Archive | April, 2010

The Genius MOTOSHOP TONOUCHI

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MOTOSHOP TONOUCHI

You may remember the post we did a few months back on Tono’s xs650. This here’s another sick and insanely cool xs650 from Japan’s motoshop-tonouchi. More pics on the MOTOSHOP TONOUCHI blog. I’m really digging how leaving the foot controls/cross members in place take up the empty space that is more typical of a xs chop. Bikeexif.com just did a post on motoshop-tonouchi to. “There’s a definite Japanese ‘look’ when it comes to Harley customs, but this one’s a little different. The XL-engined machine is a new release from Motoshop Tonouchi

There is also a xs650-yamaha posted up on bikeexif.com as well..  Good stuff…

black.. the new black

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Pulling the trigger

I had been scouring the internet for months before finally pulling the trigger on this project, i had never “built” a bike before even though i have been riding motorcycles since i was 4 years old (now 38), i had built up some other cool little projects from scratch like a Radio Flyer wagon with a 3.5hp B&S engine, indipendant front suspension, rear swing axle, fat shifter cart wheels, and also i built a Bar Stool Racer with a 6.5hp electric start honda clone engine, so it was only fitting to up it a notch and dive into a chopper that i have always wanted. Continue Reading →

XS CHOPPER IN MAINE, ALMOST DONE!! CHECK IT OUT!!

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Write about your XS650.: THIS IS MY 1978 XS650, TC HARDTAIL 32 MODEL A TAIL LIGHT, REBUILT MOTOR. I HAVE FABBED IT ALL EXCEPT THE HARDTAIL. IT IS NOT 100% DONE BUT GETTING THERE… PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK, THIS IS MY FIRST CHOP. I HAVE HAD A BLAST, BUT LET ME KNOW IF IT IS COOL OR IT SUCKS… SEE ANYTHING I DID WRONG OR HAVE A BETTER IDEA? LET ME KNOW!! Continue Reading →

almost down 81

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Write about your XS650.: lot of custum work if i figure out wiring & finish paint itl be great pics smeak for them selvse later. Continue Reading →

75 Street Tracker Tribute Bike

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Write about your XS650.: This is my 1975 XS that I rescued from my brothers barn. It had been sitting since 1989 and when gas price’s started going through the roof two years ago I said how about you let me fix that bike so I can ride it and save on gas money. Continue Reading →

1973 xs650 chopper build

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Write about your XS650.: I had such a good time building my xs bobber I decided to go for a chopper look, So I took the motor out of my bobber and started this project last week. I used the original xs frame, cut it down a little, lowered it some, and I liked the candy red so much I did the chopper in the same color. Continue Reading →