xs 650 weld on soft tail


Hope you enjoy my handmade framework.



max schinninger


  1. JSchmitt says:

    Love the frame. Very cool.

  2. sean from boston says:

    Wow that bike looks great! hows that custom soft tail? Great work

  3. anthony says:

    Wow that’s a little breath of fresh air. Looks comfy. Sweet job.

  4. Earz says:

    Wow, looks great. I never cease to be amazed at the talent and injenuity of everyone on here.

    Any plans to make a production kit to sell? How does it ride – stiff or more stock feel?

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Morgan says:

    That’s awesome to see someone going outside the norm. Excellent work!

  6. Sam Gary says:

    very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Don says:

    Nice build, clean, Hows it ride?

  8. MIKE says:

    Clean bike, I love seeing some of the R&D that some of you put into your builds. Nice work, lets see a video of you riding it!

  9. Kermel says:

    I don’t often comment on bikes but I could not pass up on this one . I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised by the originality of this bike.

    Even not considering the awesomeness of the frame, this bike is in my eyes representing a certain style.
    I have no idea what you call this style but I really like it.

    I think the color-scheme of the bike – grey and black – really works.

    That in combination with ;

    – fork gaitors
    – old yamaha logo’s
    – ox-eye turninglights
    – taped exhaust
    – other headlight

    gives it a special look.

    I am even not going to mention the frame, as I wouldn’t know where to start.
    Coollness inc !!!!! (damn-it It just did mention the frame didn’t I ūüėČ

    Some additional questions :

    My guess is that the black has been powder-coated ? Is this correct ?

    Can you please upload some more foto’s / a video ?
    I think a lot of readers would enjoy that.

    Again : Thx for sharing this top craftsmanship and keep on working those skills!

  10. Ollie says:

    That is beautifull….. Are you gonna do a softtail kit? I’d love to build a bobber but my dodgy back couldn’t take it, but this could be the answer….
    Nice one, Cheers, Ollie.

  11. bruce pleger says:

    Super cool bike. I love the black and grey color scheme, and it looks very well crafted. It also looks much easier on the kidneys than my hardtail BSA.

  12. Nathan says:

    Wow… What a gorgeous bike! As a basic hard-tail, what you’ve done with this bike would be stunning; yet you’ve taken it a whole step farther with that custom soft-tail frame. I am speechless! I will never copy anyone else’s work, but I will certainly struggle to find out what I would want to do different than you’ve done here. I have nothing but respect for your work. Absolutely beautiful.

  13. Yeah man. Some real innovative thinkin’ here. Well done. I can think of a lot of looks that this function would serve. Very cool.

  14. Broman says:

    Dang, I usualy feel absolutely nothing for the brat style – but this bike is probably the best one I’ve ever seen. It’s not trying to be a chopper and it’s not trying to be hardcore or anything. It just has style and purpose. Love it man.

    First impression is that whomever built this bike has a sense for detail and cares about how well put together things are at the same time trying to fit all that into a beautiful package. In short – he has taste.

    Home run dude – this is the only brat bike I truly like so far.


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  16. Joel says:

    Killer frame! I had a similar idea, but not nearly as cool. Please upload some more pics of the frame!
    Great work!

  17. Ryan says:

    Yes definitely need to see some more shots of the framework.

  18. chris says:

    Looks incredible – did you use a sportbike monoshock for the rear? Also – did you manage to record your measurements on the frame parts?

    I would love to be able to recreate something similar to that, and I have a spare CBR 600 F2 and F4 shock laying around.

  19. Broman says:

    Dude – I keep coming back to see this one again. I don’t plan on attempting this style at all – mostly because I know that I’d fugg it all up. You are tit’s on with this build and I think it boils down to having perfect execution. The craftsmanship is at pro level.


  20. Ian Whitby says:

    Wow, what a fantastic bike – subtle, practical and beautifully finished. Award yourself a drink!

  21. hooversama says:

    nice, super clean ride…..dig the paint……sweet!

  22. dave says:

    what a bike.!who owns this?if your out there id like some info relating to the bike so drop me a mail on [email protected] cheers..

  23. Mario says:

    WOW!!!! your ride is amazing! The paint scheme couldn’t be more perfect, and as for the build quality…. stellar. It’s inovation like you have shown here that makes me want to start another build and think way outside the box. peace

  24. max says:

    hey thanks everyone for the comment.
    i gotta confess..i didnt build the bike myself..the guys over at old school garage built it for me for 3000 dollars so i am blessed to have this beautiful machine !i love it more than my kids

  25. Max says:

    I built the bike by myself!!!! All the framework and details are handmade. And I love nothing like my kids. Who is the fucking asshole who¬īs writing in my name ???? Stop that you motherfucker!!!

  26. Max says:

    Thanx to everyone for the comments, except the MF who wrote in my name.

  27. Gerry says:

    BAD ASS! Reminds me of the famous Vincent rear suspension.

  28. Russell says:

    Best looking xs650 I’ve come across to date. The thing holding me back from the yahama 650 has always been the rigid frame. You’ve given me hope. I’d love to see a kit!

  29. Max says:

    hi russell, thanx for your comment! to reproduce the rear frame would be no problem. for detail questions contact me via email: [email protected]

  30. boots says:

    nice bike! you built the rear end yourself? at last — an alternative to a hardtail. how’d you build it, man? would love to see your schematics.

  31. Francisco says:

    Es una de las mejores modificaciones que he visto de la XS650, felicitaciones¬°¬°¬°.
    Es simplemente una obra de arte.

  32. Todd Zewick says:

    Real nice
    I’m looking for ideas and this bike gets the juices flowing. Love the rear suspension.

  33. Francisco says:

    more pictures please ¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°¬°

  34. falco says:

    Super. My English is not so well but I can say: What a wonderfull bike you made. The colour and especially the frame at the rear side. How did you made this. What are the names of the parts ore is all this handmade? Do you have drawnings or pictures from the rear side. Also from the left side of this motorcycle?

    In Holland we say: Vet cool man !!!!!

  35. Jesse says:

    Wow, this looks great! Good job!

  36. troy says:

    I really like your design with the shock under the seat for a more comfortable ride.

  37. Dennis says:

    Has the “two M/max” question ever been answered??????? lol

  38. john says:

    Max, you built a piece of art. I agree with all of the above favorable comments. Plus, the headlight and bracket are absolutely beautiful. You’re a genius, dude.

    P.S. Let’s find the dick head who used your name. I’ll hold him down while you piss on him.

  39. El Gaucho says:

    I don’t know how I’ve never seen this before…….Awesome! You definitely captured the hardtail look with that swingarm. I love how the lines of the frame flow nicely into the swingarm. Even the factory softail bike made nowadays don’t flow that nice. Kudos!

  40. Max says:

    Hi Dennis!
    Thanx for your commend; the “max” how used my name never answerd…
    Thanx to all for +++ comments; wish you all a good start in the new season please also visit my homepage http://maxx.meinehomepage.com/nav_home.php

    keep on riding

    Austria / Vienna

  41. DENNI$ says:

    Thanks for the reply, Max. Any excuse to come back and view this work of artful machinery is good enuff. Watta bee-yoo-ti-full bike!!

  42. Omar C says:

    Can you help me with my proyect! Love to have a rear suspension as you have in that awesome bike of yours!

  43. jim says:

    Very nice bobber. looks like an 81. I like the hard tail look and soft tail ride and your mono shock is in one of three locations I am considering for my build. Is the ride soft, hard, or just right? Please give me the mono make and model or any specs you can. I weigh 190 pounds, let me know if our weights are close. Did you mod a purchased hard tail or build from scratch. This info will help me a lot. Thanks for your help.

  44. max says:

    Hi Jim!

    Ride is perfect, my weight is 85 kg. I mod a tc bro hardtail the monoshock is spezial manufaktured


  45. Boon says:

    Nice and clean, well engineered, looks right rides right. Should look into making the soft tail and selling them