Ok, so after ripping apart a bunch of jap bikes to part on ebay i decided to put one together. so the search began for an xs650 and i found 77 on CL 2 1/2 hrs away for $250…it was already taken apart for a bobber project that never happened. than i found an 81 about an hr away for $200 and another 81 2 hrs away for free so i have 3 parts bikes to work with. than the search began for a hardtail kit. i asked a friend and he told me dave huntress (tigman) – world class welding was build frames 5 mins down the road from my house.


long story short i contacted him and he hardtailed my frame,put the fuel site and relocated the petcock for me plus a few other things. i would have loved to have done it myself but i’m not a welder yet! daves a great welder,fabricator and a great guy to boot.




so this is where i’m at with it plenty more to do but it’s getting there and will be updating as i make progress. this is my first build and the most fun i’ve had building something in along time. i wouldn’t have gotten this far without dave, big thx buddy!!!


xs650 Bandana
xs650 long sleeve
xs650 mug
xs650 tanktop