Custom trikes are choppers, too.


My 78 XS650 trike project. I started it only a couple months ago and it is always evolving. I coulda got a cleaner look with a hardtail, tho. It gets dual headlights yet. About 75% done.xs650-chop-noid-trike_rough_up_2_005
Warren Hymes


  1. fish says:

    your gettin there keep us posted with more pics

  2. Barney says:

    Yes, custom trikes can be choppers. Yet, i cringe everytime someone puts a tractor seat on a motorcycle. A little too much aspect ratio difference.

  3. Piute says:

    Trikes bring back the true meaning of a chopper,putting / chopping all those peaces together dual lights will be nice ,very usefull too…..Piute

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  5. tadd442 says:

    more pics!

  6. Fabbastard says:

    when in doubt use a tractor seat (it is a little big) lol. Deffinatly keep us posted!!! What kind of rear are you using? Some of the coolest choppers are/were trikes, Ive got a sabre750 shaft drive I’m thinkin of chopping!

  7. ED DAY says:

    KOOOL……I like it …what is the rearend off from ?…more pics please…ED

  8. scott says:

    ok what type of gearbox is used to change the direction of the drive output….the rear diff looks like the kia , suzuki,toyo diff assy…thats all well and good . not a big selection of rations but… hoe did you change the direction of the drive…

  9. sean from boston says:

    now this is cool! very cool I really like what your doing with it, keep up the good work can’t wait to see it done

  10. JCS says:

    Man that is sick! I just purchased a XS650 and would love to turn it into a trike. I work off shore so time is not in my favor. Is there a place I could send my bike to have the work done? But not cost a arm and leg at the same time

  11. warren says:

    This was in an early mockup stage. The seat was not used. All gearing was done via jackshaft to a Toyota rear, converted to chain drive. 13 inch wheels hide under full wheel covers now. Front is stretched 4 inches, a change to girder is planned.

  12. warren says:

    The only current picture. Still in progress.


  13. warren says:

    Not done, but roadable