1979 Chop is my first…Engineer by profession…Bike lover by heart. She is a 79 Yamaha XS650. Bought it a couple years ago. Found it sitting in a old mans barn with only 6,732 miles on it. She was stock and UGLY as hell! I tore into the bike the first week I got it.
First thing I did was to take a 4” grinder with a cut off wheel and chop the exhaust off.
I started her up and completely fell in love with the loud ass exhaust. Next was chopping the rear end and adding a TC Brothers weld on hardtail (welded by professional) my welding skills suck! Added a sportster tank, bates solo seat, many other items.
Had to completely re-wire the bike of course…She normally starts first kick, and runs well for a 32 year old bike… On going project.
Thinking of a springer front end and spoke wheels…