1980 YAMAHA XS650 TRACKABOB
♦ THE MANALISHI ♦
Here is what I think is a pretty cool bike that I have built. What I started with was a 1980 Yamaha XS 650 Special. Then all the work began… A lot of work. I completely stripped the bike down to the bare frame, and did several frame modifications to accommodate the changes being made to the bike. Then it all got sand blasted at Alternative blasters & powder coated satin black at American powder coating in Auburn.
There is no paint on the bike…it is all powder coated. The engine on the bike was a great runner with only 4600 on the clock. I have replaced the stock carbs with a dual DellOrto set-up-coupled with the custom fabricated intake manifolds this set-up provides a vast improvement in throttle response, and pulling power. I used a 1970 Harley Sportster tank on this build, and I like the look it gives to the bike. The paint on the tank was in fantastic shape so I left it alone.
I custom made a license plate/tail light assembly with an L.E.D. Maltese Cross for this bike, and added additional brake lights in the frame ends for added visibility & safety. Additional L.E.D. lights were also added to illuminate the license plate itself.
A custom made rear fender & a shortened front fender were fabricated & used on this build as well. A custom made instrument housing mount was designed for the bike.
A custom made “8-Ball” dip stick was fabricated for this bike.
The front disc brake set-up is a Brembo racing unit with a much lighter & stronger disc than stock.
The swing-arm has new bronze bushings for a better fit & longer wear.
The often problematic wiring system on these bikes has been replaced with a wiring system that runs through the frame, and is a much simplified system with just a single fuse controlling the whole set-up.
It is simple set-up that is effective & out of sight.
There are a very few parts on the bike that ended up having to be painted…but they are quite minor parts to be sure.
There are almost too many new parts to list on this bike. But here’s a pretty accurate list:
• New tires.
• New brake shoes & pads.
• New stainless steel brake lines.
• New gaskets & seals.
• New fluids.
• New cables.
• New filters.
• New Bates style solo seat
• New handle bars.
• New grips.
• New mirrors.
• New foot pegs.
• New headlight.
• New L.E.D. taillight.
• New black & chrome shocks.
• New high output sealed battery.
• New Speedometer & Tachometer.
• New levers.
THE LIST GOES ON & ON
THIS BIKE IS FOR SALE FOR $4,800.00…CASH
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