Write about your XS650.: I have been lurking on this site to see some beautiful creations. This is my first bobber build on a great platform 81 xs650 i picked up for $175.00. engine had to be rebuilt so i decided to completely tear down the engine.


I powdercoated the engine with wrinkle black. installed a weisco 750 piston kit, mid porting in the head, added shell #1 camshaft, boyer branson ignition system with coils and installed mikuni vm34s.. jetting was a pain in the arse but i finally got it sorted out. the pipes were made up from my local muffler shop. i cermiac coated the pipes. rear fender isfrom tractor farm and supply form a cargo trailer that i took 2″ out the center and rewelded together.


Handle bars was my twist that i made up and weld and powdercoated. frame was gutted of all the unnecessary brackets. welded the seat section with new tubing to give it that lower stance. I powdercoated the frame and rims. paint work was done by my girlfriends son. thanks mike for the awesome paint job!


Seat pan i made up from fiberglass added foam and cover it with vinyl. not a great job but it works for now. made up my own foward controls and they work great. been a fun projet for sure and hope to do another one again. but for now, boy do i get the looks. it runs as good as it looks!

ken brown

xs650 tanktop
xs650 mug
xs650 long sleeve
xs650 Bandana