Virgin Mary – The FONG BROS

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Denis – This bike is as pure as the driven snow. It’s factory fresh and still looks like the day it was made. Rarely do you see such a concours example of an unchopped xs650. To look at this is like going back in a time machine and placing an order at the Yamaha dealer. If only you could see it in person!

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If I were a better photographer, you could see more of the factory perfection I am trying to describe. Then again, maybe it’s my cheap camera?

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Very few people realize that toward the end of the xs650 production run, you could order your bike with an “accessory package” that included a 21″ front spool wheel, Wassel gas tank, semi shaved forks, clip on lane splitter bars, 2 – n – 1 exhaust, TC Bros hardtail, Pamco ignition, and Xscharge charging system.

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Who even knew these parts were out back then? BONE STOCK!

Denis Jenkins

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Comments

  1. funnymachine says:

    that’s a pretty tractor you got there boy :-)

  2. Tyrant66 says:

    The purists delight!!!

  3. Barney says:

    Ha ha ha what a pos. j/k

  4. Uncle Bear says:

    What happened to the Hurst Shifter bar and the Caddy trunk latch emblem? Bike is cool anyway.

  5. mack-o-matik says:

    Haha! pure as the driven snow… Pretty damn cool bike though! Why not let it stay there and let grow some moss on the white walls…?

  6. tadd442 says:

    Typical FONG awesomness!

    but you forgot to use the word “rare”

  7. fanoboss says:

    Fong Bros do not lie. I seen this exact model at the Motor Bike Museum in Maggie Valley NC and was flabbergasted. LOOK IT UP ….nice bike bros

  8. pete says:

    what the heck are semi shaved forks?
    we do really like the bike

  9. Deweychop says:

    That yellow headlights not stock. SELL OUT!!!!!
    Ha HA, nice scoot!!

  10. CruzBoos says:

    gimme … gimme! This babe is a diamond in the rough. She has got her slippers and I can just imagine a little black dress with some .. not alot .. of makeup and she would be the perfect date.

  11. El Gaucho says:

    I thought at first glance that it simply couldn’t be a Fong Bros bike, until I looked closer and saw the factory frame still painted black, bracing the void in the TC Bros hardtail. And of course you still won’t put a rear fender on a bike, lol. But holy rear tire, Batman, that thing has got some booty on it. Loving it as usual, Fongs, keep it up.

  12. Lance Boyle says:

    The Fongmeister rides again! Soon to be a major motion picture.

  13. Billy Joe Fong (fongbros) says:

    I left the tabs on for a brake caliper. I mean Yamaha did.

  14. PlugHead says:

    Stock sucks! You should chop it.

  15. Denis says:

    I was going to, but The Smithsonian made me an offer I could not refuse. I believe it will be on display between the Spirit of St.Louis and the Space Shuttle.

  16. Jherrid says:

    Great looking whip. i love the tank and clip-ons. You guys always build a rad bike. Why do you never use rear fenders?

  17. Billy Joe Fong (fongbros) says:

    I actually make a rear fender for everybike I build, but they never seem to stay out of the parts pile because I think they just look better without them. Not all bikes, just the ones I have made. My first 2 bikes had fenders and eventually, I took them off. I guess it’s just my personal taste for these bikes.

  18. Buddo says:

    Man is that fugly.

  19. Lance Boyle says:

    She used to be Snow White, but she drifted.

  20. dex82 says:

    she’s purdy

  21. Scrambled says:

    I’m about 385 lbs, will those front forks bottom out on me? Nice scoot by the way. Do you guys have an online shop? I’d be interested in some t-shirts if you carry XXXL

  22. Denis says:

    Yes, we also sell sweet leopard hats and furry collared jackets because its cold int the GWN. As for the forks, bottom out, no. Fold up like a tent in hurricane Sarah – probably.

  23. pickles says:

    Love it. Bone(r) stock.

  24. Denis says:

    You’re obviously a person of refined taste who settles for nothing less than the items donald trump wishes for.

  25. Shad says:

    Love that back tire @ a cool 230 dollars I will keep liking it on your bike, damn I thought my firestones where spendy !!!!!! Like your builds though keep up the good works

  26. mookie says:

    looks cute at a standstill and i suppose you’ll say that the salad spoon seat is great on those long trips down the driveway and back.

  27. Denis says:

    I bet I don’t.

  28. mookie says:

    peace out…

  29. GUY says:

    SO HARD TO FIND THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE, DON’T YOU DARE CUT HER.

  30. Andrew says:

    What size and where do i get that rear tire???

  31. Rusty Goodness says:

    So virginal you’d almost not want to ride her.

  32. Andrew says:

    Just another representation of purity. Inspiring ..

  33. Darwin. says:

    Your bikes are Amazing!!! I totally dig the Death-Trap low look to them. Heavy inspiration for future.

  34. Darwin. says:

    Hi Fong Bros. Your bikes are Amazing! pieces of art, also they standout amongst xs650 builders…Simply Unique!
    Just pick up a 1980 xs650 roller plus 4 engines, they all have great compression and they are almost complete. Anywhoo….Just got a 21×2.15″ Harley front wheel with Dunlop MH90-21 tire. 3/4″ bearings, hub is just under 5″ wide. wondering if can use this tire on my front forks, do i have change the bearings?
    Thank you once more for the heavy inspiration
    -Darwin.