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 “Ophelia”~ She may not be to pretty, but she’s a hell of  a ride!

William – This is a 1979 XS650 affectionately known as “Ophelia.” She has a TC Brothers hard tail kit, a stripped bare frame and tank. The tank, chain tensioner and sprung seat from Monstercraftman. The headlight and bars are unknown and used from a pile of parts. The mids are used rear sets from a GSXR750 racebike (I think). The pipes are welded from a universal kit. Wheels are the stock mags painted black.

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Lowered forks and brakes are stock front and rear discs with steel braided lines. The motor is stock XS650 (for now) with a Pamco hall effect sensor setup with “Ultimate Coil” and a Hughs Handbuilt PMA. It’s “Kick Start” only with a small 12V battery in the fake oil tank under the seat. He features a hand fabbed a “Jockey Shifter” setup with a foot operated “Suicide Clutch.” Ophelia is not ver pretty but she’s a blast to ride and is very reliable.

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