Archive | July, 2013

The Limey Strawberry Shortcake



The Limey – You see, there’s another shop in town (‘town’ refers to Austin, TX) that specializes in old Triumphs… so one day I said “The XS650 is the best Triumph ever made” and then this happened. The plan was to prove what I had said in a moment of XS pride and build a very light, very small XS650 that would trounce the evil Triumph (and bear in mind, I’m from England and have owned many Triumphs) in an 1/8 mile drag race. Continue Reading →




My name is david sharp from the uk – I have recently set up TH1RTE3N MOTOS specialising in the one off modification of mainly xs650 into café racers and trackers. I hope you  like the sample picture I have sent. Continue Reading →

Jeremy’s XS BOBBER



I bought this bike six months ago. it had a TC Bros hard tail on it. everything was in boxes but from what I could tell it was all there. I got to it, finished welding the frame put a sporty tank on it but I didn’t like how it looked so I got alien tank from monster craftsman. Next I wired it in one night. I have wired a bunch of sohc cb750s and 550s, but this was my first xs. Continue Reading →

Jlr developments monkey xs650



Well my names Jay ransome from suffolk england, im 19 years old. If it the bike needs a part i made it, if it didnt its thrown away, the bikes does everything a motorcycle should, it handles suprisingling well, sounds perfect and looks unique – every aspect of the bike is detailed, from the trick tank mounts to the front cable operated brake, running amal 930 carbs, shortened and smoothed stock forks, rebuilt wheels with stainless spokes and modified rear cafe racer style drum. 95% of the bike is one off by myself. One off exhausts with handmade megaphone tips, sissy bar, trick electrics box.custom handlebars by myself and speedo mount, amal cable levers one off rear lights and foot controls. modified kicker. Continue Reading →




Ryan – The bike is built with MCW’s usual style they are known for. It is painted 3 shades of black- flat, matte, gloss.

Every part on the bike is fresh and new, and either painted or powder coated. Top end is fresh and is ready to ride. It is as bare-bones as a bike gets.

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Nick xs650



Nick – I’d been wanting to build an XS and have been lurking around for for a couple years.

Luckily a close friend of mine actually bought one and began to cut it up.  Once I found out he had started the project I told him if he ever wanted to sell it that I would buy it.  Well it wasn’t too far after that he called me and said it was mine if I wanted it.

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