Friday, 26 October 2012

Just because

Heading out to work the other day, I just couldn't resist taking a pic with the morning sun peaking through the window.

I took this shot mainly as a reminder that I've got to pull my finger out of my ass and get it completed sooner rather than later!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Heading in the right direction!

After a couple of emails checking on some measurements, Scott at Gordon Scott Engineering has already completed my custom headers!

He sent through some teaser pics prior to shipping. So far they certainly look the goods!

Hopefully they'll fit right up without too much fiddling around.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Clean sweep!

After having to put the build on hold for way too long, I finally had the opportunity to order some engine parts from MikesXS and made some inquiries into purchasing some headers.

With all of the positive talk about Gordon Scott Engineering on the XS650 boards that I visit, the choice was obvious. I wanted to deal with a professional outfit that were XS650 friendly, as well as eliminate the need to disassemble and re-assemble the bike to get it in and out of the second story apartment to get pipes made by a local shop. My time and effort would have been much more than the great deal I received.

As it turned out Scott actually already had a product that was close to what I required.I did however feel that they were not going to be a straight fitment, which lead me to take some shots and measurements which I sent with a quote request.

As it turned out Scott was very quick to respond to my inquiry, and very helpful when it came to pricing up my custom headers.

Here's some pics of my measurement technique, which called for the nearest broom handle to be shoved into the muffler. I chose this novel approach as I suspected it would be the best way to visualize what I required with my header design.