Scott Weiss – A friend drove up to the house on a bike I didn’t recognize. He told me it was an XS650. I remembered those bikes but I didn’t think they where as cool as his street tracker.
That started a web search and a realization that the build culture around these bikes is very inclusive and I decided I should try to figure this out.
Craigslist and $150 later I now owned most of a 1978 XS 650. No carbs or exhaust but it did kick over and it seemed like good compression but what do I know. I’m an audio engineer!
I like the look of the Brat Style bikes and they also seemed like a good start for a total beginner. Continue Reading →