This bike is a 1972 Yamaha XS650 or "XS2".
Although it was built using an older motorcycle to start with, the bike is essentually brand new...read on to learn more.
The bike has been completely torn down to the bare frame and modifications were done then it all got powder coated satin black.
The rebuilt motor that was used is from a 1978 model and has all new gaskets and seals along with a new charging system and electronic ignition system.
The crabs on the bike are brand new Mikuni VM34's with CNC machined aluminum intake manifolds and free flowing air filters.
The exhaust pipes are modified '72 head pipes with shorty mufflers installed.
The bike has an NOS Shell Thuett tank. These tanks are quite rare and were used on the flat track bikes raced by the various riders associated with shell Thuett over the years. Twin petcocks feed the fuel to the carbs.
The seat is from Hot Wing Glass
The paint work was done in house using Matrix Systems two part epoxy custom colors.
The wheels were custom built by Pro Wheel out in Granite Falls with a wheel conversion kit for the rear wheel and all new wheel bearings and seals.
The tires are Shinko 268 series DOT approved dirt track tires with a 27.5 X 19 in the rear and a 27 X 19 up front.
The drive chain is brand new as well.
The brakes were not over looked and both calipers have been rebuilt and are fed via braided stailess steel brake lines with the rear being fed through a Brembo brake master cylinder and the front through a new Nissan master cylinder. New brake pads as well.
The instrumentation on the bike is a simple digital unit by Acewell that provides all the vital information to the rider is a compact unit.
The lights are all new LED units and are super bright.
The suspension is all new with gas filled shocks out back and the front forks have new progressive springs, new dust covers and seals. The fork lowers have been painted with the same Matrix Systems paint as the rest of the body work.
There are new tapered steering bearings in the headstock and new bronze bushings in the swing arm.
The bike has both kick and electric start and is a very inspiring bike to ride. It handles highway speeds with no problem at all and is super nimble in city traffic.
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This was a very interesting project to do. But now it is time for someone else to enjoy this bike.
A fellow builder had begun this bike back in 2010 and after a short while it became apparent to him that he was not equipped to finalize the vision on the build so he sold it to another fellow. Who, like the previous owner had great expectations but lacked the determination and expertise to bring it all home.
We picked it up in the fall of 2018 and after careful examination of what was there we set about putting the pieces together and completing all the required modifications to make this bike one hell of a motor bike.
It’s a bit of a hybrid. It utilizes the frame from a 1983 Suzuki GS750, and housed within that frame is our favorite beating heart…an XS650 motor. We chose a later model low mileage 447 motor from a Heritage Special .
She purrs like a kitten…albeit a somewhat angry kitten.
The frame modifications that were required to accomplish this were somewhat extensive but we persevered and got all the proper motor mounts installed and had to add a couple frame gussets to give everything adequate stability and strength. The original motor mounts had to be reoriented to accept the XS motor and by doing so we were able to add additional stability to the overall frame integrity.
The front end has been upgraded with an early GSXR set-up with larger 41mm forks carrying twin brake calipers to give a lot of stopping power up front with the dual disc brake set-up. The rear end has the proven Suzuki “Full Floater” mono-shock set-up with a single disc brake set-up.
The wheels have been upgraded as well with the addition of custom CNC machined aluminum hubs laced up to aluminum rims using double butted stainless steel spokes. Twin discs ride on the 19” front wheel and a single disc adds additional stopping power to the rear 18” wheel. These we shod with Shinko 777 series performance radials with a gnarly 150 X 18 in the rear and a 130 X 19 up front.
All new brakes were installed front and rear and are fed through Goodridge braided stainless steel brake lines.
As great as this bike goes it does need to stop and, now it does that with profound purpose.
All the wiring on the bike has been completed with a new hand made wiring harness that really simplifies everything. Clean and simple is always best. Only two mini blade fuses for the entire system.
The custom metallic black paint work was done in-house using Matrix Systems custom colors and it really pops.
Additional items that have been integrated into this bike:
New Mikuni VM34 carbs with CNC intakes & steel mesh air filters.
Refurbished '73 Suzuki Titan T500 gas tank with subtle modifications.
New Areotech Industries fiberglass seat pan and marine vinyl pad.
New clutch and brake master cylinders with hydraulic clutch set-up.
New Acewell 2853 digital instrumentation unit.
New Hughes Hand Built PMA charging system.
New Goodridge braided stainless steel brake lines.
New Pamco electronic ignition system.
New Anti-Gravity 8 cell Li-Ion battery.
New 4 place blade fuse connector.
New 7.5” side mount head light.
New engine seals and gaskets.
New LED tail light & blinkers.
New Pro Taper bars.
New brake pads.
The bike tears up the twisty roads with total confidence and is still docile enough for everyday riding. Highway speeds are no problem at all.
It has a clean title with a classic vehicle plate so no more yearly tabs…EVER.
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This is a 1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter.
A somewhat rare bike in that Suzuki did not produce the bike here in America for very long. It was for sale in Europe for many years and was a real favorite of the 650 twin crowd over there.
The bike was in pretty bad shape and had been sitting since 2002 so everything was gone through and the older bits that did not function properly any longer were replaced with new units.
The stock instruments were trashed so they have been replaced with a nearly new unit from a GS750. It has all of the unique Suzuki functions like fuel gauge, gear indicator and so forth.
The original master cylinder was locked up so it has been replaced with a new unit and the brakes work great now.
New Kenda Challenger tires have been installed front and rear along with new brake shoes in the rear and brake pads up front.
The bike rides great and has a very broad power band and even lugging around town in 3rd or 4th gear is no problem. It really lights up on the highway and a lot faster than one might think.
It has a clear Washington title but does need a new plate & tabs.
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This bike is a 1974 Yamaha XS650 Standard (also known as a TX650) that has been completely re-built from the ground-up.
Certain modifications have been done to the frame to accommodate the intended changes and then it all got media blasted and powder coated satin black for a long lasting durable finish.
The motor top end has been re-built with new pistons & rings and all new gaskets and seals.
A Mikuni VM34 round slide carb has been used specifically jetted for the XS650 and coupled to a Wise Guys 2 into 1 intake and a UNI free flow air filter.
The exhaust is a custom made scrambler style set-up with internal baffles. (they appear to be straight pipes but they do in fact have mufflers installed) A hand crafted stainless steel heat shield was installed to help protect the left leg.
The instrumentation is handled via an Acewell MD052 digital information center with a digital read out for both the speedo and tach along with the vital info like blinkers, neutral light and so forth.
Both the head light and tail light are new LED units that are super bright and turn those dark roads into a readable landscape.
The tank we used on this bike is an original Shell Thuett tank designed in the early 70's for use on the Yamaha 650 flat track bikes. It has dual petcocks. The seat set-up is from Hot Wing Glass. The paint work was done in-house using custom Matrix Systems colors and many layers of top coat for a deep finish.
The wheels are custom made 19" front and rear with aluminum rims and stainless steel spokes and utilizing a custom made wheel conversion kit from GeeWhiz engineering and design. Both wheels are wearing Shinko 260 series rubber.
The front brakes have a Nissan master cylinder fed through a braided stainless steel line and the rear brakes are fed through a Brembo master cylinder. New brake pads front and rear were installed during the re-build as well.
A great riding bike that can handle highway speeds with no problem and has a lot of lower end for any logging roads you may want to venture down. Around town riding is a breeze with 3rd gear at around 2500 rpm's.
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