BLACK BUBBA

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This bike was a 1978 Yamaha XS650 Standard that has been heavily modofied.
The original bike had a siezed motor and a good ’77 motor with very low miles (roughly 6000) was used for the power plant.

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The bike got completely tore down to the bare frame and everything was cleaned, and sand blasted before being painted.

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All kinds of new parts have been installed on the bike

  • New tapered steering bearings
  • New bronze swing arm bushings
  • New shocks
  • New gaskets & seals
  • New brake shoes & pads
  • New chain
  • Braided stainless steel brake line
  • New cables
  • Magura levers
  • Re-built Mikuni BS38 carbs
  • Pod air filters
  • NOS Hap Jones track bars
  • Custom Mikuni headlight assembly
  • L.E.D. tail light assembly
  • original AKRONT aluminum wheels with new Barracuda rubber
  • 2-into-1 exhaust system
  • Modified 1970 Harley/Aermacchi tank

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The bike is an absolute blast to ride!!

ROGER

stcustoms

Comments

  1. fanoboss says:

    Black is GOOD !

  2. Bykerbrad says:

    Nice. What headlight are you running?

  3. rozz says:

    Is the headlight carbs?

  4. sean from boston says:

    not bad man i like the tank, hows she ride?

  5. hooversama says:

    re-think that seat……the white bike recently posted called Dutch XS650 SE (Wrenchmonkees inspired) has the seat that fits your look……

  6. rcknrllrog says:

    I certainly appreciate all the comments regarding this, and the other bikes I have built over the years. Nowadays times are awfully tough and I am attempting to complete my next project which has been named ReserXShun because the various components have come from so many different bikes.
    The headlights on Black Bubba ( as well as my current build) are culled from dead Mikuni BS38 carbs that could never be used again as carbs. So I installed super bright halogen bulbs in them and turned them into head lights. I think they came out looking pretty cool. Just trying to do something a little different.
    I am making not only head lights but also tail lights out of these old carbs so if there’s anyone out there that maybe wants a set of them feel free to contact me about it.

  7. DENNI$ says:

    A good headon closeup of those headlights, or several, would have been in order!!

  8. rcknrllrog says:

    Those head lights I made out of a pair of dead BS38 Mikuni carbs

  9. rcknrllrog says:

    Yes I made those out of dead Mikuni BS38’s

  10. rcknrllrog says:

    Yea…I wasn’t going the brat route with this build so I saw no reason to use a brat style seat