I built this bike from scratch. When I purchased it, it was basically a basket case. I rebuilt the engine, built the jack shaft to run a 250 mm tire, molded the frame, custom paint, custom air cleaners, and my friend John “The Polisher” did a great job on polishing all the aluminum.
This was my TX650 until 1977 – when my parents forced me to sell, because of motorcycle accidents, to people close to the family.
I had bikes of other brands after this period, but never failed to miss my first love.
As few years later in 1987, I finally discovered where she was after exchanging owners 3 times.
I could buy her back.
And now after 5 customizations here – The First Lady now forever.
By Nelson Calazans
Here is an update on Jerry’s 1977 xs650.
This bike is a 1982 Yamaha XS650 Special that has been completely re-built. Modifications have been done to the frame to accommodate the intended changes and then it all got media blasted and powder coated satin black for a long lasting durable finish.