TOXIC. our Industrial bobber


Joe Wiseguys Industrial Bobber

Write about your XS650.: This is my first complete build.  I have been helping my dad in his shop Wise Guys Choppers, LLC for the last 3 years build custom bikes from the Yamaha XS650 but this time I got to build my own and i couldnt be happier with the outcome.


I knew how fast and fun these bikes were when converted into something cool so just before i got started on this one i sold my 99 sportster and i am glad i did.  NO way could that HD keep up with this monster.  I wanted an industrial theme to the bike that would make it look dangerous and different, and I think I accomplished it.  My dad and I built everything on the bike but the twin tanks.

right side engine closeup

parked front shot

We built the hardtail on dad’s frame jig and gave the frame a 2 inch stretch in the back with a 3 inch stretch at the backbone.  Together we built the tank mounts, handle bars, exhaust headers, heat sheilds, two into one intake, forward controls, tool box, head light mount, monoshock seat assy, sissy bar, etc.



We had our friends at Elswick Cycle make the twin tanks for us, and our buddy Roger Harris do the kick ass leatherwork, and Bob Black at Covlet machine for the killer valve covers..  We have about 6 weekends into this one.  Loooooong days with dad picking up the big slack and tig welding for me during the week.  Hope you all enjoy the pics.

motor shot left side

Do you work with your dad in his shop Full time?

I used to work exclusively in my dads shop but now work building planes for Boeing, and helping out at dads shop when i can.

twin tanks mounted close up

How does the two in one carb run?

The two into one intake my dad makes them and sells them as a kit on ebay.  He has sold a few dozen and we have a mikuni 36mm setup for them jetted for great performance.  Dads customers are all impressed with the performance they get with this system.  Anyway, thanks for your interest in my bike.  It really turns heads around here.

left front scotty ready to kick it to life

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Thanks Redsexy.


  1. toe. says:

    whoa! thats just sick!

  2. tadd442 says:

    WOW…very creative.

  3. eyez says:

    Very nice. What’s up with the arrows on the front rotor? It’s an awesome bike!!

  4. joe wiseguy says:

    we mark the front rotors when we have the local shop put on the tires so we know that they will get the rotation of the tire on the wheel correctly.

  5. tom says:

    are you ashamed its a yamaha?

  6. Blacksmithbilly says:

    Lots of detailed work to that machine, some nice work out of the WG crew

  7. kane says:

    i love this bike…great job

  8. Blackwidow says:

    I love the bike I can stare at it all day and find different stuff you did. On that side cover where you have that badge on there how did you get it to stay on??

  9. joe wiseguy says:

    we roughed the surface and applied epoxy. we were hoping that the weld would have taken good so that we could have just gave the side cover a good polish. but all the side covers we welded turned out the same so we had badges made for them.

  10. hailhail says:

    this thing is aids to my eyes

  11. Blackwidow says:

    what kind of epoxy like liquid steel or jb weld??

  12. JesC says:

    Very sick bike man! The tanks are badass. How did you do the rims?

  13. John Spring says:

    WOW~~~ it’s so cool~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. joe says:

    we degrease and remove the bearings from the mags.
    send them in for beadblasting.
    swirl the outer edge with a die grinder.
    place high heat tape dots on the swirled edges.
    powdercoat them with gloss black.
    remove tape dots and grind ridges of spokes.
    clear coat them with high gloss powder coat.
    regrease bearings and mount.

    lots of work but they look wicked in the sun.

  15. Louis says:

    how can i get that sissy bar for my bike . a custom hardtail bigdog/pitbull 1998 ? the one on the Pulverizer, too, too cool dude.
    Louis 917 785 7209. New York City Police Department.

  16. Idaho chad says:

    dude, what did you you do to the wheels?????? i would love to set my mags up like that. love it.

  17. joe wiseguy says:

    bead blast them after a good degreasing.
    die grind the outer edges to swirl the aluminum.
    place high temp taping dots around the outer rim.
    gloss black powdercoat the entire wheel and let cure.
    remove tape dots and swirl the mag spoke edges.
    high gloss powdercoat the entire wheel again.

    it is time consuming but the results are great.

  18. tim says:

    this thing is freakin radical, you definately have a one of a kind, great job

  19. norm younger says:

    differant but very cool.