Richard – This is a 1981 XS 650 that I picked up for $700 bucks the head gasket bike had t was blown and the front brake was frozen. Took it home and started to strip it down and make a list of parts I was going to need from Mikes XS. Tore down the motor and rebuilt the top end the bike had 9000 original miles.
Then I starting cutting and grinding off all of the tab and gussets to clean up the frame. Instead of buying a off the rack weld on hard tail I took it over to my friend Greg’s fab shop and he built the hard tail with a 4 1/2 stretch. The tank is a Wassell I found at a swap-meet and the rear fender is from a Harley V-Rod the seat is Black Top Donavan the pipe is a 2 into 1. I shaved the lower legs and polished them and hand sanded the cases and polished them also.
I used a brass planter box for the electronics and battery box and switches. The bike took 2nd place at the Florida Biker Build Off in Clear water in the Bobber Class.
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