1976 Yamaha XS650 Full custom build Tracker For Sale

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  • £19,995 As stated
  • 1976
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Price £19,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Yamaha
Model XS650
Year 1976
Mileage 200 miles
Country UK
Region Wales
Telephone 07813 705476
Status Private
Date 29-Dec-2020
Ref C1298220
1976 Yamaha XS650 - Street Tracker
One off, just completed Yamaha XS650 1976 Model. This has been a labour of love complete strip down and build by myself (time served Mechanical Engineer) to a very high standard, lots of custom made parts and engineering upgrades.
Some specs, feel free to contact me for more detailed information or photographs.
Custom built 1976 Yamaha XS650 in the “Tracker” style.
Built by myself over the last 2 Autumn/Winters, swallowing in excess of 1500 hours. Some of the details include:
Boyer Bransden electronic ignition system
Motogadget M-Unit with custom loom.
T&T digital speedo
New, Mikuni VM34 Carbs with lightened slide springs and 2-1 Venhill cable system.
Refurbished/powder coated wheels with new spokes, bearings and seals, period looking Heidenau K34 Tyres
Engine strip down and examination, including new rings, valves, gaskets, seals etc. Engine cases detailed and textured powder coated
Domino quick action throttle and DNA pleated filters.
Fabricated custom made sub-frame for new seat unit.
Handmade seat pad with Alcantara quilted custom cover.
Main frame de-tabbed, and then powder coated in pearlescent dark Charcoal colour scheme. Steering housing modified to take modern taper roller bearings, additional custom made hardware and top yoke modifications.
New stainless 2into1 system to take single modified Dan-moto silencer, custom made link pipe
All the foot control levers, brackets, polished, modified and bright nickel plated.
Yamahas DT400 off road tank in-lieu of the original XS650 unit. New OEM Yamaha cap.
Complete front brake upgrade from original Yamaha 70’s setup, using refurbished Ducati 916 brake disc, and Honda VFR brake caliper on custom made adapter bracket, coupled to KTM Duke Master cylinder, braided HEL hose.
Rear swing arm brace removed and complete new one designed, fabricated and welded in.
New chain/sprockets, with 520 O-ring conversion.
Longer Hagon shocks fitted to raise rear ride height. Original chain adjusters redesigned and fabricated from 316 stainless, along with handmade castellated locking nuts.
New stainless 7/8” “Triumph Bend” handlebars. Original charging system removed and replaced with combined reg/rec, and modern LioN Battery.
Forks stripped, new stanchions and seals fitted, along with Hagon progressive springs, custom made lock nuts and hardware. Custom made dust seals to fit neatly with a Motolana CNC fork brace.
Foot control rubber pad and foot rests replaced with stainless off-road gripper design and custom made mounting hardware.
Lots of other minor details, including custom made fasteners, brackets and widgets!
The colour scheme is a nod to the classic Yamaha livery, and is painted in pearlescent white, with the matching R1 red colour scheme reminiscent of its first generation super-bike. Coupled with the Gold powder coated rims gives it the retro look I was aiming for.
The bike needs to be seen close up, to be appreciated. It rides superbly and has been recently undergone a few shakedown rides. Great bike to stand out from the crowd at your local Sunday Cafe stop. Great fun to ride on the twisty roads, and will sit all day 50-60Mph which is where you want to be on this type of bike. It’s not been thrown together with imported cheap EBay accessories from the Far East, a lot of time and thought went into every little detail, I always build them for myself not on a tight customer’s budget.
The bike was due to exhibit at this year’s Bikeshed Show 2020 in London in May (invitation only), and also qualified for the National Championship category at the Kickback Custom show in July. Sadly both shows have been cancelled because of the Pandemic!! It would be great to attend the shows in 2021 with the new owner
Recently featured by online magazine, Bikebound and described as “….one of the cleanest XS650 trackers we’ve seen”…..
- details above
I’ve got hundreds of pics of the bike during the build and more finished pictures on request, but realistically needs to be seen close up to be appreciated. Its been very well received by everyone who's seen it close up, you'll not be dissapointed. Bike is Tax and MOT exempt, registered as a classic on the V5 which is in my name.
Bank transfer only. I can deliver anywhere in the UK for cost of fuel. Bike is available to view in South Wales, 10mins off J43 of the M4 motorway Any other information you require just message me. Can be crated for overseas shipment at cost. Bank transfer only, no paypal, no cash
Please only message me if you are genuinely interested in the bike.

Thanks for looking

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