Yamaha xs650 hardtail frame’s to order.
10 years ago if you wanted to build a custom Yamaha xs650 chopper with a hardtail frame you would’ve had to build it from scratch yourself.
Today if you want to build a sick XS you’re in luck. There are a number of companies building parts for the xs650 crowd. Here are some options if you’re looking for a hardtail.
Scroll down for a list of companies selling XS650 hardtail’s:
Ardcore choppers offers a complete hard tail frame for the Yamaha xs650. They also offer a Weld-On Hard Tail XS650DIY kit… And a new DO IT YOURSELF XS650 HARDTAIL KIT – The ARDTAIL! The design utilizing slugs and triangulation to make installing the kit super easy for the average garage builder who doesn’t have access to tons of tools. Check out Mothers-little-helper - a sick example of one of Ardcore’s bikes with a complete hardtail frame.
TC Bros Weld-On Hard Tail are designed to use your stock wheel, tire, spacers, and chain adjusters. The 1 1/8″ diameter is also the same as the stock XS650 frame tubing for a very nice looking install that looks like it was factory made! This is the most used hardtail on the market! It incorporates 3″ of stretch and 5″ of ground clearance. It is designed to use your XS650′s stock wheel, tire, spacers, and chain adjusters.
The axle plates are cut from 3/8″ thick steel and have an integrated mount hole for easy fender mounting. THESE HARDTAILS ARE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP from the Tcbros choppers shop! Blue Collar Bobber is a great example of what can be done with one of the TC Bros Weld-On Hard Tail.
THE FONG BROS
It is probably not necessary to point out that the bike is by the Fong Bros as their style is definitely recognizable. The Fong Bros like leaving in the center cross member with the foot controls/pegs. It’s a good setup if you’d like to have mid controls with little fabricating. This black bike uses the TC Brothers hardtail kit.
lowbrowcustoms.com is selling a Yamaha xs650 Weld-On Hardtail by David Bird - with a Looped Style frame. The 3/8″ thick axle plates feature a 3/16″ doubler plate so your stock rear wheel, axle, and axle adjusters will fit. This design allows for you to leave your stock motor mounts in place, not having to cut and sleeve your vertical seat post tube and have the possibility of misaligning your frame. These Yamaha xs650 hardtails are made of 1-1/8″ diameter .120 wall DOM tubing so it matches up beautifully to your stock front frame section. The gray xs650 Looped Style chopper is built by Scott from Canada.
Garage Company has a DIY kit that comes with axle adjusters, weld in piece for the rear loop/motor mount and seat gusset… The bungs are already welded in place and the stretch and drop options rake/stretch available when you order. The frames constructed in-house to your specs in precision jigs and professionally welded to high quality standards.
GL choppers offers Weld-On Hard Tail that enable you to run larger rear wheels. Their hard tail for the XS650 is able to run rear wheels up to 180/200. “Shop Rat” ( pictured above) is built by Josh of G&L Choppers and is his personal ride.