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Through the last 6 years of making hardtails and frames for Triumph and BSA motorcycles, David Bird's reputation as a world-class fabricator has become widespread. Just finished up is this new weld-on hardtail for Yamaha xs650 motorcycles. This innovative design allows for you to leave your stock motor mounts in place, not having to cut and sleeve your vertical seat post tube and have the possibility of misaligning your frame.
No corners have been cut, these Yamaha xs650 hardtails are made of 1-1/8" diameter .120 wall DOM tubing so it matches up beautifully to your stock front frame section. The 3/8" thick axle plates feature a 3/16" doubler plate and a .800" axle slot so your stock rear wheel, axle, and axle adjusters will be a perfect fit. Beautiful TIG welds, MIG welded axle plates. The hardtail pictured is a 4" stretch, 2" drop, straight style.
This hardtail will fit all Yamaha XS650 and TX650 models built between 1974 and 1985.
You can view install instructions for these Yamaha XS650 hardtails to see how they fit up to a stock frame.
Idaho Chad - 09/05/2012
This is a beautiful hardtail and the made to order time was quick. I love the stance and the flow of the hardtail.
tom worrick - 02/01/2012
Pros - Fit was far better than expected! Although I didn't do any strech on mine the 3 inch drop was accurate. I also liked the looptails style. Have reccomended the to numerous people!
Cons - I would have liked to seen the drop outs tig welded instead of mig welded.
Highly reccommend this product. I couldn't have done this for the money it cost. It fit so well that I had the old section cut off and the new hardtail welded on by the end of the day. Approx 5 which included stringing it up an continual measurement.
Paul Balanchuk - 12/30/2010
Pros - Heavy duty construction, quality welds,solid construction and great design...gonna be a sinch to use!
Cons - can't think of a thing it's missing
I understand that these are made to order ...well it didn't take too long and it was shipped to me in Canada in a timely manner.
Brian Roach - 10/21/2010
Pros - Excellent welds, Comes with directions, comes with gussets, freakin awesome looking hardtail
Cons - No cons
Excellent welds, David Bird hardtail is straight and true definitely takes pride in his work. Would recommend buying it if your on the fence about it. I like the gussets he gives too, makes the bike more stock looking.
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