John – This XS650 started out as a 1981 Special, it took me over two years to complete and I finished it last summer. I had in mind a post war, British style, vintage custom bike, and (although it didn’t necessarily transfer into the finished bike!) took inspiration from Falcon motorcyles, Atom Bomb Customs, Shinya Kimura, Earl Kane, and Jeff Decker plus a lot of bikes on here. Continue Reading →
Fred Steeves – It was a 50 dollar dumpster bound rat when I got it. That was to be a budget build of about 750 dollars. Did a small amount of work to the engine. Honed cylinders and new rings is all it needed. Replaced the old points and weak charging system with a Pamco electronic ignitition, PMA, high output dual coil all from Mikes XS. The chassis has all the usual suspects from TC Bros. Hardtail, battery box, electronics box. Monster Craft chain tensioner. The brake stanchion is home built as well as the foot pegs. Using the old folding part of the peg on home made mounts. Seat is an old Corbin that was given as a gift from a friend to kick off the build. Continue Reading →
Uncle G – I bought the 72 at a yard sale had an old KX 250 kicking around married the two of them and came up with this..
Pete bailey – I have built five xs650s from the ground up, its my weakness,, the last one is a brat style bobber, it has a cut down frame, but retains the suspension, kick only with a PMA…complete rebuild on the engine, cost me an arm and a leg..geared up on both sprockets, so keeps the revs down a bit on the motorway. I expect i will build another one, cant help myself……… Continue Reading →
Georg – This is my first XS 650 and I want to customize this bike very cool. I spend one an half years work on it and a lot of money. But the bike drives really good and make lot´s of fun. The Keihin CR´s on it run perfekt and give´s a better punch to the engine. I want to show the bike on this web page, because I found some insperations on it. Continue Reading →
Jeremy shaw – Took 7 months to build, it’s my first build ever, finished today , put 30 miles on it, best feeling ever, tons of one off parts, stock engine for now but this winter going with a 700 kit and rephrase,plus hp carbs, every part on the bike that I did not make is brand new. I’ve kept every receipt but I’m to afraid to add it up, can’t wait to start build number two! Stock engine, ya momma exhaust, dei heat wrap,tcbros hard tail,oil tank,lights,seat with air ride,minstercraftsman,