Archive | October, 2013

Moving on….xs650

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Paul Wilson – Hey guys, I am hoping to post my bike here for sale. I posted my bike here years ago when I started building it and now….5 years later, or so….I am moving on with it. I loved this bike and still do so without further ado, let me give the list of what this beast is….. Continue Reading →

Classic Hard Tail

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I have been riding motorcycles for the past 7 years; however, I had never built a motorcycle before. I am a welder by trade, and have had years of mechanical experience…so I decided to start the search for a XS650 to build off of. After over a year of searching, I found the perfect donor bike. I bought it for $500 with approx 7,000 km’s on the original bike.

I started by taking apart the entire bike, right down to the frame. I had a picture in my head of what I wanted the bike to look like….I wanted a classic looking hard tail build. I wanted mid controls and drag bars. Continue Reading →

Scotty’s first build

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Scotty – I Picked up an untitled roller with a 78 motor late last year in sacramento CA. The frame was already hard tailed with a TC bros section. I cleaned up the frame where needed to make sure it was road ready and made a few modifications for the seat, tank, fender mounts and switches.

My goal was to keep the bike skinny and kinda tall. The bars were made by Front street cycle, the pipes are by Pandemonium Choppers. I did the rest of the fab work myself including the sissy bar, brake pivot etc.  I hand shaved and polished the forks which is quite the task without proper tools to make it easy. Continue Reading →

andrews 77 xs650 rat bike

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Shes long, low,and loud , 2 wheels and a motor not much else..

Transformed

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André – I bought the motor at the end of 2009 it is a XS650SH from 1981. After two years in a damp shed was the day to start the transformation.
Everything was corroded aluminum and metal and had to be sandblasted and polished.  Continue Reading →

Niggel`s XS Hardtail

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U.S.Custom Bikes Udo Sacher – OK ,The bike is a 81 Xs with an weld-on hardtail.

It has a XT-500 front and rear wheels with stainlees steel spokes – Pirelli Tire. Continue Reading →