Archive | October, 2009

Yamaha XS 650 Hillclimber


A Yamaha XS 650 takes a shot at the hil at RRRMC

78 yamaha xs another bobber



This one husband built for a buddy. Buddy would bring stuff to put on the bike. This is what he wanted. I believe it looks great. It also sounds awsome. Continue Reading →

Poppin’ the tire on my 1973 tx650


Time for a new tire.. So the old one must go!! Horn County Oilers, Autumn Run 2009 Burnout session.

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. Continue Reading →

Just Another Heap



Started life as a restored ’78.  Save for front end, wheels and engine, nothing else was used.  Horton custom frame, 2″ up, 4″ stretch.  Biltwell bars, Avon Speedmaster front tire, rear dual pinner Shinko, 70’s ebay special coffin tank retunneled, Continue Reading →

French Bratstyle xs



Here is a great Bratstyle xs 650.  The description has been roughly translated from French » English.

“Write about your XS650.: This is a 1978  650 xs I retrieve from a barn 5 years without a tour.  After 1 year I rebuild the original engine by reading above anything online. It has a 2in1 mac performance exhaust. The forks have been lowered.

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