What’s Up XS650chopper?

Hi XS650 Chopper, It’s been a few days since I’ve updated this site with new posts and I thought I’d let you guys know what’s going on. I’ve been rebuilding the backend of the website optimizing our database and rebuilding a number of things. I’ve also been working on a brand-new site design which will include a bunch of new features you guys have asked for. 

So, if you send in pictures in the past couple weeks and don’t see them on the site yet it’s because I’ve been waiting to publish them until the new design is live. I am setting on a stockpile of XS650′s that will be posted up very soon including some really sick monthly feature xs650′s which I think even some of you critical mofo will appreciate. We’ve posted a new bike almost every single day for the past year straight and I plan for that constant flow of bike’s to continue.

It’s also been awhile since I’ve post any updates of my own xs650′s. Both of my bikes are very close to being finished and I hope to have some pictures to post up with in the next couple months to show you guys what I’ve been building.

Here’s a list of the Top 8 Subscribed to Posts of all time..

  1. Boardchop By R.T. Choppers
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  3. 78 xs650 in Progress
  4.  XS650 in the Clutch
  5. Jason Harrill’s XS650
  6. Another TC bros tail and sporty tank COMPLETE!
  7. 1979 XS650 from Winnipeg
  8.  WSDMoto – Custom 1979 Yamaha XS650 Bobber

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77 Responses to What’s Up XS650chopper?

  1. mike lytle July 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Jon………if you look through this site (this will take you a few days, as there is a few hundred pages) and can’t find the answers to ALL of your questions………you just aren’t looking………

  2. mike lytle July 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Ted has left the building………………….

  3. Papa Longo July 24, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Ted, is there anything us followers can do to help?

    I have some web knowledge along with adobe skills…

    email me if you do…

  4. Matt Dunn July 24, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Im gonna die. Need more eye candy. Thisis the only site I really frequent

  5. Ted July 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    @ Papa Longo – Thanks man, I appreciate! it’s been a long frustrating process of updating the site. mainly because I ended up wasting an entire month dealing with an incompetent programmer. I kept giving him the benefit of the doubt and it wastes a months time.

    Me and the current developer are making daily progress. The new site design is super clean and minimalist but with a bunch of new features. It will kick ass!

  6. Papa Longo July 25, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    No problems Ted, have used this site for inspiration for both my 650 projects ( there loooong haul so will post them when done… ) really lookin forward to seein the new site. Keep goin!!!

  7. spambot July 27, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I’m looking forward to the new site! I check in every day.

  8. Joshua July 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I need my fix!!!!!!!!!

  9. Qball July 30, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    WOOHOO new site! Now bring on the bikes!!!!!

  10. fanoboss July 30, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    I like : )>

  11. CruzBoos July 31, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Just getting a taste of the new site and looking to grab a slice!
    So … Ted … let’s see what we’ve all missed and start filling this baby, with those curves that define beauty standing still.

  12. fboomer July 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Nice new site. Jones for some new bike pictures and I can’t wait for the site to continue.

  13. 14 Kustom Motorcycles July 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Great News!!!. . . . We have O U R …. XS650CHOPPER.COM …… BACK. . . . YUUUUUJUUUUUUUUUU. . . . THANKS …. T E D …..

  14. Johnny2toast July 31, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    This site is great, patiently awaiting the updates. thanks for such a great site.

  15. dex82 August 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    good to see some progress. one of my favourite bike sites…….don’t always comment but usually lurking around. anyway, finished my first six-fiddy build and i’m thinkin i’ll maybe send something your way once ted starts sifting thru what must be one hell of alot of stuff right now.

  16. Cyclopat August 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Are we having fun yet ?

  17. catbag August 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    “brand-new site design which will include a bunch of new features you guys have asked for. ”

    The new site design looks good. I can’t wait for the new bike posts.

    • catbag August 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      I really like the new clean design of the site.

  18. El Gaucho August 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    WOW, the new site is wayyyy different. It’ll take some getting used to, but I can already see features that weren’t there before, so it should be much better once I get familiar with it.

  19. Jonnth August 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    YES! Love the new design. Now we got to get some new bikes posted up!

  20. DENNI$ August 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Just checking. Will my email go thru? are there bikes being posted that I can’t see? Am I still a ‘member’?

  21. Josh August 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    I’m jonesin’ for some new builds to look at. This site is the reason I bought and built an xs650. I’ve come here almost daily for 2 or 3 years to drool over my favorites and see new posts. Am I missing something? Is it so different that I’m not seeing new posts? I like the new look but damn, I miss seeing new posts..

    • Ted August 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      I’ll have some new posts up very soon – I wish the site design and testing didn’t take so long but it is what it is. The entire site has been rebuilt and moved to new hardware and it took a lot of work.

      You can subscribe and get e-mails when new bikes are posted here.


  22. chris August 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    hi ted like the new look of the site,but had enough of looking at lanespliter(great bike) but need some new posts

    • Ted August 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      I agree Chris – I guarantee some awesome new posts very soon. the new site design took way longer than I anticipated – I am in the process of finishing up testing.

  23. mr bkc August 26, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    i cant find a search function. i have to google bikes i want to see then follow link to its page here. bring back the search please so i can stop using google to get to my fave bikes on here

    • Ted August 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

      mr bkc – I didn’t think anybody was using the search function.

      I will probably be adding it back in. But, what do you need for? What are you searching for and why not just use the sidebar category links? if you give me some more information on what you’re doing it’ll help improve the site.


      Did you see the new monthly feature section?

    • Ted September 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      mr bkc – I Just add a NEW search page!


  24. Cyclopat August 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    hey man, thats it, I’ve been visiting this kick ass site for years
    never got charged for anything and I’ve enjoyed the place every time I came by
    and now youre putting all this time and energy revamping it and again, keeping it absolutly free
    Thats it, its now time I’m buying one of them t-shirts of yours to show my support, way to say THANK YOU
    next paycheck youre on the top of my list
    for fuck’s sake

    • Cyclopat September 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      m’waiting for my t-shirt
      Thanks for the blog, Ted

      • Ted September 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

        Cyclopat – Thanks!!!

  25. Dave August 27, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Hey Ted. Great site. You’ve been asking for suggestions and feedback. First thing is you have no central point of contact (or am I missing something?). People don’t really have anywhere to post except as comments. Stick an email address up and I’m sure you get much more feedback. I have a few suggestions. Did I say great site BTW?

    • Ted August 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Hi Dave, Thanks – “First thing is you have no central point of contact (or am I missing something?). ”

      Dude, there is a huge link on the homepage and on every post that says “POST UP YOUR XS650 Pics. Click Here”

      It links to the send-in-your-pics page – which has a huge submission form.


      Do you seriously not see it? I hope nobody else is missing it..haha. We do get new e-mails everyday.

      Definitely let me know if you have any other suggestions.

      You can also e-mail me directly at



  26. will September 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Can any body please tell me where i can get a stator/genorator for my 81 xs650? i cant go 3 miles without it dying on me. it doesnt hold anycharge i love the bike but i cant find what i need so im about to sell please help me keep my baby

  27. Dave September 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Hi there

    Don’t take this the wrong way.

    When you say “doesn’t hold any charge” it is the battery which holds the charge. There are two systems here, the system that creates the charge “the charging system” and the bit that stores it, your battery. The battery should show 12V but should maintain that voltage when current is being drawn from it. If it doesn’t you may need a new one or at least sorting the one you have. Get your battery checked out first as a A garage or bike shop may do it for nothing or at least very cheaply. Having sorted that out take a look at your charging system. You will need a multimeter. With luck you will only need new carbon brushes. If you need to ask questions you really need to try a forum. Here is a link to someone answering better than I can the same problem you have

    I can’t really tell you where to get help as I don’t know where you are but if you email me at david.otoole[at]blueyonder.co.uk I can let you know where I get parts and suggest somewhere which will suit you. All the best. Dave

  28. dex82 September 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay it’s back!