Cool Ray’s XS650

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Ray Tanner - I started building this bike a couple years ago and just wrapped it up. It’s a Yamaha XS650 (1980) and has a TC Bros hard tail, Wassell repop tank from Cleveland Cycle works with a custom paint job from me. Continue Reading →

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The Black Widow By ST CUSTOMS

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Roger – This IS A VERY UNIQUE BIKE…TO SAY THE LEAST THIS 1980 STANDARD “G” MODEL WAS COMPLETELY DISMANTLED AND CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS WERE DONE…THEN EVERYTHING GOT SAND BLASTED & POWDER COATED. MOST EVERYTHING ON THE BIKE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH NEW PARTS BUT THOSE ORIGINAL PARTS THAT WERE UP TO PAR WERE RETAINED.
THE LIST OF NEW PARTS IS ALMOST ENDLESS…  SOME OF THEM INCLUDE: Continue Reading →

Tight Squeeze

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Jamie – The bike is called Tight Squeeze, I’ve had it for four years. It’s a G&L hardtail section, four inch stretch. Paint was done by Garnet Brhule in Orillia Ontaro.  The seat was upholstered by Erdody custom seats, he does awesome work. Have to thank Gary Sawatzky for letting me use his welder and teaching me how to use it and giving me motivation. On to the next one. Continue Reading →

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Tangerine Dream

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John - In the past I have built cars and dragsters. I bought this bike from a friend for a very low price….it had been sitting in a garage for 5 years.  When I started working on it I found there was still gas in the tank, it turned to varnish.  I cleaned the tank and carbs and got the bike running. I drove it that summer all stock. I had to have open heart surgery so I was unable to race my dragster that year so I decided to chop the bike.  The bike is a 1977 xs650…. has been stretched 5″, 200 mm tire on back, a 110 tire on front, Avon Cobra, the top end is all rebuilt, new rings, and a valve job.

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Brat built In Britain by a Zimbabwean

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Japanese brat built In Britain by a Zimbabwean

Hey! I got my first learner bike 2 years ago and got my full licence about 8 months ago.  I always wanted an XS650 and found one on Ebay 2 1/2 months ago (1981 Custom).  My first build is now complete.

All work was complete by myself apart from paint and final weld on the visual impact kit once cut and aligned.  The kick start nearly broke my leg after the first few kicks post build.  I believe it was the timing that was out. I have switched from the 8″ inch risers to the flat bars now which make for a much more fun ride.  THIS SITE has helped me no end and I am proud of what I have achieved with no previous background knowledge.  Thank you to all those who have shared their knowledge. Continue Reading →

Ramy’s XS 650 Bobber

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Ramy- XS650 build in progress. I bought  this bike from a junk shop. It was just laying there waiting for someone to take care of it. Wider back rim with mono shock mod to back end. Continue Reading →