78 xs650s bobber in the making part 2


Write about your XS650.: Well its been about two months since i started my build. i started off with a stock 78 xs650s that i got on craigslist from some guy for $100. The bike was not running when i got it, but i had a good feeling about it. When i got the bike home i removed and cleaned the carbs, and replaced the battery and plugs put fresh gas in it since it hasnt ran for about 3 years the guy said.



and what do u know it started. not right away but it started. it ran like crap.  I ordered the hardtail from tc bros. It was a great fit no major problems just alittle tweaking here and there. Allot of the other parts i ordered from mikesxs . Still have allot to do, but i think its coming along pretty well for my first build. And yes i will be replacing the bars and fixing the pipes.



  1. Hesh says:

    those pipes rule!

  2. Blackwidow says:

    Did you make the pipes or were they already on it??

  3. danny v says:

    The pipes were made by a friend of mine. They actually have to be lowered a little. When my feet are off the pegs they hit the back of my leg.Thanx allot for the comments

  4. danny v says:

    I still need help on the wiring,. I am going kick only and have removed the old harness. I bought a rectifier from mikes xs and am planning on using stock regulator. I know i should have gotten rec/reg combo, but didnt wish i did. any ways . My question is. When using a toggle switch what wires go where?

  5. HoeyUno says:

    The pipes look pretty unique man. Im not a big fan of that style of handle bars but the bike still looks great…Pat yourself on the back for a great build.