And here it is! All done up and on the streets. Also I found out from some folks with more experience than me that this sounds like it has the 277 rephased crank in it! Added bonus considering the guy I bought it form couldn't remember what all had been done to it as he … Continue reading ’78 XS650 Bobber Finished
First off I had to get the shop in order before taking off. I finally have room to move around in here. Shop helper! My '78 Yamaha XS650 entered into the show. One of only like 3 non Harley bikes there, got quite a bit of attention and questions but no awards...the awards all went … Continue reading Dirty Rotten Bikerfest 2017
The time has come to finally mount my tank on the frame. I have run into a few setbacks, the stock petcock that I assumed would be fine hit on the top of the motor when mounting. I ran through a few options in previous post (Frisco mount) but did not care for the look! I … Continue reading ’79 XS650 Bobber Tank and Petcock
Picked up this Frisco Mount for my XS650 Bobber project from Lowbrowcustoms.com Sets the bottom of the tank in line with the top tube of the bike, and the line from headlight to handlebars to tank works nicely.
Okay, super excited to post about this today. I just got my roller back from Glisten Detailing in New Brighton MN today. They cleaned everything up and applied Ceramic Pro 9H on my entire frame, springer, wheels, tank, brake caliper, and polished engine covers! For those of you that don't know I have placed a … Continue reading ’79 XS650 Ceramic Pro 9h Coating
Today I got into painting my engine as I expect to have my rolling frame back this week. I started by dousing everything in a de-greaser (Purple Power) and clearing as much as possible. I then sprayed everything again and used my Bissel Steam Shot to get into every nook and cranny to make sure … Continue reading ’79 XS650 Bobber Engine Painting