My First Build 1978 xs650

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This bike was bought for me for my 50th birthday by my wife.  After a year of hard work, this is what the results are.  It has a $19.00 ignition system from the guys at XS650 garage (thanks).  It has a 2 into one intake that I made myself.  

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Running a 36 milimeter Mikuni.  All the work including the paint was done by myself with direct supervision from my wife.  Let me hear your thoughts.

Terry (JAKE) Hurler

Comments

  1. josh says:

    Looks good man. I dig that you did it yourself all the way down to paint. Would like to see some close shots of that intake..

  2. Andy Larmouth says:

    definitely….closer shots of intake please!

  3. chevy53 says:

    thats a cool bike man, like that you painted the flames yourself

  4. Jake says:

    Thanks all.

  5. PATRICK says:

    VERY NICE RIDE….ANY MORE PICS OF THAT CUSTOM INTAKE?

    PAINT JOB IS SWEET.

  6. armand says:

    it is a sweet fire

  7. BLACKWIDOW says:

    I bet it sounds good with them pipes, nice work

  8. Sean from boston. says:

    bike dose look great and the paint work is fantastic! did you use an airbrush free hand or did you stencil some ?

  9. rusty says:

    Great bike but I also would love to see intake closeups. Whats you’re opinion of the single carb approach? Do you notice any trade offs? Also, how does the single seat shock work. Whats the spring rate?

  10. Trouwen says:

    Cool bike dude, I love the flames!