Category: Building A Better XS650

XS650 TRIKE

Duane – I named this Sweet Chariot. I finished this on the 4th of July. Home made springer and rear end.  It has a homemade rear end, the spider gears are out of a 80 Mazda. Homemade springer front, modified stock 650 rear...

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My First Build, EVER.

Rowland Marshall – So I had been holding out for a Harley since I was 14. I had come close a few times but something always got in the way, so finally my buddy said I could ride his XS650 if we got it running. I started...

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mid life crisis

This started as a bare frame given to me by my best friend, its a 79 with a Pandemonium Hard Tail. Then i added a battary box headlight mount font and rear Brembo brake kits and Yamama exhaust.   Added a leafspring seat...

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fibreglass sidecar xs650

Rich – Short story, in the late 50’s/ early 60’s my dad had a business making a fibreglass sidecar of his own design called a Clarendon and after a 25year search I found one !! This was duly restored to as near...

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81 xs650 custom

Jeff – Its an 81 xs 650 rebuilt and tuned the carbs k&n cleanable filters  has a polished front fork lots more to come needs to get wired needs headlight  tail lights & turn signals a battery box and a starter....

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XS650 DEATH TRAP

This bike has been posted on her by its prvious owner. I took on the bike by trading an Iron-Head chop I built a couple years ago. Now under my ownership the bike has gone through some changes… When I got it the pipes...

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slowly but surely

Broc – I bought the frame a 72. titled, off ebay and have been working very teidious on it ever since. 2inch drop in the front standard tc hardtail. i have the tank cant wait to post pics of that its weird crazy! sorry...

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Chop or cafe?

I bought this xs off ebay as non runner, had it re-bored, rebuilt engine,fitted boysen ignition etc . I don’t do stock bikes,so should i chop it or go down the cafe racer route?

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81 XS Midlife Crisis

Brad – I don’t know why I started this project. Maybe having my cousin Rob from Chappell Customs living so close I thought it would be crazy not to. I picked this 81 XS up for $1000, drove it home with having to shut...

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