XS650 Bobber Oldskool Red n Black: Update


Larry AKA blackwidow Update

How long did it take to build your bike?

I had the bike 6 months and and after the 3rd month I hardtailed it then it sat for a month and about two months to finish the rest so probably a good 3 months of working on it solid…

This is the first bike you’ve built right?

Yes this is the first bike I’ve built it’s only the second bike I’ve ever owned the other bike I owned like 6 months then I sold it to buy an xs.


What was one of the harder things that you had to figure out?

The harder things for me was the wiring because I know nothing about bikes and just figuring placement for everything like the brake and all that stuff.

How does it ride?

I like the way it rides it’s not that noticably stiff to me only on some real hard bumps but besides that it rides real good and I feel comfortable as to where the bars are set and the foward controls.

Are you going to build another xs?

If I can find another one LOL there kind of hard to find around here.


Do you have any other recommendations or feedback on the site?

No recommendations I like the site as is maybe a contact us on the website that way it is easy to get ahold of the site owner for help. (You can find contact info on the about page)


Larry Aka blackwidow


  1. BLACK WIDOW says:

    Hey thanks again Ted the new topic looks great I love this site and there is some mean ass bikes on here

  2. RUSTYRIDER says:

    Looking good Larry, My project is finally off the ground. pictures coming soon. I will also have a blog, hope the guys at XS650Chopper.com will let me link it on my post.

  3. BLACK WIDOW says:

    Hey Rusty I can’t wait to see the project.

  4. Knight500 says:

    Hey Larry, real nice ride. What size are yer tires? I’ve seen them used a lot for XS hard tail projects. Also, is that a TC bros. hard tail you have? Nice rear fender too, real smooth.

  5. BLACK WIDOW says:

    Yes it is a tc bros hardtail. The front tire is a 100/90/19 and the rear is a mt90/16. Thanks for your compliments I appreciate them

  6. BLACK WIDOW says:

    Just checking it to see whats going on

  7. BLACK WIDOW says:


  8. BLACK WIDOW says:

    I might sell her but still unsure

  9. BLACK WIDOW says:

    I bought another xs650 it’s a 78 and starts right up I got it for 500 I doubt the pic will show but worth a try

  10. Teebs says:

    Brother, I am really sorry to here about your chop. You’ll have her back in shape in no time, though.

  11. blackwidow says:

    Thanks Teebs and as soon as I complete my honey do list my first priority is getting the bike back to better than she was

  12. RUSTYRIDER says:

    So sad to hear about your bike dude. My jaw dropped when I was randomly scrolling down posts and to see the bike next to that familiar black car. I finally got the blog up, with a lot of help from my wife. garagebobber.blogspot.com.

  13. blackwidow says:

    I have some new parts ready to re fix it and I also turned it over tonight with the starter and it sounded great so hopefully this week I can put the coil on it and run some wires and fire it up man I cain’t wait

  14. blackwidow says:

    Does anybody know where I can find a maxxis classic white wall tire size 100/90/19??

  15. Brad says:

    dennis kirk!

  16. Brad says:

    they have them in stock

  17. Brad says:

    and BUMP for a sweet bike

  18. blackwidow says:

    Thanks Brad I’m gonna check it out if they have some heck I might buy two LOL

  19. Brad says:

    no problem, I got them from the catalog but the part number is 54-1104 you can call the 800 number and just give them that number and they can look them up for you, I also did not see them on the website but they are still listed in their new catalog

  20. blackwidow says:

    I posted this in other topics but just in case someone does read the other dennis kirk told me they don’t have em they are discontinued and I called a bunch of other companies and no body has them

  21. blackwidow says:

    Hey rusty how do I go to your website I typed it int he search and it said it couldn’t find it??

  22. blackwidow says:

    still no luck on a tire 🙁

  23. blackwidow says:

    I finally found the exact tire I was looking for it cost me twice what I paid the first time but being discontinued I can understand. I also bought a front rim and am excited about getting this thing back to better

  24. Buddy says:

    I dig the red pipes! What size hard tail kit did you get from TC? and are your solo seat springs 3inchers?

  25. Blackwidow says:

    It is the standard one from TC I think it’s a 3 inch stretch and yes there like 3″ springs thanks for taking interest in my bike