The Bishop XS – By Vintage Customs

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By Vintage Customs
Jay – I dont know what to say about this bike.. I had planned on having The Drifter through early March for Bike Week here in Daytona Beach FL, but I had a guy come down from MD and buy it. I couldn’t argue with that so I had two full months to have another bike built and road tested/ready for Bike Week. I grabbed another old gnarly XS out of my collection and started cutting. The response from my previous ’80 XS “The Royal” had been so overwhelming I decided to build another one in a very similar style. Continue Reading →
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750cc tracker project

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Mark – I built a bobber a couple summers ago and I thought I would like to try a tracker style of bike. It has the 750cc cylinder kit, 34vm Mikuni’s, braced swing-arm, home made fork brace, piggyback KYB shocks, Omars tail.

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BARNYARD FIND! – Xs650 Cafe racer

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Ok so here is my 1982 650 Heritage Special... Took longer than expected but from what I see that is not unusual. I bought it off an 80 year old gentleman whom found this bike in a barn about 10 years ago. Bike only had 3400 original miles on it when I got it… Needless to say the bikes engine is in Great condition but as time does take its toll things need to be changed, cleaned etc etc. When I got the bike it was a stock Black and had saddle bags .. I didnt take any pics of when I started picking it apart but you will get the idea.

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Yamaha Xs650 Cafe racer First Crank

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48hr Cafe Build

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Davethewrench – Here is a 1977 XS 650 that I put together for a friend in 48hrs including sleep and lot’s of beer drinking. He had this bike sitting around for about 4 years without the know how to put it together, so with my help we slapped it together and it run’s and ride’s great. Continue Reading →

2nd corpse bike

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corpse – In progress. made the hardtail, bars, chopped the springer (was 8″ over stock when i got it) seat fake oil bag fender etc. everything but the tank itself. Continue Reading →