Follow me on my project as I purchase a Yamaha XS650, get it running and registered and then chop it into what hopefully is a sweet scoot that I can get out on and tear up the roads.

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's been a while

Well it has been a lot longer since my last update than I had hoped, but I have made some progress over the last couple of months.

I rebuilt the front forks, completed rebuilding the front brake callipers with new seals and pistons, cleaned the rotors and wheels, installed new pads in the front, installed new brake lines and I have now bled the brakes.

Over the next week or so, I will install a new clutch worm gear, clean up a little bit of the stock wiring to get ready for rego, clean and degrease the rear swingarm, order new tyres and get them fitted, and then start the bike up again, get the tuning right, and then hopefully get it registered in near stock condition.

Since the last post, I have also received the new rear guard/fender and the fuel tank that I will be using later on. The guard/fender is a ribbed ducktail aluminium piece from and the tank is a frisco mounted Detroit Brothers Instigator tank which I purchased through Lowbrow Customs.