I sit and drool over all the beautiful bikes for hours.
Write about your XS650.: This website is addicting! I sit and drool over all the beautiful bikes for hours. Thanks for all the inspiration. My Brother and I have been in the custom paint business for years. When there was spare time we liked to stay late at the shop and pretend we were Jesse James or Billy Lane. My brother had an XS650 and turned it into a sweet little bob. We learned more and more about the XS underground and really got excited about them, He made another one later for a guy and I just had to have one too.
After much drawing and figuring, I came up with this frame idea. Being 6’8″ I needed to work hard to make it fit me. Not to mention, being an artist I just had to make it different. (weird artists). I used the down tubes and bottom motor mounts from the original frame and made the rest myself. The seat is a fully adjustable (and very comfortable) suspended set-up I came up with.
250 rear (which with the jackshaft headaches I wish it wasn’t) , 21″ up front. Some harley front end I picked up cheap a while ago. Engine is the 750 kit, with a Boyer Ignition from Mikes.
It’s now nearly all wired up. I wanted to make my own jackshaft that wasn’t merely the pillow-block stuff we all see… but I think I may end up getting one from Ardcore. If there are any other creative options anyone knows of, please let me know.
Thanks Dan Langston
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