The Metal Connection

The Metal Connection Follow

Apparel 🌵AZ... All things metal! We do things....

http://themetalconnection.bigcartel.com/

300 Followers  236 Follow

Share Share Share

Last pictures before teardown. Now I'll finish all welds in tight places, cut out the atrocious dropout gussets and weld in new ones, then grind everything smooth and pretty before getting into paint. The Yamaha stamps on the engine will also be shaved. Next pics will be of paint progress.
#xs650 #xs650chopper #xs650bobber #motorcycle #motorcycles #bobber #chopper #bagger #tracker #japbike #hardtail #custom #builtnotbought #beaboutit #themetalconnection #apparel #clothing #tshirt #hats
SWIPE: Got the carb in today. #mikuni 36mm roundslide. Did a little cutting to mount it and got the cable all hooked up. Think it looks badass....
Getting so close. Fender struts are finished, headlight mount is finished. Now I need to enlist @richlopez89 to help me build the 2-1 pipe for the exhaust. Bike is really taking shape and is laid out just like I hoped. It's much bigger and longer in person than I can capture in pics. It's just got perfect lines and just a perfect classic look overall. Looking forward to tearing it all down for finishing touches..... #motorcycle #motorcycles #bobber #chopper #classic #hardtail #xs650 #homebuilt #builtnotbought #beaboutit #beaboutsomething #themetalconnection
Getting pretty far on the #xs650 project. Just waiting on carb, gotta finish headlight bracket, and the fender struts. Can't wait to tear it down, lay down some pretty welds, and paint it. 
#xs650chopper #xs650bobber  #motorcycle #motorcycles #custom #hardtail #builtnotbought #beaboutsomething #lifestyle #themetalconnection #metal #metalfab #fabrication
SWIPE: Always thought this chunk on the left cover of xs's looked ugly and incomplete. I have 2 whole motors so it was worth a shot removing it. I am a wizard with a grinder lol. Waiting on parts now to complete bike before paint.
#xs650 #xs650bobber #xs650chopper #chopper #bobber #motorcycle #motorcycles #fabrication #metal #metalfab #builtnotbought #diy #custom #beaboutsomething #themetalconnection
Swipe, building intake manifold. #xs650
Here's some shots of fitting the fender. Had to section it a bit to not interfere with chain, which is fine with me. I also chopped the rear of fender(about 6in or so), then in the pics you can see I traced a nice radius in to give it a smoother look, then cut and flapdisked it all in nice and smooth. That's what's happenin so far. Btw I will also radius the section I removed for chain passage as well. 
#xs650 #chopper #bobber #motorcycle #builtnotbought
Relocated the #xs650 . Thanks to @catscryandfly . so now I can really get after it. Still in the little nic nac fab stage. Finished up the heim joint rod last night for rear caliper stop. Thanks to @richlopez89 i have a good welder to use, so I definitely appreciate that! Next steps are to build side fender struts, which ill need a torch for, cause I gotta do a little blacksmithing lol. And also to build the 2-1 intake manifold to eliminate the usual dual carburetor setup. I have already traced out the flanges for it, so I can eliminate the boots and mount manifold directly to jugs. My vision is to run the 2-1 intake w a single badass roundslide mikuni, carb will sit slightly off to the left side of engine( if your on it). Then run the exhaust 2-1 and route it on the right side of bike. I think it will have a nice balanced look, as well as actually creating balanced cylinder pressure. Anyhow, that's the update. More to come! Now go buy t-shirts!
#themetalconnection #apparel #clothes #clothing #brand #lifestyle #motorcycle #motorcycles #bobber #chopper #bagger #xs650
Love @trowler88 jeep! Thanks for representing!!
#arizona #4x4 #offroad #rockcrawler #jeep #themetalconnection #beaboutsomething #lifestyle #brand
Got wheel? @kdifrancesca and @adk_702 new 30in lay frame roadglide project happening now, go follow them for updates.
#bagger #harleydavidson #roadglide #layedout #layframe #airride #motorcycle #motorcycles #bikelife
Bikes and bikes
@tigerbuhda is fully equipped, @cicli_noe made sure of it!
#bmx #bmxlife #azbmx #tucsonbmx #themetalconnection