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PostSubject: I bought another one!   Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:31 pm

I just can't help it. Having put my GS550 on ebay to test the waters I was impressed with the response, to the extent that I thought I better build some more to sell.



So, I picked up a tatty Yamaha XJ650



...................watch this space!
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:29 pm

So the Suzi went OK? That's good, spreading the cafe race culture is great, you should feel a bit of an evangelist, providing a service for people who cannot do it themselves, keep up the crusade bud! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:54 am

Nope, I still have it. I can't let go until I build something better, then I'll always have something to play on, even if it is 3'C outside.
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:52 pm

I know what you mean, I have my eye on another XJR1300, the missus will kill me but letting the last one go was the biggest mistake ever! Now, how do you go about 'cafe'ing; a big retro cruiser, hmmmn?
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:53 am

Remember the XJ project? I know, it seems like ages since I've played in the garage.............anyhoo, I thought I better get back on with it (and the second GS550).
Engine has been silvered, and bits polished.






I couldn't resist, headstock has to be polished..........oh no, it's starting again, this polishing fetish.........NURSE! fetch me a mop! (Polishing humour reference there)



Shortened exhaust bracket castings, but kept them 'cos they're pretty. (See the difference in build quality on a Yamaha, everything on this bike weighs a ton). Their keyboards and pianos are the same.



Gonna look something like this, seat is foamier than I would normally have done, but suits the tank height better, and is a wonderfully comfortable place to be!



Right, sort out some stickers then?
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:11 am



I guess it's kinda finished now?
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:15 am



It's competition time, what design has the badge come from? Come on now, a famous brit' bike from the past............ the prize is a night out with 'The Vincent Owners Club'.............damn, given it away now.
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:20 am



Can't decide if it looks like a BSA or MotoGuzzi?



Seeing what people think, it's on Gumtree!
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:28 pm

av you got a production line up and running lol!

nice job luv the yamaha vincent decal
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PostSubject: Re: I bought another one!   Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:21 am

Cracking job, extremely envious. The way the tank flows into the sidepanels is kinda Triumph Trident'ish to my mind, a lovely looking thing in anyone's eyes.
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