Jeff Smith – Actually bought this bike in the cold of the North Winter here in Minnesota as something different than I usually do. I have restored a few bikes including two Honda CL77 305 Scramblers, a 1973 Harley Davidson X90, etc etc but have never did anything a bit “different” and custom. I have always went back to the original but this time was going to change it up to have a little more fun! Tore the bike apart completely, sandblasted and powdercoated the whole thing including the blue parts. Continue Reading →
Brett Ohland – I pieced together a 1976 xs 650, i wanted to do a 50s style with 70s paint. The frame i made my own hardtail with a 2″ stretch. Rear fender and oil tank i made out of 18gauge sheet metal, retunneled an original wassell tank, xs1 drum front hub laced to a 16″ rear rim and spokes on shinko 500-16 tires. Continue Reading →
This is my 1976 Yamaha XS650. Like many others this started out as a purchase from someone with good intentions that fell horribly short. When I got the bike it did not run but worse then that the engine and frame was painted with “truck bed liner” paint. After hours of elbow grease, help and guidance from my good friend Tom Keefer this bike went from a zero to a hero.
Mr Greazz – Hi guy, greetings from France. First thing sorry for my bad english! I built my first xs last year, maybe you remember it? The Little twin – That I posted here.. So this is my second XS650, I picked it up over a year ago in very bad condition. With basically Only the engine salvageable! I had to build everything – all you can see in the picture sissybar, handlebar, frame, electrical tank, exhaust…., it’s easy for me. I’m a welder and have a garage full of tools!
This bike started out as a free to me low mileage 1978 special. I started by getting it running and soon tore it down to install a Tc Bros hardtail. I wanted to use as much of the original bike as I could, remember “cheap”! lol! Continue Reading →