quick cruiser – Blackwidow


Well I’m at it again I built this quick little cruiser to get me by until I build the xs650 I really want which I already have the bike and had this one sitting there so I said well to keep me from rushing my bike I’ll build one to cruise for now. I’m happy how she turned out I did it cheap so nothing to fancy. I got the bike from a guy down the street who didn’t know what he had after swapping out tanks and wheels and riding it stock for a bit I decided to cut it. I ran the original front fender but I lowered it then used a front fender for the rear.


I went with the 19” front and 18” rear. I wanted a skinny look to the bike and I know the color scheme isn’t your normal black thats why I did it but it’s taking me some time to get used to lol. I ran a regular peanut tank it was cheap and readily available so I went with it.



I have built a 650 before and I did an xs400 before this gonna do a kz440 then build my xs650 that I plan to keep. I got big plans for mine powder coat chrome the work. The bars on this are stock buck-horn bars that I forced into submission to look like baby apes and I like how they turned out.

Well I hope you guys enjoy it.


  1. fanoboss says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the front fender. I wish I had one on my xs. looks awesome !

  2. Barney says:

    fanoboss, this Black Widow ain’t black!

  3. fanoboss says:

    LMBO Barney…give it time, LOL

  4. Dennis says:

    I like the bars, cool look, kinda beachcomber. I see the front fender so rarely, especially a full one, that it really pops out. Also, gotta real chuckle from “buck-horn bars that I forced into submission “….. a true garage-build ‘tude!

  5. Dennis says:

    PS: fanoboss, I have several available, make an offer……..

  6. Jake says:

    Yeah I know anytime I see a bike sitting around the garage doing nothing I usually build it to tide me over untill I can build the bike I want too.

    Damn bikes just getting in the way of my real build I tell ya.

    Niiiice job man. Looks good.

  7. Blakwidow says:

    I built another bike called black widow it’s posted on here thats why I’m blackwidow lol

  8. Blakwidow says:

    The bike is staying the color it is now I might sand it more to make it look more rough and thanks for all the comments guys. I lowered the front fender and your right you don’t see them often so I decided to change it up

  9. Dennis says:

    BW – how did the finish on those bars hold up after you subdued them?

  10. fanoboss says:

    Dennis…$10 + s&H…fanoboss@yahoo.com

  11. Dennis says:

    @fanoboss – I will contact you

  12. fanoboss says:

    xs650chopper.com and Dennis, makin’ dreams come true !!! Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause and he has a bunch of xs650s and he looks like Dennis !

  13. Blakwidow says:

    The bars did not chip or anything I was really suprised they looked like I bought em like that I did use no heat just a wood crate

  14. Russ Archer says:

    How did you bend them? Did you clamp them in a wood vise and use a cheater?

  15. Blackwidow says:

    Honestly I got a wood crate that a big air compressor is bolted too and I just used that it’s kind of hard to explain and no cheater just binded it up in that crate and bent the other side. I hope that helps