Roger – This bike was a 1979 Yamaha XS650. It has been completely re-built. There was a lot of modification done to the standard fame and then everything got media blasted and powder coated high gloss black.The head stock has been fitted with tapered bearings and bronze bushings were installed in the swing arm to give it a more responsive ride. The motor is essentially stock but has been upgraded with an electronic ignition system and a high output coil as well as a pair of Mikuni round slide carbs with UNI pod air filters.

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The engine cases & covers have been media blasted and powder coated gloss black. It has a 1965 Ducatti Desmo Scrambler chrome tank installed along with an NOS 60’s era seat. Heritage Special wheels were used after they were media blasted & powder coated gloss black

Lots of new parts were used on this bike including:New speedo & tach housed in a custom made instrument housing –

  • New cast aluminum head light
  • New Lucas style tail light
  • New aluminum blinkers with smoked lenses
  • New aluminum CNC machined mirrors
  • New speed rated tires
  • New chrome cap shocks
  • New chrome head pipes
  • New chrome cocktail shaker mufflers
  • New brake shoes & pads
  • New drive chain