Bought this 79 xs650 special for 450 bout a month ago. Stripped her down and started from scratch. Cheated and bought the hard tail, but I’m glad i did, saved loads of time. Shaved the shit off the forks. Shes got…a 70’s Honda dirt bike tank, cut down bmx handlebars, billet throttle tube i had layin around, headlight came off an old road grader, mule shoe foot”pegs.
The shifter is an old hame (part of a draft horse harness) cut down, sectioned, if you will. The shifter pivots from a horseshoe bolted to the head. clutch lever is just a BMW “goldfinger”. the rest is in the process.