Archive | February, 2014

Michel’s cafe/tracker

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I needed an engine and wheels to use in my frame build project for school. I lives next door to XS650 specialist Jerry van der Heiden of Heiden tuning so I gave him a visit. He had an imported XS for sale without Dutch licence plates.

I did nothing to the engine or other parts, just fitted them in the new frame for display. After finishing the project it disappeared some were in the back of a barn and was forgotten. I found it again and dicide to finish it. Continue Reading →

Territory Blue

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Pete Grice – It’s taken 18 months from start to finish. Two of us started separate builds at the same time in the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory. My build started as a 1975 650-B that was still running but in a pretty sad state. Along with the usual ignition and alternator replacements, lots of MikesXS shiny bits there are also heaps of other mods. The Fuel tank has had the base cut to accommodate the top engine mounts.

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Little Black Dress

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The Limey – There are many, many XS650′s on the web that various people have bobbed, chopped, bratted, cafe’d and generally modified in a myriad of ways. So, trying to make a simple brat on a relatively low budget that stands out is getting a lot harder to do. Continue Reading →

Desiree

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Lucien clusman – Hi I present you desiree (almost 1 years work )Xs 650 1979

“Brobber” No a brat, not a bobber..

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Jeff mink – This is my ’75 Standard that I built.. This was the first motorcycle that I have ever done and I am pleased with the outcome of this project… I added 3″ to the wheel base by moving the swing arm pivot.  The tank is the stock unit that I chopped down, I just couldn’t find anything that I really liked. Continue Reading →

The Barron

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Roger – This bike was a 1979 Yamaha XS650. It has been completely re-built. There was a lot of modification done to the standard fame and then everything got media blasted and powder coated high gloss black.The head stock has been fitted with tapered bearings and bronze bushings were installed in the swing arm to give it a more responsive ride. The motor is essentially stock but has been upgraded with an electronic ignition system and a high output coil as well as a pair of Mikuni round slide carbs with UNI pod air filters.

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