Xs650 Tracker – Counter Balance Cycles

Chris Xs 650 004-xs650

Worked with a customer on this bike who became a friend.  Started with a 78 xs 650 that I had been planning on building.  He wanted his first bike and I wanted to build another.  So we got started talking about what he wanted and what kind of style and colors he wanted.

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He wanted something that could be ridden, and not just something that sat there and looked cool.  Made a custom seat wrapped in brown vinyl. Custom rear fender and custom battery box.  Custom ignition plate and a few other one off parts.


Welded up a custom exhaust with some reverse megaphone mufflers on them.  Made up one of my 1into2 intake manifolds with a Mikuni Roundslide on it.


The bike rips!  Feels like you could take it off road, which is great for new england roads… haha…

Keep the dirty side down! counterbalancecycles.blogspot.com/


  1. mook says:

    nice,clean functional build.

    “Keep the dirty side down!”??? (some sort of fender over the front tire would be helpful!!!)

  2. Marco says:

    Nice job, Wes

  3. El Gaucho says:

    I need to build one like this. Not as radical as the bobbers but it’s just so practical! Looks killer too.