Meagan

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Warren Wall – This is my 79 xs650. She was a farm bike in a previous life. When I got her the engine, and most of the bike, was coated in hayseed and what I assume was cow shit from the smell. But with some fresh oil and a points adjustment she fired up. I stripped her down and chopped the frame. Hardtail is TC Bros. Front end rebuilt and lowered 2″ with Hughs Hand Built lowering spacers.

Also HHB Pma kit, and slim line front master cylinder.Rebuilt calipers front & rear, with stainless braided brake lines. Rear master cylinder from Mikes XS. Engine top end rebuilt with new rings and valve guides. Electronics tank, sissy bar, battery box, rear master cylinder mount, brake pivot, head light mount, turn signal mounts, frame gussets, seat pivot, seat pan, leather work, and paint by me. The rear fender is a trailer fender that I narrowed 1″ and radius’d to fit the tire. New cables. Simplified wiring. Shinko 270 rear tire. Chen Shin front tire. I think that’s about it. Hope you enjoy.

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stoker’s 81 rat!

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Stoked – This was a  junked up rat that started off in the right direction but lost steam and was neglected after previous owner lost interest after his chick. Typical haha. Was a heads up trade for my ratted out 54 (4 door buick). Stripped it down rewired whole thing! New charging system Hughes of course and Boyer ignition.   Continue Reading →

“Simple Bare Necessities”

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Ed Hennebury – 1983 XS650 Heritage Special. Re-phased motor, PMA, no battery, kick only, suicide clutch, jockey shift, all fabrication, i.e, handlebars, seat, rear fender extension, front fender, clutch linkage, pegs, paint job, etc, etc done by owner.

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The 83 Idle Hands Brat

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Nate K – It all started when I traded some guitar gear for this 83 XS650 in the beginning of 2014. It had been sitting outside near a shed at a friends place for around a year. It was a project that never was finished and left to sit. I traded without doing much investigation on the bike so I didn’t know if it had good compression, bad internals, locked up carbs, or even a bend frame but my buddy is a good guy and said it was legit. Turned out he was right! We wanted to build this on a VERY tight budget to show guys out there that it is possible to be frugal and still end up with a daily rider that is a tad flashy and still tasteful for under $3k. Continue Reading →

650 XS 447 – loic

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Straight out of France – loic – A lot of work for a pure delight!

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Norton Featherbed XS650 Cafe Racer

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Jeremy Bramall – This bike was a basket case 1978 XS650 brought to us by a customer. I talked him into letting us build him a Norton Featherbed style frame.  We decided to use all of the brakes, and geometry from a YZF-R6. This thing handles like a super light and nimble R6.  It is raring to go through every twisty turn you can throw at it.  The frame, tank, seat, header, and paint were all done in house.   Continue Reading →