Danny’s Yamaha XS650 cafe racer custom rearsets evolve…

Danny is turning down some metal for custom Yamaha XS 650 rearsets on the lathe

Turning the metal down on the lathe...

Last time we posted about Danny’s Yamaha XS 650 Cafe Racer, he was working on the prototype for the rearsets.  Since then, there have been some changes, and some discoveries, that have shifted the focus and design…

The lathe turns brass raw stock to bushings and washers for the Yamaha XS 650 custom rearsets

Brass bushings turned on the lathe...

After machining the parts to make the rearsets functional, it became apparent that the brake lever was hanging up, with it’s movement restricted by common metals touching.  A closer look at other designs showed that most rearsets use a design with brass or bronze bushings, to eliminate aluminum on aluminum rubbing.

So, back to the drawing board, and the lathe, for some new bushings and spacers made from Brass.  Brass is a whole different animal, when i comes to the lathe, so it was slow progress, but eventually the parts were complete, and we are moving on…

 

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