Low budget Brat style Bobber “Alycat”


Here’s proof anyone with a desire to build a nice bike with a small wallet can obtain thier goal! I bought this ’81 xs650 for $300.00,and since then have invested only in used parts (Ebay!) Named the bike “Alycat” after my wife, Aly.



Bike runs great,but I plan to chop it in the future! Thanks for lookin’, God Bless!!!!

Keith Tolson


  1. tadd442 says:

    Looks like a stiff ride brother!

  2. chevy53 says:

    nice little budget bike, hope your wife picked out the color. lol

  3. REEB! says:

    Ugh them struts must hurt

  4. armand says:

    agree with REEB. looks painfull!!

  5. keith tolson says:

    Yeah my wife picked out the paint-it’s actually a dark burgandy,looks more like pink in the pictures!

  6. Russ says:

    I like it ,but have you thought about putting on some short shocks like 10.5 rebel shocks ,sometimes avalable on E-Bay

  7. keith says:

    Yeah,I thought about it-but I’m getting ready to tear it back down and hardtail it.I really want a 70’s style chopper-I’m looking for a 20” over springer,or longer now! Long bikes rule!!!!

  8. Rusty Nutz says:

    Ya gotta start somewhere.

  9. Sean from boston. says:

    nice looking budget bike!

  10. Da Blase says:

    Yo Keith-Did a 22 over girder on a sporty with 13/16 rake and HT. Over 8 foot tip to tip.

  11. Aaron says:

    I like the bike because it shows that you can do a budget build. The small gas tank is a huge different. It looks almost like noe-noe’s bike (on this blog) except he still has the shocks on his. He also has a smaller gas tank which makes a huge difference I think.

    Do any of you guys have any advice/ tips? I looking to build a bike just like this (different color combo) but and strapped for cash, don’t know anything about motorcycle, and don’t have motorcycle friends who could help me out with knowledge, work/ fabrication, or parts.

    Also, has anyone ever had any title/ inspection issues with the DMV?


  12. norm younger says:

    cool bike im just not digging the color