David Roberts – 1983 XS650

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David Roberts – I built this one in my shop, Broken Sprocket Garage.  It is the first custom bike build I have done.  I learned many skills along the way, from basic MIG welding to pipe bending to being patient with the build process.

Inspiration for this build came from the many old machines I work on in my shop.  Especially old tractors and farm equipment.  The foot clutch and brake pedals are from an old wheel horse tractor.  The brake pedal operates both the hydraulic front Brembo and the rear mechanical drum.
I asked friends to make some wood pieces for that antique tractor feel.  The seat is Spanish cedar, the shift handle is white oak, the front motor mount is Bamboo plywood, and the kick pedal is an unknown exotic African species. Continue Reading →

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Race Bobber

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Georg – This is my first XS 650 and I want to customize this bike very cool. I spend one an half years work on it and a lot of money. But the bike drives really good and make lot´s of fun. The Keihin CR´s on it run perfekt and give´s a better punch to the engine. I want to show the bike on this web page, because I found some insperations on it. Continue Reading →

Jeremy shaw – 1980 xs650 bobber

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Jeremy shaw – Took 7 months to build, it’s my first build ever, finished today , put 30 miles on it, best feeling ever, tons of one off parts, stock engine for now but this winter going with a 700 kit and rephrase,plus hp carbs, every part on the bike that I did not make is brand new. I’ve kept every receipt but I’m to afraid to add it up, can’t wait to start build number two! Stock engine, ya momma exhaust, dei heat wrap,tcbros hard tail,oil tank,lights,seat with air ride,minstercraftsman, builtwell whiskey throttle,brand new everything and a ton of one off parts. Everywhere I go heads are turning, really turned out nice! Continue Reading →

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Old No. 7

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Chaos – This bile was a build my pops and I took on a few years back. It was a chanhe of pace for both of us, and a damn good time. The whole build took place in a 15×10 shed in the dead of winter. Many days of subzero temps and  A whole lotta Jack later…… Well, I will let the photos do the talkin. Old No. 7icon wink   FTF Continue Reading →

XS650 TRIKE

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Duane – I named this Sweet Chariot. I finished this on the 4th of July. Home made springer and rear end.  It has a homemade rear end, the spider gears are out of a 80 Mazda. Homemade springer front, modified stock 650 rear rims to. Continue Reading →

M.I.L.F. revisited

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Bryon – Well it’s been a while but the MILF is back with a few changes. After loosing 1st gear and finding out The first year bikes are a breed all their own. (for the most part). I followed some advice from the boys over T.C. Choppers and got a newer engine. Thanks to the fella I bought her off of in the first place. A little trading was done and, tada. An 83 motor with good compression was scored. After numerous rounds with the stock carbs I did some research and figured out they were not a matched set. So, plan B. I wanted something different and the dudes at Wiseguy customs had just the trick. the 2 into 1 intake works like a charm and turns heads. Still a work in progress I love walking out into the garage and seeing this bike more than ever. Continue Reading →