My first xs650, but not my first build. Took me 4 years to get this machine on the road again.
Bought this as a basket project. According to the previous owner, in the early 90’s it had a strange sound and a lack of power. It got torn apart, the fault was never found and was eventually left in a shed until 2014 when I found it.
Hi, this is my simple but cool (in my view anyway!) XS650 chop. I did the original fabrication and assembly then handed it over to Russ at RB Kustoms in the UK to add further fabrication, wiring, painting and plating. Russ has an instinctive approach to his work, he always came up with something I liked and he builds some really cool stuff.
The bike started as a fairly stock neglected 1977. The first winter the frame got cut and modified. A sportster tank and front fender were installed along with a front fender from an xseleven as the rear fender.