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1980 XS650 Bobber White


here are some of the build pics for this XS…

original rolling frame

lots o parts to choose from

crusty engine…


Cleaning and rebuilding

polishing stuff

Cutting up the old frame, installing new  hardtail…

Mocking up tank and fender


This bike uses a solo seat shock i made the seat bracket and mount, here i am welding up the mounts…

something like this

also made some foot peg mounts from old parts,  and rear brake mount/pivot

onto the paint work…

the tank took a bit of modifying to get the mounts correct, and lots of smoothing to remove factory weld’s and imperfections.

more taping

Base coat

clear coat

mounting new front tire on the billet 60 spoke rim


Re-assemble time…

starting the re-wire

Found some cool pedals so decided to modify the kicker and weld it on..

made some rear fender struts

made a 2 into 1 collector from some scrap exhaust parts



And finally finished…

  • sparkysparky123

    Wow, what an amazing job!

  • McMagni

    I love both of Chris’s XS bobbers. Could you tell me what weld-on hard tail you have used? It has a lovely line from the top frame tube. Thanks.