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Phantom09
02-17-2015, 6:42 AM
I just acquired a 1982 Yamaha Maxim 650 and was wondering where everyone's getting the hard tail kits or making there own. Is anyone on here chopping one up and want to post pics.

got this one in pieces
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag86/93bagged/F1A16580-11A2-467B-981F-1121095BF7CA_zpsnukguboi.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/93bagged/media/F1A16580-11A2-467B-981F-1121095BF7CA_zpsnukguboi.jpg.html)

Dug around the parts and got it a somewhat roller
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag86/93bagged/C70AA2B9-9D7E-4971-9805-59C21FAE9949_zpshanqgzxt.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/93bagged/media/C70AA2B9-9D7E-4971-9805-59C21FAE9949_zpshanqgzxt.jpg.html)

zachpc2
02-17-2015, 10:06 AM
What year is it? You might have to get creative on the hard tail job

Phantom09
02-17-2015, 11:39 AM
It's a 82 model. Wonder if the maxim 650 and xs650 have the same neck. Found some reasonably priced springer front ends.

DustyDave
02-17-2015, 2:19 PM
A 82 XJ I did a few years ago. I clipped the frame above the engine and just behind the transmission and built from there back. The drive shaft is sealed on each end so I did away with the cover. I shortened the two braces over the engine and curved them to tie into the bottom of the top tube where I spliced it So I could get a custom tank on it. They make great bikes, definitely worth the effort.
Dusty
<a href="http://s657.photobucket.com/user/dustydave/media/13ef6791-6506-41fb-bd85-a574c35f1473_zps4b54c058.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/dustydave/13ef6791-6506-41fb-bd85-a574c35f1473_zps4b54c058.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 13ef6791-6506-41fb-bd85-a574c35f1473_zps4b54c058.jpg"/></a>

Phantom09
02-17-2015, 3:20 PM
That looks awesome, do you happen to have pics of the frame work? They look badass hard tailed with the quad pipes sticking out the front.

DustyDave
02-17-2015, 4:20 PM
Only pictures I can find easily. I ran the top tube through the joint and left it open then made a plug to fit it so I had a stash tube for the papers. It probably didn't need the down tube but seemed to look better with it to stiffen the top frame and I didn't have to tie the top of the engine to the top tube.
<a href="http://s657.photobucket.com/user/dustydave/media/IM001162_zps6eefe636.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu299/dustydave/IM001162_zps6eefe636.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IM001162_zps6eefe636.jpg"/></a>
I decided to put the kick out in the rear for the gearbox because it looked way too wide in the seat area with both rear tubes at the same width and looked crooked with just the left one wider.
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Dusty

FatKat
02-17-2015, 4:46 PM
[QUOTE=Phantom09;653221]I just acquired a 1982 Yamaha Maxim 650 and was wondering where everyone's getting the hard tail kits or making there own. Is anyone on here chopping one up and want to post pics.

got this one in pieces
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag86/93bagged/F1A16580-11A2-467B-981F-1121095BF7CA_zpsnukguboi.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/93bagged/media/F1A16580-11A2-467B-981F-1121095BF7CA_zpsnukguboi.jpg.html)
and if anyone was wondering if a bike would fit in an hhr.. the answer is yes