Swap Meet & Garage Sale Build

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-6 2014

Dave – I got the bug a year or so to do a xs650 bobber, so I picked up a motor and frame.  Motor turned out to be junk, but as luck would have it my neighbor had a good one! TC brothers provided the tank and battery box.  Hardtail is hand built by neighbor Kenny.  Neighbor Larry wired it after stripping out all the useless stuff.  Another buddy painted her, and his friend did the pinstriping.  My son Ben tooled the seat.  Ebay contributed some decent carbs and a rectifier. Kenny did the pipes.   Already got another doner [n storage to get crazy with . . . Continue Reading →

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1977 xs650 bobber

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-1 2014

Beto – Foot clutch suicide shifter. Rebuilt original engine, went to and back from Cali to Arizona, no problem (except my kidneys and @$$)…still a work in progress getting ideas on paint… Thanks for looking. Continue Reading →

The Lil Rascal

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-1 2014

ROGER – This bike was built using a 1981 XS650 Special as a starting point.  The frame has been completely re-worked and given a new tail section with an R1 mono-shock set-up. Extensive fabrication work has been done and then it all got media blasted and powder coated in satin black. The engine has been re-built with completely new top end and a new clutch and cases have been powder coated in titanium silver. The tank and seat have been painted in a custom metallic black & blue using MATRIX systems finish with multiple clear coats. It looks amazing! Continue Reading →

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1983 xs 650 bobber

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-2 2015

Joe Bendistis  – This is my 1983 xs 650 bobber .. I’ve been working on it for the last year .. I kept it that old school ratty look , I have so much fun on it and get compliments everywhere I go on it.. Ill never get rid of it ! I have two more I’m also working on will post pics when there done .. Continue Reading →

Sportchop

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-4 2014

JD -After finishing my Sidecar rig Tracker Build Featured here a year or so ago. I began on this one. 976 XS650 hardtail chopper with GSXR 600 front end conversion. This thing was hacked on pretty bad when I got it and It was a perfect candidate for a Hardtail. I had Jon and the crew @ Monstercraftsman put one of the first Mk21 hardtails on it along with a monoshock seat kit. The front forks were tossed and fitted with a 2005 Gsxr Front end. I spun up custom spacers on the lathe for the wheel and pressed the stem out and machined a bushing to fit the stock stem to the Gsxr lower.

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back from the grave

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-2 2014

Adam – I picked this bike up about a month ago, in sad shape.  It looks like it may have been a nice bike when originally built, however it passed through the hands of some not so talented people.  Luckily the bike was running, however was no where near safe to ride.  I’m a car builder, so I figured I’d try my hand at a bike. Continue Reading →