View Full Version : xs650 hardtail frame question

04-07-2016, 11:01 PM
I am being offered another hardtail frame that a friend was working on but he has no time to finish. I went to look at it and I noticed something that caught my eye and got me curious. The welded hardtail instead of being straight where the rear tire fits forming like an H shape, it kind of goes in a little. Will that affect the bike performance in any way? or i would have to re weld the whole frame again with a new hard tail kit.

Please inputs?

Thanks in advance

04-10-2016, 9:54 PM
I'd check the distance between the axle plates. From your post it sounds like your working with just a frame and don't have it assembled, you might not be able to get the rear wheel, sprocket, axle adjusters etc to all fit if it's caved in enough.

Should be ~8-8.5 in I forget the exact number. Hopefully someone else can confirm the length. Not too crazy to fix if it is caved in though.

Also, just fyi, 74 and earlier axles are shorter.