ROB’s- 1989 xs650

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1980 650. Friend built the bike for himself. Always like it a lot. Sold it to someone else.  2 years later found it for sale.  Picked it up for a steal.

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Comments

  1. Sean from boston says:

    Beautiful so beautiful!

  2. fanoboss says:

    You’re pretty dam lucky, makes me want to keep mine MORE !!! LOL

  3. Joshua Rasmussen says:

    Keep it just as is,no fenders ,no front brake.Badass

  4. Fabbastard says:

    OK Rob nice bike but your not getting off that easy!!!! Lets have some specs like the rear end ect and tire size would be a good place to start! Throw a dog a bone would ya…

  5. John says:

    Nice bike! Have any more info on that springer front end and front rim?

  6. earz says:

    That thing looks tough, but what’s up withthe double seat?

  7. fanoboss says:

    I didn’t even notice the double seat…

  8. sean from boston says:

    i’ve seen this bike posted before and it still as my first comment says is so good looking

  9. sean from boston says:

    I wish you could edit your comments…. sorry for stealing your lime light not the point of this at all but heres a link to the old post always been one of my favorite bikes!!! so glad its back on the site and its doing well

    https://www.xs650chopper.com/2009/03/metalheads-daily-driver/

  10. rob says:

    Yep that’s. The old link. Had to put new fender on. Smoother look.I think. In process. Of painting motor wrapping pipes. And some other things .Getting ready for smoke out

  11. deleted user says:

    It speaks to me.

  12. Ted says:

    @ earz – I noticed his seat to. Is it a optical illusion or what? It looks like the leather is floating on the seat pan… The bikes looking nice..

  13. rob says:

    no its just a seat on my pan. the top seat i put on my wifes kz in the background.

  14. sean from boston says:

    I didn’t even notice that was a KZ I’m going to be working on one of those soon I hope, it looks Good, how hard was it to get the hardtail to sit flush and weld strong to that looped bottom?

  15. rob says:

    Not that hard.

  16. Jaymen says:

    What size are those spring fronts? how long?

  17. Nino says:

    How much stretch/rake you have on this bike?
    Looks sick nasty

  18. davidsona says:

    3 inch stretch, but any drop in that tail?

  19. Chopomatic81 says:

    Yea i’m pondering that too. Looks like theirs a drop, but its hard to tell when the rake is close to 40*, and its only a 16” in the rear. Explains the low clearance, but can’t tell if its dropped or not?

  20. brickhouse says:

    Hey rob its Brickhouse. Is this the bike he told me he used to just let it lean on the peg, meaning it has no kick stand at all? Mine is almost done !!!!!!!

  21. joe says:

    Man, this thing is sick! im just starting my own build and was wondering if you could give up some frame specs. thanks

  22. Ole bastard says:

    ”Has that billy lane thing golng on.” Very cool.