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    Default Project Rapido XS650 - Build Thread

    Official build thread for my new project.
    Started off as a sketch and decided to make this shit happen!

    The foundation of the build will be built around a Harley Rapido tank. The frame used is an xs650 special which will have a single downtube from the neck. The Hardtail will be a David Bird looped 0" stretch and 2" drop. It'll be a stubby little bike.

    The blueprint (Sketch)





    The Frame ready for a HARD on



    The Tank: Harley Rapido.



    The bars used. Not sure if I plan to mount them under or on top of the upper tree.


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    NICE SKETCHES!
    Make it happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daroberts3 View Post
    NICE SKETCHES!
    Make it happen!
    Fosho!

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    Definitely following this one! I've always liked the Rapido tanks and actually almost bought an entire bike just to get the tank! This thing should be killer when it's done!

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    sweet, i'm diggin it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLICKstripes View Post
    Definitely following this one! I've always liked the Rapido tanks and actually almost bought an entire bike just to get the tank! This thing should be killer when it's done!
    Yup love this tank! Finally scored one in excellent shape

    Can't wait for my David Bird tail to arrive! The wait is killing me. Glad I got this other build to keep it off my mind.

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    Nice! Looking forward to following your progress.

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    Coolness, I'm thinking under for the bars...just because that tank and the triple tree with bars under; reminds me of a yellow jacket's head and thorax.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetblack View Post
    Coolness, I'm thinking under for the bars...just because that tank and the triple tree with bars under; reminds me of a yellow jacket's head and thorax.



    Thinking black and yellow theme with the bike btw.

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    Waiting on my bird tail to come in. Decided to re-use the mid frame section for the mid controls like the Fong bros bikes.

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    Nice; something pretty iconic about the black and yellow mix...looking forward to how it turns out.

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    Tank mockup

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    Those tanks are so cool! I would go as far to say they have more character and style than the overused overdone peanut tank! Oh and the helper is doing a great job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleboy View Post
    Those tanks are so cool! I would go as far to say they have more character and style than the overused overdone peanut tank! Oh and the helper is doing a great job!!
    Thanks man! I Mocked it up on another bike I'm building and want to pickup another one. Tanks are harder to come by tho.

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    They are hard to find! Great seat on that one. Did you build it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleboy View Post
    They are hard to find! Great seat on that one. Did you build it?
    Thanks! I made the seat

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    New tank badge

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    I love your ideas on this build and love these tanks. Im really shocked that nobody has tried repoping these rapido tanks.

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    Thank you! They do make repops but they cost 600.00. They're called "repitos". I picked up another tank for my other build as I liked it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doom View Post
    I love your ideas on this build and love these tanks. Im really shocked that nobody has tried repoping these rapido tanks.

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    Mocking up other headlights and tanks.

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