1980 xs650 “Salt Shaker”


Write about your XS650.: Hey Ted.   I wanted to send in some new pics of my project.  I put on a Firestone rear and an Avon front.  Made the faux oil bag for the elecs and that is where it’s name came from.  My wife said it looked like I was making a salt shaker! lol.



I also included a shot of the tank I am working on for it.  These things are never done…always changing…a hardtail will be next.  Jay



  1. jamie says:

    hey man, nice bike,
    im not one for mags, but dam man your bike sure pulls it off
    amd good luck with the tank… itslookin’ good

  2. Cretinxs81 says:

    Looking good, what handlebars do you have? Are they1″?
    Keep the pics coming when you hardtail it.

  3. dave says:

    I like it with the shocks and yama tank

  4. reynoldburton says:

    Looks better to me with the mustang tank!
    Xses are so slim, there is no place for fuel canisters allowing to ride more than 100 miles without stop. 😉

  5. Ted says:

    The Firestone rear and an Avon front definitely give it a bit more style. I dig the mustang tank two. You could paint it the same champagne red.

  6. lil bastard says:

    I dig! Always have! Your bike inspired me! That’s way I I did mine! Thaxs!

  7. RightSaidFred says:

    Love the bike. Did you have to modify the swingarm to get this rear tire on the bike? I have a 73 and it doesn’t have much room at all for a bigger tire. Thxs.

  8. trace says:

    hey i was wondering if you could tell me where to pick up tires like that? tracewilliamson@gmail.com any help would be greatly appreciated.

  9. hangman says:

    Gotta love it.Very nice.

  10. RightSaidFred says:

    what size is the rear Firestone? did you have to mod the swingarm?

  11. norm younger says:

    Great bikes.