1982 XS650 Heritage Special

Besides a lightweight front end and supermoto running gear, the old Yammie is fairly low-tech. What it lacks in finesse, it makes up for in character. It’s a far cry from the owner’s beloved BMW Dakar 650, but everyone’s happy. The exhaust is temporary while we wait for the perpetually back-ordered Supertrapp Elite cans to arrive, hopefully in a few weeks. Carbs have been jetted. Pod filters replace the stock airbox. Custom perforated side panels and all sorts of odd brackets keep everything tidy. We both hate the taillight. Consider that temporary, too. (Photos: Adam Ewing).

 

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  • Michael Garrett

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    I like the overall apperance of your bikes, I'd like to see you do an '86 model V65 magna bike, That would be interesting! I owned one and its a veery stable bike and Bone Fast! Cheers!!!!

  • BRANDON

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    I found your website searching for ideas on my own xs650 build and its great! You guys build bikes that are bare bones and vary cool. Its nice to see that there are customs out there that are made for the financially challanged and look that badass. Im going to be keeping my eye out for your up and comings. Thanks for the insperation.

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