AKA "THE ORANGE CRATE"
This is a pretty interesting bike...It is a 1980 XS650 Special that has been re-built into a retro scrambler
The bike was completely dismantled and a lot of modifications were done.
Then everything got sand blasted & powder coated for a super durable finish.
The engine is a very low mileage unit that has been upgraded with a Permanent Magnet Alternator and a Pamco electronic ignition system
- There is no need for a battery on the bike -
The bike has a set of N.O.S. Mikuni BS38 carbs installed that have been re-jetted
A hand made custom exhaust system has been fitted to the bike
The engine cases and covers have been hand polished
The bike has a 1967 Ducati Scrambler chrome tank installed and custom Yamaha chrome tank badges
An N.O.S. Scrambler seat has been fitted to the bike
UFO body work has been used front & rear with a super bright head light& integrated tail light
Aluminum bars have been installed atop the XT600 42mm front end
Out back N.O.S. S&W shocks have been installed to give additional travel to the rear end
Instrumentation has been kept simplistic by using an Acewell digital speedo & tach
Aluminum bodied blinkers have been installed front & rear
A custom designed rack was installed on the rear of the bike to give additional versatility
N.O.S. AKRONT wheels front & rear have been installed
A 300 X 21 up front & a 450 X 18 at the rear
The bike starts quite easily and runs like a champ with lots of torque
A very nimble bike that is good in traffic and a pleasure to take off-road if desired.
It gets great mileage and has a travel range of over 300 miles on a tankful
Lots of new parts have been installed including:
- New tapered bearings & bronze swing arm bushings
- New engine gaskets & seals
- New brake shoes & pads
- New fuel lines & filters
- New pod air filters
- New drive chain
- New cables
- New tires
- New grips
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