Write about your XS650.:           This is my 1980 XS650.  It started out a bone stock runner that I bought for $500.  I started tearing it down and after many sitting on the “stool of contemplation” this is what the final product looks like.  noid-066

It took two years to build and paint, but it is well worth the wait.  Most of the parts were donations from the local motorcycle welfare system or swap meets.  The tank, donated by a friend who was cleaning out his storage unit, came from a Harley iron head, while the fender, headlight, and gas cap were freebies from the Biketoberfest swap meet.


The paint work and body work were completed by me personally.  The paint took the longest to finish.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and hope to see you out on the Texas backroads.  Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down. Tailpipe.

Kevin Daugherty

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