John - I sent in some pics about 2 years ago and you put them up on your site, thank you, well the project “the mid life crisis ” has been done for little while now and I would be very thankful If you posted the finish product. A little about the bike– its a 77 with an 80 motor, made the bars and all the gusssets, the kick stand and sissy bar myself. It has Pandemonium exhaust, E Bomb and battery box. And has a pamco ignition kick or key brembo brake and is FOR SALE , I guess I am going through another crisis.
My name Kartiko and the my custom is called “The Tengkoraksia”. I’m from Jember, East Java, Indonesia. Yamaha engine xs650 – this machine is my dream. My dream And finally realized by building motor custom by using xs650. The Process of building it is almost 2 years, which began in 2010 by collecting spare part or components one by one and finished at the end of the year 2012.
The concept is based on simplicity. First, Simplicity for budget because limitations of fund allocation that I have. And the simplicity of forms. From all that, the concept that I choose is a simple chopper. Continue Reading →
Mark Fountain – I bought my 1981 XS 650 from a friend who started the build and lost interest. I picked it up on the coldest day of the year and had to push it home. We started on it right away. Carbs, Wire Wheels, Handle Bars, Headlight, Paint… Continue Reading →
Marty Piccone – This is my 1981 XS650. I rebuilt the entire bike. Extended the swing arm 4″. Hand made the rear fender, seat pan and laid the leather. Dropped the top of the frMe 2″. Redesigned the seat area to sit as low as possible while still having room for my hand made battery box.
Rudeboy - Beauty served by simplicity.. Hello, greetings from indonesia.. I always dreamed about having a yamaha xs650, and thank god, i got it from the junk yard.. I restored it and having a model like indian larry, i like to make it simple and easy to ride.. Continue Reading →