A slick tracker/cafe(ish) XS650

Thanks to Steve Baugrud for the pics. This is almost a hybrid(ish) tracker cafe. I like it.

It’s a 1981 yamaha xs650 that I picked up for $100
I completely rebuild engine, including vapor blasting the jugs and case down to bare metal. Side covers, frame, forks, triples, mag wheels, swingarm, and just about everything else on bike is powder coated iron glimmer. Tires are Avon speed master mk2 front and rear. Clip ons are tarozzi, throttle is magura, and pipe is a ceramic coated one- off from gordon scott engineering. Tank is from a 1977 xs750 and seat is steel made by house on fire industries. Upholstery is genuine cow from new church moto. I threw away wiring harness and wired from scratch. I used some wrench monkey style blinkers for safety. This is my forth build. I work in medical field during day and build a bike here and there on my limited free time in my garage. Taught myself how to weld, grind, cut, etc.
Steve Baugrud
Waukesha, wi







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