Joker Machine’s XS650 Project


This was a stock 1979 YAMAHA XS650 MODEL purchased in 2009 from a town in Wisconsin. This bike is fully restored and equipped with our new J-TECH hand controls and switch housings, amoung many other custom improvements.





It serves as a product development bike for our Yamaha vintage line.

Geoff Arnold
Joker Machine


  1. rozz says:

    Looks good. Looks fun.

  2. ewan says:

    Beautiful! Where’s the seat from, selfmade or bought?

  3. fanoboss says:

    Clean Bike

  4. shad says:

    seat? want the seat …….produce these

  5. mike lytle says:

    very clean build! the footrests, shift and break brackets and rods are first class! the entire bike is very well thought out, and beautifully restored. nic job, thanks for sharing

  6. El Gaucho says:

    I’ll take a seat as well. Awesome job.

  7. norm younger says:

    Great bike.

  8. Shad says:

    When will someone reverse manufacture this seat it is money in the bank for who ever gets it done first

  9. Matt says:

    Like many have said, manufacture a decent priced seat like this in the US and you will sell THOUSANDS. It is the single most wanted piece…the old seats that we have are hard as hell or torn to pieces, not to mention bulky and ugly…

  10. Phil says:

    Anyone know if anyone in the states sell a seat like this? I know nitroheads seats are similar but you have to give up an arm and leg for one

  11. 3Deuce27 says:

    Beautiful detail, but it sure doesn’t have the panache or build/componentry of a ‘Cafe Racer’.

  12. Tony Spivey says:

    Best looking XS on the web. You’ve done what so many others would like to copy.