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Old 07-04-2018, 01:10 PM
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Default XVS650 Frame dimensions

Hi, does anyone know the width of the bottom frame rails on an XVS650 Frame, also the size of the engine opening? Basically, how much of a ball ache would it be to fit a four cylinder in there? Cheers
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:34 AM
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Your best bet is to google that....
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For the frame dimenesions that is. Basically I'd say you are going to have to take the angle grinder to the frame if you are going to fit a four pot in there.
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There's a very wide range of 4 cylinder engines, what do you have in mind?
Water or air cooled will make a big difference with size.
What does the xvs650 frame look like?
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What does the xvs650 frame look like?
A bit of tubing with a V twin engine in middle and a couple of wheels hanging off each end, I'd say...
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A bit of tubing with a V twin engine in middle and a couple of wheels hanging off each end, I'd say...
Its an imitation hardtail
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Yeah, hardtail lines but a bit easier on an old spine, lol. I figure cut the twin spine tubes out and replace them with a single tube, the swing arm pivot tube will also need nodding to get rid of the larger tube section where the original shaft drive passes through. I'd like to fit a Bandit engine in but unsure as to if the swing arm pivot tube will be in the way of the natural chain passage from the front sprocket. Still on the figuring it all out in my head stage at the moment, but fabrication isn't a problem.
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Not knowing what the frame lookd like but just a thought as to whether the engine is stressed member of the frame or not? If it id I think you'd have to rethink, and may build a new frame altogether?....
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