1982 XS650 Cafe Racer Build
Ok here is my newest build. Pretty sick little cafe…
Here is the non running project i picked up..
not much of a bike at this point
nice and crusty..
torn down to frame
All parts get media blasted and powdercoated
Then onto powdercoating
Caliper and all small parts also got rebuilt and powdercoated
Rebuilding engine time
nice and clean
Back together again
Frame gets stripped clean then some welding and a new rear hoop fabricated…
after welding up all the parts its time to spray the frame and forks
Starting to Re-assemble the frame
Also powdercoated both wheels, spokes and all…
rear swingarm re-installed with new brass bushings and new gas shocks.
here is the idea..
Engine back in, new chain installed..
shot of the new clubman bars
got the exhaust on and finished powder-coating the rearsets. Also made a cool kickstarter out of an old spark plug socket.
The side stand also has an old socket welded to the end.
onto the painting…
Base coats are – gold metallic – dark grey metallic – black metallic
Metallic grey stripes were laid down to separate the colors…
Then the clear coat was sprayed..
Back together she goes…
and finally the “chappellcustoms” 33 goes on the tail…
THIS JUST IN…
NEW Seat made by http://www.jpcustomseats.com/ Has both a matte and a shiny vinyl, piped on the sides with a grey stitch that matches my pin-stripe.
Painting video for this bike is here
Running video of the bike is here