chris’s – Xs650 Chopper


I built this bike 6 years ago. I shortened the girder, gusseted the frame, cut off all the stock stuff, added a norton atlas quick release rear hub to a Harley drop center 16″ rim, 21″ spool front wheel.


Made the bars and risers, adapted a competition triumph pop top gas cap to the gas tank, made a new tunnel for the tank, made a stash box to resemble a oil tank, made the steel battery box, made the pipes, made aluminum motor mounts front,top,and,rear, sectioned the fender,made the license plate mount.  I built this bike 5 different ways before I finally go it where I liked it.

I probably had about 150 hours into this bike. Up close you can see all the work… 100 % T.I.G. welded. I sold the bike to a local guy, but I havent seen it around- Im assuming it was sold out of state or whatever.


This bike was built in Van Nuys CA. Thanks

chris hamilton


  1. frank grc says:

    looks gr8 bro!!!!! job well done

  2. sean from boston says:

    sick bike!

  3. Geezerman says:

    SweeEEEeet !!!

  4. fanoboss says:

    Love it.

  5. Russ says:

    You got tallent-I dig the look with the ribed fender,peanut tank & z bars

  6. tadd442 says:


  7. yeaH yEah. don’t know why, but I love girders on XS650’s. Always look so cherry. nice bike. gonna build another?

  8. sean from boston says:

    ya must say the second to last picture is my favorite of the bike, also my father in-law lives in the town you built it nice being so close to :LA

  9. solo cycles says:

    Hey I know the guy you sold it to, check it out he lives in Rancho Cucamonga. hit him up he has some question about the top end.

  10. Robert says:

    Nice bike man! Who made the right side cover? Or is it just a modified stop piece?

  11. DADDYGCYCLES says:

    Did you make that clutch cover with the vents or just put them in . NICE TOUCH

  12. Mike Hunt says:

    Lots of nice raw steel details. Nice work space you have there, too. Obviously you know what you’re doing. Time to build another one!

  13. Chris H says:

    Yo solo… Thanks man Ill get in touch with him!!

    The side cover is a modified stocker.

    Thanks for the comments guys, if anyone needs anything done feel free to contact me.

  14. Ted says:

    The right side cover fins are a awesome idea. With mid controls your foot can get Hot. I really dig this bike, it’s got a lot of authenticity and class.

  15. Mason says:

    This is the coolest bike I’ve seen in a long time…great job.

  16. Chris H says:

    Thanks Ted & Mason. Its cool to see an xs650 forum and people dedicated to these bikes. D.I.Y.