Street Tracker Custom – 1979 Yamaha XS650 Special II

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Starting with a “rust bucket”, the seller converted a XS650 Special II into this street-legal tracker and I think it looks great. The seller did an impressive amount of work himself – he apparently did everything except powdercoating the frame and fabricating the custom exhaust. How do you think it ended up?

Highlights of the work include a 19″ rear wheel conversion with Shinko flat track tires on both ends, new rear shocks, rebuilt front forks, fiberglass flat track seat and bars, LED turn signals and headlight, Renthal grips on Al’s Rapid Transit flat track bars, rebuilt carbs, and more. One thing I’d investigate further is that the seller specifies “Every gasket and seal on the engine has been replaced and the bike has no major leaks.” I’d inquire if there were any minor leaks, as well.

How it started:

Find this XS650 for sale here on Craigslist for $4,000 in San Diego, California.

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