Maxwell’s XS650

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Max – I always wanted to do an XS based bike, I found a pristine ’83 xs650 in the Bronx, pulled the motor and rear hub and eBayed the rest of the bike.  I wanted to build the bike from scratch and everything besides the tank was handmade or found at the salvage store down the street (shifter is a porcelain door knob, foot controls are sewing machine parts…).  I didn’t have any particular design in mind when I started, just tried to make the simplest, cleanest bike that I could and let it go wherever the design took me (on a tight budget). Continue Reading →

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Update to Bare Necessities

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Joel mekolites – here is an update to the bare necessities bike. I painted it with black truck bed liner and candy gold over the bare metal. Continue Reading →

The Holy xs650 – Leadfist ’79

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Kyle – This is a 1979 xs650 that I had originally built for a good friend of mine… unfortunately, a situation arose that forced him to bail on it so I had to sell it (although it would have been a fun one to hold on to, I have limited space in my shop!) I picked the bike up from a guy who had it sitting around in his garage. It had low mileage, but hadn’t run in awhile. Continue Reading →

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Jesus Colina – 1975 XS650

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Jesus – 1975 XS650 completely redone. Re-phased by hughhandbuilt with Hugh’s PMA. Has a pamco ignition, mikesxs PWK carburetors. All work done at home, took just over a year to finish. Very happy how it turned out. I was surprised how fast it ran. Thanks

81 Yamaha 650 bobber

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Wayne – This is a 81 Yamaha 650 that I try to make look 60 years old. Has a john deer sediment fuel bowl with an orange led light in it and skulls. A truck tier for a seat. Piano bench legs for handle grips with orange led lights in the glass balls.    Continue Reading →

Bare Necessities

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Joel – I bought this bike for $600 in boxes. It came with a boyer ignition and mikuni carbs. I didn’t know if it would run but decided to give it a shot. I slammed the front end 3”. I hard tailed and stretched the rear end 4”. I seen years ago joe wiseguy powder coated some mags with spots on them so I decided to drill them and chamfur them. I did it with a cordless drill in the driveway. Continue Reading →