I found this bike in a barn in the finger lakes region of upstste NY. 1975 XS-650B….seemed to be all original until I got it home and had a closer look. The bike had 81′ carbs and 78 airboxes….the “electrics” had been cobbed up over the years and that was almost to be expected when you find these older bikes. I replaced the carbs and airboxes with original (used) carbs and cables and boxes with filters…cleaned the carbs….new points and condensers….plugs, ect….
The bike is running great now and I am slowly turning it into a cafe racer.new signals and bar end mirrors on clubman bars…..a new tank with fewer graphics and repainted side covers..removal of the rear pegs and a cafe seat with a new rear taillight …..it’s work in progress and I hope to show pictures as the bike progresses…sorry it’s not a chopper, but it is still a XS-650….and as far as I’m concerned, that’s all that matters……thanks for looking and hope to ha ve more soon……Brody