Archive | December, 2015

1972 xs650 Rat Bike


-03 2015

Nat Dub – Bike is loud and fun. Weathered hard tail with lots of personality. Piston tail light, beer opener on the motor, kick start made from a ratchet and kick peg is a impact socket.  Bar clamp handle bars. Front brake only as the rear wheel is also a front wheel converted. Continue Reading →

Nicks xs650 bobber


-01 2015

1978 xs650 built by myself and my father in law. Powder coated frame, rims and hubs relaced with polished stainless steel spokes, with new bearings and brakes. Lowered and shaved front forks. Peanut gas tank, front fender is now the rear fender. All brackets, pegs, brake pivot, linkage etc all made in shop. New custom wiring done by myself with new blade style fuse panel. Painted it myself. Gordon Scott exhaust wrapped in fibreglass heat wrap. Rebuilt engine punched out to 707cc, ported and dropped the head .030 for 10-1 compression. Continue Reading →