No Talent Required!!!

My 80 XS I’ve been workin on awhile. Nothing special, no real artistry, just BARE bones, reliability, and pure fun ridin. I’ve been in love with these bikes for years like a lot of guys, but mine is finally ridable.



Got a couple more things to clean up like wiring and install a tail light, but I gotta try to be a family man too. So I will ride her like she is for the moment. Thank you and all my XS peeps, especially Mike Morse from 650central.


  1. tadd442 says:

    I’ve seen worse!….did it take much to rig up the seat?…what are ya running for an electrical box?

  2. CrazyTony says:

    I like it! If it gets you in the wind who gives a fat rats @$$ how it looks…

  3. BigJimmyW13 says:

    I’m kind of digging the seat. Definitely on the rat side but on the cleaner rat side. Congrats on a runner man!

  4. shawn says:

    i like it too! bet that seats comfortable… dirt bike tank? what size is that back tire? looks killer!

  5. ksdtoday says:

    I like everything but the seat. Good job.

  6. Shawn Dennis says:

    crazy looking seat. but i bet is makes for a good ride…..

  7. Gene says:

    I have been describing the large solo police seat that I want as a tractor seat.

    Thanks to you, I am done doing that. I could end up with one! LMAO!

    Looks good dude.

  8. Bodhi says:

    I had looked at doing a tractor seat for my build. Tractor supply has them for about 40-50 bucks . I eventually opted out but I’d always been curious as to how that would turn out.

    If I’m not mistaken, Hans (from Holland) used one although he cut his down somewhat around the edges.

    Now all you have to do is paint the bike green and yellow and call it a deere.

  9. Mister says:

    Bikes looking good, what’d you do for the exhaust?

  10. mike says:

    Thanks for the good comments. The seat is comfy. The rear tire is just a 130 and the exhaust is SS pipes with TPOs and EPOs installed and wrapped.

  11. Bodhi says:

    Hey Weed… I have trouble telling you guys apart.

    Can I tell people i’m now internationally recognized…..

  12. BLACKWIDOW says:

    you must have a big ass for that seat hahaha bike looks good

  13. pauly says:

    Did you say no talent required or had….Got stickers?….Jesus dude, if you got any more stickers on that bike it would be even more ugly than it is right now…:-/

  14. Zander says:

    lol, nice old john deer tractor seat lovin it!!

  15. Fabbastard says:

    I’m sure it took a bit of talent to put “that” together! Ya nice sea-he he he he t, looks comfy

  16. mike lytle says:

    hey, tractor seat and zip tie license plate holder, who could ask for anything more??? i like it there i said it, i like the tractor seat

  17. Goose says:

    Is that an old tractor seat? It looks awesome! I really like it.

  18. leebo says:

    you could get a lot of ass into that seat.

  19. ernie says:

    ummmmmmmm….who’s paulie and what has he built? the only comments i’ve seen from him are negative ones, but i haven’t been checking this site out for a long time. i’m not super big on the seat, but the rest of her looks pretty cool, stickers and all. and building your own bike is all about doing it the way you want and feck anyone else’s opinion

  20. james says:

    actually, I’m digging the tank and front end. Looking at several different tanks myself and I’m tired of seeing sportie tanks. when the time is right paint will replace the stickers, GOOD JOB