1982 yamaha XS650

This bike started out as a junked out parts bike that I picked up for $100. Complete rebuild was completed with powder coating on the frame, wheels, engine cases, etc. A one-off tracker style exhaust was fabricated, along with a fork brace for additional support on the front end. The paint scheme was laid down by Todd Carlson as a tribute to the classic Kenny Roberts Yamaha race scheme. Instead of the classic yellow, I used HOK candy lime green with heavy silver metal flake.

The tank came off an XS750 and the seat pan is hand formed steel. The upholstery was done by Ginger at New Church Moto. The chunky Avon tires won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it completes the look.

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