“The Wild One”

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Keegan – This is my 1975 XS 650 Bobber.  I was inspired by the Falcon motorcycles. I love lookin at there clean per/post war style Brit bikes and decided why cant I make a xs look like one. So here you go! I spent a long 3 years off and on working on this bike. A lot of the  styling came from old Triumphs. The tank was the old xs tank that was modified to look like a Triumph tank by my friend Jeff Stephens, which added a real Falcon touch.

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My friend Jason Frank did all the welding and fabricating of the Triumph style mid controls and the other various odds and ends. With out those two guys I would have been lost. I did all the painting, machining, wiring and fitting. The hard tail, battery box and oil tank came form TC Chopper Bros. It took a lot of gloss black paint/powder and brass to get her to come out so nice. But I think we hit it right on the head!

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Okay, so here is the run down.  The bike like I said before has a swapped motor from a 1973 xs. The front end is 35mm 1981 xs 650. The 19/16 inch wheels are from a 1981. The carbs are 34mm CV mikuni’s with K&N air pods.

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The frame is a 1975, with a TC chopper bros weld on hard tail. Also the battery box and oil tank/electrical box are from TC Chopper Bros. The wiring is all hidden in the oil tank and ran throw copper tubing. The wiring harness was made from low brows custom sweet cloth wrapped wires and Mikes XS metric wire connectors.

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Everything is custom! Here is everything else-

  • ·         Pamco Pete’s  electric pickup and coils W/ NGK boots and
  • ·         Custom copper tubing that hides all the wiring
  • ·         Custom gel seat and seat pant
  • ·         Custom  spun rear  fender and strut
  • ·         Custom Made 1975 XS 650 tear drop tank and Monza  gas cap
  • ·         Custom made Mini Apes  from original 1975 XS 650 Handle bars
  • ·         Custom turned Brass Foot pegs
  • ·         Custom Machined rear wheel adjusters
  • ·         Custom made mid controls (styled after a Triumph)
  • ·         Mikes XS 7” Classic Head light
  • ·         Mikes XS oil cooler
  • ·         Mikes XS voltage regulator
  • ·         Low Brow Custom wiring harness
  • ·         Low Brow seat springs three different sizes!
  • ·         Heavy Parts Unlimited 530 X ring Chain
  • ·         Cheng Shin C223 repo Mk II rear (can’t get these tires anymore!)
  • ·         Cheng Shin C200 repo Speedmaster front (can’t get these tires anymore!
  • ·         Repo Ford 1928 Stop taillight and custom Bracket
  • ·         BattleScoot White Grips
  • ·         All stainless steel hardware!
  • ·         Custom 1971 Black and Cream Triumph paint scheme
  • ·         Gloss Black powder Coat
  • ·          New battery
  • ·         Polished engine and valve covers and rear drum cover
  • ·         Triumph fork gators
  • ·         And so much more!

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Everything on this bike is brand new or refurbish! The engine is a donor from a friends bike that he crashed (it only had 600 miles on it). Still needs some more riding to break it in fully.

Keegan Trester

For sale on Ebay now.

Comments

  1. mike lytle says:

    nice clean job!!

  2. Guy says:

    ALWAYS LOVE THE LOOK OF THE UPPER CHAIN SHROUD REMOVED ON THE L/H SIDE ENGINE COVER. NICE BIKE TOO!!!

  3. ewan says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Andy says:

    This write up is fantastic, thankyou.

  5. Vincestagechopper says:

    😉 How much to ship the bike to france…i’m crying !
    huge work congratulation !

  6. Brett says:

    Fantastic! One of the best xs650 customs I’ve ever seen. Great job on the tank, and the foot peg arrangement etc, etc… Looks very similar to the pre Bullet Falcon bikes. Good Job! (That isn’t a TC Bros hardtail though is it?)

  7. Barney says:

    The bike turned out great and the tank is awesome but yeah, that don’t look like a TC tail bro.

  8. fanoboss says:

    Great work with the wires. Awesomely clean bike, hats off !!! I’m undecided about the removed chain guard. I would’ve kept the brake cover black, my favorite color.

  9. Jeff(ica) says:

    “I spent a long 3 years off and on working on this bike. A lot of the styling came from old Triumphs.”…thank you for not building it in 2 months for only $50…

    ” The tank was the old xs tank that was modified to look like a Triumph tank by my friend Jeff Stephens”…that is incredible

    you’re running the carbs from a 1980+ xs , right?…tell me about your tuning

  10. Dennis says:

    gorgeous

  11. john says:

    your scoot looks absolutely perfect to my old eyes. well done, son. how can you sell her?

  12. Visimpact says:

    Love it! So many nice details and just plain class. Very well done

  13. Martijn van Geenen says:

    very nice indeed. I like this style!

  14. Andrew Lewis says:

    you, sir, own the sickest xs on this website.

  15. tadd442 says:

    cool bike…cool build….the copper tubing is a great touch! Where in Wisconsin will I see ya riding around?

  16. Seth says:

    The best I have seen… simply awesome.

  17. fanoboss says:

    Clean in so many ways and the motor is one I could look at all day.

  18. leebo says:

    how much stretch and how much drop?

  19. Chuck Jones says:

    Love the tank and the paint job on it. How cool is it that your friend gave you the motor with only 600 miles on it. I mean too bad he wrecked his own bie but good luck for you.

  20. super Gino says:

    eh, dude, you must immediately shrink the urinary bladder where you put petrol…

  21. Dave G says:

    That is the way a bike is supposed to look. Very well done. The lines are great and it is symmetrical in balance.