Archive | August, 2011

SIII Spirit of the Seventies XS650


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. Continue Reading →

1982 xs650 cafe racer


1982 XS650 Cafe Racer.
Just completed, almost all the parts are powder coated with either gold or black.
Paint is 2 stage gold,dark grey and black, all with metallics.
Still tweaking the seat and some other little things but this thing couldn’t run any better.
Now i just need to break it in for a while 🙂

from special to classic



Bought the bike as a somewhat customized Special. It’s a 1980 model. Couldn’t decide on street tracker och classic, but went for the latter. Continue Reading →

***under construction in Hell Paso tx********



This is my 1981 yamaha xs 650 bored out to a 750 the bike is currently getting a neck stretch to fit new springer front end, the seat is being pushed back to fit my 6-3 frame sporty gas tank brand new drag pipe exhaust– on the to do list is 21″ speedmaster tire in front, fender work wiring and paint getting ready for a show here in Hell Paso texas so if you have any ideas to make it more unique leave a comment.

Wild Mans first build



I just bought this ’81 XS that was started and then the guy lost intrest in it. This is my second ’81 I bought the first one new in ’81 but had to trade it for a car when my kids came along. Continue Reading →