1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer

This is easily one of the purest cafe racers I have posted in a while. This XS650 has been distilled down to the essence of cafeness. But not only that, it is extremely well built to boot. The paint looks near perfect, the parts are all new or very clean, and it even has rear-sets (the usually forgotten part). I think the seller is very optimistic on the price, but it is certainly a nice bike. I copied the list of features the seller put in the listing to below the photos, so scroll down for more info on what’s been done to this bike…


    Fresh Powder coating on everything
    Custom Tank w/ Por15 lining and rebuilt pet cock
    Custom Fiber Glass Seat
    Custom Paint
    Custom Made Rears Sets
    Brit style starter and horn handle and Light bar pod
    XS650 1975 Alloy Rims 19F and 18R
    Re-laced wheels w/ Mikes XS cadmium Spokes
    All new Wheel Bearings and Dust seals
    Avon 26’s Tires and tubes and Balanced (only one low mile summer on them)
    XS650 1975 Chrome Fenders
    Rebuilt Fork tubes w/ seals
    New Steering Bearings
    Mikes XS Racing Front Brake Disc
    Rebuilt Front Brake Calipers w/ New pads
    Mikes XS 13mm Front Brake Master
    Braded Stainless Steel Brake Line
    Fresh Chain and Sprockets 17-34
    All new seals in engine
    Re-built Carb’s w/ extra jets, new floats and seals. Dialed in!
    All new Wiring harness from Mikes XS
    Brit style Head Light w/ Café Brackets
    1975 Tail Section w/handle with small fender tabs has been welded on
    Brit Style Alloy Tail Light
    Norton fork dust covers
    Mikes XS Commando Pipes w/new thick walled Headers (not the thin MAC ones)
    New Swing Arm Bronze Bushings and Bearings
    All new brake and clutch cables
    New Shocks and rear wheel adjusters
    Mikes XS Fined Oil filter w/modern Honda oil filer
    Polished engine covers and valve covers
    Front end fork Brace
    Super bike racing seat foam on seat
    New air fillers
    New Battery
    New coils and spark plug leads w/boots
    All locking tabs on brake disc, gears and bolts are new

2 comments so far

  1. Paul Nielsen on

    Now…that is one clean ride. Beautifully done. I love XS650’s. I have seen them chopped, street track style and cafe’d…it’s an almost perfect motorcycle, it can be and do almost anything. In 1972 I chose between a XS and an H2..I bought the H2. I wish I had an XS as well

  2. Smokey Cretin on

    love your bike. Here’s mine:

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