Scored a 79′ 650 special from a friend. He was looking to off the derelict carcass as he decided to build a triumph instead. All the better for me as I am always in the market for free bikes or parts. The long ride home gave me the chance to brainstorm about what I was going to do with my new ride. Once I was home I decided on building a whole frame for this build. I cut the head tube out of the stock frame to save the VIN numbers. Luckily a friend of mine had me pick up some tubing for him to build a chopper frame a while back, after he lost interest the material was given to me. Mocked it up and built a frame, its on wheels now but i have not had the time or funds to finish it for over a year and a half. I recently stumbled across this sight and have found my dirve to get it done. I have turned the fork legs in the lathe, made a set of risers and drag bars out of my scap material barrel and got her on wheels. 90% done 90% to go. More pics to come


  1. Traversable says:

    Lookin GOOD!!

  2. Teebs says:

    Nice, clean frame. Can’t wait to see more. Keep up the good work, brother.

  3. BigJimmyW13 says:

    Where are the more pics?

  4. john says:

    “90% done, 90% to go” I like that one.

  5. Barney says:

    2 years later, any progress?

  6. davethewrench says:

    Keep it up, I got my XS for free the same way, my buddy wanted to build triumph….he never finished the triumph, sold it, no he see’s me on his old XS all chopped and he is now building one to…..hehe, but I ride mine now