Stock or Custom – 197x Yamaha XS650

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The Yamaha XS650 is a well-known classic medium displacement standard. Produced between 1968-1985 (though the US stopped getting them in 1983), they weren’t a game changer but I’m sure plenty of you readers used to have one. Here are two version that present a dilemma – to go with stock or with a mild custom?

Yamaha XS650 Custom - Right Side

This mild custom was built over 3 years and is claimed to have been professionally built and a show winner – though who knows what show. Find it for sale near Rolling Meadows, Illinois for $4,350 here on Craigslist. Not much information is given in the listing, but it’s interesting to see the differences compared to…

Yamaha XS650 - Right Side
…this stock bike, which has 7,000 miles and is claimed to be in great condition. It’s original with the exception of a tail rack and trunk. Find this for sale here on Craigslist in Byers, Colorado for $3,750.

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