This was My first street bike EVER!! jockey shift wit no front brake and a rear brake that had a mind of its own. I bought this bike in Campabello SC from a group of builders that appeared to be XS junkies and they passed the fever to me. The engine is an ’81. This is the best running XS that I have ever owned, Kicks first time, never left me stranded, and has made trips from Nashville TN to Aiken SC and back many times(800+ round trip).
It has grenade kick, One off goosneck frame which tracks like a rail, fake stretch sporty tank, impaler sissy bar, and real double barrel pegs with the site pin still on the tip. The seat leather is from the top layer of a western horse saddle and still retains the texas makers mark in the tooling. The ignition/electrics box is a project box from radio shack w/ a lawnmower ignition switch and two dollar toggles from AAP.
As I stated above, this is the bike that started it all for me and broke me in to jockey shifting. I have sinced sold it and moved on to other XS’ but every once and a while I see it pop up on the web and it brings back memories. I figured i would give it a permanent home and post it as I remember it….on the best site to represent the culture!!! thanks to everyone who posts….I can’t get enough of XS650chopper.com
Valley House Customs inc.
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