Archive | September, 2011

Ridin durty part 2



Bob Millerleile – A while back i posted some progress pics.

Well here it is after having minor problems but with the help from my friends steve luckett and joe cupp, shes back on the road and man i dont want to park it for winter soon. Ideas for paint are still up in the air so im up for whatever good ideas come across for this being my first full build only being 22 years old having a machining background. Continue Reading →

old skool ratbiker



My rat-bike from the Netherlands – Yamaha xs 650 hard tail old skool white a aphanger and his gas-masker! ratman

Matt Machine’s 1978 XS650 Street Tracker



Say a big hello to Mr Ayres and the newest member of his personal rolling stock; the Matt Machine 1975 XS650 Street Tracker.

“I had been looking at all sorts of classic and custom bikes for quite some time, I started falling for the vertical twin engines – especially the way they sat in hardtail frames. I started looking at XS650s as these seemed to have a reputation for being indestructible and a lot of people were turning them into all sorts of styles; bobbers, cafes, trackers etc. All so completely different, but still with that beautiful old-school twin engine. Continue Reading →

American Rebel 6 – 1/2


xs650-chop-American Rebel 2

Wade – I have always been into motorcycles but mostly dirt bikes until I found myself always wanting to go on rides with my in-laws, who both have Harleys. I am in school and needed something on a budget.

I dig the bobber, brat style and was searching for pics on google when I came across this site. I am grateful for all the awesome people who are so willing to help with a build. Continue Reading →

1979 Yamaha XS650 Hard tail


South Bay Street Machines – Japan

Rigid hard tail frame and welded genuine  Adjustment is needed because the production is not stable idling. Lamp type 18-inch wheels front and rear Brembo master cylinder and Boyer ignition Mikuni carburetor is not wired. Regulator, rectifier has been packed in the box under the seat electronics.

83 xs650 Bobber vid