Write about your XS650.: Well to make a long story short, I was injured at work in the year 2000 with a major back injury, which i decided after 5 years that i couldn’t  function on a daily basis with a  consistent high pain-level of pain.  In 2005 i had major back surgery where they took out my blown L-5/S-1 disc AND FUSED TOGETHER the to vertebra’s with bone, screws, rods and a cage around it.


The point i am trying to make is physically, I  was not able and still not able to ride a motorcycle for long periods of times(about only 20 minutes)because of the pain, plus i still have opened a 10 year old Workers Compensation claim on this specific injury case to my back.

So i came across my buddies moms garage and every time I pulled in his moms driveway I noticed a back-end of a motorcycle sitting in the garage, so finally one day i asked whose bike is that?, and is it for sale? Is the battery dead and if so how long do motorcycle batteries last?

1-hour later my buddy called me and said his brother-in law wants to sell it, so i pulled out a lump of cash and made a offer and the owner said its sold!! So with a few of my buddies help we took the bike to my garage and decided i will make a very very very slow but picky winter project for me to take the bike apart and completely rebuild(did not touch the motor it was fine) clean, check, replace, wax, paint any parts to the bike that may of had small surface rust or stripped screw, etc.

New parts that i put on are; a new battery, drag bars, high tech ignition system, rebuilt-carb. kit, custom air filters, spark plugs and wires, all new fuses/fuse box, handle-bar grips, changed oil/filter,all new gas-lines and any kind of rubber hoses were all replaced, new mirrors, brand new petcock, and it also has a sissy bar(i uninstalled it).