PERSISTANCE

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This bike started out as a dream, with me looking across the road at my dads neighbors drive way, and watching this once beautiful bike dwindle away…… So after many years of begging, I wound up convincing this Ol’man into selling me this 75 xs650b, with only 1,780miles on it.

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I wasn’t sure how I was going to build this bike, not to much knowledge with the fabrication aspect, luckily I ran into a local who knew a little thing or two about building  bikes…..(Greenhill Cycle, 27517 state highway 77, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. #814-967-3055, ask for BRUNO-owner).

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This guy has been so patient with me, my changing my mind every other day, with out him this dream may  have never got this far. So a big thank to Greenhill Cycle, keep up the good work…

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Chris

Comments

  1. toe. says:

    nicely done.

  2. bradshaw says:

    what is the metal thing by the rear sprocket?

  3. DaveO says:

    A tool box

  4. Tebo says:

    Looking good! What did you do with all the take-off parts? I’m in upstate NY working on a ’75 resto-rat-tion and I need some of the stock parts. Seems like the first things to go are the turn signal mounts, fork covers, and guages. The last picture of your bike, stock, looks alot better than my bike when I got it. Mike’s Xs is great, but lacks the small stuff. Got any good boneyards in Pa.?

  5. Christopher says:

    Thank you all for the comments, this may not be the best looking bike on this site, but its mine and im damb proud of it, so thank you for the encouragement… Also, I have all the old parts still to the 75 xs, my email is ccc16_1984@hotmail.com, let me know what you need. Most of the parts are still in great shape.

  6. Colin says:

    Hey Tebo, check out a motorcycle salvage joint in Lockport NY. Don’t know if he’s still doing business though. I thought his building was being condemned or something. Good luck.

  7. Christopher says:

    If anyone is looking for some parts off the 75, like the gas tank, seat, pipe, list goes on. email ccc16_1984@hotmail.com.

  8. Blackwidow says:

    Coo

  9. norm younger says:

    are you afraid of hitting a bump and landing on the rear tire with no fender?