Nates 83 Heritage



Nate – Here it is finally! Lot’s of time in the garage and more beers than I care to mention. Powder coat frame,wheels, shaved legs, all new bearings, monster craftsman risers, Pandamonium pipes, Tc Bros hardtail,wiring harness, bat box, controls, tank (a sporty, of course).These guys are great and helped a lot. All fab done by myself and my Lincoln. Continue Reading →


1982 XS 650 Brass Master



Arthur – This is my first attempt at building a bike. Came across this 1982 heritage special and decided to take a sawzall to it. All of the work on the bike has been dome by me except the paint on the tank, frame and fenders, rest of the parts are powder coated. Hard tail is made by TC bros. Continue Reading →



capone xs650

Matt – The “CAPONE” project started roughly a year ago after browsing the xs650 site. I immediately hit up Jon Ard from Ardcore Choppers for a hardtail and some fab work.  I originally wanted just a badass low budget bobber to ride to work, but after stumbling on Angry Monkey Motorcyles. They specialize in bare bones badass Triumph bikes. I contacted Dan Patterson at Angry Monkey to pick his brain a little.  He was more than willing to offer advice and suggestions.  He was kind enough to sell me the Cole Foster tank. Continue Reading →


Left Hand Cycles LHC # 3



Richard and Lex – We bought this yamaha XS650se in bad condition, the motorcycle didn’t run for several years. So after a full tear down, the engine was given a full overhaull. The exhaust,seat and electric are LHC made.

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Victor – This was my first build and I could not be happier with it.  It’s a 1978 XS650 that I purchased in Laredo, TX.  I started working out of my shed and later worked out of the Cycle Shop in San Benito, TX, with Wayne and Seth Ruhe (big thanks to Wayne, Seth, Possum, Mr. Mike and Guzzi Pat). The hard tail is from TC Bros Choppers and they were very patient with all my questions and I now own a 6 pack of TC Bros drink cozies, thanks Tyler.  All the paint on the bike is powder coat and came out great (thanks for the lessons Wayne).  I shaved the upper triple tree, forks and left engine case and added solid aluminum risers and starter block off.   Continue Reading →

The brat is done



Dan –  my first build. 1977 xs 650. It took 10 months and was nothing but fun!!!! Just took my time and it all worked out. I rewired it myself. lowered  the seat via VISUAL IMPACT. 16 inch rear tire 18 front. Designed and built the battery box. Then cut down the original fender. Spray bombed the frame and top end of motor. GM color on the tins. I forgot the paint number lol. It runs real strong. Hope you like it i know i do. Continue Reading →