Hugh’s PMA, Pamco 277, big bore, forward controls.
I bought my bike all original in 2011 after searching for it for about a year. When I first got it I did minor modifications, cutting off the rear 2-up and making a solo seat, making the front fender a rear, painting it, and chopping and polishing the forks by hand (16hrs).
I got out of the Army in the fall of 1971 and bought a brand new 1972 XS650. After tangling with a car the following year, I found myself with a broken ankle and a pretty damaged motorcycle. I received a little insurance money and rather than return to stock, I did my first custom build.
This is a 1979 Xs 650. It has a Kawasaki ZX10 front end. Hand made top aluminum yoke.
Purchased my 91 xs 650 in 2010 on the way home from our honeymoon.