Juan – 83 special .I put this together last summer. It took a while but worth it. This thing is awesome to ride.s xs650.. Continue Reading →
Built by me and my big Bruv. Engine fully rebuilt thanks to mikes xs in the USA. Plus exhaust from pandamonium choppers again in the USA. ( where would we be without you guys ). Front forks kawasaki zzr. Wheels are polished bandit. I’ll let the pictures say the rest. Continue Reading →
Jerry Luke – Been working on the bike on and off for the last two years some more wiring and she will be done. TC brothers Hard tail & forward controls, Harley springier front end with a free floating brake caliper system. Jack Daniels approved. Continue Reading →
Ross Jackson – So the bike is a 1977 xs650 that was brought over from the USA in packed shipping container, it was a total basket case none runner but solid. I stumbled across your site when looking for bobber ideas, it was then that I totally fell for the little Jap twin and decided it would be the base for my first build. I was probably doing research for over 2 years before I had the funds to buy a donor bike, I was working out in Egypt on a salvage job when I won the ebay auction, 8 weeks later I arrived home and the little red xs650 special was waiting for me in the garage. I didn’t really have much working space but quickly stripped it down, I ditched all the wiring and electrics as it was all going to be replaced with new stuff. I needed a workspace so the bike was put to one side whilst I built a workshop out the back of my house, I like to do things properly so a new concrete floor was laid and i built a hydraulic bike stand so i could work on the bike with some comfort.
Brian – One weekend while searching on craigslist i found a diamond in the rough….. an 83 Heritage special hiding under a front deck of a home north of Pittsburgh. I brushed the snow off of it and made the man an offer. It didnt run due to a bad charging system (typical xs650 problems). Once i got it home I put a fresh battery in, played with it a bit, and got it running just to make sure all was good with the motor….then apart it came. Continue Reading →
Ian Chave – Here’s my 1972 XS650. I was looking for a good first bike and spend a few months browsing Craigslist, I finally came across a stock ’72 XS for $1,000 and jumped on the opportunity. I bought it about mid November and played around in the snow a bit before deciding to strip it down and give it a hardtail. Within about a week of making my decision, I had a bare frame and assorted parts laying around my apartment. Continue Reading →
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