a question. I am new to the forum
Jun 6, 2019 10:52:10 GMT -5
adlpc: Hello all! Been enjoying your edifying posts and discussions - and as a fan of the XS650 since my early teenage years happy that I now own a 1980 Special which I plan to turn into a vintage half faired racer. Thank you all for being here!
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jimothyj: Hello everyone, I just joined & wish would have known about this site in 2014 when I brought my 1974 TX650A back from the grave. I have spent a good deal of $$ and alot of time on it. Just painted it and working on electrical, I will post pics soon,
Apr 10, 2021 2:14:13 GMT -5
louisvan: trix13 - I had a problem with my 1975 SX650. When I got to highway speeds, the engine lost power. The problem was in the connectors. At a certain vibration and the wind pushing on the wiring loom, the connector lost continuity. A bad crimp to the wire.
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