This bike is a 1972 Yamaha XS650 or "XS2".
Although it was built using an older motorcycle to start with, the bike is basically 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 carbs 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 blaster 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 up front new Nissan calipers have been installed along with new floating discs. These are fed through braided stainless steel brake lines pumped through a new 16mm master cylinder. The rear caliper has been rebuilt and is fed via braided steel line through a Brembo brake master cylinder. New brake pads have been installed 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 Showa 41mm traditional forks and gas filled shocks out back.
There are new tapered steering bearings in the head stock 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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