81′ XS 650SE, Bobber

a2012 a2012 P8030009 600x375 81 XS 650SE, Bobber

In short bought as a part exchange to shift a bike no longer desired with the aim of converting it to a “Bobber” though retaining the Ethos of both the original Yamaha concept  and a Bobber, hence softail. This has taken 8 months to complete though bought as a runner with very low mileage. This is now known as the “Alley cat” and thanks to my Brother, as without his fabricating skills it would have taken a lot longer, all part of my 50th Birthday celebrations.

Regards Steph (stephen) of High Wycombe, Bucks, England

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8 Responses to 81′ XS 650SE, Bobber

  1. Lance Boyle November 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    FINALLY somebody has done a swing arm bike bobber with the goods. Not to knock other worthy efforts, of course. Looks like you got some Sportster-like vibe going.

    • Grumpy November 19, 2012 at 4:23 am #

      It’s NOT a true OLD SCHOOL BOBBER with a swing arm!!! Looks good but doesn’t look like a Bobber in my opinion of course……

  2. mookie November 19, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    looks clean and well executed.if your happy; then i’m happy-

  3. Barney November 19, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Decent brat.

  4. DENNI$ November 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    huh? I thought bobbers had swing arms, for sure….? otherwise, they’d be hardtails.

  5. Underground33 December 1, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    This is not a bobber at all, no where near it! Bloody u%[y!

    • Grumpy December 1, 2012 at 6:31 am #

      got too agree with you Underground33, not a true bobber! Nice bike but not a true OLD SCHOOL BOBBER……………..

  6. Sal Monella December 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    I don’t think they are allowed to weld/modify the frame in the UK. Germany, too. Some governments are big into making people feel stupid.