Almost riding


Write about your XS650.: Spring is here a and it is almost ready to ride. It is a 78 XS with a TC bros hard tail. Rear wheel is a Akront 3.5″ x16″ and front is from Mike’s XS, It is  19″. I drilled the front rotor because I thought it looked neat. Forward controls are from a 70’s harley sportster. Pipes are from a guy named Scott from the east coast, his work is very good.


Rear fender is a 36 ford spare tire cover. I raised the tunnel on the tank to lower the tank. It kept the bars from hitting the tank. It is tore down and being painted right now. I work in a body shop and I really hate painting my own stuff so work on it has not progressed as fast as I wish it was. I am hoping to have it on the road soon. I will post a few more pictures of it when it is complete.  Are there any more builders in South East Idaho?

Steve from Idaho


  1. I like the pipes a lot…- But I damn sure like the way you got the gastank down on the centerbar…- I read and noted that you had cut the tank tunnel yourself….- I envy anyone who can cut and weld a GASTANK…- For Me…- the Road To Hell has been paved by chopper gastanks with shallow tunnels….
    …..You are gonna have a Really Good Chopper there…- er…- well, – You already DO…- but it is the same color as the background and a little hard to see…
    ……..For some reason it makes complete sense to me that a guy who works in a paint and body shop would take FOREVER before he paints his own bike….

  2. Blackwidow says:

    Nice work

  3. DanJ says:

    Slick! That’s pretty much exactly what I’ll be going for on my 81.

  4. norm younger says:

    Great lines very very nice bike.