Jesse forbes – The Midori Bomb (green in Japanese)… 8 years ago an idea came to mind while having a conversation with a fellow Airmen 6,000 miles away from home in a desert know as QATAR. We shared a passion for wrench spinning and spent long days in the hot desert (140 degrees on the flightline) of maintaining aircraft talking about motorcycles and cars where our real interest lies back at home. This cool kid knew about the Japanese style bobbers and choppers and began to enlighten me of other cool two wheeled machines that existed other than the v-twin Harley.. Continue Reading →
Rick Nelson – So it all started a little over a year ago when I came across a dirt cheap xs650 on craigslist. The bike was completely dissassembled and in boxes but the price was right and I had no intention of using most of the stock parts anyway. The bike spent the next year under my workbench collecting dust as I struggled to choose a direction for the build.Somewhere during this time I stumbled across the TCU biker build off threads and I decided that the bike was going to be my donor for just such an event. Continue Reading →
Born In Japan / Chopped in America
Jay Hetfield – I picked up this bike from a local Craigslist ad. It was a frame (no title) and a box of parts…like 8 boxes, yea the engine was completely torn down. But for 100 bucks I didnt really care. Flash forward a few months and this is where I’m at. I’ve been slammed at my shop, the response to may parts and work has been amazing. Thanks to all who have supported me and JumpStreet!!!! Continue Reading →
“The Goldfish” Yamaha XS650 built by the DoZer out of the Ukrainian.
My name is Dozer, my workshop is in Kiev, Ukraine. I have long dreamed of a motorcycle with an XS650 engine. This engine, wheels, and some parts, I bought in America. The Frame, handlebars, “oil tank”, were all produced in my workshop, The gas tank is from a java, and the front fork is a IZ planeta sport. Head lamp TT&CO. The front end was taken from another eastern motorcycle – the Russian IZ Planeta Sport. Continue Reading →
Mike – 1983 XS650 build in progress.Front end R6 forks with four leading shoe drum brakes.Wider back rim with mono shock mod to back end.Foot pegs brake and gear levers from Ducati. Continue Reading →
Vehvis – This build started as I had a little extra time during summer (no I didn´t, that was a lie). I figured I´d finally build that big bang motor I had been planning for years. I had this chopper XS which some of you might remember the hippie-xs-from-
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