First Bike Ever Built:
But have never caught my feet on fire.
This is the first bike ever built by the so called “Legendary Fong Brothers” out of Baltimore Maryland. This bike was built to replicate the Fong Bros famous demolition derby cars (Trailway Speedway 2000 – 2007), which were built to replicate traditional old school hotrods (flat black with white speed scallops, red wheels and big whitewalls.) As you can see by the pics, my taste in bikes has changed quite a bit over the years and this is no longer the style I prefer to build for myself. I am currently building and riding bikes like the silver one pictured and just sold the gold XS650.
Here are some specs.
1982 xs650. Powdercoated wheels with new spokes from MikesXS. Maxxis whitewalls are still like new. 110/19 up front and 150/80/16 in the back. This is the biggest tire that’ll fit that swingarm. The swingarm is stretched 4 inches and has been notched to accept that tire. 11 inch shocks keep the ride very low. This bike is very low and does scrape every once in a while. I weigh 195lbs. I will also include a set of 13.5 inch shocks to raise it back up a bit. Lepera metalflake seat on hairpin springs, broomstick bars (1″) on rigid mounted custom risers, with chrome Harley hand controls. I will re-install the air cleaners. I took them off to use on my silver bike for a few days. New 530 chain and 30t rear sprocket for better rpm at speed. The pipes are SHORT and do throw flames on de-acceleration but have never caught my feet on fire. These pipes are LOUD and this is the best/heartiest sounding xs650 I’ve owned. Cateye tailight with a blue dot. Paint on the gas tank is basecoat clearcoat with a flattening agent. No Yamaha emblems remain and the case sides are wrinkle finish black. Starts with a key, or by the kicker. Typical xs650 starter slip now and then.
The bike has a way more rat look to it then the pictures can portray. It has gotten a patina to it that the pics seem to diminish. So if ya dig that “I hate shows look”, this is the one.
Thanks for sending in the pictures Billy Joe Fong.
More sick XS650 Choppers to come From THE FONG BROS ?
You will have to come back to find out…..