Danny’s Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer: more metal fabrication

The new Harbor Freight Mill

The new Harbor Freight Mill

No question, being able to make a custom part that is needed, with the right tools, is priceless.  Not only does it eliminate the torturous wait for internet purchased parts, but the piece can be made to order…as long as you know what you’re doing. Read More …

Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer: Custom Rearsets almost complete!

Custom rearsets for the Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer are complete!

Custom rearsets for the Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer are complete!

There is no question that Danny began to get a little frustrated with the making of the custom rearsets for his Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer build.  After a few different designs, and some changes to the overall look of the pieces, he has emerged with some damn fine looking custom controls… Read More …

Danny’s Yamaha XS650 cafe racer custom rearsets evolve…

Danny is turning down some metal for custom Yamaha XS 650 rearsets on the lathe

Turning the metal down on the lathe...

Last time we posted about Danny’s Yamaha XS 650 Cafe Racer, he was working on the prototype for the rearsets.  Since then, there have been some changes, and some discoveries, that have shifted the focus and design… Read More …