I received in a seat a few weeks back from 4into1.com and have not been very pleased with the quality thus far. The mounting holes for the brackets are cheap metal molded into the plastic pan and do not thread well of feel strong. I am working out how to use it still because it … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Cafe Seat Redesign
Got something in the mail today, I have been waiting over a month for this to arrive. Came from China and due to weather on the east coast it was even further delayed! But its here! New Honda RD50 tank from eBay. I was sick of the giant XS1100 tank. Coupled with the new seat … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Cafe Facelift
I got my new seat in the mail today. Can wait for the tank to come in near the end of the month so that I can get to test fitting and modification to make everything fit. Going to be a much cleaner slimmer looking bike when its all done. Picked this up from 4into1.com and … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Cafe Racer Seat
I bought some of these clear Lexan Plastic covers from a guy named Robbie Lee I met on one of the Facebook groups I frequent. The only thing I did before installing them was to sand the edges as they were a bit rough from being cut. This is definetly something that if I want … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Cafe Racer Alternator Cover
New shocks arrived in the mail today. So its time to get busy removing the old shocks. Top nut removed, my aftermarket blinkers removed, and lower nut removed. Then I hoisted the rear end up and pulled the shocks. These are the RFY Shocks that I picked up. Fully adjustable gas shocks. This should lift … Continue reading ’83 XS650 Cafe Rear Shocks
It felt great to get out to ride today! This picture points out a few things that I need to change though. I want to raise the rear end with some new shocks (appox. 1") Remove those terrible reflectors, wrap some of the wiring, polish up the side covers, I am contemplating a new tank...Thinking … Continue reading ’83 XS650 First ride of the season
I ordered some Titanium Exhaust Wrap this week and got a chance to put it on Monday after work. Let me say one thing, wear gloves, long sleeves and tape your sleeves to your gloves! Even with this is uncomfortable to say the least. But it does look good so...