7 years in the making, it’s finally finished. 1981 XS650 Special II Street Tracker. It’s not perfect, but I built it on my own. Rebuilt from the ground up, all new bearings, seals, engine freshened up with new rings, valve seals, and all new seals. Lots of parts from Mike’s.


Hotwing seat, Mikuni VM36’s. Small battery (3 amp/hour), but possibly too small- b%$@h to start cold, one kick when warmed up; I think it may need a bigger battery. I don’t know how some of the chopper guys run small batteries without having trouble starting. Pamco ignition.


Braced swingarm, aluminum numberplates, scratch-built wiring harness with nothing but the necessities. Paint by myself- at night in the garage! Took too long to build, cost too much money. Once I can get it to start easy enough, should be a fun ride.



xs650 long sleeve
xs650 mug
xs650 Bandana
xs650 tanktop