Christopher First Bike


I have never really been into bikes until just this past summer I was surfing the net and found That was it I was hooked and had to find a bike, so I got a 1977 XS650. I just thought I would share with everybody what I have come up with so far.

I stripped the bike down chopped her in half and added a TC Bros hard tail, the wheels got the chop next. Then got new rims 21’x1.85 front and 16’x3 for the rear, powder coated everything black and some new spokes. Wrapped with some Avon Venom white wall tires. The tanks is a 2.2g Alien dual cap and the fender a 5” ribbed with a duck tail end from 7 metal west.


I have to thank everybody here for the inspiration to build a bike and the guys from Cannon Ball Customs for the wheels.
So far the bike building seem easier then I thought, just hope learning how to ride is too lol. I don’t have a license yet.


Christopher Gaskin


  1. Ted says:

    Nice one man. That tank looks familiar. You still have a ways to go though. The tires and rims look sweet!!

  2. HAPPY DAN says:

    Cool tank,I like th white walls and the 21 too,wish I got started that young,Kid your gona Dig It!

  3. Blackwidow says:

    that thing is taking shape and it’s gonna be killer

  4. Christopher says:

    The tank I got on sale from for $100 bucks. Its similar to the mustang on you bike Ted but a little more rounded I think. I’m hoping to get more work done soon and will keep posting pics, does any know who does custom exhaust work for xs650. I have a plan in mind but cant find anybody to bluid

  5. Todd says:

    Hey chris where are you from. Beacuse I know
    a Chris Gaskin in Lake Charles LA Just checking
    By the way nice bike. Keep us up to date.

  6. Christopher says:

    Newfoundland Canada

  7. danny says:

    Wow those rims look sick, where did they come from?

  8. Christopher says:

    The rims are Excel dirt bike rims that you can get in a bunch of different sizes. I cut up my old rims and sent the hubs to Ryan at Cannonball Customs. I got him to purchase the new Excel rims 21×1 .85 front and 16x 3 for the rear he powder coated the rims and hubs gloss black and laced new custom spoke from Buchanan and installed Avon Venom white wall tires for me.

  9. Jpig says:

    Gonna look sick when it’s finished..Keep up the hard work.

    Wish we could get the donor bikes down here (Australia) but there sooo expensive..:(

  10. Tech7 says:

    You’re going in a great direction. Look and stance is first. You got that nailed. I can’t wait to see more. Keep it up.

  11. Shotcaller says:

    The white walls are pimp

  12. anthony says:

    any updates on this badboy?

  13. norm younger says:

    great start

  14. dr ron says:

    Like the tank and configuraton of the hardtail, nice stance too , this is going to be a great bike .be proud of it , would like to see it finished.real keeper !!