ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #61
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
More glamour shots from last Saturday (yes, the sun shines occasionally in Rhode Island!)









__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 01:22 PM   #62
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677





So, I think this is the end of my mad-posting streak, for now... phew...... comments welcome, as always!!!

__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #63
philp38
Beastly Adventurer
 
philp38's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Decatur TN
Oddometer: 3,188
Video...We need a video..I gotta hear what those pipes sound like...
__________________
Temple Lodge,No 25.F.& A.M. Winthrop Maine
Paddle faster I hear banjos
philp38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:36 PM   #64
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
The pipes alone were....uh....loud? The mufflers did a surprising job of quieting it all, even though I could see straight through them!

I do have a video that I posted on vimeo when I first got the bike started, and another quickie from last saturday... I just gotta figure out how to post them... I am a virginvideoposter.....

__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #65
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
OK, so here's the link to the first-ever video that I did when I was getting the bike running....



Just tried it, and it works as a link! Next I need to learn how to embed......

PS Another video is being uploaded and procerssed by VIMEO, so it will get posted SOON....
__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #66
pbarmy
Beastly Adventurer
 
pbarmy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Great Black Swamp
Oddometer: 1,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by bpeckm View Post
Ooooff... he has a lot more "builder" skills than I... I am just assembling bits and pieces to make the bike fun. I took a welding course, but don't have the facilities (nor would I begin to TRUST my own welds for something critical like a shock mount and swingarm!)

But, we both havin' fun....no bout adout it!




I don't know man,your bike looks pretty sweet!John runs a motorcycle shop and works on the bike when he's got some free time.It's coming along tho,despite a broken collarbone from a dirt bike tip over.
__________________
"Nostalgia ain't what it once was"
pbarmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #67
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677

Will's XS650 runs for the first time! from bpeckm on Vimeo.

__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:00 PM   #68
philp38
Beastly Adventurer
 
philp38's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Decatur TN
Oddometer: 3,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by bpeckm View Post
Sounds great. Again GREAT job. Thanks for the video.
__________________
Temple Lodge,No 25.F.& A.M. Winthrop Maine
Paddle faster I hear banjos
philp38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #69
hunter_greyghost
XS650 Allroads Traveller
 
hunter_greyghost's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Yass, Australia
Oddometer: 7,634
Sounds great, good job, keep the news coming!!
Cheers
Baza
__________________
1981 XS650SH "Tourer" [ For Sale - when / maybe?], 1975 XS650B "Adventure" ['Kenny Krazyhorse'], 1982 XL500R 'Project'
www.aussiegreyghost.smugmug.com
Couldn't afford a 'GSA', so now it's an 'XSA' "I didn't do it! & whoever said I did, is a liar!"
hunter_greyghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #70
HapHazard
t00 0ld 2b n00b
 
HapHazard's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Central CT
Oddometer: 2,184
VERY nicely done, neighbor!
(Good catch on those transmission gears).
Thanks for the 2-part clear info - how many cans did you use?
Beautiful transformation - only one thing I'd change:

One of these "Lucas-style" tailights instead of the large square one, and you'd have 2-wheeled perfection (or nearabouts, IMHO).
HapHazard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #71
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
Yeah, the tail light was a sort of... well, we have this one... that fits..... I was sorta looking for an early XS round tail light, or an early '70's Honda tail light.... that's a really easy one to change, should the right thing show up!

I used just one can of the 2K... and did the tank and the underside of the seat with the same can.... I still have 2 more cans for "another project".......



__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #72
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
Hoping to shoot a video riding up the street... but it IS freeking JANUARY in Rhode Island......
__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #73
muchXS
n00b
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Oddometer: 2
You'll find that thing vibrates so much it will shake yer balls off after a couple hundred miles.

...so if you find a pair on the side of the road they're probably mine.
muchXS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 08:46 AM   #74
Boojum
I Miss the PartyBoss
 
Boojum's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Ringgold, Ga.....Saaalute!
Oddometer: 5,934
Cool write up on the XS............ I want to do this soooo bad. I want to do a high pipe setup however, black frame, # plate, and ......... well, just make it mine. Great Job, and thanks for the tips on rattle can clearcoat, and header info. Cool Job!!!


Boojum
__________________
"I aint no ruff guy, aint no tuff guy. Don't get out much, and don't dress up fly"
BMW's: 1999 GS 1100 "Work Horse", 1975 R90/6 "Black Betty", 92 R100 GSPD,
03 XR 650L with Farkles, KLR 250, 72 Honda CL-70
Boojum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #75
bpeckm OP
Grin!
 
bpeckm's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Road Island
Oddometer: 5,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by muchXS View Post
You'll find that thing vibrates so much it will shake yer balls off after a couple hundred miles.

...so if you find a pair on the side of the road they're probably mine.

....^...... I'll keep my eyes peeled (or covered?)......

You know, that was one of the things that came into play when deciding to go with the tiny tank and hard seat: ain't gonna do any long trips on THIS one!!

Thanks!!
__________________
XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
__________________
bpeckm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014