Sold / Found / Inactive - TX650 Restomod Project For Sale

Ahmed Taleb

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Up for sale is a 1973 TX650 (XS650) restomod project that I have given up on. This project started as a basket case bike with a blown motor and many missing parts. I took it on a few years ago and I've finally come to the realization that it's too much for me & my poorly equipped shop.

So far, I've detabbed the frame & CAD designed a handful waterjet cut steel pieces to reinforce the frame in key areas (headtube, downtubes, rear shock mounts, seat rails). I've also purchased almost everything needed to turn this into a complete running bike. Here's the list:

Frame: 1973 TX650 with Blue title, media blasted & detabbed
Swingarm: Motolanna Supertuff box section aluminum
Tank: Original TX650 tank, media blasted
Engine: Original motor, completely rebuilt by Limey bikes in 2020. Cera-coated cases, JE 700cc pistons & matching cylinders, Lightenbed/balanced/welded crank (Falicon racing), Shell #1 cam, Mikuni VM34's, Pamco ignition etc. The motor was only run on Limey's bench so it's not even broken in yet
Forks: Suzuki GSX-R 750 upside down forks (rebuilt by Cogent Dynamics), Custom offset triple trees Cognito Moto
Wheels, Cognito Moto hubs with sun rims & stainless spokes (built by Buchannan's), Pirelli Angel GT tires (new)
Fr Brakes: Tokico calipers (fully rebuilt, powder coated with new pads & hardware)
R Brakes: Brembo single pot
Elecronics: Motogadget M-unit Blue, Motoscope mini, M-button, Revival wiring kit & starter relay, Reg/rec
Other Stuff: Motogadget bar end mirrors, M-blaze indicators, ISL levers with integrated control buttons on the clamp

There's probably a bunch of other stuff that I'm forgetting but you get the idea. I've put more than $12K into this bike and (as the saying goes) my loss/your gain. I'm looking to get $5K for the whole thing. At the moment, I'm only interested in selling this as a complete project. I'm in Austin TX - feel free to reach out to discuss in more detail if you're interested.
 

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Congratulations! You certainly had a lot of nice parts bought for it. Your bike looks good. I’m happy to hear you persevered! 👍🏻
 
Hey Ahmed. I bought your take-offs several years ago.
I'm really glad you stuck with it. Your bike is awesome. Maybe we can see it in next year's Handbuilt Show.
I just missed this year's East Side Classic. Were you there?
How about some detail pics?
 
Thanks for the kind words - it was a tough slog getting it done along side a full time job and putting our house on the market. @DogBunny , I submitted it to the handbuilt show this spring and was accepted but I didn't get it done in time to actually show it. I did roll by the Eastside classic and got to show it off a little though.

Frankly, after 7 years in my garage, I'm just pumped to be able to throw a leg over it & roll down the road!! Thanks to all the folks here that helped with answers & knowledge
 
Thank you! At the moment, she's LOUD. I haven't sorted out mufflers so it's been straight pipes for the first few shakedown rides. Pulls strong though (700 kit, lightened/welded crank, shell #1 cam, ported heads)
 
Thank you! At the moment, she's LOUD. I haven't sorted out mufflers so it's been straight pipes for the first few shakedown rides. Pulls strong though (700 kit, lightened/welded crank, shell #1 cam, ported heads)
That is exactly what I'm building (engine wise) Right now the head is out being done by Roger at R&D.
 
Thank you! At the moment, she's LOUD. I haven't sorted out mufflers so it's been straight pipes for the first few shakedown rides. Pulls strong though (700 kit, lightened/welded crank, shell #1 cam, ported heads)
That is exactly what I'm building (engine wise) Right now the head is out being done by Roger at R&D.
 
Thank you! At the moment, she's LOUD. I haven't sorted out mufflers so it's been straight pipes for the first few shakedown rides. Pulls strong though (700 kit, lightened/welded crank, shell #1 cam, ported heads)

That is exactly what I'm building (engine wise) Right now the head is out being done by Roger at R&D.
So far I love it. I wanted to (hopefully) have a fresh engine with just a little more compression & power. Oddly enough, we had to change main jets about 5 times to get the VM34s to run right - currently a 90 in there vs.150-160 (or so I'm told)
 
Up for sale is a 1973 TX650 (XS650) restomod project that I have given up on. This project started as a basket case bike with a blown motor and many missing parts. I took it on a few years ago and I've finally come to the realization that it's too much for me & my poorly equipped shop.

So far, I've detabbed the frame & CAD designed a handful waterjet cut steel pieces to reinforce the frame in key areas (headtube, downtubes, rear shock mounts, seat rails). I've also purchased almost everything needed to turn this into a complete running bike. Here's the list:

Frame: 1973 TX650 with Blue title, media blasted & detabbed
Swingarm: Motolanna Supertuff box section aluminum
Tank: Original TX650 tank, media blasted
Engine: Original motor, completely rebuilt by Limey bikes in 2020. Cera-coated cases, JE 700cc pistons & matching cylinders, Lightenbed/balanced/welded crank (Falicon racing), Shell #1 cam, Mikuni VM34's, Pamco ignition etc. The motor was only run on Limey's bench so it's not even broken in yet
Forks: Suzuki GSX-R 750 upside down forks (rebuilt by Cogent Dynamics), Custom offset triple trees Cognito Moto
Wheels, Cognito Moto hubs with sun rims & stainless spokes (built by Buchannan's), Pirelli Angel GT tires (new)
Fr Brakes: Tokico calipers (fully rebuilt, powder coated with new pads & hardware)
R Brakes: Brembo single pot
Elecronics: Motogadget M-unit Blue, Motoscope mini, M-button, Revival wiring kit & starter relay, Reg/rec
Other Stuff: Motogadget bar end mirrors, M-blaze indicators, ISL levers with integrated control buttons on the clamp

There's probably a bunch of other stuff that I'm forgetting but you get the idea. I've put more than $12K into this bike and (as the saying goes) my loss/your gain. I'm looking to get $5K for the whole thing. At the moment, I'm only interested in selling this as a complete project. I'm in Austin TX - feel free to reach out to discuss in more detail if you're interested.
Ohhh man!
Are you sure you want to do that? Damn your time is not even included in that price. One day in the near future you'll kick yourself for that.
 
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