Archive | October, 2009

NICE RICE

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Write about your XS650.: 1972 ENGINE TITLED AS 1980
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XS650 chopper style

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1980 yamaha xs 650 chopper style

So again I send one in for the hubby…. I wanted a bike and i wanted one just how he has done..green is my fave color too. can you believe that paint color is a spray bomb covered in a good clear..Oh the NOZ bottle well need a place to keep xtra glasses or cigs.. well i didnt go far and found its too much for me..hubby still teases says that he just forgot to turn the noz off…lol hubby..I made it to the stop sign and into the grassy med in the middle of 4 lanes..aww he had it like nothing happened in 2 hrs, and well I will now enjoy just being the passenger..I can relax!

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50’s Triumph look alike

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Let see I am sending this in for my husband. All I have to say is when this man see something like a picture out of a book like this bike, He fell in love witj it and turned around and made him one. This only one of the four he has built. some days you just can’t get him out of the shop.. Continue Reading →

Betsy

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Here are some more pics of my chopper, and a 73 xs650 I came across for cheap. Continue Reading →

yamaha/honda xs650

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I had been saving this frame for a while didnt know what i wanted to do with it. some of my friends were building cool 650s. It is a vintage honda cb750 frame from the late 60’s early 70’s. I had been building cb750’s but was getting tired of sinking 4 carbs and having them stick. Well I cut the down tube out of the xs and welded it in the cb frame. I used a cb750 rear wheel.

I went to granger and got a 530 sprocket blank and then took my 750 hub and had a machine shop fix the blank to fit. I then went to the seat. hand made it. drilled holes and sleaved the frame. so two bolts would move in them. I welded the bolts to the seat pan and put chevy 350 valve springs under them. I had bits from an old springer laying around. I made the rest of the springer. Rockers front half ect.. I used a honda scooter front wheel. Its a 21. I made the forwards out of rear foot pegs off a harley sportster and some pipe. The rear brake actually works off a chain as well.

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The “Vintage” Edition XS

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A 79′ Special with several cosmetic and functional updates for better performance and reliability. A hoot to ride – a salute to the Brits earlier styling.

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