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Image in my head

Danny- This 1972 XS was a build by ELSWICK CYCLES. I had an image in my head of how I wanted this bike to look so I got together with Rob from ELSWICK and we talked about measurements and the overall look of the bike. This is what we came up with.


I bought the bike on Craigslist for $1000.

Here is a picture of the bike before we started working on it.


The bike runs really good and it took about 10 months to build. The engine really didn’t have work done to it just replaced gaskets and took apart for blasting and polish.



Here are some of the details.

  • Engine: Year 1972 Yamaha Xs650
  • Builder-  Elswick Cycles
  • Carburetor – Mikunis
  • Ignition – Pamco
  • Exhaust – Elswick Cycles
  • Gas Tank –  Modified Cole Foster
  • Frame –  5 inch Over hardtail by Elswick Cycles
  • Rake –  33 –
  • DNA Springer frontend


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This bike has so much custom work done to it, the pictures do it no justice. I recommend ELSWICK CYCLES to anyone building a bike, their high quality parts and there’s nothing they can’t build. THANKS AGAIN ROB AND JAIME.

Danny Alcala

Love the website Ted. This is what got me into the Xs scene. Thanks for the site.

xs650 long sleeve
xs650 tanktop
xs650 Bandana
xs650 mug