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1972 XS650 Bobber Black


This is the way i got it.. just box’s of junk and old parts.

nice and crusty….

grinding and welding old frame

Really cool oil can – will be used for electrical box and ignition switch

Got my new chrome DNA springer…

new 80 spoke wheel

80 spoke front 21″ wheel and springer installed…

Making rear fender mounts and seat shock mockup

Polishing rear brake and wheel hub, NEW rear 18″ hoop about to get laced up



Cleaning, polishing, painting and rebuilding engine…

NEW Stainless valves


priming and painting all the parts



Also forgot to mention i had to make some foot peg mounts and a rear brake pedal mount/pivot

Re-assemble time…

Welded a cool pedal to the end of the kicker

Ignition and wiring in oil tank

made battery hold down

made some rear fender struts

left cover got a solid polished alternator cover

Hi output coil and wires

side plate and light all wires run through frame where possible.

Exhaust fitting


NOTE: seat shocks were used for mock-up – bike has new ChopperShox seat shocks installed.

Videos of the bike are here

  • Mark

    You make it all look so easy, great job!

    • admin

      Thanks! Always great to hear from fans of the work.

  • Man always liked that bike. Could you tell me what gas tank that was?
    Was it a stock sportster tank? It’s pretty short and fits the bike well.

    • Yes, a stock sportster tank with mounting tabs modified to fit the frame. Glad you like it.

  • Todd-A-O!`

    Gorgeous Bike. Top notch build! How’d you clean that motor up so nice? Looks Brand New.

  • Shawn

    Great looking bike! I am building a 72 very similar to yours. Do you know if the springer front end was the same length as a stock front end or 2″ longer?


    • bobber33

      DNA springer