first bike

  1. Dakon

    XS650 cafe first time build

    Hello everyone!! I'm starting this thread as my first build, last year I picked up "friends" failed project, he graduated from university and ended up moving to Miami and no longer had the space to keep the bike, he said if I picked it up I could have it and all the aftermarket parts he had...
  2. E

    Wanted - XS650/equivalent (1973-1979) In Michigan

    Hello All, I am looking for a 1970’s XS for my first bike. I love the 70’s style/reliability. Love the XSR700 but kind of want something a little more classic and economical. If you could please help me find something similar I’d really appreciate it. I live around the metro Detroit area and am...
  3. Cussler

    My first bike!! tips welcome (build thread) Seeking CDI

    Recently I've been lucky enough, through the right connections, to pick up a greasy old 1981 XS650 chopper/bobber from a local biker. He use to ride it as his daily, but decided to part with it. When i purchased it it was mostly in parts, just an engine in a frame. It came with two other...
  4. S

    Buying my first XS650

    I'm looking at buying my first XS 650, and I was looking to go with an older cheaper model. I was hoping that I could get some input on the two that have recently caught my eye. They are linked here: and...
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    New member looking for advice!

    Hey guys! I just picked up a 1977 XS650 for 200.00 and I tried to start it, but nothing. I pulled off the plug boot and got no spark from it. I know how useful the search button is, but it is useless if you have no idea what you are looking for.:banghead: Are there any stickys or threads on...
  6. R

    1974 xs650 first bike and build

    Just want to get aquatinted with everyone, this is how she looked when I got her up until now!