Project XS650

Project XS650 “Modern Café”

This page is dedicated to my XS650 project, but I also have a list of cool XS650 resources.

1978 Yamaha XS650 Special

Chassis Modifications

  • Rebuilt fork with progressive springs
  • Custom battery box by Retrofit
  • Hugh’s Handbuilt fork brace

Exterior Modifications

  • Custom café seat
  • Triumph style headlight bucket with halogen light
  • R1 style LED taillight with integrated signals
  • Motolanna top triple clamp
  • Vortex clip-ons

Electronics / Ignition Modifications

  • Hugh’s Handbuilt PMA Kit
  • PAMCO ignition with e-advancer
  • Custom wiring harness by Retrofit

Engine Modifications

  • MAC 2-1 Exhaust with custom baffle by Retrofit
  • K&N RC-0982 air filters

Suspension & Brake Modifications

  • Dual disc conversion with XS1100 Special rotors
  • FZR front calipers with custom adapter brackets
  • FZR rear caliper with custom bracket by Retrofit
  • Brembo radial 16mm front master cylinder
  • Brembo radial R1 rear master cylinder

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