My name is Bryon and this is my first build. She’s a 1970 XS1. The moment I saw that front hub on another bike I was hooked. I had a blast building this bike and it’s far from done, hell who knows if they are ever done right? It’s pretty much stock other than the obvious frame modifications. Run of the mill pamco ign., PMA, upgrades. The seat is from Mother road customs, they have a lot of really cool leather work, and being a fan of war era pinup girls this was a must. Continue Reading →
Ted H – Made a cafe out of 2 bikes I had laying around used 72 tank and neck-title and the 79 engine. Used the 79 tank for a bump-stop and sewed a seat cool cafe. Continue Reading →
Jack – I built this custom tribute bike after a visit to the Barber Motorsports Museum, in Leeds, AL. It was there that I saw and photographed several vintage British bikes and decided that I could build a clone using a XS650. I used a derelict 1976 XS650C that was missing its front end. The bike had not run in about 30 years, but the engine turned over and the frame was straight. I used a weld-on hard tail from TC Brothers and completely zero-timed everything using new components and good used parts I found on the web. Continue Reading →
Danny D – This little ’79 Tracker/Bobber/? was a very fun but frustrating build. The build started with a very good running, very stock looking XS. One night of drinking and ignition issues and ended up taking the bike home in pieces in the back of a Subaru Wagon. I through it in a rubbermaid shed and there it sat for a year. The next summer I begged a good friend of mine (and awesome fabricator) if I could build this thing in his single car Belmont Street Garage (if you know Belmont, you know that a single car garage is the size of a janitors closet.) I stripped the frame to bare bones. Cutting off every little mount, brace, tab, etc. My goal was simplicity and raw, but fully functional and legal. Continue Reading →
Travis – I’ve always wanted a bobber. Been working in the metal industry for a few years now and decided it was the perfect time to build one. Got a stock 73′ xs. Chopped it and welded on a hard tail. Laser cut custom gussets for the frame. Tc bros forward pegs. Then hand made a seat and got some springs. Found an old sportster tank. Bent up some drag bars. Rolled a rear fender. Made a license plate bracket and mounted a model a style brake light. Lasar cut a brass knuckle jockey shift. Had a good buddy of mine from SMC customs mandrel bend me a custom 2 into 1 exhaust and also a 2 into 1 carb manifold with a mikuni snowmobile carb on the end. Just ordered the tv bros magneto kit and the rest of my parts needed. Should be done and running by summer!
Rodney J. A. – THIS WOULD BE MY SECOND BUILD OF A XS650 AND TRULY ENJOY BUILDING THESE BIKES. IT’S A 1980 XS 650 STOCK MOTOR (REBUILT) WITH A CUSTOM 2 TO 1 INTAKE, CUSTOM BUILT FRAME, HEI IGNITION, BRAND NEW TIRES ON HONDA MAG WHEELS, MIKUNI CARB WITH HOMEMADE VELOCITY STACK, HAND BUILT DUAL EXHAUST HEAT WRAPPED, ELECTRIC AND KICK START. Continue Reading →
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