This latest bike is based on a 1980 Yamaha XS650. The bike had a super solid motor (160 on each cylinder) that only had 6000 miles on the clock so the motor was left alone. (if it ain’t broke don’t fix it)

The bike was completely dismantled and several frame modifications were done to accomidate the CBR rear sets and other aspects of this type of bike.


All the frame compoants and other parts were sand blasted before being shot with a custom color. The painting was a three stage process with metal etch primer, 2 color coats and four coats of clear. The tank on this bike is a stock tank that is very very clean inside and has been re-painted gloss black using the same three stage process.

The bike runs like a champ & carves the canyons with the best of them.



  1. Grease Nipples says:

    Nice bike you’ve got there. I’d be wanting to hardtail it, but hardtailing isn’t for everybody. I like the paint on the wheels. Happy miles to ya.

  2. Bodhi says:

    I like it , nice change of pace….

    cut the fenders down a bit, that’ll satisfy the chopper crowd amongst us,
    and look good too.

    everybody should experience the satisfaction of a six pack and a hacksaw.

  3. Roger says:

    The wheels on this bike are not painted…they have been bead blasted and then powder coated clear to protect the raw industrial look.
    If this bike was hardtailed it certainly would not be capable of the handling that it is capable of in this configuration.
    I wanted to provide as much splash protection as possible (it rains a lot in this area) so the fenders were left larger for this reason…Besides this type of bike is worlds away from anything chopper related and is set-up and designed for an entirely different type of riding.

  4. shelly says:

    i love it. it has a cafe look but not over the top. are those the shorty mufflers that are sold by tcbros? how loud are they?

  5. Gerry says:

    I totally dig it. Nice taste. A Dunstall 1/4 fairing would look bitchin’ on that baby. Have to agree with you on the handling. That seat, rear sets and flipped bars tells me everything I need to know about how you like to ride. Don’t get busted. HAHAHAHA