Spencer – Well this is my first build. I found the XS650 in a barn and bought it from the guy for $500. I cut the rear end off and welded a TC Bros. hard tail on. Lots of copper and brass. Internal clutch and throttle. Had to fab most everything in the spare room of my apartment. Many pieces were copper powdercoated and many have copper paint covering the powdercoat. I aged the copper using Louisiana hot sauce. If you put the sauce on the copper and wipe it off the copper will shine like a new penny but if you leave a thin layer on it will age or “patina” the copper over night.
Giuliano Benassuti – XS650 1973 Rocket Boy Garage re building in 2012 Continue Reading →
Rollie – This is my first motorcycle build. Bought a stock 1982 XS650 off craiglist. Did a big ass burnout and tore the bike down and began cutting it up. All the fab/paint work was done by myself and my buddy at Corrupt Customs helped me with the assembly while I’m overseas.
Thomas Minor – Denver survivor long chop – survivor bike i found last summer and has since gone through complete resurrection.
Well I got the bike this past winter and have been resurrecting with the help of some friends. When I got the bike you could tell someone took the time back in the day to build a nice little bike, and then there where some signs of someone else getting ahold of the bike and trying to “modernize” it. Carbs where shot, exhaust was hacksawed too short, OCC wack forward controls welded on through the paint…..the list goes on, you’ve all seen a meth head bike before I’m sure. Continue Reading →
John Goodenough – Hi, Motor was built back in the early ’90s by Tony Hall and Graham Diederiks, a South African builder who would fly to England with cranks in his hand luggage! Every mod possible ( I think ) has been done to this bike. Maiden ride in about 2 weeks since rebuild..
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George loera – I built this bike around my motor had it bored out to 750 CC looking to sell this bike cause I bought another one.
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