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Elswick cycles in California are building some cool xs650 parts

Robert Elswick and his brother Jamie at Elswick cycles in California are building some cool parts for the XS650. Robert is the founder of Elswick cycles. In 1999 Robert started working for Daytec Center as a welder. Daytec is a large custom motorcycle frames manufacturer and During his 9 years at Daytec, he assembled and welded more than 5,000 frames for companies such as Exile Cycles, Big Dog Motorcycles, Titan Motorcycles, American Iron Horse, Swift Motorcycle Company, Pro One, etc.

The ride pictured here with the white walls is a bike being built by a guy named Danny.

Robert- “Danny picked out the gas tank, seat, front end, wheels, and pretty much told us what he wanted to bike to look like, Jamie designed most of the parts that we built and he did 90% of the fab work, and I did all the welding” (We will have some more pics and info on Danny’s XS when it’s all polished up)




Elswick cycles came up with a clever rad looking bolt on electric box for the 650.  Robert- “We’ll be producing these shortly. This box is nice because it will bolt right up to your rear motor mount. We’ll be offering these with or without a filler neck that will have a hidden key switch under the cap.” If you’re interested in ordering one of these you can contact Robert at Like any time you order from a custom shop there’s usually a 3-4 week lead time. It’s not like the parts are sitting in a warehouse distribution center somewhere waiting to ship. You’re ordering custom parts custom-made… so, parts are made after you order…


electric box

Here’s a shot of the fake electric box with the hidden key switch under the cap. The hidden key switch under the cap is a pretty sweet idea and so is a bolt on electrical box for the Yamaha XS650.



Here’s a shot of some prototype mid-controls.


Couple pics of an XS frame hardtailed retaining the stock foot controls and cross member.


XS frame that is goosenecked and hardtailed. (already working on getting more pics of this bike as it progresses;)

Robert is making Yamaha XS650 weld on hardtail for custom order to any stretch and dimensions. I just ordered a weld on hardtail for my ride with a really narrow top rail profile with a 5 inch stretch a couple weeks back.