83 Brat Bobber


Write about your XS650.: As soon as i got my license i wanted to get a motorcycle but my parents would never aloow it do to the fact that my dad rides and has been hit by two mini vans. so as soon as i moved out i hit craigslist lookin for the right bike to start out on and make a bobber out of. i found this peace of crap 650 ugly lookin thing but the guy was willing to trade for a eaqilly ugly and crappy hot rod which i just so happen to have.


So i picked the bike up bone stock and sitting for 3 years and with no previous knowledge of how to work on a bike at all let allone build a bobber out of one. Im 20 years old had never rode a mc before or tried building one but with all the old VW and hot rod crap i had sittin around i think i built a pritty nice rat. let me know what you guys think this is the only site for xs650 guys around and the oppinions on here would matter more then some fags on the street.



Thanks clay


  1. Ted says:

    “oppinions on here would matter more” Screw opinion, yours is what matters. Build what you feel.. Nice XS clay, but what’s up with the copper strap over the Yamaha?

  2. Smitty says:

    clay i think its kool !and i do what makes me happy and your learning along the way many of these builders are willing to to share there knowledge with you and you have learned from your dad , ride defensive and watch those morons in mini vans

  3. Joe says:

    hey man where did u get the rear shocks?

    and did u do any modifying to the rear end other than that ?

  4. Mac named Dee Dee says:

    You pull alot of bitches with that Clay?

  5. Bill says:

    I think you spell like a child. Cool bike, though.

  6. Ted says:

    “Steve” Go be a troll some where else.

    It’s funny how the anonymity of the Internet allows some people to develop courage to say things that they would never have the balls to say to someone’s face.

    Cool Man..

  7. Ragdoll says:

    I love your bike



  8. james says:

    looks like you are off to a good start, check http://www.thechopperunderground.com.
    im curious tho, what hot rod did you trade for the bike? and ashamed of the yamaha logo? rock the yammie proud man and get rid of the brass cover!

  9. chris says:

    how long are those rear shocks?

  10. jSv says:

    This isn’t a Brat, this merely a soft-tail bobber. There are zero “Bratstyle” cues on this bike. Sick of the term being thrown at bikes with shocks. It cheapens Bratstyle bikes that actually have work put into them.