future chopper

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Jeff – Just picked this up in a trade. Ive had a love affair with the X’s since I first started chopping.  Wished I had more time to work on it but since I don’t I spend hours on this site during my off hours while I’m offshore…..will post progress pics….oh yeah its a 1975 650

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The Purple Microdot

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“cut-weld”, “cut-weld”, “throw away” and “start over”

The bike took around 8 months to complete. It was built by longtime Indy bike builder Forrest “Whitey” Whitis, and myself.  The motor and front end are 82 and the rest is all fabricated by Forrest.  There are hours alone just spent on the forward controls and exhaust pipes, “cut-weld”, “cut-weld”, “throw away”, and “start over”. You know how it is, but after it was finished it was well worth all the time we spent on it.  Continue Reading →

My project 75 xs650

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Pickles – This is my 1975 xs650, a constant work in progress. Cafe seat, no reflector garbage, new bars and barend mirror, and new tires.  Gotta get a new charging system, as the stock system is just plain done. Any ideas guys? Continue Reading →

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XS 650 Chopper Rei in progress

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Greetings from Costa Rica this is my XS 650, 1981 I build, frame, battery box, Chain Tensioner, Electronics / Fake Oil Tank and seat. Continue Reading →

1981 Yamaha xs 650 Bobber / Chopper

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The backyard project

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Gary D – Started out with a much neglected 79 XS. Took off all the bits that are really needed, stretched the swing arm and mounted a Honda front fender to the swing arm. Left only the controls that make it go down the road on the handle bars. Put all the other electric in the battery box. Continue Reading →