Archive | December, 2015

taffys bobber

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-04 2015

Chris  – Hi this is my xs bobber just finished. Im down under in west Australia .bought the bike from over east turned out to be a heap.Anyway stripped it ,fitted an ardcore rear end.4 inch shortened wideglide front end  single down tube. did everything myself including paint. made electric box,batt box footrests made kicker. lots of work and hours but it turned out just as I had pictured.

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Jason barratt XS650 bobber

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-04 2015

Jason barratt – So this in my xs650 that i built for the australian ‘chopped rod and custom show’ 2015.

The frame is an xs1 front with a tc bros hardtail 2 inch stretch rear.  The engine is out of my daily xs650 cafe racer running a pamco ignition, sparks alternator and 32mm mikuni carbs.  21 inch avon speed master front and 18 inch firestone rear.  Lowbrow tank and seat.  Hughs hand built 2 inch lowered forks got the stance sitting just right. Continue Reading →

Ramdeen Motie 1977xs 650

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-01 2015

Ramdeen Motie – My xs 650 has gone through a rebore to over size with a rod and bearing change, it has rumbled through 150k miles. I have installed an RD350 charging system with lucas 12 v coils, and have also installed a foot clutch which is used mostly at traffic lights, but the starter is the worst design ever made.. haha. Continue Reading →

The Pothole Dodger

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-07 2015
Jed prentiss- This is the second coming of my bike “Orange Happiness” posted here last year. The Pothole Dodger came about after a few thousand miles on the sprung Rich Phillips solo seat. I opted for a custom fiberglass seat pan and yoga pad upolstered seat to save my backside. Continue Reading →

Johns xs650

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Johns xs650-01 2015

It’s a 1981, with a 250 mm tire, and a built jack shaft to run this size tire. The frame is raked 8 degrees and molded. The paint is house of color…. base coat cinder red with candy apple tangerine on top. All the aluminum is polished. The front rotors are drilled. The air cleaners are custom made. All work was done in my home garage.

Gal – 78 650 SE

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-02 2015

Gal – I purchased this bike in 1978, sold it to a buddy that left it outside for 10 years & then bought it back. It was such a rat by then I didn’t feel bad changing it up a bit. I had more fun doing this bike over than both my wife’s & my Harleys & I enjoy riding this one more. Continue Reading →