Thursday, August 6, 2015

1982 YAMAHA XS650- Project

1982 YAMAHA XS650- Project

The Yamaha XS650 is a mid-size motorcycle made by Yamaha Motor Company. The standard model was introduced in 1968 and produced through 1979. The "Special" cruiser model was introduced in 1978 and produced through 1985. The XS650 began with the 1955 Hosk SOHC 500 twin. After about 10 years of producing 500 twin, Hosk engineers designed a 650 cc twin. Later the Hosk company was acquired by Showa Corporation, and in 1960 Yamaha had bought Showa with Hosk's early design of 650 cc twin.

When the Yamaha XS 650 was launched in 1968 it had one of the most advanced engines in its class of large parallel twin motorcycles. The engine and gearbox are unit construction with the crankcase split horizontally for ease of assembly whereas almost all contemporaries in its class in 1968 are either unit construction with a vertically split crankcase or pre-unit construction with separate engine and gearbox. The XS650's engine was used in AMA Professional Dirt Track Racing by national champion Kenny Roberts. In 1968 only the Laverda 750S, also launched that year, matched the XS 650's modernity of unit construction and SOHC valve operation.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Feature- Santa Fean NOW, July 30 2015





Check it out. The Santa Fean NOW magazine did a short story on the shop


Read the full article here.


Monday, June 29, 2015

1968 YAMAHA YCS1 Original- For Sale

1968 YAMAHA YCS1 Original- For Sale $2100

Ready to ride. Runs. Great compression. Electric start works. Carbs cleaned, rebuilt and synced, new throttle cables, fresh points and condensers, timing set. Comes with original seat (needs re-upholstering) and solo seat.  180cc twin 2-stroke engine. 11,918 miles. No major cosmetic flaws. Factory service manual included.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

1978 HONDA CB750 Custom

1978 HONDA CB750 Custom- Sold

The CB750 was a game changer. Our goals for this one were simple: Maintain some of the original look and feel, see how much weight we could take off this baby without loosing any of the nice 'features', make it go faster, make it stop quicker, and make it look good doing it!

Friday, June 12, 2015

2015 Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show


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       Whether you are a motorcyclist or just looking for a fun afternoon, this is the place to be on Father’s Day. The show will take place in the La Tienda parking area. La Tienda is a shopping/community center located just outside of Santa Fe in the Eldorado Community. Commercial campgrounds are conveniently located nearby.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yamaha XS650 Hardtail Frame


For Sale- $600   Ready to roll Yamaha XS650 hardtail frame. Don't mess with those pesky kits and save time by using this pre-made motorcycle frame!  Tubing is 1 1/8" Diameter Steel with .120 (about 1/8" wall thickness. The axle plates are cut from 3/8" thick steel and have an integrated mounting tab for easy fender mounting and are from TC Bros. All cross joints have been fish mouthed before welding and solid steel bungs where used to connect new and existing tubes. Made In USA! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

1978 HONDA CB750- Project



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The Honda CB750 is an air-cooled transverse in-line four cylinder engine motorcycle made by Honda over several generations for year models 1969-2003 as well as 2007 with an upright or standard riding posture. It is often called the original Universal Japanese Motorcycle (UJM).

The CB750 is included in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Classic Bikes; was named in the Discovery Channel's "Greatest Motorbikes Ever;" was in The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition, and is in the UK National Motor Museum. The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. rates the 1969 CB750 as one of the 240 Landmarks of Japanese Automotive Technology.

The CB750 was the first motorcycle to be called a "superbike."

Friday, January 9, 2015

Can you guess what this used to be?


Can you guess what this crazy looking thing used to be? Ill give you a hint, it came from a motorcycle...