Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer: Custom Exhaust Muffler

Turning down aluminum for the custom exhaust baffle

Turning down aluminum for the custom exhaust baffle

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…

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Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer: headlight brackets prototype

Custom headlight brackets prototype completed...

Custom headlight brackets prototype completed…

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 …