Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 108 "Setting up for the Hard Tail" 30 March 2009

So the swing arm is done, and I put the wheel back on to see how the clearance is. It looks like I have plenty of room too!

Here's another shot of the new added clearance.

The next step is the hard tail mod! That means more cutting and welding...

5 comments:

  1. Looking great! Just ordered the same tires for my 1980 XS650. It came with 100/90 19 but all I could find in a WWW is an Avon 110/90 19 (and then the matching 130/90 16 which is stock size) I hope it works out and I don't end up on four tries like you had to go through :)! Best of luck!

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  2. Thanks! I think that a 110/90-19 should fit, I debated doing that myself? It took me forever to find a 100/90-19 WWW and it was the Avon venom. I finally broke down and went to a local dealer and they ended up finding it for me, I definitely paid the dealer price for it. I found the rear 130/90-16 on the internet here http://www.kgmotorcycletires.com/avon_venom_x.htm
    Thanks Again,
    "Shop"

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  3. Mark DeLisle (formerly anonymous, lol)April 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    ^^Thanks for the tips! I actually found your site by googling red mags on an XS. I really wanted to do it but was afraid it might be too much and was considering black. After seeing your pics I already made an appt. to drop them off for red powder ;)! Thanks again!

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  4. No problem, I'm trying to make it easier for people then it's been for me. I've also been trying to go back through the posts to add hyper links to the places where I got parts, unless it's a local shop. As for the red rims, I was worried about them too, but I'm glad that I went all red.
    Thanks Again!
    "Shop"

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  5. Thanks for the post man. It's a sick bike. I actually have a question about an ATV not a bike, but I found your site and thought you might be able to help. I've been considering black rock wheels for my Polaris 550 X2. What do you think?

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