First bought a 78 xs650. did some brainstorming, looked at examples and decided what i wanted. of course it came to life on its own as the build went along. broke it down, 8 hours of chopping and grinding. had to bend steel tubing for the dropped seat bars. hid the battery box under the frame.


Shortened exhaust and added hollow turn-out ends. low cut z bars, flat black powdercoated mags, gloss powdercoated frame, swingarm, triples, risers, then rattle canned the rear fender, forks, calipers, and tank. avon venom whide white front, thin stripe rear. mikesxs air filters. added key switch. still has electric start. old tank art is left. this took about three months to do while working a full time job.

mark brettrager

xs650 mug
xs650 Bandana
xs650 long sleeve
xs650 tanktop