View Full Version : Another XS650 build

04-23-2014, 8:06 AM
A couple months ago I was able to score a pair of XS650's for $250. They have both been sitting for a few years and were in rough shape, but with a little elbow grease I will be able to make one decent bike out of the two. After seeing the bike Speed Devices built called "Tramaha" I had to build one with mags. Not usually a big fan of mags, but on the right bike they can look really good.
This is the bike Adam built and the look we are going for. Below are pictures of the crust piles I am starting with.
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04-23-2014, 9:21 AM
Nice! That ref bike is sick! Looks like you got a good start... I dont mind mags on some bikes either... they can look cool when done right...

04-23-2014, 2:52 PM
Killer deal on those bikes! Love the direction on where the bike is going. Great job so far. I have to agree, mags can look good on certain bikes if done right. Definitely staying tuned to this build. Question: on one of your pics with the black xs650 frame on the table in the background, the purple xs650 chop with the mexican blanket on the seat, where did you get those lovely rabbit ear handlebars? I'm digging the hell out of those, and am looking for a set.

04-23-2014, 8:57 PM
Those are Bison Motorsports Jackalope bars. I had a set on an old XLCH chop I had and they were pretty solid so I got a set for that one too. Always had quality parts from them and never any issues.

04-24-2014, 7:19 AM
motor has good compression, spark and shifts through all the gears so that is good enough for now. Time to cut it up and weld a hardtail on it. Waiting on a valve stem to mount the new rubber on the wheels. Damn ebay

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05-02-2014, 7:35 AM
Ready to weld the tail on. This one will get another Voodoo Vintage tail put on it. I have seen and used a lot of different hardtails by many different companies and for the cost of a Voodoo Vintage tail the quality is better than the others.

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05-09-2014, 7:03 AM
got it welded up last night.

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05-13-2014, 8:16 PM
Lookin' good! What's the stretch/drop on that hardtail?

06-04-2014, 7:46 AM
Finally got a little motivation to get back in the shop and get some work done on this bike.

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07-11-2014, 12:11 PM
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07-11-2014, 12:20 PM
The pain looks even better now that I've seen it on a full screen instead of instagram.

07-11-2014, 12:25 PM
Nice fucking score, I love those kinds of deals. I'm not a fan of apes but seeing you sitting on it in mock up I can understand why you went taller on em. Have you abandoned your inspiration for the build or saving that for bike 2?

08-13-2014, 11:02 AM
saving that for another day I think. Getting too old and fat to be slumped over and stretched out on a bike I think. I have a 70 triumph sitting in the corner that I might make into something similar, but never having a drawing means I never fuck it up if I want to change it.