Limpe Iven’s XS project


Hey man, Been awhile, still checking your site regularly, some great stuff ! Work on my next project is slow, simply cannot find the time, but as winter is kicking in at the moment i`ve made some progress, just wanted to let you know.

I got me the basic parts, just to get started, frame, engine and wheels.
Wanted to run a mag wheel in the rear to fit a disc brake, still gotta fine me a nice caliper, might be something like a 4 caliper thingie since i plan on using to run a spoolhubbed front wheel.
Ordered a gas tank wich i intend to drop over the frame, in the right line and on the right height.
Picked up a engine the other day, now i can start to mock-up the basic parts and fabricate the rear section of the frame.

Intend on using shocks instead of a hardtailed rear-end, running a spoolhubbed front wheel and only using a rear brake seemed more logical, safer for that matter.
Soon i`ll be fitting wheels, determine ride height and finish the frame.
Intend on using only 1 carb, gotta fab me an intake for that, as well as making the headers, wich will be wrapped around the engine to end up pointing downwards just behind the rear down tube of the frame.
From the moment i started with this project i`m still wondering about paint, it`ll work out.

Still ot my old bike, ride it from time to time, pulled the engine since it was consuming some oil.
Since the bike was sitting there i used it for constructing some new parts, like handle bars and to see how my ideas would work out.


Now in the process of shaving some parts, getting them ready for the complete mock-up.
i`ll be in touch whenever i make progress. Oh, the old green bike is still for sale, don`t mind that, i take it to shows and ride it whenever weather is good enough.

Limpe Iven


  1. Ted says:

    Hi Limpe,
    I am digging the narrow bars on the green bike.

  2. reynoldburton says:

    Dont sell the old bike to soon! The new one has to look better than the green one first – and that will be a hard challenge! 😉

  3. Spun says:

    Something to look foreword to.

  4. Hans from Holland says:

    Lookin´forward Limpe,
    check marktplaats advertisement 305459984! There´s an 2 in 1 manifold for sale for less money. Heiden Tuning sold them for 160 euros! Greetz, Hans Prost.

  5. Limpe Iven says:

    Thanks for the comments and thanks Hans !

    Wintertime will be spend for grinding and welding !

  6. Hans from Holland says:

    Hey Limpe,
    Heart from Floris you’re in the Back Street Heroes jan.2010 issue!!!!
    Couldn’t you scan the article? Great stuff for our XS clubmagazine 653.! By the way, i’m in the new MotorRevue (jan.2010),this time not with a project but with my bone-stock XS 650 B model from ’75.

  7. Ted says:

    yo Hans, glad to see you around bro!

  8. Spun says:

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  9. Billybobba says:

    Heya mate, can you tell me the brand of the rear whitewall tyre? Cheers

  10. limpe iven says:

    send me an email, i’ll mail you the article soon !

  11. Hans from Holland says:

    O.k. would be great Limpe!
    Saw on your blog you bought the manifold, gratulations.
    XSpeak ya….

  12. Hans from Holland says:

    Did you get my email Limpe ??

  13. Idaho chad says:

    Sick Bike!! Hey I’m running the same mag wheels on my xs special project. I would love to run a disc in the rear, but havent had much luck finding one. any suggestions??
    thanks in advance!
    Idaho chad