Despite the help and encouragement from of friends and shop-mates, I think Danny look back on the custom build of this Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer a long, hard road… » Read more..
Archive for Danny’s Yamaha XS 650
It’s been a while since we posted any updates about Danny’s Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer. Danny has been hard at work…at work. So that has left little time for getting the bike done. But yesterday, the custom horn switch was completed, and the damn thing works like a charm… » Read more..
It seems that the final stages of a build take the longest. There is a ton of staring at the bike, wondering what’s been forgotten, what still needs to be done, and why the hell you hid that spare key. That’s the stage Danny is at with his Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer… » Read more..
In a previous post, we covered the welding of a set of custom exhaust headers for Danny’s Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer build. Of course, this is only half the story, unless you plan to run straight pipes, going deaf in the process. Danny is fond of his hearing, so he decided he needed a custom baffle…
When working on custom parts, there is a certain amount of fiddling, testing and tweaking that must take place to get the piece just right. With all the bespoke parts that are being hand-crafted for this Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer, this process takes shape as prototyping, so that later, the parts can be remade for whomever wants ‘em… » Read more..