81 XS Midlife Crisis

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Brad – I don’t know why I started this project. Maybe having my cousin Rob from Chappell Customs living so close I thought it would be crazy not to. I picked this 81 XS up for $1000, drove it home with having to shut off the petcock at stop lights to keep thet carbs from shooting gas all over the road.  Lucky I made it the 75 kms home without burning up. Put it in the garage and in 30 minutes we had everything stripped off that didn’t look like it belonged on a bobber.  Then came the chopping of the frame.  I was definelty in it now. I know my way around a tool box and have worked on engines before but have never tried to customize or fabricate anything like this project. Continue Reading →

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Black bomb

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Andreas – This a 1971 xs that i start to built on 3 years ago. First I had another tank and rearfender, but i change my mind and replaced it with this tank and i´m think i´m gonna use ribbed chromed rearfender or at least short and chromed. Continue Reading →

XS650 Bobber vid

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Fare East inspired XS project update

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Busch Brothers –  Hey guys, been a while but this XS is still under way-  Since the last post we have decided to run a DNA sringer, adapted to the XS neck by turning down the stem and converting to taper bearings.  We also made the tank instead of running the TY175 tank-  it would have been too small.   Continue Reading →

under a pine tree for 20 years

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Frank – 1978 650 picked up for 100.00 as scrap this gem has been sitting in the same place ever since i was a kid.  motor still rolled over had to cut the chain a beat the brakes off of it just to get out of the woods, it was leaning next to tree when i stood it up the grip was in the tree about 3″ carbs cables clutches even the neck bearing were froze tight it took 3 days and i took it for a ride now for the light build. this is my second xs project it will be a nice little bobber will post new pics soon thanks for letting me share…………..

MeXSican Blackbird

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Sindre Skogmo – Hi,this started out as a 80 model. Bought it a few years ago unseen.I thought it was possible to put it back to near original,but the rear frame has had some modifications. So I then decided to do a Brat style thing. Continue Reading →