1. T

    XS650 chopper wiring

    I recently found a 1972 XS650 in the trash and I am currently rebuilding it. All that is left is the wiring (I am building a chopper so it will only have headlight and tail light with no other accessories. I am picking up circuit breakers and I was wondering if I should use 10amp or 15amp manual...
  2. M

    Harley rear wheel and brake

    Hey y’all, I’ve been working on my first chopper for a little bit now. I’ve hit a snag. I’m running a 2000s rear dyna spoked wheel and I’m looking at caliper options. I have both styles of brakes(as shown in photos) but the black style doesn’t seem to fit between the wheel bearing and axle...
  3. Y

    For Sale - 1971 Hardtail xs650 $2500

    Selling my 1971 xs650 hardtail project. $2500 Voodoo Vintage hardtail kit 4 out 3 down, jigged 6 over fork- new oil and All Ball seals Seven Sins Jap Rabbit bars powder coated black Hugh’s Hand Built solid riser bushings Coated tank Mikuni VM34 from Mikes XS MikesXS Permanent Magnetic...
  4. CWebbie78

    New Member

    Hello, I havent been an active member here just a longtime lurker. I have a couple of XS650s that I started building about 5 or 6 years ago, one is hardtailed and the other is a street tracker. The rigid bike was just a rubbermaid tub full of "XS650 Parts" that I bought on Craigslist for $250. I...
  5. alfredo

    For Sale - 1978 Rephased Chopper $4k

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  6. Rhy650

    '82 Bar Hopper

    This thread will outline my modifications to the last of my Dad's XS650s. This bike is an 1982 which has had some fairly substantial frame modifications. Dad built this bike approximately 10 years ago, but never rode it much. He always referred to it as a "bar hopper" which I believe is...
  7. Bjorn

    For Sale - Complete XS front end incl. Modern Brembo brake setup (plug&play) €450

    Hi! Tinkering is in my blood and since my XS now has a front end of a R6, my old setup is available. I have ran this setup for > 5 years without any issues. I ran it with XS spoked wheels, cast might work, not sure. It includes the following: Late XS forks including triple clamps XS axle...
  8. B

    1978 xs650 "build" work in progress

    Helloo there. I have been eyeballing xs650's for quite some time and the wife finally let me pull the trigger on one and what did I do? yep, I stripped it all down and chopped the back of the frame. HAHA It's a terrible feeling let me tell you. I immediately searched craigslist to reassure...
  9. P

    XS650 Brake Cable

    Hi all, I have a '77 XS650 - I am replacing the stock bars with 15" bars. I got the +6" cables (it came with two, I assume for throttle and clutch?) and I cannot seem to find anyone who has a brake cable long enough. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to try and rig it up? Or a...
  10. Renegade Offroad

    My 1st XS650 after falling in love 10yrs ago!

    This is how I picked her up!
  11. Muckroot

    limping with stock forks - or worth the rebuild?

    Hello folks, I've got me heart set on a nice set of TCBros front springer forks. the construction looks super solid from their video, and they come with lots of support in terms of calipers, bar mounts, and all that rigamarole. the trouble is, with all this corona quarantine happening i am...
  12. YouTube


    Just a few things I worked with. Can't wait till I'm able to afford better bits and tools in the future for this stuff.
  13. Muckroot

    cleaning up a mutilated frame

    Hello all, I know it's near sacrilege to chop up an old XS frame, but I felt this frame was a good candidate because when I bought it it had already had some of the seat pan chopped off, as well as some of the frame around the swing arm though I can't say for sure what those frame bits did...
  14. Suicide Shifter

    Suicide Shifter

    My Japanese bike has a Japanese katana shifter lol A guy from a local MC says " you are now forever known as the samurai" lol
  15. Grimmith


    I can now remove as much rust as possible through Electrolysis, which is using water and electricity. It's a 1-3 day process depending on how well you want it done. It can take up to 5 days, really depending on how bad it is inside. I can only do one tank at a time for now, until I'm able to get...
  16. jakeroper

    Help! 36mm fork extension

    hey guys, so I’m building myself a chopper and having issues finding a 36mm fork extension kit or even longer forks can anyone point me in the right direction Cheers!
  17. Surfrat28

    1979 Yamaha XS650 Chopper Build

    My name is AR and I have been building this bike for a year now off and on with the help of this forum and the amazing people nice enough to respond to my past threads. Just wanted to share my progress on the build through this year. I had bought this bike from a garage completely stock only...
  18. chewblanca

    Sold / Found / Inactive - 1980 XS650 Bobber

    1980 XS650 Bobber $2250 Located in Central Wisconsin Mods: Sportster Tank Bobbed rear fender Hugh's Hand Built Battery-less Permanent Magnet Alternator Hugh's Speedo Eliminator Hugh's 2 inch fork lowering kit 1 piece clutch rod XS Performance Digital Ignition Mike's XS 21inch Front Wheel...
  19. Grimmith

    Small Cracks inside clutch cover.

    are any of these small cracks or micro-fractures an issue for reliability if I use this cover? or should it not have any cracks? I engraved a shit ton on it and then cleaned it up a bit and found these...…..I need to take my old cover off to check my clutch anyway for it having trouble finding...
  20. MadeThatMyself

    " Made that there myself..." Bobber Build Thread

    DISCLAIMER: Armed with a bottom of the barrel flux core welder and a dream, I scavenged Craigslist to find an XS650 bobber project for my first motorcycle build. This is my story.... Picked this baby up for $1500 cold hard american cash. PO had it running (barely) but it was in need of a ton of...