1980 Yamaha XS650

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To build a cafe racer style motorcycle with modification to the frame.

What motivated you to start your project?

I enjoy keeping myself busy and I figured an old bike was something that would keep calling me back.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I modified the hump style cafe seat so it could still utilize the side hinge function with latch that is only unique to a few xs650s.

What are you most proud of?

The fact that it has been rode almost daily and still look so good.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

Most people say wow that’s a nice bike and I’ve done a good job. I usually respond with it’s a work in progress.

 

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