Major Move 1975 XS 650 garage build


This bike was given to me after it sat outside through 3 pacific northwest wet winters, I wanted a cool bike for minimal bucks so most of the parts were free or almost free – 



I think there is more satisfaction in the build when you make the parts yourself.  there are a lot more pics at

Bob Wenick 1975 Yamaha XS650 (custom Major move) Homade bike on the cheap. most of the parts are from the scrap pile or goodwill and other recycle centers around Portland OR. and Vancouver WA. I hope this bike will inspire others the way that other bike on XS650 chopper inspired me.


  1. Dennis says:

    wow, thats alot to absorb. more would be better! it looks badass. more! more!

  2. fanoboss says:

    Love the saddle and swingarm very nice work.

  3. Barney says:

    Looks like a rocket mix. Very very interesting. I might bob the front fender, looks a little bulky. very interesting.

  4. Dennis says:

    I like the front fender. more good pics on his website.

  5. fanoboss says:

    fender goes perfect with overall theme IMHO,LOL.

  6. Ben says:

    It’s really wet in the Pacific Norwest. You need a front fender, or have really short rides.

  7. Dennis says:

    howabout that brake linkage? just too cool….

  8. cruzboos says:

    Looks kinda familiar! FZ rims, brakes, frontend and swingarm. Ingredients put together with a salsa saddle. Afraid to ask which stable it came from. All in all, its definitely cool dude. Lots of little extra tricks tucked away. I could also tell you alot about the rain and figure that your leather helps with the drips.