Boat Rap Japan xs650 chopper

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This XS here was sent in by Boat Rap Japan.  It is sporting a vintage xs650 front drum break hub wrapped with a 21″ rim.  As you can see it has a lot custom parts. Check out the brash shifter..

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Comments

  1. Hans from Holland says:

    killer bike! on all boards you see a sort of seventies revival.
    most are a bit too freaky for me, but this one i love.

  2. BigJimmyW13 says:

    I have actually seen that shifter on another bike. So I’m guessing it was copied off of something else? I can’t remember what bike, but it was a bike in the horse. I’m sure.

  3. Russ says:

    Is that a softail frame? Show us & tell us more!

  4. Yeah man! Dude busts out a softail frame on a 650 and doesn’t give details? What gives? And while you’re at it how about some details on lacing an original XS-1 Drum to a 21″ rim? What’s the rim? Custom cut spokes? Dish sister!

  5. Steve says:

    Great looking bike…

  6. Blackwidow says:

    Nice pipes

  7. hooversama says:

    wowzee zowzee….cool ride

    dang, that fender must be the only thing keeping yer arse on the seat….hold on tight!

  8. reynoldburton says:

    Really nice “fake hardtail” – lookin good!!

  9. Idaho chad says:

    damn, thats a hella cool softtail, great job! brain is turning..ideas..lightbulbs.. arghhh.. we need more pics!!

  10. sean from boston says:

    also noticed its softtail not hartail wow Great job with it!