Karl – Bad Penny was built by my my good friend Russ at RB CUSTOMS for me. Continue Reading →
Nic McKinney – This little rocket is a riot to run. I tore the engine down, rephased it, installed a pamco ignition, and replaced the stock charging system with hughes pma. I installed tc bros weld on hard tail. Built two 21 inch wheels with stock hubs. Threw the coils and fuse par in a pair of valave covers. Fasioned up a pair of tanks. And tooled a leather seat. This bike is a fun little kit. Continue Reading →
Kevin – Here’s a ’78 XS650 cafe thing I just finished. As usual it started with an ugly, non running donor bike. I’ve never built a cafe before and I wanted to do one with a mean and dirty look, like it wants to kill something. A mix of race bike, rat, and a little chopper thrown in. First step of course was to get it running, so I cleaned and jetted the carbs for the pod filters I put on, and the open pipes.
The tank was shot so I took another off the wall. I made the tail section out of an old Harley duckbill fender and put some dual taillights underneath. It mounts to the frame in the back, and runs under the seat to mount under the rear tank mount rubber. Then I made a pan, covered it in triple density foam and tried my hand at upholstering. Not too bad for my first attempt (well actually I threw out the first cover I made). Continue Reading →
Mark Emr – This XS650 was the first bike I really dug into pretty hard. I have made a seat or swapped some bars on a few bikes but nothing like building this one. The bike started as a nice dark blue special II that I bought off a lady on craigslist. I rode it around until the charging system took a crap and then went ahead and put it under the knife.
The hardtail is from TC Bros, it was simple to install and is a pretty nice kit for the price. I swapped the old ignition setup with a PMA kit and a Pamco Pete ignition with a single capacitor from lowbrow. The bike idles and runs perfect, the lights are bright,and she’s also never been easier to start. Continue Reading →
John – my xs650 drop seat — right hand shift , single carb.
Benny Jett – It’s a 79 xs650 hard tailed with performance carbs. Running it with just a rear brake. Has the deep wall spoked wheels with the inch lager rear brake. Handle bars from jump street customs. 3in dropped front suspension using Hugh hand built parts. Running ni battery with all new electronics All the fab work done by me and the guys at pork chop customs, also painted by Corey from pork chop customs. In Hampton va Continue Reading →
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