1972 xs2 Rat Bob Chop


This was another $500 special i picked up. I spent a few year playing around with it until my friend came over with his new harley, then i though damn i better get this thing together and running. Its no show bike, but when we ride it sure gets the looks.


Its a 1972 xs2 with a weld on TC bros hard tail. I am a journeyman metal fabricator so naturally i did all the metal work. The battery box, electrical oil bag, fener struts, pipes, fork brace, headlight struts and chain roller are all one off parts I made.



She runs like a top now that timing and carbs are all tuned up too. I’m working on a 1981 cb900 custom cafe racer, but i must say that this xs is keeper.



  1. Guy says:


  2. El Gaucho says:

    Never seen a nicer bobber with turn signals!

  3. fanoboss says:

    Bad Ass fork brace…would love to see more shots of it. That may be a sellable product…

  4. pickles says:

    Killer forkbrace!

  5. Your daddy says:

    Needs some color.

  6. Barney says:

    Classic. Great job! So, since you picked it up for $500, what’s the total on it?

  7. Piute says:

    Any color you wont so long as it’s black.

  8. fanoboss says:

    did someone say BLACK? lmao : )>

  9. Old bastard says:

    ”Looks great.”

  10. lee says:

    Nice work dude

  11. Fabbastard says:

    Nice build, what kinda speedo is that?

  12. Bones says:

    Never saw a XS so beautifull, your craftmanship is simply awsome, I wouldn’t change a thing on this black beauty.

    Amazing job.


  13. fanoboss says:

    did someone say BLACK? lmao : )> AGAIN?

  14. Jordan says:

    I am allergic to colour! I never intended on making the bike a “show” bike, but rather a classic black bike with some chrome accents. The spedo is from Mikesxs.com or xs650direct.com for those in Canada. I sent pictures of the seat, but they never made the cut. It was finished in brown leather with a two inch cream stripe down the middle. I guess thats all you get for colour. Thanks for all the positive feedback. I am so impressed with everyones bikes on this forum. Keep up the good work!

  15. Tyler says:

    Very Nice Jord, Great looking bike. Ill have to come buy some time and hear it flash up. Keep up the good work.

  16. norm younger says:

    nice bike.

  17. Dennis says:

    somehow missed this before…. very nice, very nice!